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Nico Rosberg Takes Pole Position While Lewis Hamilton Sits Second

The exciting on-track rivalry of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton continues as Formula One resumes and takes its next race to Belgium. In the latest qualifying run for the Belgian Grand Prix, the German again emerged on top to secure the pole position for the car. His Briton teammate trailed behind on the second position giving Mercedes AMG Petronas an early advantage in the upcoming F1 event. It should be noted that Hamilton was complaining of cold brakes during the qualifying, which served as his handicap in his effort to outperform Rosberg. Despite that, he still finished a split-second behind his Mercedes partner. The official time of Rosberg was 2 minutes and 5.591… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Top Earners in Formula One

Have you ever wondered how much does your favorite Formula One driver makes based on his contract? Recently, News.com.au revealed the list of the top earners in the sport. Based from the source, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the highest paid drivers in F1. Each driver has a salary of $31.7 million. Next to them is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with $28.8 million. He is followed by Jenson Button of McLaren with $23.1 million. Then, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes makes $17.3 million. The eight-digit figure paycheck ends with Rosberg as Felipe Massa of Williams, who comes after Rosberg in the listing, only earns $5.8… Continue Reading »

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Lowe: Do Not Underestimate Hamilton and Rosberg

Paddy Lowe, the technical chief at Mercedes AMG Petronas, stated that fans should not underestimate Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg because of the superiority shown by their cars this Formula One season. He said the lack of mistakes made by Hamilton and Rosberg got them to where they are now in both the drivers and teams standings. Lowe mentioned that the nine wins, including six one-two victories and 10 out 11 pole qualifications achieved by his drivers, are not only indications of their superb W05′s, but they also reflect the skills of the team’s drivers. The Mercedes technical chief recalled that Hamilton and Rosberg displayed a very low error rate since the start of the 2014… Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda Takes a Jab at Marko Over the Vettel and Mercedes Issue

Niki Lauda is known to say what is on his mind, and he is not someone who lightly tolerates nonsense. Recently, he slammed Dr. Helmut Marko, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull for instigating speculations that Sebastian Vettel is being courted by Mercedes AMG Petronas to jump ship in 2016. It should be recalled that the Red Bull advisor revealed in an interview with Sport Bild last month that Mercedes and McLaren have been proposing for Vettel to move to their respective teams. He noted the two even presented Vettel outrageously high offers. “All the speculation of bull*** Marko is absolute rubbish,” said the non-executive director of Mercedes during an interview. He also confirmed… Continue Reading »

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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg Wins in Monaco Grand Prix and Gets Back Number One Position

Following a rather controversial qualifying race leading to Monaco Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg reached the checkered flag first this Sunday’s race. His victory allowed him to get back his number-one position in the Formula One drivers’ standings, which was temporarily taken away by his teammate Lewis Hamilton in Spain. The German was able to outlast his Briton teammate by 9.2 seconds as he maintained his advantage over his pole position. It should be noted as well that Hamilton has been complaining about his partially impaired vision during the race that was apparently caused by a dirt in his eye. The two W05 cars were nearly inseparable during the early stages… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Practices in Spain

A majority of Formula One analysts agreed that Lewis Hamilton is looking at his best this season. A lot of them even predicted that the young Briton might recapture the title this 2014. Except the disappointing race of Lewis Hamilton in Australia, wherein he suffered technical problems with his W05; the former world champion has dominated every single race he completed in 2014. Nico Rosberg has also been impressive since the day one of the races by grabbing the first place in Australia and by maintaining a place next to his teammate in the succeeding events. Despite the prediction of critics, including BBC, that the next race may be won… Continue Reading »

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