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Lewis Hamilton Frustrated at Mercedes F1 Team During Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton didn’t mince words over the radio to let Mercedes F1 team know how he felt during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The defending champion ended third at the F1 Bahrain GP. The frustration of Hamilton began when he was pushed back to the ninth position away from the grid at the start of Sunday’s race. It stemmed from a penalty for changing his gearbox going into the second race of the season. Then, the Briton was involved in an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the early part of the race. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff defended his driver though by reasoning out that it was only… Continue Reading »

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Formula 1 2018 Season Preview: Mercedes Goes From Strength-To-Strength

Can Mercedes continue their reign of domination over Formula 1, and keep Hamilton at the top after a fiercely competitive season last year? Let’s break down their main competitors and see how the FIA has changed the rules in a big way for 2018. When it comes to Formula 1, every fan will definitively say that Mercedes is the dominant force in the sport – whether they love or hate the team. And on paper, 2018 is looking to be no different. With the announcement of their WO9 car for the new season, they keep the same advantageously longer wheelbase along with some slight changes to the aerodynamic design to… 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 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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Bottas in pole as Hamilton crashes at Brazilian GP quali

With nothing to play for, you’d think Lewis Hamilton could take it easy. It was Valtteri Bottas making the most of qualifying as Hamilton crashes into a wall at 160mph early into the qualifying session of the Brazilian GP. We have Bottas in pole after he just barely got past Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton did say he will still try to win the final two events of this 2017 Formula One World Championship season, so we’ll see how the recently crowned F1 champion will fare coming from the back of the grid. It’s the first time Hamilton was out by Q1 since late August 2016, at the Belgian Grand Prix. He still… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton bags fourth F1 title

Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth F1 championship at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix. Despite finishing a mere ninth, Hamilton took home the title and became the most successful British driver in F1 history. He now has one more championship over Sir Jackie Stewart, and he will work towards matching Juan Manuel Fangio’s 5 titles next season. Hamilton is now tied in third place for most all-time F1 titles. Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel both have four as well. Vettel needed to finish at least second to keep the championship contested, but an incident between the Ferrari and Hamilton’s Mercedes on the first lap led to front wing damage for Vettel… Continue Reading »

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