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Lewis Hamilton outpaced team-mate Nico Rosberg by almost four tenths of a second in first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as the pair’s title-deciding duel got underway at the Yas Marina Circuit. Hamilton goes into the final race of the 2016 season needing to reverse a 12-point deficit to Rosberg in order to take a fourth career title and the defending champion set about the task in the right way by settting a session-best time of 1:42.869 to finish 0.374s clear of his Mercedes team-mate and sole titleRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Lewis Hamilton made it look easy. With terrible conditions hitting the Brazilian Grand Prix due to a persistent rain, the three-time F1 World Champion  led lights-to-flag for his 52nd career victory and now sits alone in second on the all-time wins list (Michael Schumacher is first with 91). In what looked to be a difficult race, the 31-year-old Briton didn’t see it that way. “For me I was generally just chilling up front,” Hamilton said. “When it rains, that’s usually a good day for me andRead More
Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic, rain-lashed and incident packed Brazilian Grand Prix to take the battle for the Drivers’ Championship title to the final round in Abu Dhabi in two weeks’ time. In a three-hour race repeatedly neutralised by safety cars, crashes and red flags, Hamilton led from start to finish to win ahead of title rival Nico Rosberg. But it was Max Verstappen who provided thrilling entertainment, with the Red Bull driver rising from 16th place in the closing stages to take the final podium place. Force India’s SergioRead More

Posted On October 22, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton Edges Rosberg to Take US GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by two tenths of a second to land his first US Grand Prix pole at the Circuit of the Americas, with Daniel Ricciardo taking third place. The Red Bull Racing driver will be joined on row two by team-mate Max Verstappen, while Ferrari locked out row three with Kimi Raikkonen ahead of Sebastian Vettel. For the frontrunners Q1 was straightforward. Mercedes seized the initiative, with Hamilton quickly rising to P1 with a time of 1:36.296 and the four-time US Grand Prix was joinedRead More
Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheet in opening practice for the United States Grand Prix, running three tenths quicker than team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg. Max Verstappen was third for Red Bull. Hamilton’s best time was set on the soft tyre after both he and Rosberg spent the early part of the session on the supersoft Pirelli compound, which is making its first appearance at the US Grand Prix this weekend. Verstappen, meanwhile, set his best time on the medium tyre, which in part accounted for his being almost twoRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Mercedes secured the Formula 1 World Constructors’ title after drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished first and third respectively in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka International Racing Course. It is the third consecutive title for the German manufacturer as their 593 points were enough over Red Bull with four rounds remaining to lock up the championship. With Rosberg’s win in Japan, it marks the 15th time out of 17 races that Mercedes have achieved victory in 2016, with the only other wins coming fromRead More
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg claimed top spot in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix, beating Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen by just five hundredths of a second. After spending the bulk of the session in P1 with a lap set on supersoft tyres Rosberg was the first to make the switch to the quicker ultrasoft tyres, with 18 minutes left on the clock. He quickly lowered his own benchmark by over a second from 1:45.544 to 1:44.352, a gain more than tallying with Pirelli’s Friday assessment of there being 0.9sRead More
Nico Rosberg bounced back from an early Q3 electronics problem to claim pole position for his home race, the German Grand Prix, ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo. After breezing through the first two sessions (the Mercedes drivers were the only drivers to qualify from Q1 having used only soft tyres), Rosberg set off on his first run in Q3 only to have to abandon the run at the end of his first lap when his Mercedes suffered an electronics issue. “It just suddenlyRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer Round 10 of the 2016 Formula 1 season resumes at legendary Silverstone in England, where all eyes remain on the Mercedes driver pairing who are actively battling for supremacy in this years championship. As we have seen in the past, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton can clash mightily on track whiles Rosberg chases his first Formula 1 World Title as Hamilton chases his place in F1 history. The latest rift between the Mercedes titans occurred at the Red Bull Ring during the final lap of theRead More
Lewis Hamilton claimed a fourth career British Grand Prix, taking top spot on the grid with a superb last-ditch effort after his first Q3 flyer was deleted for exceeding the track limits. Overnight at Silverstone the race stewards had informed teams that a “zero tolerance” attitude would be taken to drivers utilising more of the track than is legal, particularly at Copse, Stowe and Club corners. Several drivers were penalised during the course of the session and after taking provisional pole position with a lap of 1:29.339 Hamilton too feltRead More