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DW: Races are won and lost in the pits

You have heard it said many times over the years that races are won and lost in the pits. I know from firsthand experience it's true. I think this past Sunday we saw the Formula One race, the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 all determined by the work in the pits. So let's start over at the Formula One race at Monaco. Lewis Hamilton had that race all but won. I mean, he had...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Jensen: The greatest day of racing did not disappoint

The Greatest Day of Racing didn't disappoint. Not in the least. It began with controversy in the Monaco Grand Prix, where Mercedes inexplicably called Lewis Hamilton into the pits with 13 laps to go, allowing teammate Nico Rosberg to win. From there, Juan Pablo Montoya scored an enormously popular victory in the Indianapolis 500 and Carl Edwards became the ninth different winner...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Rosberg believed Hamilton would re-pass him

Nico Rosberg believed that Lewis Hamilton would still win the Monaco GP even after his late pit stop dropped him to third. Before the restart the German assumed that Hamilton's fresher tires would enable him to get by both Sebastian Vettel and himself over the closing laps of the race. “At that time I still thought Lewis would win,” said Rosberg. “Because coming out with fresh...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Mercedes admits it got its sums wrong with Hamilton call

Mercedes has admitted that it simply got it wrong when it brought Lewis Hamilton in for a late pit stop in Monaco, handing the win to teammate Nico Rosberg. The situation developed after Max Verstappen's accident triggered a virtual safety car, which was quickly changed into a real safety car. Watching a big TV screen, Hamilton thought that his pursuers Nico Rosberg and Sebastian...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Verstappen insists Grosjean to blame for Monaco GP crash

MONACO (AP) Teenage driver Max Verstappen is making a name for himself in his first Formula One season for Toro Rosso with his aggressive driving and love of overtaking. However, the 17-year-old's performance at Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix will be remembered for a late crash as he tried to squeeze past French driver Romain Grosjean. It led to a safety car coming out when Lewis Hamilton...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Lewis Hamilton claims first pole at Monaco

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole for the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year. In last year's race, Rosberg took pole but angered Hamilton when he ran off track under no apparent pressure right at the end of the session...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

In Monaco, F1 officials make call stronger leadership

MONACO (AP) First there were strategy meetings to discuss how to make Formula One more exciting again. Then came a fan survey this week aimed at gathering even more ideas. What's still lacking, according to teams, drivers and F1 management officials at the Monaco Grand Prix this week, is strong and resolute leadership to actually carry through with the changes. The sport's future...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lewis Hamilton's new deal worth staggering $140 million

Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton announced on Wednesday that he signed a new three-year extension that will keep him with Mercedes through the 2018 season. According to Forbes, the deal is worth nearly $140 million over the three-year span thanks to a base salary of roughly $32 million and additional bonuses pushing it north of $45 million per year. The report goes on to say...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton posts fastest time in 1st practice at Monaco GP

MONACO (AP) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of 17-year-old Max Verstappen in Thursday's first practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton, who has won three out of five races this season and signed a new three-year deal with Mercedes on Wednesday, was .149 seconds faster than the Verstappen, who drives for Toro Rosso and was racing on the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton signs new 3-year deal with Mercedes

MONACO (AP) Mercedes says Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new 3-year deal. The deal was announced Wednesday ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Since leaving McLaren in 2013, Hamilton has competed in 43 races, winning 15 and securing a further 11 podium finishes to replace four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel - the only other driver to beat him this...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg looks to pressure Hamilton at Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg would love to take the spotlight away from Lewis Hamilton at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix with a third straight win on his favorite track. While Hamilton is widely expected to announce a new deal with Mercedes during the race weekend, Rosberg returns to Monaco - where he grew up - full of confidence after his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix. It was amid the heat...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Second in Barcelona was 'damage limitation,' says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says second place in Spain was "damage limitation" after a bad start and a bad first pit stop combined to make his afternoon a difficult one. From second on the grid, Hamilton slipped behind Sebastian Vettel at the start, and then his chance of getting past the Ferrari during the first pit stop was ruined when a delay with the left rear wheel cost him three seconds...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg wins Spanish GP ahead of Mercedes teammate Hamilton

