Apr 06

Lewis Hamilton leads Mercedes one-two in Bahrain

As was widely expected, it was a Mercedes victory in Bahrain, but this time the two drivers had good battles and exchanged positions several times till they settled in their final positions. Hamilton crossed the finish line a second clear of his team mate Rosberg in the end but more importantly, 22 seconds clear of third placed Perez, despite a safety car having grouped all the cars together just 15 laps before. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Nico Rosberg takes pole at Bahrain

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Image credit: www.twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1

Momentum is at Mercedes’ side and per everyone’e expectations they’ve claimed the front row of the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix. This time, it was Rosberg who edged out Hamilton, and will start on pole position.

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Apr 04

Bahrain FP2: Repeat results

It was the same top three at the time sheets this evening in Bahrain, with Hamilton edging Rosberg and Alonso. Mercedes sends a clear message to the rest of the field and are ready to take on qualifying tomorrow, with good chances of claiming the front row for themselves.

Red Bull took a step forward, placing Ricciardo in the fourth position, and Vettel seventh, with Felipe Massa and Jenson Button between them.

Kvyat featured again in the top ten, showing good pace with his Toro Rosso, as did both McLarens with Jenson Button 6th and Magnussen 9th.


Apr 04

Bahrain FP1: Mercedes set early pace

In the hot sands of the Middle Eastern island of Bahrain, the asphalt rumbled with the low pitch noise of the new V6 Turbocharged engines and teams got to the track to start their first runs of the weekend.

When the dust had settled it was the duo of Hamilton and Rosberg, for Mercedes, who had set the best times. Alonso took third for Ferrari, after having a funny moment leaving the garage with a left front tyre mismatched option to the other three primes.

Nico Hulkenberg showed some good pace behind the Spaniard, Jenson Button for McLaren half a second slower. The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen shows up sixth, and the red cars are the only ones to bring any challenge to the Mercedes engine domination.

Renault power plants were represented by Kvyat, 8th, and Vettel, 10th.

Williams fielded their test pilot Felipe Nasr, to cause some confusion to the commentators – in English, the pronunciation of his last name and team mate’s Massa is very similar. They were just outside the top 10.

More problems for Lotus, as they are finding no pace whatsoever compared to last year. Fourteenth and nineteenth for the black cars.


Mar 30

Lewis Hamilton wins the Malaysian Grand Prix

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Image credit: www.twitter.com/MercedesAMGF1

In the first Mercedes one-two since 1955, Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix in great form after starting from pole position and picking up the fastest lap of the race, ahead of his team mate Nico Rosberg. The silver arrows proved untouchable during the whole weekend and the race was not the exception.

Defending champion Sebastian Vettel brought his Red Bull third, in his first finishing position of the year.

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Mar 29

Lewis Hamilton takes second pole of the season in Malaysia

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Image credit: www.twiter.com/redbullracing

Lewis Hamilton narrowly beat Sebastian Vettel to take pole in a wet qualifying at the Sepang circuit. The gap between the two was 0.055 seconds with the Briton posting a time of 1:59.431 while the German crossed the line with a 1:59.486. Hamilton has surpassed Nigel Mansell’s tally of pole positions which stands at 32. Read the rest of this entry »

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