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Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rosberg wins chaotic Belgian GP

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg cruised to victory ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, but team-mate Lewis Hamilton was able to steer clear of the chaos to take third place and preserve his championship lead. Rosberg, who had lost the lead from pole position at the last two races, made a good getaway and was able to streak clear at the front while Max Verstappen, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel all came to blows and were forced into […]

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rosberg beats Verstappen to Spa pole

Nico Rosberg held on in the face of an unexpected challenge from Red Bull's Max Verstappen to claim a crucial pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. Rosberg notched a 1:46.744 on his first run in Q3, but Verstappen was only a tenth adrift with a mightily-impressive lap, and although the Dutchman couldn't improve with his final attempt, he will become the youngest-ever driver to start on the front-row, delighting his adoring fans. Kimi Raikkonen out-qualified team-mate Sebastian Vettel to take third on […]

Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016

Rosberg quickest as F1 returns

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set a dominant pace in the opening practice session ahead of the Belgian GP as the cars returned to the track following the summer break. Rosberg clocked a 1:48.348 to head his team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who will carry at least a 15-place penalty into the weekend, by over seven tenths of a second despite testing the latest version of the 'halo' cockpit protection device. Pirelli also used the session to test some prototype tyres for the 2017 season, with a number […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Rosberg comes to Spa with a ‘clean state’

Nico Rosberg starts the second half of the 2016 Formula 1 season with a ‘clean state’ and ready to pick up the fight for the title from where it was left. The Mercedes driver enjoyed a good start of the season, leading his team-mate at one stage by 43 points. He is now 19 points behind Lewis Hamilton but ready to come back to his form at the beginning of the season. “For me, it’s like a clean slate at this stage. What’s happened so […]

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 Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rosberg thrilled to bounce back from problem

Nico Rosberg expressed his elation as he recovered from an electronics issue to record pole position at the German Grand Prix. Rosberg had to abort his first effort in Q3 when his Mercedes W07 Hybrid developed a problem, forcing him to return to the pits for the glitch to be resolved. It left Rosberg with just one hot lap in which to record a time and he duly registered pole position, 0.107s faster than team-mate Lewis Hamilton. "I had an electronic problem with my throttle […]

Posted on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rosberg beats Hamilton to Germany pole

Nico Rosberg secured pole position for his home race as he beat Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton during qualifying at Hockenheim. Rosberg recovered from an electronics issue on his first Q3 run to sweep to top spot with a time of 1:14.363. Rosberg’s lap proved to be 0.107s up on Hamilton, who drifted slightly wide at Turn 1 and locked up into the hairpin on his final effort. It nonetheless proved to be quicker than his benchmark as he rounded out an all-Mercedes front row. Red […]

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016

Rosberg stays ahead in second session

Mercedes Nico Rosberg maintained his advantage as he led the way during the second practice session for the German Grand Prix. Rosberg, on the Super Soft tyres, registered a time of 1:15.614, a tenth slower than his effort from the morning, to finish 0.394s up on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes’ rivals made progress compared to their earlier classifications, as Sebastian Vettel was third, 0.594s behind Rosberg, with Max Verstappen fourth. Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Räikkönen were the only other drivers to lap within a […]

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hamilton feels he is still adrift in standings

Lewis Hamilton says he still feels as if he is behind Nico Rosberg in the title standings due to his precarious engine situation, following woes across the first few races of the campaign. Hamilton is onto his fifth Turbocharger and MGU-H and has already accepted that he is likely to face starting from the back in either Belgium or Italy, due to the penalties for using new engines. Hamilton leads Rosberg by six points in the championship after triumphing in Hungary but says that his […]

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Hamilton set for grid penalty

Lewis Hamilton will have to fight his way through the field at the Belgian Grand Prix after both him and his team confirmed that he will take an engine penalty on Sunday. nike italia The penalty comes as a result of the reliability issues he suffered early in the season which made him exceed his allocation of power unit elements. nike goedkoop online "As far as I’m aware we’ll be taking the engine penalty this weekend. I have no engines left, so… "Naturally we already […]

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

How Mercedes avoided Red Bull's trap

The US Grand Prix was not one of the most exciting races of the season, but the strategic side was very interesting, with Red Bull continuing to probe Mercedes in a chess game; they might have split the two Silver Arrows had they had more luck with a Virtual Safety Car, triggered by one of their drivers to the detriment of the other. Meanwhile further back some important results were achieved for Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz by a combination of brilliant driving and decision-making. […]

Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rosberg stays on top as Verstappen closes

Championship leader Nico Rosberg clocked the quickest time for Mercedes during the final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, narrowly edging out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Rosberg improved on his initial benchmark to clock a lap of 1:20.261, which put him almost half a second clear of the chasing pack. Verstappen subsequently made progress and posted a time of 1:20.263, putting him just 0.002s shy of Rosberg’s lap. Daniel Ricciardo was third, 0.465s behind Rosberg, with Lewis Hamilton a low-key fourth, having missed most […]