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Nico Rosberg has finally beaten Lewis Hamilton in straight fight in 2015. After going at it like mad in qualifying where Hamilton came out on top, Nico drove the better race today and left his championship rival behind in what was otherwise a rather boring and uneventful race. Kimi Raikkonen lost traction in his Ferrari in a manner eerily similar to Canada and collected Fernando Alonso’s McLaren in a terrifying accident in the opening stages of the race. The McLaren ended up on top of the Ferrari, its tea trayRead More
The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put on the qualifying duel of the season from the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria today. Hamilton had the best time of Q3 going into the final runs of the session when he had a dramatic spin after locking up at the beginning of his hot lap. Rosberg who was very suddenly in the cat bird seat and through two sectors ahead of his team mate, cracked under the pressure and ran wide in the third sector, throwing away anRead More
Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in a thrilling Canadian Grad Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve today. Despite late race instructions from the team to lift and coast 50 and then 100 meters entering the corners to save fuel, Hamilton had the race well in hand over team mate Nico Rosberg and crossed the line 2.285 seconds clear to claim his fourth victory of the year. Vettel and Massa move forward Behind Hamilton the race was frantic and fantastic for all 70 laps. A major talking point were Ferrari’s Sebastian VettelRead More
Lewis Hamilton is now six for seven in poles this year after a dominating performance during Q3 for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton recovered from not being able to practice in FP3 to out qualify his Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team teammate Nico Rosberg by nearly three tenths and the Mercedes duo were the only two drivers to record laps below 1m15s. “The first lap was pretty good; it could have been better,” said Hamilton. “Then the next lap started off bad but then was good in the middle sectorRead More
Following a press conference at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver Lewis Hamilton and Williams F1 Team driver Felipe Massa expressed their desire for an additional tire supplier in Formula 1. Pirelli became the official tire of F1 at the start of the 2011 season and has been unrivaled by another tire manufacturer since despite countless rumors or a second supplier entering the sport. The last time there was multiple tire suppliers in F1 was 2006. Michelin and Bridgestone rivaled each other for bestRead More
Following the young Formula One season’s pattern of exciting race, boring race – Bahrain proved to be a thriller for the second year in a row with Lewis Hamilton holding off a hard charging Kimi Raikkonen by only 3 seconds claim his third victory in four races so far this year. The challenge Ferrari posed to Mercedes was apparent on Saturday as Sebastian Vettel snagged second on the grid, but after the initial laps Mercedes looked to have another race in the bag. Ferrari, noticed Pastor Maldonado set fastest lap,Read More
Hamilton wins the Chinese GP
The mood at Mercedes two weeks ago was dark. Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel had stunned them with defeat at the Malaysian Grand Prix and they were going to do everything in their power to prevent such a scenario in China. Much to their relief, the W06’s dominance rarely looked threatened throughout the Shanghai weekend and Lewis Hamilton converted yet another pole to another victory. Vettel and Raikkonen followed behind them for Ferrari, with Massa and Bottas doing the same for Williams. Even if a bit dull, the Chinese Grand PrixRead More
Brad Keselowski celebrates with a traditional burnout after winning the Auto Club 400.

Posted On March 27, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap Episode XX 03/26

Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing are joined by Christopher DeHarde of motorsport.com, Josh Farmer of motorsport monday and Matt Weaver of popularspeed.com. The gang will talk Kevin Harvick’s record streak of finishes, the recent caution filled chaos in California and a look ahead to Martinsville where Chase Elliot will be making his first Spring Cup series start. They also look ahead to the IndyCar season and the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series kicking off at St. Pete. F1 in the Malaysian Grand Prix and MotoGP in Qatar. Click the link below to tune in for all this and more as we takeRead More
Lewis Hamilton, 2015 Australian Grand Prix

Posted On March 15, 2015By Adam TateIn Formula One

Hamilton Wins in Australia

Lewis Hamilton continued his perfect weekend by dominating the Australian grand prix, leading every lap en route to his 7th victory in 8 races. For Hamilton it was a straightforward lights to flag victory with Nico Rosberg perpetually in tow, but behind the silver arrows, chaos and attrition ruled the roost. Kevin Magnussen’s McLaren never made the start, his Honda engine letting go early. Neither did Red Bull’s Danill Kyvat when a gearbox issue stranded the young Russian. Romain Grosjean’s Lotus never got going, Pastor Maldonado’s Lotus was bounced intoRead More
Lewis Hamilton, 2015 Australian Grand Prix

Posted On March 14, 2015By Adam TateIn Formula One

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Australia

Lewis Hamilton cake walked to a dominant pole in Australia, taking the top spot on the grid by beating his team mate by over 6/10ths of a second and third place man Felipe Massa by nearly a second and a half. Behind the dominant silver arrows, Massa put in a great lap to nip the Ferrari’s of Vettel and Raikkonen by mere thousandths. Valtteri Bottas put the second Williams in sixth despite issues with back pain that may put his race chances in jeopardy. The best hometown hero Daniel RicciardoRead More