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It was a fascinating day in Bahrain during Formula One Qualifying. Mercedes champion and current master of the universe in Formula One, Lewis Hamilton did not disappoint as he easily cruised into pole position. In four races, Hamilton has been on pole four times for a total of 42, which places him 4th on all times list of pole sitters.
Following Hamilton was Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen, and Valtteri Bottas. Two top drivers will dominate the front row on race day and fans will be in for a blockbuster. Bottas Williams-Martini teammate Felipe Massa qualified 6th and Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo 7th. Carlos Sainz Jr. with Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean with Lotus were, 9th and 10th respectively.
As we last reported, the thorn in the side of the powerful Mercedes team will be, and is, the new and improved Ferrari team with former Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg qualified 8th and Sergio Perez 11th. Unfortunately for the McLaren-Honda team, Fernando Alonso made a gallant effort but was held at 14th, and Jenson Button’s car appeared to have some electrical issues preventing him from making it into Q3. Red Bull Daniil Kvyat rolled into a sand trap at P3 and failed to make it past Q1.
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There was plenty of drama when the lights went down at the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain. The night race started with Mercedes pole sitter and champion, Lewis Hamilton out front. Hamilton was followed by Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, who worked together to block Mercedes second driver, Nico Rosberg, from advancing from third to second, by pushing him back to fourth. A determined Rosberg was not going to settle for third or fourth, so, in lap nine, Rosberg overtook Raikkonen and Vettel to claim second, while Hamilton remained the leader of the pack.
In lap 35 when Rosberg emerged from a pit stop, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leap frogged and got out in front, but could not stay there. Meanwhile, both Toro Rosso drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. were retired.
By lap 47, it was Hamilton, Rosberg, Raikkonen, Bottas and Vettel in the top five. Going into the final 7 laps, there was a fierce battle between Nico Rosberg and Kimi Raikkonen for second. Moving into lap 56 Raikkonen overtook Rosberg and claimed second, pushing Rosberg into third. On the podium after the race, Raikkonen was disappointed that he had to settle for second, while fans wondered out loud if he was deluding himself into thinking he could have caught up with, and overtaken Hamilton, in the unstoppable Mercedes power unit.
Crossing the finish line after the top three was Valtteri Bottas in fourth, Sebastian Vettel fifth, and Daniel Ricciardo who, barely made it across the finish line amidst a huge cloud of smoke bellowing from the back of his car.
Late Breaking News: The F1 race in Monza may be hanging in the wings. Like Germany, Monza has money problems. The German automotive industry VW-Audi, did a study that showed tremendous support for an Audi F1 team, but, they dislike Bernie Egglestone so much, they refused to enter F1 as long as he is in control.
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Lewis Hamilton has fought tooth and nail all season for every point he has earned, and Sunday was no different. Lewis Hamilton is one of the most intelligent and skillful drivers that ever hit a Formula One track. Hamilton drove 192 miles in a 61-lap race, under pressure from two Red Bulls, a Ferrari, and an 18-minute safety car.
Hamilton's experience on the track and understanding of the car, along with smart tire strategy and better pit stops, kept him in the lead while tackling tight turns at top speed. Of course it can be said, his toughest fight was in Hungary when he went from pit lane to a third place podium finish, in spite of car trouble, and slow pit stops.
Fighting back and in desperate need of a podium was Sebastian Vettel, with Red Bull. Four-time champion Vettel was not satisfied with third or fourth, so he ramped up his competitive nature and overtook team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to secure himself, a second place finish. Two impressive finishers gaining points for their teams were Fernando Alonso for Ferrari and Felipe Massa for Williams-Martini. Jean-Eric Vergne with Toro Rosso and Sergio Perez with Sahara Force India, came in sixth and seventh respectively.
