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What Lewis Hamilton has to do to win the Spanish Grand Prix

So far in 2016, Lewis Hamilton has not had much luck. The defending Formula One drivers champion hasn’t won a race in four tries, struggling with reliability issues on his F1 W07 Hybrid multiple times. In the free practices leading up to qualifying, the car issues continued until the team decided to go with a setup that’s closer to Nico Rosberg’s–and guess what, Hamilton took pole position (the 52nd of his career and third this season) to start the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix ahead of the pack. Now, what does the Brit have to do to win the race? Get a good start “If you want to change things pole is… Continue Reading »

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Mechanics Swap in Mercedes F1 is Not an Issue

Nico Rosberg is on fire. He’s been unrelenting in the first four races of the 2016 season. Some analysts claimed that his advantage may have come from swapping mechanics with the reigning Formula One Drivers’ World Champion Lewis Hamilton. However, an expert does not agree with such analysis. Dominic Harlow, a former Williams senior operations engineer, commented on the matter in an interview featured at Sky Sports F1 page earlier. He said that the swapping of the five personnel of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team between the garage of Rosberg and Hamilton posed no significant impact in terms of car performance. Harlow explained that the performance change would only happen… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Wins Formula One Chinese GP

Nico Rosberg is on fire! The German once again captured a win in the recently concluded 2016 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. In doing so, the German driver extended his lead over the current F1 Drivers’ Champion and his teammate, Lewis Hamilton. The victory also makes him the fourth man in the history of the sport to win six consecutive races. It should be noted that he owned everyone in the last three races of the 2015 season and in the first three races of the present season. The troubles of Hamilton in China continued. After getting an engine failure in yesterday’s qualifying, which placed him at the back grid… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg Argue Over Who’s Paying Chinese Dinner

The real action in the 2016 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix is yet to start. However, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were at it again. According to numerous sources like UK’s Mirror, the latest spat between the two was over who was paying for dinner. Recently, Felipe Massa of Williams posted a photo will all but four F1 drivers in it at a Chinese restaurant. Based on the story, it was where the incident of Hamilton and Rosberg took place. When it was time to settle the bill for their dinner, Hamilton offered to take care of it. However, Rosberg went Dutch and suggested that all 18 drivers in the dinner… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes’ Rosberg wins Bahrain Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg has now won five straight GPs, including the first two in the 2016 Formula One season. The Mercedes driver took the chequered flag comfortably, with a 10-second lead over second-placer Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Meanwhile, defending champion took the final podium slot 20 seconds behind the red car. As Rosberg had predicted, Hamilton was not really able to capitalize on his pole position. He dropped all the way to P9 after getting tangled with the Williams of Valtteri Bottas right on turn 1. While he fought valiantly to recover enough and get third, the damage was too much to overcome and Rosberg coasted all the way to the race win…. Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton takes pole in Bahrain; Mercedes to start in front row as Rosberg takes P2

Lewis Hamilton had to set the fastest lap at the Bahrain International Circuit in order to leapfrog Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for pole position at the start of the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend, as the two Silver Arrows were only 0.077 seconds apart. That makes it two front-row starts in two tries for Mercedes this season, but main rival Ferrari is not far behind. Rosberg’s time was 1:29.570, with Sebastian Vettel not too far behind at 1:30.012 and Kimi Raikkonen at 1:30.244 to qualify in P3 and P4, respectively. Hamilton’s time was 1:29.493. According to the defending champ, Rosberg was really having a better weekend altogether and that he just… Continue Reading »

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A Look at Mercedes F1 Before Bahrain Grand Prix

The 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix marks the second race of the season. Fresh from victory in the Australian GP is Mercedes AMG Petronas Team with Nico Rosberg leading the race followed by his teammate and reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. As a recap, the Bahrain GP last year saw Hamilton emerging triumphant with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in the second place. Rosberg fell in the third place that time due to a brake failure in his car. Will Mercedes F1 repeat or even do better on the same track this year considering the gains of Ferrari and other teams? How are the major players in the group holding… Continue Reading »

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