Will Someone Other Than Mercedes Lead Laps This Weekend in Russia

As we enter the fourth annual Russian Grand Prix, just one driver on the Formula One grid has ever led a lap around the 18-turn Sochi Autodrom street course in Russia. That driver, is Lewis Hamilton. Since the inaugural race in 2014, Mercedes drivers have led all 159 laps in Russia. Hamilton, has led 100 laps while his former teammate Nico Rosberg led the other 59. Hamilton, also won the first two years at Sochi, while Rosberg reached victory lane a year ago. But, with Rosberg since retiring, Hamilton is…

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Long Beach Hires a Consultant To Study Whether They Should Have IndyCar or Formula 1 Race There

The last few years we’ve seen some rumors start circulating around the racing world about a possible Formula One return to Long Beach. From 1976-1983, the Grand Prix of Long Beach was run with F1 cars. But, since 1984, it’s been IndyCar teams racing on the scenic 1.968-mile southern California street circuit. Now, two weeks after the 43rd annual event in which James Hinchcliffe went to victory lane at Long Beach on April 9, the Long Beach Gazette is reporting the city has hired a consulting firm to study and…

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Lewis Hamilton Has New Fight on His Hands With Sebastian Vettel

The last few years, the only real challenger to Lewis Hamilton in Formula One competition has been his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. The duo were by far the class of the field. But, when Rosberg decided to retire following his championship in 2016, mixed with a new car for the 2017 season, the gap between Hamilton and the rest of the teams has shortened. In fact, Hamilton has a new fight on his hands, and it’s not a Mercedes teammate. Hamilton, picked up his ninth straight podium finish last weekend…

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Ferrari Off to Best Start to Formula 1 Season in 9 Years

When Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line first on Sunday night in Bahrain, it marked the best start for Ferrari in nine seasons. The win in Bahrain was Vettel’s third all-time victory in the desert, and 44th of his Formula One career. But, it was also his second of the season, as the German also won the season opening race in Australia too. Two wins in three tries for the Ferrari driver, marks the first time that Ferrari has won two of the first three races in an F1 season…

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Chinese Grand Prix

This weekend in China was about as perfect as a weekend that Lewis Hamilton could have asked for. Hamilton, qualified his No. 44 Mercedes on the pole for today’s race, then backed that up with leading flag-to-flag en route to his 54th career Formula One victory. With his win, he’s now tied a top the F1 standings with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The race began on a damp but rapidly drying track, with everyone bar Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz on intermediate tires. Sainz quickly rued that gamble, spinning off on Lap…

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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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