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Mercedes F1 Hat-trick Nostalgia

Winners of the constructors title for the fifth season running, there seems to be no stopping Mercedes F1 on track. Lewis Hamilton is now a racer who can be backed years in advance to win the title, and perhaps the only regret of Silver Arrows fans is that the team spent such a long hiatus out of the game. Between 1956 and 2009, the name of Mercedes was absent from the list of Formula 1. Yet, there were some fantastic talents on board in the mid-1950s, with Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss being prominent names in that regard. They form the first part of this nostalgic list of famous… Continue Reading »

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Setback Seen in Mercedes F1 Engine Development

It looks like things are not getting easier for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team as they prepare for the 2019 Formula 1 season. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff revealed that the new engine for the Silver Arrows is not performing as expected. Mercedes F1 just received both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships at an award show held at the Grand Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lewis Hamilton and Wolff received the trophies handed over by F1’s governing body, the FIA. The Mercedes F1 head admitted that 2018 was a tough season for them. With the recent disappointing updates on their engine development for the 2019… Continue Reading »

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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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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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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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F1 Belgian GP Results and Aftermath

The engine upgrades for both Mercedes AMG Petronas and Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 teams finally came into play at the recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the race while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton settled for the second place. The high hopes of Mercedes against their rival Ferrari were crushed when Vettel streaked past Hamilton and finished the race with an 11-point margin against the runner-up. “He drove past me like I wasn’t even there,” the Briton described the moment when the German driver beat him to the chequered flag. Hamilton started the race at pole position in the Belgian GP. However, when the Mercedes driver reached the Kemmel Straight… Continue Reading »

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