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The Formula One Grand Prix at Spa, in Belgium, was jam-packed with excitement, tenacity, and some have said, “dirty tricks.” Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo drove a spectacular race all the way through the finish line. He started the race in 5th position then used speed and precision to overtake Mercedes driver and pole sitter Nico Rosberg. Once Ricciardo moved into first position he stayed there. He defended his position and held on for a back-to-back win, making this his third of the season.
Boos, Boos and more Boos for Mercedes AMG driver Nico Rosberg today. Fans and race viewers watched as he appeared to deliberately make contact with teammate Lewis Hamilton just enough to damage Hamilton’s tires, and derail any opportunity Hamilton had, to earn points. Rosberg is in the lead for the driver championship and Hamilton, the 2008 World Champion was his biggest threat with an 11-point gap. Hamilton did not finish the race today due to damage to the car while Rosberg went on to finish second. Finishing third was the always friendly and reliable Williams-Martini driver, Valtteri Bottas. Bottas really put the Williams-Martini team in a respectable position for championship points, which means millions to a team. Valtteri has become a very reliable driver with enough confidence, to duke it out on the track, for team points.
Xiro Xone F1 Sports Award for Guts goes to McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen who fought to keep his position against Alonso.
The Stop stressing me out award goes to, Sebastian Vettel, the 4-time champion with Red Bull. He made the podium on qualifying day, but missed it on race-day. Vettel has done a much better job with the car of late, and could have landed on the podium had it not been for a couple of hiccups, on the track. Now that he is more acquainted with the car we can expect to see him on the podium quite a bit more, next season.
Coming off of a controversial lock-up on the track during qualifying, that slowed down teammate Lewis Hamilton’s faster flying lap, Nico Rosberg won the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco today. Rosberg won on the same track that lead his father Keke Rosberg to victory, years earlier.
Thanks to the skillful driving of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the Mercedes AMG team is 161 points ahead of their closest rival Red Bull. German driver Nico Rosberg has become a netter driver since Lewis Hamilton started sharing his data with him, something his former team-mate and 7-time world champion Michael Schumacher did not, do. They may be friendly competitors on the track but they are the epitome of a good team. Rosberg and Hamilton’s efforts to score points for the team have been very successful all season because points, translate into revenue.
A welcomed surprise was Marussia driver Jules Bianchi who got the first ever points for the team this season, placing them 9th in the Constructors. They gained entry into Formula One in 2009 and have been a hard working team struggling to gain Constructor points.
Stay tuned to Xiro Xone F1 Sports. Next race is Canada.
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Lewis Hamilton is the Formula One championship leader, but his teammate Nico Rosberg, did not let that stop him, from fighting for the championship until the final race, in Abu Dhabi.
Rosberg beat Hamilton by the slimmest of margins 0.033 seconds, and when they took the podium, Hamilton reached out his hand to his teammate, for a congratulatory handshake. This is the 10th pole for Rosberg and the best year of his career. Although teams do not get points for pole positions, Rosberg will be rewarded for his efforts when he receives the inaugural pole position trophy.
For race leader Lewis Hamilton, his use of intelligence and skill helped him win the Constructors Championship for Mercedes. It also helped him out-perform his teammate by winning 10-races this season. So for Hamilton, the fight for the championship continues until he crosses the finish line on November 23, 2014.
Interlagos has been on the race calendar since 1974 and it is the second shortest race of the season. The track was refurbished and appears to be rough on tires. According to Paul Hembrey with F1 tire supplier Pirelli, the track asphalt is oily, and if it rain, you don’t have to be an expert to know that oil and water do not mix.
Rounding out the top five in qualifying were, Williams-Martini Felipe Massa, who is Brazilian and looking for a win at home. Fourth was Massa’s teammate Valtteri Bottas, and fifth was McLaren driver Jensen Button, expected to depart Formula 1 at the end of the season.
