2013 F1 Season

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[F1] Hamilton Gets Podium Finish; Rosberg Retires in Chinese Grand Prix

A strong qualifying session turned into a mixed performance for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton managed to finish third for back-to-back podium finishes (he also finished third in Malaysia), but teammate Nico Rosberg had to retire on lap 22 because of a suspension problem. Fernando Alonso of Scuderia Ferrari took home the win, and by a comfortable margin, too. He was 10.168 seconds ahead of second-placer Kimi Raikkonen. Rosberg said that he felt considerable understeer right from the get go, but it only worsened after his pit stop. It really wasn’t a very good race for him at the point where… Continue Reading »


Hamilton Takes Pole in Chinese GP Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton showed off more of Mercedes’ potential this season as he claimed the pole position for Mercedes AMG Petronas at the qualifying session for the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg also performed well in qualifying, getting a second-row start by qualifying at P4. “Pole position is a great result for us today and to achieve it in my third race for the team is such a good feeling,” said Hamilton, who will be aiming for his third career Chinese GP victory. “I had to make sure the radio was off after my engineer told me I had pole because I was so excited! None of us expected this… Continue Reading »


Mercedes AMG Petronas Gears Up for 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Formula 1 action resumes next weekend as the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix takes center stage, and you can count on the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team to bring their A game to the Shanghai Intenrational Circuit following a solid first two races in the season. “I enjoy the Shanghai track a great deal and I have a positive feeling going there with the car that we have at the moment,” said Nico Rosberg, who has led 46% (78 out of 168) of the total laps in the circuit over the past three years and took the win last year. “We’ve had a strong start to the season and I’m confident… Continue Reading »


F1: Lewis Hamilton and His Malaysian GP Pit Stop Gaffe

Lewis Hamilton scored his first podium finish for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team on Sunday at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, incidentally the team’s home race. While the newcomer had a great race overall, he did have one funny moment on the circuit. On his first pit stop, a tire change in Lap 8, the former McLaren driver actually went into the McLaren pit stop box, which many of course found amusing. The gaffe prompted these tweets from McLaren’s official Twitter account: Smiles in the garage after a well-worked double pitstop with an unexpected twist. #F1 — McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) March 24, 2013 Feel free to pop in and say “hi”… Continue Reading »


Malaysian GP: Mercedes’ Hamilton P4, Rosberg P6 on Starting Grid

Mercedes AMG Petronas continued to roll at the start of the 2013 Formula One season, getting a solid performance in qualifying at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton managed to snag P4, while Nico Rosberg will start at P6 on the grid tomorrow. Rosberg actually paced Q2 with his 1:36.190, but couldn’t really sustain that pace in the third and final round. Rain started to pour down in Q2 and the team shifted into the intermediates for the last phase of qualifying. “In the dry conditions I had a great balance today and everything went perfectly which was nice to see,” said Rosberg. “Once it began to rain, unfortunately we… Continue Reading »


F1: Mercedes Gears Up for Malaysian GP

With a fairly good performance in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix last weekend, those at the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has to feel good  about themselves. Of course, it was a mixed bag with Lewis Hamilton taking fifth despite a lack of pace and Nico Rosberg being forced to retire midway through because of electrical problems. Still, the team is keen on building on its successes as it prepares for next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. The race at the Sepang International Circuit is the Mercedes team’s home race, which adds a bit of pressure for the team to really show what it can accomplish. For starters, the race will… Continue Reading »


Hamilton 5th in Australian GP; Rosberg Fails to Finish

Lewis Hamilton managed to finish fifth at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, proving that Mercedes AMG Petronas can be a force in this year’s Formula One competition. However, teammate Nico Rosberg became the third retirement for the day after electrical problems forced him off with 32 laps still remaining in the race. Kimi Raikkonen was in good form to start the 2013 season, winning the race a good 12-plus seconds ahead of second-placer Fernando Alonso. Defending champion Sebastian Vettel joined them on the podium, and Alonso’s teammate Felipe Massa finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton. The Red Bull duo of Vettel and Mark Webber failed to capitalize on their 1-2 qualifying… Continue Reading »


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