Hamilton Takes Narrow Pole Over Rosberg In China

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Lewis Hamilton did not have much to spare as he took pole for the Chinese Grand Prix less than a tenth of a second ahead of his team-mate Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel finished the session in third for Ferrari. Continue reading

Vettel Beats Hamilton To Malaysian Win

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Sebastian Vettel surprised his Mercedes rivals on a sweltering Sunday in Kuala Lumpur to win the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were second and third respectively. Continue reading

Hamilton Beats Vettel To Wet Malaysian Pole

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Round two of this year’s F1 world championship will have Lewis Hamilton leading the grid when the lights go out as the British driver took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel finished qualifying less than a tenth behind as he pushed his rival close. Nico Rosberg had to settle for third on the grid. Continue reading

German Grand Prix Officially Cancelled By FIA

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The long-running question over the German round of the 2015 F1 world championship has been answered as the German Grand Prix has been cancelled by the world governing body of motorsport, the FIA.

The event had been due to be held at Hockenheim but talks broke down with F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. Hockenheim had stepped in an attempt to host the race with the Nurburgring, the original host of the 2015 race, not able to come to an agreement with the venue’s new owners.

“We have no more hope that the Formula 1 race takes place here,” said the boss of the Hockenheimring, Georg Seiler.

“We did everything we could in the last few years to make the fans happy.

“Time has run out to organise the race here. Otherwise, [there was a risk that] the quality of the event would have suffered.”

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Germany has won eleven of the sport’s 15 world driver’s championships since 2000. 2015 will now be the first year without a German Grand Prix since 1960.

Quitting F1 Possible Declares Red Bull Top Brass After Opener Struggle

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Following on from a tough first race of the season, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has said that the team could leave the sport as rules and regulations continue to dissatisfy the Austrian team.

It is not the first time the team have tried to be bold as Christian Horner suggested last year that F1 consider a change from the new V6 hybrid engines. Helmut Marko’s words come at a time when Red Bull finished a long way behind in the first of the season in Australia and appear to be in for a bruising immediate future with the sides engine supplier Renault believed to be 100 horsepower down on the leading engine of Mercedes.

“We will evaluate the situation again [in the summer] as every year and look into costs and revenues,” Marko told Austrian media in Melbourne.

“If we are totally dissatisfied we could contemplate an F1 exit.

“Yes, the danger is there that Mr Mateschitz loses his passion for F1.”

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Marko criticised the sport as an “engine formula”, stating that it was the tightening rules that would strangling the sport of innovation for which it is famous for.

“These power units are the wrong solution for F1, and we would say this even if [Red Bull supplier] Renault were in the lead,” he added.

“The technical rules are not understandable, much too complicated, and too expensive.

“We are governed by an engineers’ formula. We wanted cost reduction too, but it is not happening like this.

“A designer like Adrian Newey [who is stepping back from F1] is castrated by this engine formula. These rules will kill the sport.”

Red Bull would find leaving Formula 1 soon to be tricky as they have a contract with Bernie Ecclestone to stay on the grid until at least 2020. A departure for the energy drinks brand would also potentially see the grid decrease by 20% as the outfit owns two of the competing ten teams.

Controlled Hamilton Takes Victory In Australian Battle Of Attrition

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Lewis Hamilton stayed in front of team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the first race of the season. The Briton was followed closely through the race by Rosberg but had it covered as Rosberg never quite got close enough to challenge. Sebastian Vettel secured third place and a first podium in his debut race as a Ferrari driver. Continue reading

Supreme Hamilton Leads Mercedes Front Row In Australia

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The first qualifying session of the new F1 season ended with a familiar face leading as Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Australian Grand Prix. His time of 1:26.327 was almost six tenths faster than the quickest time that team-mate Nico Rosberg could manage for second. Felipe Massa starts the race for Williams in third. Continue reading

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