Several drivers did better on the track today, than they have done most of the season. Perhaps it was to raise their standings before the end of the season, or, they may be afraid of being replaced by a younger driver, with the hunger they once had. Whatever the reasons, qualifying at the Brazilian Grand Prix has set the stage for what may be a dream, or a nightmare, for fans and driver.
A recap of the season opener from Albert Park
Albert Park in Melbourne Australia played host to the first Formula One Grand Prix of the 2014 season. Qualifying on Saturday lead to a few surprises. Four-time world champion driver for Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel, did not make the top three. However, Vettel’s teammate Daniel Ricciardo qualified for second. 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes, was in pole position and his teammate Nico Rosberg, and was third.
On race-day fortunes began to change at the drop of the flag when Nico Rosberg immediately moved into the lead, and held it throughout the race. By lap seven fans were disappointed to see, both Lewis Hamilton and, Sebastian Vettel were forced into retirement, due to car trouble. Lap eight was a preview of who would end up on the podium. In the lead was Rosberg, Ricciardo, followed by Kevin Magnussen, the rookie driver for McLaren.
Some notable action on the grid was the very dependable Valtteri Bottas with Williams-Martini F1 who started 15th and worked his way up to 7th before ending up at 10th, giving Williams-Martini more points in the first rave than they garnered all year in 2013.
Update: Due to a violation of fuel levels, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified, thereby moving Kevin Magnussen up to 2nd place and his McLaren teammate Jensen Button, into 3rd.
The Formula One Japanese Grand Prix got off on an extremely wet track with blinding visibility, behind a safety car. The race was red-flagged in the second lap due to increasingly harsh weather. By lap ten, track conditions had improved enough to recall the safety car and the race recommenced with pole sitter Nico Rosberg in the lead, closely followed by teammate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton. In lap 43 Adrian Sutil crashed his car along the tire barriers as torrential rains started once again. Then disaster hit in lap 44 as Marussia driver Jules Bianchi veered off the track hitting the Crain that was cleaning up the Sutil crash site. Hamilton had a ten second over Rosberg when the safety car was once again deployed due to the severity, of the Bianchi crash and worsening weather conditions, which lead to race officials stopping and calling the race.
Third place on the podium was Red Bull Sebastian Vettel followed by his teammate Daniel Ricciardo. Sadness over the Bianchi crash kept the celebrated atmosphere at a minimum. This win was a 30th career victory for leader and 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton who is one win short of matching champion hero and compatriot, Nigel Mansell’s record.
Nico Rosberg was four-tenths faster than teammate and champion leader Lewis Hamilton to take pole position at the USGP in Austin, Texas, on Saturday during qualifying.
The top five on the grid for the Formula One USGP are Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottas, Massa, and Ricciardo.
As soon as Lewis Hamilton went out in Q1 he detected something was wrong with the car and returned to the pits. The problem appeared to be tire vibration but could be more.
The 2013 USGP winner Sebastian Vettel will be starting at the back of the grid only took part in Q1 to prove the car was competitive, as required by FIA rules.
Under the revised qualifying format, the 4-cars slashed in Q1 were Vettel, Grosjean, Gutierrez, and Eric Vergne.
In late breaking news, Marcus Ericcson, the rookie driver for the now defunct Caterham Formula One team, will be driving for Sauber in 2015. Sauber has not announced their choice for second driver.
Adam Tate and Joey Barnes from Tribute Racing are joined by Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com, Editorial Manager of Motorsport.com, Nick DeGroot, and Frank Santoroski of Drafting the Circuits.
The boys will review the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, now with a new champion in Kevin Harvick, as well as breaking down their thoughts on the brand new Chase format now that everything has ended.
Lot's going on as Formula One prepares to crown a champion this weekend in Abu Dhabi, will it be Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg that will score big for Mercedes? A look into the official Ferrari announcement that Sebastian Vettel will team with Kimi Raikkonen in 2015. Marussia reserve driver Will Stevens will make his F1 debut this weekend for backmarker rival Caterham, this is just the latest surprise now that there is word Marussia didn't make it to Yas Marina in time.
There is also the second ever Formula E race taking place this weekend, the Putrajaya ePrix, which should feature a mix of talent from all over the globe once again.