Next race, Suzuka, in Japan
After Race Entertainment- Nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend will bring his blend of R&B and soul to the Formula One night race on Sunday. Also headlining, Jennifer Lopez at the Padang Stage and Six-time Grammy winner and Emmy winner Ziggy Marley will perform in Zones 1 and 4 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Formula One champion race leader Lewis Hamilton drove a spectacular race Sunday at the USGP in Austin, Texas, at the Circuit of the Americas. He may not have started on pole but he crossed the finish line first, while his teammate and pole sitter Nico Rosberg sauntered in second, as if he were saving his best drive for the final race in Abu Dhabi, and the award of double points.
This is the 32nd career victory for Hamilton who a Journalist with Xiro Xone News referred to as being “focused like a Jedi Knight.”
The day started with a bevy of celebrities from stage and screen, and former racing champions from NASCAR, Indy Car and Formula One. As the day moved on and the cars lined up in formation, fans were holding onto their seats to see if pole sitter Nico Rosberg was going to make a mistake and give Hamilton an opening, and Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo a chance to finish higher than third, and keep his championship hopes alive.
Crossing the finish line after the two Mercedes drivers were, Daniel Ricciardo, Felipe Massa and his teammate, Valtteri Bottas.
In other action on the track, Vijay Mallya, team principal for Force India works hard and spends a lot of money to keep and develop a Formula One team that can be the pride of India. He was understandably upset, when both of his drivers suffered a DNF during the race. Sergio Perez made contact with Sauber driver, Adrian Sutil. Nico Hulkemberg cruised to a self-imposed stop, due to drive shaft problems. Perez was given a seven-place grid penalty for his actions that will be served in Brazil, and has apologized to Sutil.
Circuit of the Americas, the race promoters and staff did Texas proud and gave the more than 200K fans of Formula One a fun and exciting event.
World Champion Lewis Hamilton is in pole position for the third time, since the start of the season. Racing in the beautiful city of Shanghai, Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, will lead the pack on Sunday, at the Formula One Grand Prix China. Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg pushed his way into second, leaving the Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, third and fourth. Formula One teams, Mercedes AMG, Scuderia Ferrari, and Williams-Martini have started making moves on the track to build Championship Constructors points. Ferrari and Williams are poised to fight it out on the track, against the superiority of Mercedes. Not to be ignored are the Red Bulls Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciard, or Sauber, whose drivers Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericcson made it into the top ten at qualifying.
The Sahara Force India team is at the bottom of the heap, and may remain there until their upgraded packages arrive, mid season. Dropping off the pace at qualifying was McLaren. When Fernando Alonso was asked about the performance of the McLaren Honda, he relied, “I enjoyed the session. All the updates we brought here seem to be working as we’d expected, and they’ve put us closer to the mid-pack. It’s very encouraging to see that we’re moving firmly in the right direction – it’s a question of time as to when we’ll become competitive. “Obviously, we began the season from a lower starting point than some of the other teams, so it’s been easier for us to make quick improvements, but the team is so focused and determined to improve – that’s very impressive."
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Opening season for Formula One got off to an exciting start in Melbourne, Australia. Two-time world champion kicked off the start of the weekend by grabbing the pole position. His teammate and closest rival, Nico Rosberg locked out the second position for a one-two Mercedes front row, for Sunday’s race. Teenage rookie, Max Verstappen was impressive on the track and made the top ten. However, the much anticipated McLaren-Honda debut was disappointing to fans and drivers, who had high expectations for the return of Honda in Formula One. Jenson Button did his best, and Fernando Alonso was still out for medical reasons.
Red Bull lead driver Daniel Ricciardo will start in seventh position, while his former teammate, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, will start fourth. Ferrari seems poised; to give Williams and Red Bull a fight this season
In more drama and woes on and off the track for Manor, formally Marussia, Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi never made it onto the track for qualifying. While Sauber has been embroiled with a lawsuit over, which driver has a right to a seat, for the 2015 season? We will have additional details on the drama of both teams in the Xiro Xone F1 Report, on Sunday.
