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Hamilton to open 2017 F1 season in pole position

Lewis Hamilton will be in pole position to kick off the 2017 F1 season. The Mercedes driver won a tight qualifying which saw Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel take P2 (with a time of 1:22.456) and new Silver Arrows driver Valtteri Bottas claim P3 (1:22.481). Hamilton clocked 1:22.188, a mere 0.268 ahead of Vettel, while Bottas was just a shade behind P2 with a 0.025 difference between himself and the Ferrari. The pole position is the 62nd of Hamilton’s career. He is in third on the all-time list, and he’s closing in fast on Ayrton Senna with 65. Michael Schumacher is at the top of that list with 68. It’s not outside… Continue Reading »

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Fernando Alonso Not Going to Mercedes F1 Team

After the retirement announcement of the newly-crowned Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team has been scrambling to find a replacement for him. One of the big names coming up as a possible partner of Lewis Hamilton next season is Fernando Alonso. However, the camp of the McLaren-Honda driver denied any possible team switch for the Spaniard. According to BBC, Flavio Briatore, the manager of Alonso, stated in an interview that his client will finish his contractual obligations with McLaren. Alonso’s contract with his current team runs until the end of 2017. With the recent developments, the options are down to Williams-Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Eyeing to Reunite Alonso and Hamilton Under Its Banner

The retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One is still sinking in. However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is now struggling to find a worthy replacement of the 2016 World Champion in the group’s drivers lineup. According to BBC Sport, Toto Wolff revealed in an interview that the Mercedes F1 team is considering McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for Rosberg. The motorsport head of Mercedes said that the “talent, speed and experience” of Alonso makes him a strong candidate for the vacant position. Based on the report, there are a couple of issues that may arise in the acquisition of Alonso though. First, Mercedes will have to buy out the driver’s… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg is 2016 F1 champion

Nico Rosberg did not win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix… but he didn’t need to. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton needed a miracle to overcome Rosberg’s lead in the points, and while Hamilton took the race win, Rosberg took second place, which was more than enough to become the 2016 F1 champion. This is Rosberg’s first F1 championship, having spent 11 seasons and accomplishing 206 starts so far in his F1 career. He capitalized on a hot start, winning the first four races of the season and scoring just enough points to keep Hamilton’s charge at bay. He became F1 champion 34 years after his father, Keke Rosberg, accomplished the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes Brazilian Grand Prix, stays in hunt for title

Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix, and thus kept his title hopes alive. In a rainy afternoon at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Hamilton outraced his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to stay alive in the championship quest heading into the final race of the 2016 Formula One season. Rain persisted throughout the race, which led to repeated appearances by the safety car and also a couple of red flag situations. The race started under the safety car, and it would keep getting called back to the track because of the changing weather conditions. There were also two red flag situations in total, and at some point many doubted whether the… Continue Reading »

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3 Things to Watch Out For in the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix

The Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix race is happening on Sunday. Stakes are high in the upcoming event, especially for Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, and below are the reasons why. 1. Last Two Races The Brazilian GP is the second to the last race of the 2016 season before it finally wraps up in Abu Dhabi. 2. Championship on the Line Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg is leading the 2016 season scorecard with 349 points. He currently has a 19-point advantage over his teammate and reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton who raked up an overall score of 330 points leading to the event in Brazil. The third-placer, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo,… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton claims 50th career win at US GP; Rosberg second for Mercedes 1-2

Lewis Hamilton managed to gain back some ground in the race for the 2016 F1 drivers championship. The Mercedes driver took the win at the US GP over teammate Nico Rosberg and managed to climb to within 26 points of the lead, with three races left in the season. It was a smooth win for Hamilton, all the way from pole position. The US GP marked the British driver’s 50th career victory, after earning his 58th pole position earlier in the weekend. This also happens to the 101st podium finish of Hamiton’s career. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing rounded out the podium finishers. He lost the chance to challenge for at least… Continue Reading »

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