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Hamilton wins Belgian GP; Bottas fifth

Lewis Hamilton proved unstoppable at the Belgian GP, taking the win despite a tremendous challenge put forth by Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The other Mercedes car of Valtteri Bottas finished in fifth place. Hamilton owned F1’s first weekend back from its mid-season break. He took his 68th career pole position in qualifying, tying Michael Schumacher’s record. Then he led for most of the rice after taking the lead off the line. There was a restart, but he was able to fend off Vettel and retain the lead. “The Ferrari was very strong today and they put on a fantastic fight,” Hamilton said. “We were both pushing every single lap and there… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole at Belgium, matches Schumacher record

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix—his 68th—and in doing so, has tied the Michael Schumacher record for most poles in a career. Hamilton will start ahead of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who headed into the mid-season break still leading the drivers’ championship race. After the race, F1 managing director Ross Brawn relayed a congratulatory message straight from the Schumacher family. “I think and pray for Michael all the time,” Hamilton said. “I’ve had the privilege of racing with him and always admired him and still do.” In order to achieve the pole position, Hamilton had to overcome a hurdle Mercedes had been facing all weekend. Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton gives up podium spot for Bottas as Ferrari takes 1-2 at Hungarian GP

Heading into the summer break, Lewis Hamilton would find himself still trailing in the Formula 1 championship race. The Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen took care of business, taking a 1-2 finish at the 2017 Hungarian GP, allowing Vettel to take a 14-point lead heading into the month-long break in Formula One action. A surging Hamilton asked the team to pass teammate Valtteri Bottas in order to chase down the leading Ferrari cars, but he promisede to give back the spot if he failed to overtake. True to his word, the Brit gave up third place with several seconds left to the chequered flag. Hamilton held on to fourth,… Continue Reading »

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Race Like Never Before With The Mercedes-AMG GT4

This weekend, we’ll be treated to the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 on the occasion of the 24 Hours of Spa. It is based on the current road-going Mercedes-AMG GT R and is being billed to be a “production-based concept.” This racing machine was built to comply with the requirements of international GT4 race series as it follows other powerful engines such as the SLS AMG GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG GT3. But for those who wish they would be able to see the GT4 on the road, you’ll be sorely disappointed. The GT4 is a track-only race machine that covered 18,641 miles during its rigorous testing on the race track…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes DTM Announces Exit After 2018 Season

Mercedes-AMG just announced that it will exit the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or DTM after the 2018 season. However, the three-pointed star brand confirmed its entry into Formula E. According to Motorsport.com, the move of Mercedes DTM would mean that only two constructors will be left in the sport by 2019. Currently, Mercedes is only rivaled by Audi and BMW in DTM. Mercedes DTM’s Fighting Spirit Remains Strong Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff assured everyone though that the planned exit would not mean they will be relaxing in their remaining seasons. Wolff said they will continue to gun for the titles as they owe it to the fans and to themselves…. Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins 2017 British Grand Prix to tie record

Lewis Hamilton won the 2017 British Grand Prix for a record-tying fifth time as Ferrari met with bad luck at the end of the race, helping the Mercedes driver close in considerably on Sebastian Vettel’s lead in the points. Hamilton is now only 1 point behind Vettel, thanks mainly to a race in which he went unchallenged, and also in part to a front left tyre issue that held back the Ferrari driver with just one lap remaining. Kimi Raikkonen suffered the same fate a few laps earlier and was forced to enter the pits. What looked like two Ferraris splitting the Mercedes cars ended up in a 1-2 finish for the Silver… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole at British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position at the 2017 British Grand Prix, boosting his bid for a fourth consecutive win at his home race. The two Ferrari cars are right behind him, however. Kimi Raikkonen will start the race at P2, while Sebastian Vettel is in P3. Valtteri Bottas qualified in P4 but will start the race in P9 instead. An unscheduled gearbox change dropped him five spots on the grid. In addition, Hamilton had been investigated for an incident between himselfaas and the Haas of Romain Grojean. After a review by the stewards, however, it was deemed that no further action would be required. With Hamilton still trailing Vettel… Continue Reading »

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