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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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 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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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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