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Nico Rosberg left the field for dead at the first grand prix of Formula One’s new turbo era, leading Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo to the chequered flag by 24.5s on a day when Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel failed to make the finish.
Mercedes’ display of strength sent a clear message to its rivals letting them know that they will be a force this year. However the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton retired on lap three when one of his engine’s six cylinders gave up. It was a reminder that reliability will be as important as outright pace this year. Vettel was struggling with engine problems as early as the warm-up lap and parked his Red Bull on lap four, getting his title defence off to a stuttering start.
Nevertheless, Ricciardo’s second place will represent a significant victory for Red Bull, which had not completed a race distance at any point during pre-season testing. However Ricciardo is now under investigation by the stewards for exceeded the maximum fuel flow allowed under the reg...
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A new era of Formula 1 racing has begun
All of the F1 offseason changes and speculation about their impact is over and the first race is in the books.
At the season opener in Melbourne, Nico Rosberg took the checkered flag, both McLaren machines finished in the points, and the 21 year old rookie Kevin Magnussen ends up in second. Daniel Riccardio, the new Red Bull driver took second...
Much like Kevin Magnussen’s impressive first race in Formula One, Mark has made a similar impact in the first round of the 2014 F1B Staff Championship. Along with Todd, Paul, Dave, Jake and Tom, Mark correctly chose Nico Rosberg to take the top step of the podium in Australia. Add to that correct picks for Button in 3rd and Alonso on 4th and one of F1B’s three rookies picked...
RedBull Formula One drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel team up to explain the rather complex technical regulation changes for 2014 in this pretty incredible CGI clip.
In a somewhat ironic turn of events, Ricciardo was stripped of his second-place finish (losing to Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg) at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday because his car had run at too high a fuel...
The beginning of the race was halted over a stalled Marussia and this caused an additional formation lap. Probably to be expected given the delicate nature of the new power units.
It was clear from the start that Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg’s muted commentary post-qualifying was due to his having a plan and that plan immediately materialized at the start with a shot...