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Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016

Rosberg retires from Formula 1

Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from the sport just five days after becoming the 2016 Formula One World Champion. His decision leaves Mercedes in a difficult position of looking for another team-mate for Lewis Hamilton for the next season. In an emotional press conference prior to the 2016 FIA Prize Giving in Vienna, Austria, Rosberg revealed the reasons behind his decision, which was reached following his crowning achievement in Abu Dhabi last Sunday. Nico has competed in a total of 206 Grands Prix and won […]

Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hamilton wins, Rosberg clinches title

Nico Rosberg held on under-pressure from Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen in a nail-biting climax to clinch his maiden Formula 1 crown as race winner Lewis Hamilton backed his title rival into the chasing pack. Both the Mercedes drivers started strongly, crucially holding station through turn one as Verstappen spun out and tumbled down the order following a collision with Nico Hulkenberg. Rosberg, though, emerged behind Verstappen following his first pit-stop and sat behind the Dutchman for a long period before making a daring pass […]

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016

The title path and how Ferrari beat Red Bull with a slower car

The season finale was packed with drama and tension, especially at the end as Lewis Hamilton tried everything to change his situation and win the world championship. His personal strategy was clear, meanwhile team race strategy decisions had a huge bearing on what happened behind him, with Red Bull trying to win the race using a different strategy gambit, but getting caught out by some excellent work by Ferrari. The Scuderia beat Red Bull despite having a slower car, thanks to strategy. Here’s the inside […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Nico’s what?? Retired you say?

On Friday afternoon the Formula 1 world was stunned by the news that newly crowned World Champion Nico Rosberg announced he is to retire with immediate effect. This news came as a shock; however, after an afternoon digesting it, I understand his decision. Firstly, he is the World Champion, and nobody can say he doesn’t deserve it. He arrived in Formula 1 fresh faced in 2006, driving for Williams. This Championship victory has been a decade in the making. Announcing his retirement, Nico Rosberg mentioned […]

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2015

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Driver ratings

The 2015 season drew to a close with Formula 1's twilight race around the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi; F1Zone.net presents its driver rating.

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Kvyat hampered by electrical issues

Daniil Kvyat says his chances of claiming a strong finish at the Abu Dhab Grand Prix were hindered by an electrical problem in his Red Bull RB11. Kvyat was challenging Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg for seventh spot but his car overheated, affecting the performance and causing the Russian driver to slip back to 10th. "It was good that we managed to finish and I was happy with my pace in the first half of the race," he said. "So, up until about midway, it […]

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rosberg hails 'perfect' conclusion to 2015

Nico Rosberg described his finish to 2015 as 'perfect' after claiming victory in Abu Dhabi, his sixth of the year. Rosberg controlled proceedings at the Yas Marina Circuit to rack up his first success at the venue and finish the year on a hat-trick of wins, having collected six successive pole positions in the process. "This is the perfect ending to the season for me - something I hoped for so much after a tough year," he said. "To finish with six poles and three […]

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Verstappen gets penalty points in difficult race

Max Verstappen received three penalty points to bring his running total up to eighth during a difficult Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit. Verstappen was on the fringes of a top 10 finish when he locked up into Turn 8 and had to make an extra pit stop for fresh tyres. Verstappen dropped behind Jenson Button but exceeded track limits exiting Turn 9 to pass the Briton and copped a five second penalty and a point on his license, while he later […]

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Grosjean finishes Lotus career with points

Romain Grosjean hailed an "emotional journey" after he ended his Lotus career with points at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Grosjean finished the race in ninth place to bring down the curtain on a decade-long association with the Enstone operation prior to his switch to the new Haas F1 Team. "It’s been an emotional journey for me and I’m so happy to be able to reward everyone at Enstone with points in my final race for the team," he said, having moved forwards from 18th […]

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Raikkonen pleased with 'smoother' weekend

Kimi Raikkonen says a 'smoother' weekend enabled him to finish on the podium for the first time in 2015, behind runaway Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Raikkonen started from third on the grid and converted his position in race trim as he added to the rostrum finishes he achieved in Bahrain and Singapore. The result, allied to a sub-par race for Valtteri Bottas, ensured Raikkonen finished fourth in the final standings. "We started better this season but obviously not been an ideal year, […]

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hamilton lauds Mercedes' 2015 efforts

Lewis Hamilton hailed Mercedes' 2015 form after the squad secured another 1-2 finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton had to settle for second behind Nico Rosberg but the result ensured Mercedes set a record tally of 703 points in the final standings. "Firstly it’s been an amazing year," he said. "I’m happy as ever for sure and now we can enjoy it, have to take my hat off to this team, pit stop today, all through the year. "They’ve surpassed their expectations and […]

Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rosberg completes hat-trick with Abu Dhabi win

Nico Rosberg cruised to victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, leading a Mercedes 1-2 and completing a hat-trick of wins to close out the 2015 campaign. Rosberg pulled away from Lewis Hamilton in the first stint and while Hamilton was able to charge forwards in the second stint, the Briton’s late second stop did not have the desired effect and he collected the runner-up spot. Mercedes' 1-2 ensured it broke its own points record, finishing the year having amassed 703. Rosberg retained the lead […]