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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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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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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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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