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Kimi Raikkonen Wins and Delays Fifth World Title of Lewis Hamilton

The 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix should have been the defining moment of Lewis Hamilton as he was set to win his fifth World Drivers’ Championship. However, the unexpected win of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen held him back from his goal for at least another week. The race began with Hamilton on the pole position, so everyone saw his fifth championship reign coming in the US event. When the race went underway though, the Briton appeared to struggle when Raikkonen snatched the lead. The Finn gambled on softer tires with better grip but less durability, which paid off in his favor. The Ferrari driver maintained his position going to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Rewards Valtteri Bottas Equal Opportunity for the Championship in 2019

All that Lewis Hamilton needs to bag his fifth drivers’ championship is to win the next Formula 1 Grand Prix in the United States and hope that Sebastian Vettel finishes below the second place during the race. Some of his victories can be attributed to the efforts of his teammate Valtteri Bottas though. Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff warns that the full potential of the Finn will be unleashed in the 2019 season. Bottas has been labeled with a lot of names during his 2018 run. He was referred to as the “wingman“, “butler” and “second fiddle” by F1 personalities and the media because of his willingness to play… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Poised to Win Fifth World Title

Lewis Hamilton is on his way to tying the record of the legend Juan Manuel Fangio as his win at the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix allowed him to extend his lead against Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the driver standings. It’s only a matter of time until he clutches a fifth world championship in the sport. The Japanese GP saw a one-two victory for Mercedes F1 with Hamilton on top while his teammate Valtteri Bottas settled on the second place. The Briton closest rival in the standings, Vettel, was left out at the sixth place during the finish due to an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen that left… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wins in Russia, Thanks to Team Orders

Lewis Hamilton grabs another victory while extending his lead in the Driver Standings. The win came after team orders were given. The conclusion of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix saw Hamilton crossing the chequered flag first followed by Bottas. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel emerged third while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth. Both Red Bull drivers grabbed the fifth and sixth positions respectively with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. The triumphant Hamilton increases the gap between him and Vettel by 50 points. Meanwhile, Bottas climbs in the standings at the third rank with 189 points, overtaking Raikkonen by 3 points. The big win of Hamilton can be attributed to Bottas…. Continue Reading »

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Confidence of Valtteri Bottas Diminishes Due to Lack of Wins in 2018

Being partnered to a four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and belonging to the top team in the sport today puts a lot of pressure to Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. The Finn has not won a race since the start of the 2018 F1 season. His last victory came in Abu Dhabi last year. The highlights of his career this year so far are his six podium finishes. The statistics of Bottas definitely pales in comparison with Hamilton’s seven wins this season. It was also nothing compared to his performance in 2017, which gained him three wins, 10 podiums finishes, and four pole positions. Bottas admitted in his interview… Continue Reading »

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Sebastian Vettel Cries Foul with Lewis Hamilton at the Italian GP

The win of Lewis Hamilton at Monza in the Formula One Italian Grand Prix comes as a bit of a relief for Mercedes. The victory extended the Briton’s lead for the championship but it didn’t come without controversy. The race cars of Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel brushed with each other at the second chicane of the race on the first lap. The incident stemmed from the Mercedes driver’s maneuver to overtake Vettel. It started when Vettel attempted to overtake his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. He went wide on the chicane while targeting to go on the inside line. However, Hamilton approached on Vettel’s right-hand side and he went outside the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Considers Giving Team Orders After Italian GP

After the shocking performance of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Mercedes is now considering giving team orders. The move by Mercedes F1 might come after the Italian GP this weekend. According to Autosport, despite the equal status shared by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes F1, the team is currently pressured into reconsidering its overall strategy to keep both the Driver and Constructor Championships this season. The report said that it will likely result in Bottas getting a support role for Hamilton. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said that they will have to wait until the results of the Monza race before they decide… Continue Reading »

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