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Column: Friction in Formula 1 can help lift the sport

LONDON -- Friction in Formula One and ongoing negativity has created instability that affects companies pumping money into the sport, according to a director of the motorsport series. But Martin Sorrell, who is also chief executive of advertising giant WPP, told The Associated Press that public disputes over the state of F1 could in fact help to make the sport more commercially attractive...
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Sorrell: Friction in Formula 1 can help lift the sport

LONDON (AP) Friction in Formula One and ongoing negativity has created instability that affects companies pumping money into the sport, according to a director of the motorsport series. But Martin Sorrell, who is also chief executive of advertising giant WPP, told The Associated Press that public disputes over the state of F1 could in fact help to make the sport more commercially...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Inclement irony: Rain saved and spoiled Rosberg's British GP

Nico Rosberg says he was happy when rain arrived late in the British GP, even if it ultimately handed teammate Lewis Hamilton an advantage. Hamilton pitted for intermediate tires earlier than his main rivals, and actually extended his advantage, but the rain helped Rosberg to pass both Williams drivers and secure second. “I was very thankful when the rain came,” said Rosberg...
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F1: Hamilton rallies back from bad start to win rain-impacted British GP

Lewis Hamilton rallied back from a poor start to win the 2015 British GP at the Silverstone Circuit. Felipe Massa took the lead from third at the start while the Safety Car was deployed on Lap 1 for a multi-car incident. Hamilton then lost second on the restart to Valtteri Bottas, who then went on and attempted to pass his teammate Massa. However, the Williams team sent Bottas the...
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Hamilton wins British GP after thrilling race

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense. A Mercedes one-two was just as forecast - with Nico Rosberg completing a ninth consecutive double podium for the team - but a thrilling rain-affected race defied...
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F1: Results from the British GP

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 British GP at the Silverstone Circuit on July 5, 2015, despite falling back to third behind the two Williams cars early on in the race. Click for full race recap
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F1: Car changes helped Hamilton seize pole after Friday woes

Lewis Hamilton says that despite beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to pole at Silverstone things have gone far from smoothly for him so far this weekend, and that it took a lot of work overnight to get the W06 to his liking. Hamilton abandoned his final lap on Saturday, but pole was already secured. “It's generally been an up and down weekend, for lots of reasons you'd never...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle of Britain: Lewis Hamilton beats teammate to pole at Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to claim pole position for Sunday’s British GP at the Silverstone Circuit in England. There was a closer battle for the second row behind them between Ferrari and Williams, which was ultimately won by Williams who locked out the second row of the grid. A lot of drivers had their times deleted during Q1 after running wide at...
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Hamilton fastest in practice ahead of British GP qualifying

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix on Saturday. The 30-year-old defending champion clocked 1 minute, 32.917 seconds at Silverstone as he bids to win his home race for a second straight year. Hamilton outpaced teammate Nico Rosberg in a reversal of Friday's fortunes...
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Upset in the making? Rosberg Friday fastest on Hamilton's home turf

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg topped both FP1 and FP2 at the Silverstone Circuit in England on Friday while his teammate Lewis Hamilton could only manage as high as second and fourth in the respective sessions in front of his home fans. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Rosberg, however, as he came to a stop on track due to a loss of hydraulic power in FP1 and had to undergo a gearbox...
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Rosberg beats Hamilton in 1st practice at British GP

SILVERTSONE, England (AP) Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time ahead of championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session of the British Grand Prix on Friday. The German driver missed much of the session after going off due to a loss of hydraulic power at Silverstone. He was 0.07 seconds faster than Hamilton, who is chasing his third victory at his home...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Formula 1 title fight heads to Hamilton's stomping grounds

Lewis Hamilton says he's hoping to have a "real race" with teammate Nico Rosberg at Silverstone after they each suffered a problem in the last two races at Silverstone. Hamilton had a tire failure in 2013, while Rosberg retired from last year's British Grand Prix with a gearbox problem. "It's going to be a very hard weekend for sure," said Hamilton. "Nico's going to be very quick...
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Winning races, not creating excitement is Hamilton's focus

