Bernie Ecclestone Rooting for Lewis Hamilton to Win Championship Calling Him “Best Champion Ever”

As we head to Mexico, there’s only three races to go in the Formula 1 season. Currently, Nico Rosberg leads his Mercedes teammate of Lewis Hamilton by 26 points, and can actually clinch the title this weekend. But, Bernie Ecclestone is back at it with his comments, saying that he’s in a lack or a better word “rooting” for Hamilton to come back and win this year’s championship. Ecclestone told a group British reporters (Hamilton is from England) at last weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas that he hopes Hamilton wins a…

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Hamilton/Rosberg Lead Formula 1 Practices on Friday for U.S. Grand Prix

The Formula One drivers are back in the United States this weekend, as they will run the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday in Texas. On Friday, the drivers took to the Circuit of the Americas road course just south of Austin for two practice sessions in preparation for this weekend’s race. In the opening session, Lewis Hamilton led the way as he turned a lap of 1:37.428-seconds in his No. 44 Mercedes this morning. Despite Hamilton winning three of the four trips to COTA, seeing him on top of the speed…

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Lewis Hamilton Facing “Must-Win” Situation in United States Grand Prix This Weekend

You don’t hear the term “must-win” in racing much, as that lingo is thrown around a lot weekly in stick and ball sports. But, for Lewis Hamilton, this weekend’s race at the Circuit of the Americas is a “must-win” situation for the Mercedes driver. The reason is Hamilton trails his teammate Nico Rosberg by 33 points, as the fate of winning this year’s championship is no longer in his hands. Hamilton, can literally win the remaining four races of the 2016 Formula 1 schedule, beginning with this weekend’s United States Grand Prix…

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Japan a Welcome Sight for Struggling Vettel

It’s no secret, Sebastian Vettel is as frustrated as he’s ever been before. Vettel, enters this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix with just one podium finish in his last eight starts. He’s had contact and issues several times on the opening lap of races and hasn’t been a factor to win really anywhere yet in 2016. With that being said, that makes this weekend’s race look ever so beautiful to the Ferrari driver. Japan is a welcome sight to Vettel and one he hopes can propel him to a better end…

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Ricciardo Enters Japan Hot, but Has Struggled at Suzuka Over His Career

There’s no doubt that the Mercedes drivers will obviously be the ones to beat this weekend in Japan, but if they slip up, Daniel Ricciardo will be there waiting again to pounce. Ricciardo, enters this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix on a hot streak as he has two straight top two finishes including a victory last weekend in Malaysia. In fact, Ricciardo has four top two’s in his last five Formula One starts this season and eight straight top five finishes. To that stat alone means Ricciardo and his No. 3…

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Lewis Hamilton Needs to Get Back On This Weekend in Japan

This season has been a weird one for the entire Mercedes team. First, it was Nico Rosberg dominating as he had four straight victories to start the 2016 Formula 1 season off, and seven straight dating back to the last three races of 2015. But, he had that reign though end with just one podium in his next four races after. In fact, he went eight races and had only one win in that time frame. But, his teammate Lewis Hamilton then started getting hot as he had two second place finishes and a…

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Daniel Ricciardo Earns Victory in Malaysia for 1-2 Red Bull Finish

Mercedes’ failures was Red Bull Racing’s gain on Sunday, as Lewis Hamilton blew an engine near the midway mark and Nico Rosberg was involved in an early race fracas with Kimi Raikkonen allowing both Red Bull cars to capitalize and earn a 1-2 finish in the Malaysia Grand Prix. Daniel Ricciardo won his first race in over two years as the emotional driver dedicated his victory to Jules Bianchi. Ricciardo, inherited the lead when his teammate Max Verstappen pitted and Hamilton had his fiery misfortune. But, he will take the…

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