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Hamilton wins Singapore GP after Ferrari duo crashes out

Lewis Hamilton needed to do something special at the Singapore Grand Prix in order to have a shot at winning the race. Turns out, he needed only to wait. The Ferrari cars were ahead of the Mercedes team on the grid, as were the Red Bulls, which were sandwiched between the two red cars. A crash between Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, and a great-starting Kimi Raikkonen eliminated most of the Mercedes rivals right off the first corner. Soon enough, it was Hamilton leading the race with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and the other Mercedes driven by Valtteri Bottas right behind. Those would be the first three retirements in a race that… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-AMG Project One in Action

With over 1,000 hp coming from its mid engine and electric motors, what’s it like driving the new Mercedes-AMG Project One? Daimler just released a video of the car that gives us an idea what it is all about. The eve of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) was graced by the Mercedes-AMG Project One and the smart vision EQ fortwo. The two electric vehicles are polar opposites of each other. The one that really stood out though was the AMG car. The Mercedes-AMG Project One is a proof that the technology in Formula One cars can be transferred to road-legal vehicles. So, to further put emphasis on the hypercar’s… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton dominates Italian GP at head of Mercedes 1-2

No one can touch Lewis Hamilton right now. The Mercedes driver won the 2017 Italian GP in dominant fashion, and his teammate Valtteri Bottas took care of business and helped secure a 1-2 finish for the team. This makes it back-to-back wins for Hamilton—his first in 2017. More importantly, it puts him in the drivers’ championship race lead for the first time this season. Sebastian Vettel will have to come from behind if he wants to win the championship. As we’ve seen this season, it’s just hard to beat Mercedes while you’re trailing. The two Ferraris struggled mightily in qualifying, but proved that pace still very much holds the key… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins Belgian GP; Bottas fifth

Lewis Hamilton proved unstoppable at the Belgian GP, taking the win despite a tremendous challenge put forth by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The other Mercedes car of Valtteri Bottas finished in fifth place. Hamilton owned F1’s first weekend back from its mid-season break. He took his 68th career pole position in qualifying, tying Michael Schumacher’s record. Then he led for most of the rice after taking the lead off the line. There was a restart, but he was able to fend off Vettel and retain the lead. “The Ferrari was very strong today and they put on a fantastic fight,” Hamilton said. “We were both pushing every single lap and there… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole at Belgium, matches Schumacher record

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix—his 68th—and in doing so, has tied the Michael Schumacher record for most poles in a career. Hamilton will start ahead of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who headed into the mid-season break still leading the drivers’ championship race. After the race, F1 managing director Ross Brawn relayed a congratulatory message straight from the Schumacher family. “I think and pray for Michael all the time,” Hamilton said. “I’ve had the privilege of racing with him and always admired him and still do.” In order to achieve the pole position, Hamilton had to overcome a hurdle Mercedes had been facing all weekend. Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Silver Arrows Mercedes F1 Car Vs Yamaha R1M

How will the Yahama R1M fare against the Mercedes F1 car? During the Festival of Speed in Barbados, the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas Silver Arrows Formula One car was pitted against the sports bike. In the video posted by Supercars of London via YouTube, the Mercedes F1 car was driven by none other than Lewis Hamilton. The race car made laps together with the Yamaha R1M Superbike at the Bushy Park Race Circuit. The two vehicles made a truly amazing sight as they both put on quite a show. Despite the harder maneuverability of the F1 car compared to the superbike, it sure did put up a great fight. At… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole at British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position at the 2017 British Grand Prix, boosting his bid for a fourth consecutive win at his home race. The two Ferrari cars are right behind him, however. Kimi Raikkonen will start the race at P2, while Sebastian Vettel is in P3. Valtteri Bottas qualified in P4 but will start the race in P9 instead. An unscheduled gearbox change dropped him five spots on the grid. In addition, Hamilton had been investigated for an incident between himselfaas and the Haas of Romain Grojean. After a review by the stewards, however, it was deemed that no further action would be required. With Hamilton still trailing Vettel… Continue Reading »

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