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Lewis Hamilton Overtakes Sebastian Vettel in F1 Rankings

The Formula One Italian Grand Prix just concluded. For the first time this year, Lewis Hamilton takes the top position in the 2017 Driver Standings. The competition between Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has been tough this year. The huge improvement in Vettel’s car saw him bagging several wins which catapulted him to the top position of the World Championship rankings. Although Hamilton had more wins than him, he never stayed far behind. With the latest race that saw Hamilton and his partner Valtteri Bottas securing a one-two finish, the Briton finally reached the top place in this season’s Driver Standings. Overall, the three-time F1 World Champion now has 238 points…. Continue Reading »

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Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2

Sebastian Vettel took home the race win at the 2017 Monaco GP, at the head of a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth place and Lewis Hamilton was able to get to seventh despite starting from P13. Overall, though, this was a loss for Mercedes as Ferrari managed to get father ahead in the standings. With the win, Vettel is now 25 points ahead of Hamilton for the lead in the driver’s standings. Scuderia Ferrari also moved past Mercedes in the team standings. Ferrari has taken a 17-point lead thanks to the 1-2 finish. With the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in second place, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas emerged victorious in the 2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix. The event marked the second win of Mercedes AMG Petronas this season and the Finn’s first win in his F1 career. Bottas overcame four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who was expected to win the race following his impressive showing during the practices in Sochi and in the qualifying race wherein he landed the pole position. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton sadly fell in the fourth place, failing to overtake the veteran and 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Bottas was elated in his triumphant finish after more than 80 career starts. His fellow drivers showed strong support in his… Continue Reading »

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Ferrari Beats Mercedes in F1 Qualifying

Ferrari continued its momentum at the Formula One Qualifying held this Saturday for the Russian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel locked the pole position while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen grabbed the second place. Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton landed on third and fourth in the starting grid in Sochi, respectively. The battle in Russia seem to be between Ferrari and Mercedes based on the recent F1 Qualifying results. The red cars beat the Silver Arrows by a tenth of a second. No other teams came that close to the leaders as the fifth-placer Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull was more than a second slower than Hamilton’s race car. During Q1,… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes F1 Team Sandbag During Sochi Practice?

Ferrari appeared impressive during the Sochi practice for the upcoming Formula One Russian Grand Prix. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel’s car finished more than half a second faster than three-time world champion Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. However, the Ferrari driver was not convinced of the results. Vettel alleged that Mercedes F1 might have sandbagged during practice. He recalled the dominating record of the team in Sochi as they secured every pole and led every lap in the circuit since its inaugural race in 2014. He pointed another example last year when Williams was expected to be the fastest only for Mercedes to prove the predictions wrong. The Ferrari driver expects Mercedes to come out strong… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton holds off Vettel to win Canadian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton prevailed for the second straight race, taking a relatively hard-fought victory at the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix after fending off the vastly improved Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel. Vettel took the lead with a great start to the race from P3. He went past the two Mercedes, who had a bit of contact exiting turn 1, with Nico Rosberg forced to go to the grass and Hamilton aggressively defending the inside. Hamilton said he thought the start would be ‘a breeze’ after a perfect practice start. “But when it came around for real it felt like I was going nowhere, so I need to figure out what happened there,” Hamilton said. “I… Continue Reading »

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Can Nico Rosberg Still Win the 2015 Championship?

All is not yet lost for Nico Rosberg. Mathematically, he could still win the drivers’ title. But with other considerations involved, his chances are quite slim. Toto Wolff advised the German driver to “switch on to 2016 mode and bounce back next year” during his interview with Motorsport website. Currently, Rosberg has 229 points under his record in Formula One Drivers’ Standings. That’s 73 points behind the F1 Drivers’ Championship leader and his teammate Lewis Hamilton’s accumulated 302 points so far. With only four races remaining and the double scoring in play, he could still snatch an upset for the championship. However, that would mean Hamilton should score very poorly… Continue Reading »

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