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Vettel wins 2018 British Grand Prix; Hamilton second

Mercedes could not get a home race win at the 2018 British Grand Prix. At least, the fans wound up seeing one of the more memorable racing battles in recent memory. While chasing the race win, Mercedes and Ferrari were mixed up in the top four spots. Sebastian Vettel waited patiently for his shot, and made his opportunity count. The Ferrari overtook then-leader Valtteri Bottas in lap 47 and never looked back. A few laps later, Bottas slid wide after relinquishing P3 to Kimi Raikkonen, paving the way for a podium finish for both Ferrari cars. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pole position, could not do much sandwiched between them…. Continue Reading »

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Bad luck befalls Mercedes at 2018 Austrian GP

There was no silver lining for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the 2018 Austrian GP. Lewis Hamilton retired from the race with just eight laps to go, following loss of fuel pressure in his car. Coupled with Ferrari driver and title contender Sebastian Vettel finishing third, Hamilton will now be a point behind the title standings heading into the British Grand Prix in the next weekend. Max Verstappen won the race. The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen followed in second place and the other Ferrari of Vettel rounded out the podium. It looked like it was going to be a comfortable one-two finish for Mercedes. However, lady luck had… Continue Reading »

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Justin Bieber’s Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon involved in crash, but other SUV worse off

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was involved in a minor car crash this past weekend on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, when his Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon was rear-ended by a Range Rover. Both drivers were able to get out of their respective vehicles to inspect the damage. No one seemed to have suffered any serious injury. According to some reports, one of the cars had an OnStar system that was able to alert law enforcement right away. The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon had a damaged rear-mounted spare tire case. The Range Rover, on the other hand, was much worse for wear. It sustained considerable damage to the front, with a busted right front… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton second in 2018 F1 opener as Ferrari wins big

Lewis Hamilton was able to get out to a smooth start to open the 2018 F1 opener, but Ferrari’s pit strategy and the virtual safety car helped shift the race to Sebastian Vettel’s favor. Vettel took home the Australian Grand Prix win and the early lead in the driver’s standings. Hamilton finished second, while Kimi Raikkonen fended off Daniel Ricciardo for the final spot on the podium. Hamilton pitted in lap 18 after Raikkonen, momentarily giving Vettel the race lead. Between lapping and Hamilton’s pace, Raikkonen is just unable to keep up. Romain Grosjean’s exit prompted an appearance by the virtual safety car, however, and Vettel was able to pit… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes unveils the F1 W09 EQ Power+

Formula One teams have been unveiling their 2018 cars day by day. Today we get the grand reveal for last year’s top teams. Mercedes AMG Petronas showcased the F1 W09 EQ Power+ at Silverstone. The most prominent change is the addition of the new halo system, designed to augment the protection for the cockpit. According to the team, this is their most advanced machine yet. It is said to be an improvement over last year’s car in almost every aspect. In addition to retaining key strengths that allowed Mercedes to set the pace, team boss Toto Wolff said the team was also hard at work to improve upon the flaws that… Continue Reading »

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Bottas cruises to Abu Dhabi GP win to close 2017 F1 season; Hamilton finishes 2nd

Valtteri Bottas had an anticlimactic win in an anticlimactic race, cruising comfortably from pole position to take the victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to close out the 2017 F1 season. The Finn had no problems closing this one out. Bottas finished 3.899 seconds ahead of teammate and champion Lewis Hamilton, who finished in second place. It was only the fourth 1-2 finish for Mercedes this season. t was also a much-needed victory for Bottas. He went through a relatively bad second half of the season that saw him post two retirements. He was renewed by the team for 2018, so it must be a good feeling to give the… Continue Reading »

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Bottas second, Hamilton surges to fourth after starting from pit lane at Brazilian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton just fell short of making an improbable comeback after starting from the pit lane. The world champion finished in fourth place after climbing back up the grid, as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel cruised to a solid win after getting out in front in the opening lap ahead of Valtteri Bottas in pole. The race finished with Bottas second, and Kimi Raikkonen took the final podium spot in the 2017 F1 season’s penultimate race. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen went fifth after Hamilton, while his teammate followed in sixth place. Felipe Massa went a solid seventh in his final race at Interlagos. Fernando Alonso posted a strong eight-place finish. Sergio Perez… Continue Reading »

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