Can Mercedes Stop Ferrari’s Early Season Dominance

The first back-to-back race weekend is upon us in Formula One. Last weekend, Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel dominated the show in Bahrain. Now, the drivers head to China for this weekend’s third event of the 2018 season. Can Mercedes stop Ferrari’s new found dominance though? In Australia, Mercedes had the top equipment. But, Valtteri Bottas crashed in qualifying and had a five place grid penalty as a result of a gear box change. Lewis Hamilton had an electrical gremlin under the VSC and finished second. Vettel, capitazlied and won.

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Ferrari Aiming For 3-for-3 Start To 2018 Season

Its been long 11 seasons since Ferrari last won a Formula One championship. But, the start of the 2018 season, well it looks like that drought may finally come to an end. Through the first two races of the year, Sebastian Vettel has won both. He also started on the pole in the last race at Bahrain too. Now, can they go three-for-three to start the year off? Mercedes has won four straight years in the Heineken Chinese Grand Prix. They’ve also won seven of the last eight. The last…

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Mercedes Says Ferrari Has Leveled The Playing Field, Ferrari Feels They’re “3 to 4 Tenths Behind”

The games between Mercedes and Ferrari are already beginning. Well, they actually begun prior to qualifying for the season opener in Australia a few weeks ago. Ferrari and others accused Mercedes of having a “party mode” qualifying package. In practice, Ferrari’s closed the gap a bit in Melbourne in the wet and even in the first couple of rounds of knockout qualifying. But, when the pole was ready to be won, Mercedes powered up the speed charts to a dominating pole position run by Lewis Hamilton. In the race though,…

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Is This The Year Anyone Challenges Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull For Formula One Race Wins?

Formula One has unfortunately been one of the most predictable series’ in the world the last few years. In fact, really for the last few decades, F1 racing has honestly seen very few teams contend for wins and championships in any given season. For example, from 1984 to 1993, just McLaren and Williams were the only two teams that had won drivers championships. If you want to extend that to 1999, McLaren and Williams combined to win all but two titles in that 16 year time frame. Only Michael Schumahcer…

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Valtteri Bottas Triumps In 1st Career Formula One Victory Sunday in Russia

We all knew the time would be coming, the one when Valtteri Bottas finally won his first career Formula One victory. That time, ended up being today, as the Finland native took the checkered flag first in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix. Bottas, got a great start and by Turn 2, was leading. He would never look back, giving the lead up only when he came down pit lane on the Sochi track. When the pit sequences ended, Bottas was up front, bringing his No. 77 Mercedes to victory in just…

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Ferrari’s Sweep Front Row for 1st Time Since 2008

Friday, Ferrari’s were saying that the Mercedes drivers were sandbagging. In the two practice sessions, Ferrari led the way in each session while both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton played second fiddle to their Ferrari counterparts. I think Ferrari felt threatened still despite being 1-2 on the speed chart. 

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Ferrari’s Say Mercedes Team is Sandbagging in Russia, Mercedes Drivers Refute That

The Ferrari vs. Mercedes rivalry has always been an intense battle between the two storied teams in the Formula One paddock. After a few down years for the Scuderia camp, they’ve since rebounded in 2017 and are challenging their Mercedes counterparts again. The rivalry started to heat up again this weekend in Russia, as the Ferrari drivers are blaming the Mercedes team of sandbagging in the two practice sessions on Friday from the Sochi circuit. Vettel, who paced the second practice session and was fifth in session No. 1, said…

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Ferrari’s Lead Formula 1 Practice on Friday in Russia

Is the tide turning in Russia? Entering this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes drivers have won all three poles, won all three races and even led every lap of all three events. But, after three races to start the Formula One season, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has won two of the three events. Also, they’re right on the tail of Mercedes for laps led in 2017 too. After practice in Sochi on Friday, it appears that the two Ferrari cars may be the ones to beat now this weekend. 

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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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