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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...
Via AP on Fox
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ecclestone blames teams for turning F1 into a 'crap product'

Bernie Ecclestone says he is struggling to sell a "crap product" to the public in the new era of Formula One. The F1 supremo has said consistently that the 'power unit' regulations are a major reason for the decline in popularity of the sport he has ruled for decades. "I was talking to some engineers the other day and I told them that I was always pretty good at selling used cars...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Rosberg has no regrets after last turn calamity in qualifying

Nico Rosberg says he didn't know that Lewis Hamilton had already spun when he went off at the end of Q3 in Austria - but insisted that it would not have made any difference. Hamilton's spin obviously meant that he couldn't improve with his last lap, but Rosberg said he still had to take risks to beat his Mercedes teammate's earlier time, and was thus obliged to push. Nico ran into...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Button awarded 25-spot grid penalty for Austrian GP

Jenson Button has been handed 25 places of grid penalties in Austria after changing engine components overnight. Button became the first driver to take a sixth power unit element in 2015 when he went to his sixth turbo, and his sixth MGU-H. The first change earns him 10 places, and the second another five. In addition he has gone to his fifth V6 and fifth MGU-K, which are worth five...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Massa says modern F1 better than Senna era

Felipe Massa has cautioned that critics of current F1 have forgotten that the racing was not always close in the past. While discussing possible future rules changes, the Williams driver cited the Ayrton Senna and McLaren Honda era as an example of people looking back with rose-tinted spectacles at a time when one team was dominant. “When it was 20 years of Ayrton's crash I remember...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Vettel, Rosberg top Friday sessions in Austria while Hamilton struggles

Sebastian Vettel lapped the Red Bull Ring fastest of anyone on Friday with a 1:09.600 during the afternoon FP2 session in his Ferrari. Vettel had only run four laps in the Friday morning FP1 session as the team spent the majority of the session fixing some gearbox issues on his car. The issues returned at the end of FP2, and Vettel will be hoping to not join Daniel Ricciardo and...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nico Rosberg targeting improved performance at Austrian GP

VIENNA (AP) Nico Rosberg is still kicking himself for failing to pressure Lewis Hamilton in Montreal, and now has to make up for it at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix. Rosberg missed out on a hat-trick of wins after finishing second at the Canadian Grand Prix, as Hamilton won the race to extend his championship lead over his Mercedes teammate to 17 points. With the form Hamilton...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

'Amateur' outburst exposes Alonso's frustration at McLaren

Fernando Alonso knew when he re-signed for McLaren that it would take time and a lot of hard work to get the British team back atop the Formula One standings. He might not have thought it would be quite this tough. After seven races of his first season back at McLaren, Alonso is yet to win a point and has retired from the last three races - an unprecedented streak in his 14-year...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Fittipaldi Leads Corvette DP 1-2-3 In Detroit Qualifying

There have been no repeat winners so far in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype division through four events, but that is unlikely to be repeated on Saturday, if qualifying for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at the Raceway at Belle Isle near Detroit on Friday showed anything. Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi, who along with Joao Barbosa claimed the...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Massa questions Verstappen's experience after Monaco crash

Felipe Massa has questioned Max Verstappen's level of experience after the Dutchman had a heavy crash in the Monaco GP. Verstappen hit the back of Romain Grosjean's Lotus and was launched into the barrier at Ste Devote. He subsequently received a five-place grid penalty for Canada, and two penalty points. Massa, whose race was spoiled by first lap contact with Nico Hulkenberg, believes...
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May 24, 2015  |  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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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Piquet Jr wins Visa Fastest Lap trophy at Formula E DHL Berlin EPrix

Nelson Piquet Jr today became the second winner of the Visa Fastest Lap following a nail-biting race at the DHL Berlin ePrix. Nelson produced a time of 1 minute 24.435 seconds on his last lap around the 2.469km circuit.The anti-clockwise layout, designed by Rodrigo Nunes within the 'Apron’ section of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, saw 20 Formula E drivers, battling to...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vettel posts fastest time ahead of Rosberg in 3rd practice

MONACO (AP) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing ahead of Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Vettel, who won the Malaysian GP earlier in the season, left it late for a best lap of 1 minute, 16.143 seconds as drivers tested out the new and quicker supersoft tires...
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May 23, 2015  |  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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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Ecclestone fears Strategy Group meeting will accomplish little

Bernie Ecclestone suspects that very little will get agreed in Thursday's much anticipated F1 Strategy Group meeting, where rule changes both for the short term and for 2017 and beyond will be discussed. Ecclestone controls six votes, the FIA has six, and Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull, Williams and Force India have one apiece. Ideas that gain support are then forwarded to...
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May 13, 2015  |  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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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Buemi triumphs in chaotic Formula E race, becomes first repeat winner

Sebastien Buemi has become the first repeat winner in the FIA Formula E series after winning Saturday’s Monaco ePrix. Buemi was one of the three winners of FanBoost – along with Salvador Duran and Jean-Eric Vergne – but never really much needed it, as he crossed the line with a 2.1 second cushion over points leader Lucas di Grassi. Nelson Piquet Jr., who entered the race second...
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May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rosberg snaps Hamilton's pole streak with masterful performance in qualifying

GRANOLLERS, Spain -- Nico Rosberg finally clinched his first pole position of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday, ending his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fifth consecutive pole. Rosberg signaled his intent with the fastest time in two of the three practice sessions this weekend, and continued that form with a dynamic drive in qualifying. The German finished...
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May 09, 2015  |  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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May 09, 2015  |  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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May 08, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

F1: Button learned a lot by watching Bahrain GP on TV

Jenson Button admits he found the experience of watching the Bahrain GP a useful one, despite his obvious frustration at not taking part himself. Button watched in the McLaren hospitality building, where he had access to Sky F1's commentary. He also entertained fans by Tweeting his thoughts during the race. “They [the cars] are quite quiet aren't they?” he said when asked what...
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May 07, 2015  |  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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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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