Brazilian GP – Takeaways from Friday Practice

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Mercedes and the Scuderia Ferrari look prepared to have a battle in the Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix. Although Red Bull‘s Max Verstappen went fastest in FP1, the contenders for the constructors’ title stepped up in FP2. Takeaways from Friday Practice Valtteri Bottas edged his teammate, five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, by 3 thousands of a […] READ MORE


Lewis Hamilton Wins Russian GP Amidst Team Orders Controversy

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Lewis Hamilton secured a controversial win at the Russian GP and extended his lead in the drivers’ championship over Sebastian Vettel to 50 points. Hamilton recorded his 70th career win and his eighth win of the 2018 season. Valtteri Bottas finished second after the Mercedes pitwall gave him team orders to let Hamilton through on […] READ MORE


Russian GP – Valtteri Bottas Takes Pole Ahead of Lewis Hamilton

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Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes AMG F1 team took a long-awaited  pole position in the qualifying session of the Russian Grand Prix. He beat teammate Lewis Hamilton to P2 and Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari to P3. Kimi Raikkonen and Kevin Magnussen rounded off the top five. Valtteri Bottas Takes Pole Ahead of Lewis Hamilton Q1: […] READ MORE


Valtteri Bottas Storms to Pole As Sebastian Vettel Incurs Penalty

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Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes AMG F1 team stormed to his first pole position of the season in the Qualifying of the Austrian GP at Spielberg. He was just ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton (P2) and comfortably ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari (P3). Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen rounded off the top-five positions. Romain […] READ MORE


Mercedes AMG F1 Debrief of the French GP

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The French GP was back on the F1 calendar after ten years. The Mercedes AMG F1 team was back in form after a disappointing Canadian GP. Lewis Hamilton won the race and is back on top of the drivers’ championship. Hamilton has a 14-point lead over Sebastian Vettel now. Valtteri Bottas finished seventh after a […] READ MORE


Mercedes AMG F1 Debrief of the Canadian GP

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Mercedes AMG F1 team did not have the 2018 Canadian GP everyone expected. The Silver Arrows has been dominant at this track in the Hybrid-engine era. The only blip came in 2014 when the relibaility issues of both Mercedes drivers handed the race win to Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo. Valtteri Bottas in second place […] READ MORE


Spanish GP – The Winners and Losers

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The Spanish GP was the first race of the European-leg of the season. There are always winners and losers at every race. It does not take long to go from hero to zero in Formula 1. Equally, a driver in crisis can turn things around quickly. Hopefully the losers at this race can stage a […] READ MORE


Spanish GP – Mercedes On Top Again in Friday Practice

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The first two practice sessions on Friday for the Spanish Grand Prix saw Mercedes drivers top the timesheets and the wind caused trouble to most of the cars. Valtteri Bottas was in front of Lewis Hamilton in the first free practice session with the fastest time of the day. Hamilton was fastest in the second […] READ MORE


Azerbaijan GP – Sebastian Vettel Takes a Hat-trick of Poles

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Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari once again took pole position in the Qualifying for Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes joins him on the front row, while his teammate Valtteri Bottas will start at P3. Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen rounded out the top five. Kimi Raikkonen, who was fastest in both Q1 and […] READ MORE


Mercedes Launch the W09 – Will It Be Another Triumphant Season?

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Mercedes AMG F1 gave the Formula 1 world the first glimpse of their 2018 challenger. The official launch of the W09, in the familiar silver livery, took place today. The car was in action at Silverstone earlier. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton took turns in shaking out the car on the track on the first […] READ MORE