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Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016

Rosberg penalised, drops to third place

Nico Rosberg has been handed a 10-second time penalty after stewards deemed that Mercedes had breached Article 27.1 of the Sporting Regulations and offered radio advice to the German at the British Grand Prix. Rosberg's car developed a gearbox problem during the closing stages at Silverstone and he was informed by Mercedes to avoid seventh gear, as well as to change to a different setting. Rosberg nursed his car home in second position but the 10 second sanction demotes him to third spot, behind Max […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

Hamilton encouraged by 'positive' steps

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton expressed optimism after he led the way during both Friday practice sessions at the British Grand Prix. Hamilton edged out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg during the first session before finishing clear of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in the afternoon session, with Rosberg unable to run due to a water leak. "[There were] lots of positive steps forward with the balance of the car," he said. "It's incredibly gusty out there, which is one of the awesome challenges of this circuit. […]

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Hamilton, Rosberg free to race after talks

Mercedes has confirmed that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg remain free to race for the 2016 championship after making contact for the third time in five races in Austria. Hamilton and Rosberg collided at the start in Spain, eliminating both, and also brushed wheels on the opening lap in Canada. Hamilton challenged Rosberg for the lead on the final lap in Austria and the pair collided once more, with Hamilton emerging at the head of the pack as Rosberg dropped to fourth with damage. Rosberg […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rosberg penalised, reprimanded, but retains fourth

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has been penalised after he was judged to have caused a collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg led Hamilton during the closing stages but the pair collided at Turn 2 while battling for victory, with the contact causing damage to Rosberg's front wing. Rosberg ultimately finished fourth after crusing around the final lap but was immediately placed under investigation for causing the collision, as well as continuing with a damaged car. After a wait of over […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Rosberg blames Hamilton for collision

A "gutted" Nico Rosberg has heaped the blame on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton after they collided on the final lap of the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg moved to the front of the pack after starting from sixth and held a slender advantage over Hamilton during the closing stages of the race. Rosberg went marginally wide at Turn 1 and provided the opportunity for Hamilton to size up a move on the approach to Turn 2. Hamilton adopted the outside line and the pair collided, with […]

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 Saturday, July 2, 2016

Rosberg hails Mercedes work after crash

Nico Rosberg hailed the efforts of his Mercedes squad as they repaired his damaged W07 Hybrid in time for qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg crashed out of the final practice session after he suffered a suspension failure which pitched him into the barriers on the exit of Turn 2. Mercedes was able to repair the damage and get Rosberg out in Q1, from which he progressed to qualify in second place on the grid. However, his gearbox was damaged in the crash and […]

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Rosberg gets five-place grid penalty

Mercedes has confirmed that Nico Rosberg will take a five-place grid penalty into qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix after crashing out of the final practice session. Rosberg, who topped both of Friday's sessions, had set the quickest overall first sector time when he suffered a suspected suspension failure as he exited Turn 2. Rosberg was pitched into the outside barriers and sustained damage to his Mercedes W07 Hybrid, though was able to walk away uninjured. Having inspected the damage to his car, Mercedes has […]

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Vettel fastest as Rosberg crashes out

Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 during the final practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix as championship leader Nico Rosberg crashed out. Vettel set the quickest time of the weekend so far, a 1:07.098, to beat team-mate Kimi Räikkönen by 0.136s, as Rosberg finished at the bottom of the time sheets. Rosberg, who had just set the quickest overall sector one time, suffered a left rear suspension failure as he exiting Turn 2. The failure pitched Rosberg into the barriers on the exit of […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Rosberg: Tyre usage decisive in Austria

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg reckons tyre usage will be crucial as he chases a hat-trick of victories at the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg secured victory at the Red Bull Ring in 2014 and 2015 and, having won in Baku, maintained his form by leading the way during both practice sessions on Friday. A resurfaced track and softer compounds compared to 2015 has led to a reduction in lap times and Rosberg believes that has influenced tyre usage. "There are some changes to the circuit this […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Rosberg edges Hamilton in dry/wet session

Nico Rosberg set the quickest time during second practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as brief dry spells sandwiched a period of heavy rain. Rosberg, who topped the opening session, clocked a time of 1:07.967 as the field posted only a handful of laps before a downpour affected the region. Drivers tiptoed their way back to the pit lane when conditions rapidly worsened within the first 10 minutes, as Sergio Pérez spun at slow speed. Daniel Ricciardo broke the silence after half an hour of […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Rosberg sets rapid pace in Austria FP1

Nico Rosberg took advantage of a resurfaced track and softer tyres to clock the quickest ever lap of the Red Bull Ring during the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg set two laps fast enough for top spot in warm conditions and ended the session with a 1:07.373 on the Ultra Soft tyres. Lewis Hamilton was second for Mercedes, 0.357s behind his team-mate, as both drivers had moments at Turn 3 during the session. Rosberg went wide and ran through the gravel […]