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Lewis Hamilton grabbed a dramatic Austrian Grand Prix victory after colliding with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on the final lap. Rosberg was leading the race but after the German made a small mistake at Turn One on the final tour, Hamilton was able to close on his team-mate and attempt an overtaking move in Turn Two. Rosberg cover the middle of the circuit, forcing Hamilton to make a move around the outside. With Rosberg’s car wide across the track the Briton ran wide and as he returned to the track,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Nico Rosberg is under investigation for his collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of the Austrian Grand Prix. The Mercedes duo collided into Turn 2 while battling for the lead when Rosberg made a late entry into the corner, damaging his front wing and limping home fourth while Hamilton went on to score the victory. Shortly after parking in the pit lane, it was learned that the German is the subject of an investigation for causing a collision and failing to stop withRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Nico Rosberg has received a five-place grid penalty after a crash in FP3 forced the Mercedes team to change his gearbox. Rosberg enjoyed a banner Friday after dominating both the first and second practice sessions, but halfway through Saturday’s final practice he suffered suspension failure that sent him into the wall off the Turn 2 exit. The team confirmed that the mechanical failure happened at full throttle under “an unusually high load” on the exit of the curb. The German currently leads defending Formula 1 championRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Daniel Ricciardo has extended his contract with Red Bull Racing until the end of the 2018 Formula 1 season. The Aussie has scored three wins since making the jump from Toro Rosso to Red Bull in 2014, but has just three podiums in the last 28 races. Ricciardo has questioned the team in recent weeks with strategic errors that have cost him valuable points the past couple of races, including a potential win at Monaco. However, with the current state of F1 and technical changing loomingRead More
Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time of the first practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix as running got underway at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Felipe Massa’s session ended early, however, after the Brazilian crashed heavily at the first corner, destroying the rear end of his Williams car. Massa’s crash came just before the half hour mark in the session, when on the approach to Turn One the back end of his car snapped out under braking and he spun and slid backwards into the barriers, sustaining a heavy impactRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief In report by ESPN F1, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff declared that he wants to keep driver Nico Rosberg on next season, but stated that neither he or the German are in a hurry to finalize a deal beyond this year. Rosberg has been on a tear, winning six consecutive races, including the opening three of the season. However, his recent form suggests that he would be a very sought after free agent should a deal with Mercedes not be reached,  something Wolff would like to prevent.Read More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer Round 2 of the Formula 1 World Championship comes to us this weekend at the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The Sakhir International Circuit is split into two different sections with one around the pit and paddock resembling an oasis and the other showcasing the raw sand and rock of the native desert. Each portion of the track, built on a former camel farm, is designed to give it a different look. Finally, this Grand Prix will take place in the evening, under the lights, whichRead More
By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer There is something about the start of a Formula 1 season that gets the blood flowing. Starting in the “Land Down Under” makes it that much better. On Sunday, March 20th, the 2016 race for the World Championship begins anew with some fresh story-lines that could make this a season to remember. The Australian Grand Prix takes place in the city of Melbourne in Albert Park. Melbourne has been home to the Australian Grand Prix since it was moved here from Adelaide in 1996 andRead More
Mercedes are FIA Formula One Constructors’ Champions elect, with the team taking an unassailable lead in the team title standings after Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen received a post-race penalty for causing a collision in today’s Russian Grand Prix. Drivers’ Championship leader Lewis Hamilton won the race, but his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg dropped out of the race after seven laps with a throttle problem. With Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finishing second and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen crossing the line in fifth place, Mercedes did not have a sufficient advantage in the standings toRead 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