Felipe Massa Tag

Lewis Hamilton moved within touching distance of a third F1 drivers’ title as he took a dominant Russian Grand Prix victory ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, while Hamilton’s team-mate Nico Rosberg retired from the race with a mechanical failure soon after the start of the race. Hamilton’s 42nd win also saw him surpass boyhood hero Ayrton Senna’s career wins total. With Vettel second, Sergio Perez claimed his and Force India’s first podium finish of the year, the Mexican profiting from a final-lap collision involving Williams’ Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari’s KimiRead More
Speaking privately before today’s Italian Grand Prix, Hollywood legend George Lucas asked Lewis Hamilton why he didn’t go out and win a race by 20 seconds, today Lewis Hamilton did. In doing so, the performance of the year was shaded by controversy. Hamilton who had pulled away from Sebastian Vettel in second, had a 20 second lead going into lap 48 of 53 at Monza when he received a mysterious radio transmission instructing him to pick up the pace and not ask questions. Hamilton duly noted the instructions and uppedRead More

Posted On September 5, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton takes pole at Monza

The Italian Grand Prix is special. A look in the team garages to see the likes of FCA boss Sergio Marchionne and Mercedes chief Dieter Zetsch reveals just how much the Italian round of the championship means to to teams. Just one look at the scarlet coated grandstands shows how much it means to the fans, the tifosi. Just one look at the drivers shows how much it means to them, their commitment, their passion. Qualifying at Monza is all about speed and today we were treated to a spectacularRead More
Williams has confirmed that it will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for the 2016 Formula 1 season. The team had an option on Massa’s contract to extend his deal for another year, with expectations being that the Brazilian would stay on for a third consecutive season. Bottas had been linked and considered the heavy favorite to Kimi Raikkonen’s seat over at Ferrari, but with the Italian team picking up Raikkonen’s option for 2016 much of the talk surrounding the Williams driver has been relaxed in recent weeks. The moveRead More

Posted On August 24, 2015By Adam TateIn IndyCar, Spotlight On

When is enough, enough?

Justin Wilson is currently in a coma, in critical condition at Lehigh Valley hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Despite never quite getting the recognition he deserves from the public and the media, Justin Wilson is beloved within the IndyCar community, he is one of the, if not the nicest guy in the paddock. He is also one of the best; Wilson has the distinction of being the only active driver to have competed in Formula One, CART, Champ Car and the modern IndyCar series. Working on a deal for 2016 withRead More

Posted On August 23, 2015By Adam TateIn Formula One

Hamilton wins at Spa

Lewis Hamilton backed up his pole position at Spa today with a controlled race win where he rarely looked threatened in his pursuit for victory. Behind him, chaos abound from the formation lap on. Nico Hulkenberg radioed in on the formation lap reporting a loss of power, the team told him to box, then changed their minds and instructed the German to take the start, but on the starting grid the Mercedes engine gave up the ghost and the field had to circle around a second time as the Hulk’sRead More
Jenson Button
274 starts in 15 seasons with 15 wins, 50 podiums and a World Championship make Jenson Button the most experienced driver in Formula One today. Despite there being little left for the 35 year old Brit to prove, F1’s elder statesman isn’t ready to hang up his helmet just yet. Now in his sixth season with McLaren, Jenson has gone since 2012 with out a win as McLaren has gone from perennial championship contender to disappointing also ran. The early boom times with the team have now faded and theRead More
Lewis Hamilton nailed the timing down to the exact right second in tricky conditions to claim his third British Grand Prix victory today from Silverstone. On lap 43 with a slick track and heavy rain threatening, Hamilton hit the pits to replace his rather worn slicks. As he pulled out of his pit box the heaven’s opened and the championship leader reclaimed the lead of a race it looked like he had just lost. Hamilton cruised to the victory in the final laps, but it wasn’t as straightforward a winRead More
For the third time in his career, Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position at his home Grand Prix. A fairly straightforward qualifying session from Silverstone saw the Briton beat team mate Nico Rosberg by just over a tenth of a second to claim his 8th pole of the season as Lewis looks to end Nico’s good luck streak. Behind the usual all Mercedes front row, Williams put in an excellent performance to claim third and fourth on the grid. Felipe Massa edged out team mate Valtteri Bottas by mereRead More
Formula One fan favorites and former team mates Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa are the latest drivers announced to make an appearance at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The yearly event held by the Earl of March is a mecca for classic car and motorsports enthusiasts world wide when legends of the sport show up every June to tackle the famous hill. Some go all out in an attempt to wrestle the course record away from Nick Heidfeld’s blistering 41.6 second run at the wheel of a McLaren MP4/13.Read More