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Much of the recent intrigue in Formula One has been over who will run the championship in the future after Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari investors linked up with the Miami Dolphins owner to explore a takeover bid. On the track, the 2015 title race itself is offering few thrills, with Mercedes the supreme force in the first half of the season. There's little...
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Comeback charge? Rosberg title hopes back on after 3 wins in 4 races

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Having beaten his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in three of the past four races, Nico Rosberg is confident he has found the missing ingredient required to win the Formula One title this year: More aggression. Rosberg, last year's F1 runner-up to Hamilton in a close title race, now sits just 10 points behind his Mercedes rival after a convincing win at the...
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Rosberg title hopes right back on after 3 wins in 4 races

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Having beaten his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in three of the past four races, Nico Rosberg is confident he has found the missing ingredient required to win the Formula One title this year: more aggression. Rosberg, last year's F1 runner-up to Hamilton in a close title race, now sits just 10 points behind his Mercedes rival after a convincing win at the...
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Rosberg wins Austrian GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Hamilton

SPEILBERG, Austria (AP) Nico Rosberg showed his championship potential by overtaking pole sitter Lewis Hamilton on the first turn to win the Austrian Grand Prix in style on Sunday. The German driver, runner-up to his Mercedes teammate in last year's Formula One championship, took an aggressive inside line to shoot past Hamilton heading into the first turn in an eventful race featuring...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Full results from the Austrian GP

Nico Rosberg took the lead from his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start of Sunday's Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria and went on to claim his third win of the season. Here's how the field shook out behind him:
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F1: Rosberg wins in Austria while Hamilton receives penalty

Nico Rosberg scored his third win of the 2015 Formula One World Championship at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on Sunday after passing his teammate Lewis Hamilton into the first turn. Hamilton remained in close contact with his teammate throughout the first half of the race but crossed the pit exit line after making his pit stop, subsequently being assessed a five-second...
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Best until last: Hamilton takes pole in Austria after lackluster weekend

After failing to appear at the top of the timing sheets in FP1, FP2, FP3, Q1 or Q2, Lewis Hamilton took the top spot in Q3 to take pole position for Sunday's Austrian GP. Both Mercedes teammates ran out on track for a final run in the closing moments of Q3 but both ran off, solidifying Hamilton's time at the top of the charts. Both Red Bull drivers have received 10-place penalties...
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Rosberg beats Hamilton in 1st practice at Austrian GP

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session of the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The German driver, who is 17 points behind championship leader Hamilton after seven races, clocked a best lap 1 minute, 10.401 seconds - making him .308 faster than Hamilton and .627 quicker than Ferrari's...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 101: Lewis Hamilton explains complexities of winning in 2015

Lewis Hamilton says driving a current F1 car is not as easy as it looks after the “lift and coast” radio messages in Canada made many observers question how hard drivers have to push these days. Hamilton insists that current drivers have their hands full as they manage fuel, tires and other parameters, and they need information from the pit wall. “It's different definitely...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton wants to win Austrian GP for real this time

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) Lewis Hamilton would love to win the Austrian Grand Prix for real this time. The race was always one of his favorites when he grew up playing video games, but when he drove on the Red Bull Ring circuit for the first time last year he had some trouble. The British driver qualified in ninth place before roaring back through the field to finish a commendable...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Mercedes team admits concerns in Canada

Lewis Hamilton admits he was concerned that Nico Rosberg might have an advantage on fuel consumption as the Canadian GP played out. There was extensive radio talk about consumption between the pit wall and the drivers during the race, and Hamilton was told to lift and coast, in other words lift off the throttle early, in order to save fuel. In the end it had no impact on the result...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

After hiccup in Monaco, Mercedes F1 success resumes

MONTREAL (AP) Even as his team's strategic blunder cost him a chance at victory in Monaco, Lewis Hamilton knew that he had the fastest car. Given the chance, he showed it. Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading from the pole to the checkered flag with no threat from anyone except his Mercedes teammate, Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's problems in the previous race were...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 leader Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian Grand Prix

MONTREAL (AP) Lewis Hamilton has won the Canadian Grand Prix. It's the fourth win of the year for the Hamilton. He leads the Formula One standings in a quest for his second straight world championship. It's also Hamilton's fourth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Montreal's Isle Notre-Dame. Nico Rosberg was second. The two Mercedes teammates started on the front row and...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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