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F1: Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Bahrain; Ferrari strong in qualifying

At the qualifying session for the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was able to achieve another pole position while fending off the Ferrari drivers as well as his own Mercedes teammate. Hamilton posted 1:32.571 in Q3 to beat out Sebastian Vettel, who had a time of 1:32.982 for P2. Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg (Q3 1:33.129) will start in the second row at P3 ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen (1:33.227). The third row is all Williams, with Valtteri Bottas in P5 and Felipe Massa in P6. Rosberg says he knew what he did wrong, which was thinking too far ahead on to the race by trying to save his tyres. “I took it easy in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes lessons at the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix

The Chinese Grand Prix continues to be kind to Lewis Hamilton, as the Mercedes driver took the victory in this year’s race ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Here are some points that were evident with the race and the outcome. Lewis Hamilton cruised but still showed speed where it counted Hamilton recorded a Grand Chelem (or Grand Slam) at the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix, which means he took pole position in qualifying, recorded the race’s fastest lap, and won while leading from the opening lap up until the end of race. This was Hamilton’s second such feat, after tallying one at last year’s Malaysian Grand Prix. While Ferrari had great pace, they couldn’t offset… Continue Reading »

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F1: Malaysian GP – Mercedes finishes 2, 3 as Vettel grabs race win

It’s official: we have a competition in our hands for the 2015 Formula One season. Sebastian Vettel grabbed the victory at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of the two Mercedes cars, showing that there’s a lot of work to be done by the defending constructors champion if it wants to fend off Ferrari this year. Lewis Hamilton failed to convert a pole position into a race victory for the first time in the last eight poles, but still finished second while Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took the third and final spot on the podium at the Sepang Circuit. Hamilton finished a whopping 8.57 seconds behind the Ferrari, though. There was… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Reacts to Engine Equalization Proposals

Lewis Hamilton appeared to be in high spirits lately. Well, if you had the World Championship in your current record plus a perfect start in the 2015 season, who wouldn’t be? But of course, being on top of the game would always give you that big bullseye on your back from rivaling drivers, competing teams and critics. One of the major issues raised by competitors (a special mention to Red Bull) is that the dominance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas in Formula One since last year has made the races boring. Thus, there have been calls for engine equalization to get the competition closer. According to Hamilton, going through the engine equalization right now would be… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Vows to Set Another Record in Formula One

Coming off from a Formula One World Championship win last season as well as a fresh and perfect victory in Australian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton promised everyone that he will set another record in the sport with his Mercedes Silver Arrow. According to Daily Mail, one of the targets in Hamilton’s sights is breaking the record his team set last year when it comes to number of victories in a season. It should be noted that F1 team Mercedes-AMG Petronas won 16 out of the 19 races in 2014. So far, that’s the highest number of wins in a season, surpassing the previous 15 victories set by McLaren in 1988 together with Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Car Wins Goodwood Handicap Race

The Mercedes F1 car, the W04 driven by the present World Champion Lewis Hamilton during his entry with Mercedes-AMG Petronas in 2013, made an appearance in the 73rd Members’ Meeting held at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. The race car didn’t only show off its amazing architecture, but it also competed against its fellow Mercedes cars in a handicap race. The Mercedes F1 car was pitted against the Mercedes-Benz W190 300 SEL AMG, also known as the “Red Pig”. The classic auto is popular for finishing second in the 24 Hours of Spa back in 1971. The classic car was driven by the official driver of the Mercedes-Benz Museum and decorated racer, Jochen Mass. Another car that… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Sails Smoothly to the Finish in F1 Australian GP

Being a Formula One World Champion is hard because it is coupled with high expectations. Thankfully, Lewis Hamilton didn’t disappoint his legion of fans as he won the 2015 F1 Australian Grand Prix in a dominating fashion. The race saw Mercedes-AMG Petronas assert itself again as the most superior team on the track. Next to Hamilton was his teammate, Nico Rosberg, giving their team a one-two finish once more—something that we have seen numerous times in the 2014 season. It should be noted though that Hamilton won with a time of 1:31:54.067. That was by 1 minute and 36 seconds ahead of Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel also rebounded with a podium finish in his debut… Continue Reading »

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