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Nico Rosberg Says Reduced Radio Communication is an Advantage

The winds of change is blowing in Formula One. According to Autosport, revised rules about starting clutch procedures will come into play at the Grand Prix in Belgium next month. The report said the FIA released a directive last July 9, which tackled measures that aim to lessen the influence of the technical personnel in the pitwall to the drivers. Nico Rosberg seemed happy about it as it will make races more unpredictable. He stated the reduced radio communication and assistance from teams with clutch settings will trigger more errors on the part of the drivers. Rosberg claimed it will be a big challenge to everyone, because the current set up of the sport… Continue Reading »

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FIA: No More Dummy Pit Stops in Formula One

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) warned teams in Formula One that it will no longer allow dummy pit stops in the sport. The governing body of F1 said it is against the rules, and anyone who will be employing it in the future will face sanctions. It was clear that the statement of the organization was obviously triggered by the play made by Mercedes-AMG Petronas during the British Grand Prix. The team employed the tactic during the end of lap 14 while it was running head-to-head with Williams. Viewers could see that the crew of Mercedes suddenly rushed to the scene appearing to be in anticipation of a pit… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes one-two

Lewis Hamilton became the first Brit to win the British Grand Prix from pole since 1994, relying on patience and good timing to edge out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and the Williams cars. With the win, Hamilton pads his lead in the drivers’ standings by another seven points, and also joins esteemed company in winning three British GPs. “For once, I made the perfect choice,” Hamilton said, regarding the decision to switch tires right as the rain started to pour. It was the difference in this race, giving the Brit the separation he needed from his teammate. After getting the win and before hitting the podium, Hamilton gave the home fans a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix; Hamilton second as team completes another 1-2 finish

Nico Rosberg took the lead heading into turn 1 and managed to keep Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in his rear-view mirror the rest of the way, winning the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix and closing the gap between himself and Hamilton in the drivers’ championship standings. Rosberg finished the race in 1:30:16.9, a comfortable 8.8 seconds ahead of his teammate. With the win, Rosberg is again within 10 points of Hamilton in the championship race, 159 points to 169. Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth this race, is a distant third with 120 points. Williams’ Felipe Massa had his first podium finish of the season to round out the top three in a race that… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton leads another Mercedes front-row lockout in Austrian Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton was at the head of yet another Mercedes AMG Petronas front-row lockout at the qualifying session for the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg. Hamilton notched his 45th career pole position, including his seventh of this current season. In addition, this makes it 19 straight pole positions for Mercedes, dating back to last season’s Austrian GP. This also happens to be the sixth Mercedes front-row qualifying effort this season thanks to Nico Rosberg’s sixth front-row qualification. Both Mercedes drivers completed two runs each in all three qualifying runs, though they each spun when they were still trying to improve upon their Q3 times. Still, it didn’t matter as Hamilton’s 1:08.455 was enough… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton cruises to Canadian GP victory as Mercedes clinches another one-two finish

Looks like Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton got over his Monaco heartbreak easily. He drove as well as he could have at the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend on his way to a race win from pole position, ahead of the fourth Mercedes one-two finish of the season. Hamilton finished  a comfortable 2.285 seconds ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, putting some separation (7 more points) between the two competitors. The defending champion is ahead in the championship race, 151 points to 134 after seven races. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas joined the two Mercedes drivers on the podium. Montreal is where Hamilton won his first F1 race back in 2007, so the… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins 2015 Spanish GP at head of Mercedes one-two

Nico Rosberg finally got the kind of start that he wanted and rode it all the way to victory at the 2015 Spanish Grand Prix, where the Mercedes driver helped lead his team to another one-two finish, but this time, the German driver managed to get ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. With the win, Rosberg has now cut some of his teammate’s lead in the drivers’ standings, now just at 20 points (91 to 111). Hamilton immediately went over to Rosberg to hug and congratulate his teammate after the race was done. “It was a perfect weekend – being on pole and winning the race,” said Rosberg, whose last win came at the… Continue Reading »

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