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Nigel losing records but winning auctions

Nigel Mansell may have just been tied for most wins by a British driver when Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix and he may be equal on the number of championships but there is one thing Lewis Hamilton hasn’t one-upped Nige on, the sale of a Ferrari F40 for $870,000. Bonhams recently sold our man Nige’s Ferrari once again proving that Ferrari is not merely a car but an...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Bottas moves to fourth in points after podium in Russia

Valtteri Bottas was one of the stars of the Russian GP as he posted his fifth podium finish of the season with a third place for Williams. The Finn, who set the fastest lap of the race right at the end, also moved up to fourth place in the World Championship. “I need to be happy for us as a team,” he said. “What we have been doing since last year is amazing. Again on the podium...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Report: Mercedes clinch title in Russian race for Jules

The Russian Grand Prix in Sochi became the location in which Mercedes AMG Petronas delivered their first Constructor’s Championship. The Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished 1, 2 respectively and clinched the title for a team that truly began its march to success under the purview of Ross Brawn who Mercedes non-executive chairman, Nikki Lauda, says deserves...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton cruises inaugural F1 Russian Grand Prix victory for ninth win of season

SOCHI, Russia -- Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors' title. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his teammate by 17 points in the drivers' standings, with three races remaining. Hamilton won his fourth...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first constructors' title. Nico Rosberg placed second despite having to pit early in the race but now trails his teammate by 17 points in the drivers' standings, with three races remaining. Hamilton won his fourth straight...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton edges Rosberg to take pole for F1 race in Sochi

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton earned his sixth pole of the season by beating Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by two-tenths of a second in Saturday's qualifying. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was faster than Hamilton in his last lap but then went off in a corner briefly and stayed third. Hamilton...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercedes pair Hamilton, Rosberg top final practice

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the final practice Saturday for the Russian Grand Prix. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was third in the last session ahead of qualifying, ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo and Felipe Massa in the second Williams. Hamilton also had the fastest time in Friday's practice...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton fastest on Friday at new Sochi circuit

Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Sochi on a day when teammate Nico Rosberg made a mistake, and thus didn't do a representative time on new soft tires. “I think it's been good,” he said. “I generally feel comfortable on new circuits, just learning them, growing up that's a skill you have to learn quite quickly. The car has been feeling very good today. “The track...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercedes pair fastest in 1st practice in Russia

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes teammate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton in Friday's morning practice for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. The Mercedes pair has dominated all season and was again firmly in control despite an unfamiliar track making its debut on the F1 calendar. Rosberg's fastest lap on the Sochi Autodrom was one minute...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Rosberg carry on their F1 contest

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg take their Formula One fight to untested ground at the Russian Grand Prix this weekend, with the circuit still recovering from the horrific crash of Jules Bianchi last week. Hamilton leads his Mercedes teammate by 10 points going into the race in Sochi, the Black Sea resort that hosted the Winter Olympics in February. With four...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton downplays Suzuka win, focused on Bianchi's condition

Lewis Hamilton's victory in a dramatic Japanese GP extended his Formula One World Championship lead, but inevitably it was a day of mixed emotions after the accident involving Jules Bianchi. Hamilton took the lead from teammate Nico Rosberg on Lap 29, and subsequently pulled away. "It's been an interesting weekend," said Hamilton. "Obviously a great result...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins shortened Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One victory and widening his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers' championship. 
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins rain-filled Japanese GP ahead of teammate Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One victory and widening his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers' championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 44th of 53 laps due to a crash involving Marussia driver Jules Bianchi. Race officials elected not to restart the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins shortened, grave Japanese Grand Prix

Jules Bianchi At the time of posting this review, there was limited news on the incident involving Jules Bianchi but there was a serious accident and several tweets stating that Jules Bianchi was unconscious and taken by ambulance and not by helicopter. According to Sky Sports F1, Bianchi went off the track at the same spot as Adrian Sutil and crashed into the tractor that was in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton beats Rosberg to win Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) Lewis Hamilton won a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday, claiming his third straight Formula One win and widening his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the drivers' championship. With Hamilton leading Rosberg, a red flag came out on the 47th of 53 laps due to heavy rain. Race officials elected not to re-start the race and Hamilton was...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton wins rain-interrupted Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) Lewis Hamilton wins rain-interrupted Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg takes pole for Japanese GP ahead of teammate Hamilton

  Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday for the Japanese Grand Prix, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton and putting himself in good position to regain the Formula One championship lead. Rosberg claimed his ninth pole of the season with a time of 1 minute, 32.506 seconds at Suzuka, 0.197 seconds ahead of Hamilton. Williams' driver Valtteri Bottas was third...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg claims pole for Japanese Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg claimed pole position just ahead of his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, and Williams F1 driver Valtteri Bottas. After a DNF in Singapore, Rosberg needed to bounce back and claiming pole is a good start. Q1 saw Romain Grosjean and his teammate, Pastor Maldonado, eliminated by a last-breath effort from the Suaber’s of Gutierrez and Sutil. It also saw Marcus Ericsson lurch...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg leads FP3

The final practice session provided some drama in the Mercedes team with a rare off from Lewis Hamilton causing serious damage to his car. The team will relentlessly work to repair his car for qualifying but it did leave his teammate, and main rival, Nico Rosberg leading the way. The lap in which Hamilton crashed may have provided a better since of his real pace but unfortunately...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 championship leader Hamilton tops Friday practice at Suzuka

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, edging teammate and Formula One rival Nico Rosberg on Friday. Hamilton's time of 1:35.078 seconds shortly after the halfway mark of the afternoon practice at the Suzuka circuit was 0.240 seconds ahead of Rosberg. "The gap changes from track to track between us and other cars but...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton fastest in practice for Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday, edging teammate and Formula One championship rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's time of 1 minute, 35.078 seconds in afternoon practice at the Suzuka circuit was 0.240 seconds ahead of Rosberg. Hamilton leads Rosberg by three points heading into Sunday's race...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg edges Hamilton in practice for Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Japan (AP) Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Friday's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix, edging out teammate and Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg, who lost his championship lead to Hamilton last time out in Singapore, clocked a lap of 1 minute, 35.461 seconds at the Suzuka circuit, 0.151 seconds ahead of Hamilton...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Mercedes boss admits driver lineup may be different in 2015

Team boss Toto Wolff is not 100 percent sure Mercedes will head into the 2015 season with an unchanged driver lineup. With Nico Rosberg already under contract into the longer term, his teammate Lewis Hamilton is among those drivers speculatively linked with a sensational switch to the new Honda era at McLaren beginning next year. Recently, a slight disagreement between Briton Hamilton...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton’s ‘hammer time’ takes title lead with Singapore win

Lewis Hamilton entered this Singapore Grand Prix weekend on the back of a lead-shaving victory in Monza having reduced teammate Nico Rosberg’s advantage to just 22 points. It was always going to be important for Lewis to convert his pole position in Singapore to victory and reduce Rosberg’s lead further but what he most likely hadn’t planned on was a DNF from Nico—that misfortune...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins Singapore Grand Prix, takes F1 championship lead

Lewis Hamilton took the lead in the Formula One drivers' championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a gear-selection failure. Hamilton led comfortably but was forced into a late pit-stop, briefly giving up the race lead to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, before he passed the German seven laps from...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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