It was wet stormy day at the Sepang track, during qualifying, for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, on Saturday. Mercedes wunderkind and two-time champion Lewis Hamilton took his second pole position in the second race of the season. Former Red Bull champion Sebastian Vettel, in his first season driving for Ferrari, broke-up the Mercedes 1-2 front row by taking second away from fellow German, Nico Rosberg. A very disappointed Nico Rosberg, will be starting in third position. Red Bulls, Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat qualified 4th and 5th respectively. For the first time in 54-years, a teenager, Max Verstappen, qualified in the top ten in Formula One Grand Prix qualifying. Verstappen, driving for Toro Rosso, and will be starting, sixth, on Sunday. At age 17, Verstappen is the youngest driver in Formula One. Thunderstorms and torrential rains stopped any momentum Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen may have had, scoring in the top ten. He will start in eleventh, position. The Sepang crowd welcomed back an injured Fernando Alonso and Valtteri Bottas after both drivers suffered injuries doing what the love, racing. With dynamics on the track changing, Sunday's race should be spectacular.
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It was a world-class blowout for the Mercedes Petronas Formula One team, at the Australian Grand Prix, on Sunday. Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton successfully defended his title. The opening season race was a seat grabber, and the podium interview conducted by Arnold Schwarzeneggar, was a cherry topping off a great race.
For most of the race Hamilton maintained a two-second lead ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, to win the first Formula 1 Grand Prix of the 2015 season. Rosberg came in comfortable second, followed by, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Felipe Massa with Williams, and Felipe Nasr with Sauber, came in fourth and fifth, respectively. The Ferrari team was revitalized with their first podium finish in a long time, thanks to, a better car, and 4-time champion Sebastian Vettel, behind the wheel.
There was a crash, a spinout, smoke, and a faulty pit stop, that ended the race for several others the drivers. While McLaren-Honda reserve driver Kevin Magnussen and Russian driver Daniil Kvyat, never made it onto the track. A faulty pit stop ended the race for Kimi Raikkonen, and Gearbox failure ended the race for Red Bull driver, Daniil Kvyat.
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, who was declared unfit to drive, due to a back injury. Fans are wishing him well and hoping he can get back out on the track. Bottas put Williams back on the map, after a long podium absence, for the team. And two-time champ Fernando Alonso, driving for McLaren-Honda suffered a concusion on the last day of preseason testing. Doctors think he should sit out the race in Australia because they want to minimize the risk a second impact syndrome so soon after his concussion.
The best line of the night goes to NBCSN Announcer David Hobbs when Perez and Button made contact, Hobbs remarked, “These guys are duking it out for dead last."
Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai China was off to a great start, with champion race leader, Lewis Hamilton on pole. Fresh off the starting line behind Lewis was Rosberg and Vettel. By lap 12, the top seven on the track were Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Raikkonen, Massa, Grosjean and Verstappen.
Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen, the youngest driver in Formula One, out drove the big bad Red Bulls, until lap 54 when he suffered a DNF in what appeared to be, gearbox failure. Unfortunately, the safety car was deployed. The race was finished under the safety car with a Mercedes 1-2, lead by Lewis Hamilton who won comfortably crossed the finish line first, Rosberg second, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen third and fourth respectively. Coming in fifth was Williams-Martini driver Felipe Massa, with teammate Valtteri Bottas close behind in sixth. A great surprise for the Lotus team when Romain Grosjean, came in seventh. The Sauber garage was quite jubilant when, both of their drivers finished in the top ten. In another star-studded podium interview, the great Olympian runner, Edwin Moses, conducted the interview with Hamilton, Vettel and Rosberg, just as Arnold Schwarzeneggar did at the Australian Grand Prix. The thorn in Mercedes side this season will be Ferrari, and the thorn in Ferrari’s side, will be Williams.
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In what has to be the most spectacular racing comeback of the season, Lewis Hamilton went from pit to podium in a fantastic race, in Budepest Hungary. The brilliant brit showed the world what a true professional can do out on the track. After being plagued with several mechanical problems with his car this season including, the one during qualifying when his car mystriously caught fire, the 2008 world champion landed on the podium with a 3rd place finish.
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