أرشيف وسم ‘ Lewis Hamilton ’

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016

Hamilton hails 'awesome' practice day

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton cut an upbeat figure as he led the way during both practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton finished the second session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 0.257s clear of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel. The Briton secured his maiden Formula 1 victory in Canada nine years ago and has since triumphed at the circuit on three further occasions. "It's been an awesome day," he said. "This has always been a strong circuit for me and I'm really enjoying being […]

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016

Hamilton quickest in second Canada session

Lewis Hamilton continued his strong form as he clocked the quickest time during the second practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver moved to the front of the pack with a time of 1:14.212, set on the Ultra Soft tyres, ensuring he completed a clean sweep of Friday’s sessions. Hamilton finished the session 0.257s clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, with Nico Rosberg third for Mercedes, half a second behind his team-mate. Red Bull finished fourth and fifth with Max Verstappen 0.012s in […]

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2016

Hamilton heads opening Canada session

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton led the way as Formula 1 action resumed at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Friday. Hamilton clocked a time of 1:14.755 on the Super Soft tyres during the opening 90-minute practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix to finish 0.331s clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg, whose best lap came on the purple-banded Ultra Soft tyre, was a couple of tenths quicker than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who placed third. Max Verstappen was fourth for Red Bull, with Kimi Räikkönen […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hamilton adamant he's 'as strong as ever'

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton says he is as strong as he has ever been as he bids to close the gap on Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the standings. Hamilton endured a sequence of eight races without a victory until he prevailed over Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo during the most recent event in Monaco. Hamilton's triumph enabled him to close to within 24 points of Rosberg, who opened his 2016 account with four successive wins, as the sport heads to Canada this weekend. The […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Feature: Dancing in the streets

The 2016 running of the Monaco Grand Prix was an event which two drivers deserved to win, though ultimately, the rational nature of sport meant only one could emerge victorious. This was a weekend in which both Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton were electric around the streets of the Monte Carlo and La Condamine districts of Monaco, as wet weather and strategic decisions played out in intriguing fashion. Hamilton had been supreme during Thursday morning’s opening practice session on a dirty circuit but come the […]

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hamilton elated as victory drought ends

Lewis Hamilton expressed his emotions as his victory drought came to an end at the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton prevailed over Daniel Ricciardo in a wet/dry race in Monaco, securing his first win in the Principality since 2008, slashing Nico Rosberg's title advantage to 24 points. "Thank God that today went the way that I hoped," he said. "A big thank you to my team for providing me with a great car to see it through to the end. "I’m kind of lost for words. […]

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hamilton wins thrilling wet/dry Monaco GP

Lewis Hamilton opened his 2016 account as he claimed victory during a thrilling wet/dry Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton inherited the lead by switching from Wet tyres to Ultra Softs when the circuit dried after heavy rain affected the area throughout the morning. Daniel Ricciardo led the initial stages of the race but a disastrous pit stop cost him the lead, and he was unable to overhaul Hamilton, as he cut a forlorn figure on the podium. Sergio Pérez collected the sixth podium of his career […]

Posted on Saturday, May 28, 2016

Rosberg accepts Mercedes not quick enough

Nico Rosberg accepted that Mercedes was simply not quick enough as Daniel Ricciardo collected pole position for Red Bull in Monaco. Both Rosberg and team-mate Lewis Hamilton were hindered early in Q3 by a fuel pressure problem, which delayed their arrival on track. Once in action, Rosberg was able to post the second quickest time, with Hamilton in third. "I don't think it went away, it never was with me," Rosberg said, referring to his lap. "Daniel was just quick today, they got a well […]

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rosberg wary of 'very strong' Red Bull

Nico Rosberg says Mercedes is wary of the threat posted by a "very strong" Red Bull squad after Daniel Ricciardo led the way during the second practice session in Monaco. Rosberg was third quickest in the second session as Ricciardo finished 0.606s quicker than Lewis Hamilton at the head of the pack. Rosberg, who is aiming for his fourth Monaco win in succession, says he is keeping an eye on rivals Red Bull. "The sessions were a bit messy, with quite a few Virtual Safety […]

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hamilton heads opening Monaco session

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton topped an eventful first practice session in Monaco which came to an early end due to a loose drain cover. Hamilton and team-mate Nico Rosberg traded times early on before the Briton moved clear with a time of 1:15.537 on the Ultra Soft tyres. Rosberg was 0.101s behind in second place, though his incident caused the session to be halted four minutes earlier than scheduled. A loose drain cover punctured Rosberg’s right rear tyre exiting Sainte Devote and the object bounced […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hamilton: Spain reaction demonstrates maturity

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton believes the manner in which he and team-mate Nico Rosberg reacted to their clash in Spain reflects their maturity. Hamilton and Rosberg collided on the opening lap in Spain, with both cars suffering terminal damage in the incident. Hamilton explained that the pair have talked on a number of occasions since the clash and that their relationship has not been affected by the incident. "I think it’s shown the growth within Nico and I, we stood and spoke to each […]

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

Mercedes: Chapter closed after clear the air talks

Mercedes insists it has put its intra-team collision at the Spanish Grand Prix behind it after clear the air talks were held between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Hamilton and Rosberg collided on the opening lap at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with both drivers spinning into retirement. Ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, the pair say they have put the incident behind them. "Barcelona was the worst feeling but, like I always say, the true test is how you get back up when you've […]