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Misery for Mercedes as Hamilton, Rosberg fail to podium in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first time since the final race of the 2013 season without either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg on the podium. Mercedes entered it looking odds-on to have both of its drivers on the podium for the 10th straight race this season. Instead, Hamilton...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kvyat secures first F1 podium with second despite penalty

Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat logged his first F1 podium finish in Hungary with a superb second place despite receiving a 10-second penalty that ultimately did not cost him a position. The Russian took full advantage of those ahead hitting trouble, and was in the right place at the right time in the closing stages. He received the penalty for exceeding track limits when passing Lewis Hamilton...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Misery for Mercedes with Hamilton 6th and Rosberg 8th

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The crushing dominance of the Mercedes Silver Arrows came to an abrupt halt at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, the first time since the final race of the 2013 season without either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg on the podium. Mercedes entered it looking odds-on to have both of its drivers on the podium for the 10th straight race this season. Instead,...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Results from the Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari ended a seven-race winning streak for the Mercedes F1 team after taking the lead heading into the first turn of the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix. Pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton fell to fourth place in the opening corners before running off track at the chicane, dropping to 10th and spending the rest of race working his way back up through the field. However...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton pole in Hungary, Ferrari best of the rest

Lewis Hamilton has claimed his ninth pole position of the 2015 season ahead of Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton was able to top his teammate and championship rival Nico Rosberg, who was struggling with the handling on his Mercedes. Ferrari the best of the rest teams, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen qualifying in third and fifth positions respectively. Daniel Ricciardo...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton fastest again in final practice for Hungarian GP

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton showed he will undoubtedly be the driver to beat in qualifying later Saturday as he secured the fastest time in final practice. Hamilton was quickest in both of Friday's practice runs and completed his hat trick with a leading time of 1 minute, 22.997 seconds, putting him .098 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Perez flips in Friday practice as Hamilton goes fastest

Lewis Hamilton led the opening two practice sessions on Friday for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Both practice sessions held saw the red flag, with Force India’s Sergio Perez walking away unscathed from a crash that turned his car over in FP1 and then Kimi Raikkonen bringing the red out again when the front wing broke off of his Ferrari. In the afternoon session, the Renault...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton best in 1st practice at Hungarian GP; Perez crashes

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Lewis Hamilton posted the leading time ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday, while Sergio Perez walked away unscathed from a crash. Many drivers wore tributes to Jules Bianchi, with race stickers such as ''Ciao Jules'' on their helmets. Bianchi died last Friday from injuries sustained last...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Title tussle takes a back seat as F1 mourns for Bianchi

The championship tussle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take a back seat at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, with Formula One still coming to terms with the death of Jules Bianchi. The 25-year-old Bianchi died in a hospital in his hometown of Nice on Friday from injuries sustained in a head-on crash during the Japanese GP last October. The outpouring of sympathy...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Lewis Hamilton at the 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is thrilled to announce the launch of an incredible competition for F1 fans to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX in Austin, Texas taking place on October 23-25, where they will also get the chance to meet with current Formula 1 World Champion and MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team driver, Lewis Hamilton...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 star Lewis Hamilton not up to Wimbledon dress code, misses Djokovic-Federer final

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton missed out on watching the Wimbledon final because he didn't meet the All England Club's dress code. Hamilton was invited to sit in the Royal Box along with several other celebrities and sportsmen, including Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper and five-time Wimbledon champion Bjorn Borg. "Due to an unfortunate misunderstanding regarding dress code at...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton welcomes FIA push to put starts back in driver's hands

Lewis Hamilton says he welcomes the FIA's move to have greater driver input in race starts from next month's Belgian GP. Radio coaching in the build-up to the start is expected to be banned for Spa, followed by technical changes – such as a single clutch paddle – for 2016. “I guess it really depends how they go about doing it,” said Hamilton at Silverstone. “But I'm happy...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
June 20, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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