Lewis Hamilton needed to do something special at the Singapore Grand Prix in order to have a shot at winning the race. Turns out, he needed only to wait. The Ferrari cars were ahead of the Mercedes team on the grid, as were the Red Bulls, which were sandwiched between the two red cars. A crash between Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, and a great-starting Kimi Raikkonen eliminated most of the Mercedes rivals right off the first corner. Soon enough, it was Hamilton leading the race with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and the other Mercedes driven by Valtteri Bottas right behind. Those would be the first three retirements in a race that… Continue Reading »
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The primary cause of Nico Rosberg’s retirement at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix finally came to light. According to The Guardian, the team of Mercedes AMG Petronas revealed that the unfortunate event stemmed from a “freak contamination”. In other words, a foreign substance was found lodged in the steering column electronics of the German’s W05. The said foreign body came from a substance used by Mercedes in their pre-event servicing, explained the source. Then, the contamination led to a loom failure in the affected area. As a result, the race car of Rosberg had trouble running properly. Notably, the issue messed up his clutch. The function to change the… Continue Reading »
Nico Rosberg was able to score some valuable points for Mercedes AMG F1 by finishing 5th at the Singapore Grand Prix, which was won by Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull. Teammate Michael Schumacher, on the other hand, had an unfortunate incident on lap 39 after he collided with the rear of Jean-Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso. Vergne was at p10 at the time, and both he and Schumacher had to retire. Because of the different incidents in the lone night race in the F1 calendar, the slated 61-lap race was limited to 59 laps. McLaren-Mercedes’ Jenson Button (2nd) and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso (3rd) round out the podium finishers.
Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg managed to squeak into Q3 during the qualifying for the 2012 Singapore Grand Prix, but the team strategy called for them to stand pat and not go out for a lap so that they could get their choice of fresh tyres to start the race. That left the two on the fifth row, as Lewis Hamilton of McLaren-Mercedes blazed into pole position. The Mercedes team is going into the race with some improvements to the cars, although the team has admitted that optimizing the updates isn’t complete just yet. “We’ve made good progress over the weekend with our new aerodynamic package… Continue Reading »