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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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Silver Arrows Mercedes F1 Car Vs Yamaha R1M

How will the Yahama R1M fare against the Mercedes F1 car? During the Festival of Speed in Barbados, the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas Silver Arrows Formula One car was pitted against the sports bike. In the video posted by Supercars of London via YouTube, the Mercedes F1 car was driven by none other than Lewis Hamilton. The race car made laps together with the Yamaha R1M Superbike at the Bushy Park Race Circuit. The two vehicles made a truly amazing sight as they both put on quite a show. Despite the harder maneuverability of the F1 car compared to the superbike, it sure did put up a great fight. At… 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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Headrests of Mercedes F1 Cars Enhanced

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team announced that they will be enhancing the headrests of their race cars. The move is to avoid the repetition of the problem that caused Lewis Hamilton to lose the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. A victory by Mercedes F1 driver Hamilton last Sunday would have let him to secure the number one spot in the drivers’ rankings of the organization. However, he was forced to stop for the pits because of a loose headrest in his car. The incident made him finish fifth after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. As a result, the Briton is still 14 points behind his decorated rival in the F1 standings. Motorsport.com reported that the investigation of Mercedes F1 on… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Weekend Wrap-up

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team just had an amazing weekend. First, the drivers of Mercedes F1 team both dominated the event with a 1-2 finish. The race in Canada marked the 56th career win of Lewis Hamilton. The event was also where the Briton got his fourth Grand Slam victory for claiming the pole position during qualifying, having the fastest lap plus leading every lap in the race, and eventually emerging triumphant in the end. Valtteri Bottas came in second while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull landed third. An unfortunate contact with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s car drove Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to the fourth rank. It should be… Continue Reading »

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Monaco GP: Bottas 4th, Hamilton 7th as Ferrari grabs 1-2

Sebastian Vettel took home the race win at the 2017 Monaco GP, at the head of a Ferrari 1-2 finish. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth place and Lewis Hamilton was able to get to seventh despite starting from P13. Overall, though, this was a loss for Mercedes as Ferrari managed to get father ahead in the standings. With the win, Vettel is now 25 points ahead of Hamilton for the lead in the driver’s standings. Scuderia Ferrari also moved past Mercedes in the team standings. Ferrari has taken a 17-point lead thanks to the 1-2 finish. With the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen in second place, Red Bull Racing’s Daniel… Continue Reading »

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Monaco GP qualifying: Mercedes struggles

Lewis Hamilton’s struggles continued from practice to qualifying, limping to P14 on the grid at the Monaco GP. “I was devastated after the session,” said Hamilton. He said he couldn’t even get out of his car. At one point, he almost crashed. He also struggled consistently with his car’s tyre set up. So he could only watch as a crash dashed what would be his final attempt to get into P3. There, the Ferrari drivers would end up on top after a tightly fought session. Kimi Raikkonen took pole position, followed by Sebastian Vettel. Not all was lost for Mercedes, though, as Valtteri Bottas was able to come in third… Continue Reading »

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