GRANOLLERS, Spain (AP) Nico Rosberg has finally got the better of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton this season, winning the Spanish Grand Prix from pole position to gain ground on the championship leader. Hamilton finished in second place and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was third. The morale-boosting win was Rosberg's ninth and his first since the Brazilian GP - the penultimate race...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg fastest ahead of Vettel, Hamilton in 3rd practice

GRANOLLERS, Spain (AP) Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton, the defending champion and current overall leader, bids for his fifth straight pole position of the season later Saturday. But Rosberg, who has won...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosberg quickest ahead of Mercedes teammate Hamilton

GRANOLLERS, Spain (AP) Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday. Rosberg, who is second in the standings behind defending champion Hamilton, clocked a best lap of 1 minute, 26.828 seconds - putting him .070 seconds clear. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, the only driver to have...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Hamilton remains confident despite lack of Mercedes upgrades

Lewis Hamilton isn't taking anything for granted about the form of Mercedes as rivals continue to develop their cars and try to close the gap. However, he says he remains confident that his team is still on top of the situation. “I feel confident that the team has done everything we could and can do to be as strong as we can this weekend, and to improve,” he said. “I think...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pole is key to stopping Lewis Hamilton at Spanish GP

GRANOLLERS, Spain (AP) Lewis Hamilton will be looking for his fourth win of the season at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, and it will be hard to stop the defending world champion if he gets another pole position on a Catalunya track where overtaking is notoriously difficult. Eighteen of 24 races here have been won from pole, and Hamilton has started from pole in all four races...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 Spanish Grand Prix Preview – Can Lewis Hamilton Continue To Dominate

The Formula One paddock returns to Europe after its opening four fly away races of the season. For most teams this is the first real chance to apply major changes to the cars, with many teams disappointed with the start of the season the Spanish Grand Prix is a chance to show their true race pace and form as the 2015 season hots up. Current Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

F1 News: Ferrari Don’t Need Hamilton, Hints At Bottas For 2016 Season

Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has suggested that Ferrari do not need Lewis Hamilton to replace current driver Kimi Raikonen for the 2016 season; hinting that he already has four time world champion Sebastian Vettal and would rather sign a much younger talent like Valtteri Bottas to a Ferrari seat. With Ferrari suffering their worst performing season since the early...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of hard-charging Raikkonen

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career. The British driver started from pole for the first time in the desert race under floodlights and was largely untroubled, finishing ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career. The British driver started from pole for the first time in the desert race under floodlights and was largely untroubled, finishing ahead of Ferrari...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mercedes split by Vettel as Hamilton grabs pole for Bahrain Grand Prix

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, well ahead of Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton, who leads Formula One after winning two of three races so far, finished 0.411 seconds ahead of Vettel, and 0.558 clear of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who began the...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hamilton posts fastest time in 3rd practice at Bahrain GP

SAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton warmed up for qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix with the fastest time in the third practice session Saturday. Hamilton, the championship leader after winning two of the opening three races, aims for a fourth straight pole position in the evening qualifying session. The Mercedes driver clocked a best lap time of 1 minute...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Bahrain GP: Rosberg fastest ahead of Hamilton in Friday practice

Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. With the floodlights turned on and mild evening temperatures cooling the desert track, the Mercedes pair proved too quick for the two Ferraris -- which dominated a first practice session held in searing early-afternoon heat. Rosberg,...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Woman sprayed with champagne by Hamilton doesn't think F1 star was being sexist

The woman whom Lewis Hamilton sprayed in the face with champagne during his victory celebration Sunday at the Chinese Grand Prix, creating quite a  controversy, is speaking out in support of the Formula 1 champion. Liu Siying, a 22-year-old graduate of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art who works for a real-estate company, told the Shanghai Daily News on Wednesday that the incident...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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