Also, the FIA WEC group is headed to Sao Paulo, we give you our predictions as well as a look back at the great Tom Kristensen, who will be making his last drive in Brazil.
It was a good day and, a bad day, for the Mercedes AMG team, in Hockenheim, Germany. Fans gasp with fear as Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton spun off the track and hit a wall at 250mph, taking the Brit out of qualifying. Hamilton was clearly shaken from the incident that was attributable to faulty brakes.
German teammate Nico Rosberg took pole position and is expected to win, but Lewis Hamilton is a master at conquering adversity. Rosberg is currently four championship points ahead of Hamilton, but stands to increase his lead to 29, after Sunday’s race. Sunday’s starting grid will be Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas with Williams-Martini racing, and his teammate, Felipe Massa.
Currently, there are four German drivers in Formula One, so the stands are expected to be full. Over the last four-years, the German superstar has been Red Bull driver, Sebastian Vettel. Now, Nico Rosberg, who was actually raised in Monaco, will have to battle fellow German and four times World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, for the hearts of the Germany fans.
Stay tuned to Xiro Xone F1 News and Sports for more details.
Just when Nico Rosberg thought he would be pole sitter for the Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore, his team-mate Lewis Hamilton pulls the rug out in Q3 by seven one-thousandth of a second. Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo was 3rd, his team-mate Sebastian Vettel 4th, and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso was 5th. This was the sixth pole position of the 2014 season for Hamilton and a much needed one, for a track like Singapore. Sundays race in Singapore will be the first test of the new radio rules.
Entertainment- The Pet Shop Boys-Kicking off the weekend is UK’s most successful music duo and three-time Brit Award winner Pet Shop Boys, who are slated to enthrall audiences before the start of the Formula One qualifying session on Saturday. Having sold more than 50 million records worldwide, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s energetic electropop sound, avant-garde costumes and fervent fan base will transform the Circuit Park into an electrifying pre-race party
Six-time Grammy winner and Emmy winner Ziggy Marley will perform in Zones 1 and 4 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Fresh from winning Best Reggae Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Ziggy Marley will mark his debut performance in Singapore at the seventh edition of the night race. He will perform after the on-track action at the Village Stage on Saturday, 20 September and before the Formula One race on Sunday, 21 at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Stage.
Returning to Singapore after thirteen years, one of UK’s biggest pop star Robbie Williams will perform after the Formula One qualifying on Saturday, 20 September 2014 at the Padang Stage
Originally from Colombia, The Shock’s cover Latin Pop, Latin Jazz and reggae. The 7-member band will groove on Zone 1 at the Village Stage on Friday and Sunday, as well as the Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage on Saturday.
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Today was qualifying at the Formula One Grand Prix in Budepest, Hungary. At the start of Q1, Mercedes AMG driver and 2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton's car, mysteriously caught fire. The disaster not only ended his day in Qualifying, but could have ended his life. As a result of the event, Hamilton will have to start from the pit lane. Formula One historians have said, "No driver has ever been able to start from the pit lane and win. Hamiltin may move up 5 or 6, maybe even 10 spots, but, it will be difficult on that track." Hamilton fans said, "Do not under-estimate Lewis."
Qualifying second was Red Bull driver and 4-time world champion, Sebastian Vettel. Third was the very dependable Williams-Martini driver, Valtteri Bottas. Rounding out the top five was, Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso.
Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and F1 Sports for race-day results on Sunday.
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Fans appeared to have had a great time in Hockenheim Sunday afternoon, when Formula One drivers, showed the motorsports world why they are the pinnacle of racing. In a 67-lap, party on the grid, it was non-stop action. There was a crash, contact, and over-taking of friends, and fellow teammates. But at the end of the day, there was the reward of a podium for three of the best drivers currently in Formula One. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton lit a fuse of excitement in Australia at the start of the season. Once that fuse was lit, fans have lost sleep and turned on social media while anxiously awaiting the next race. In some of the best wheel to wheel racing in the last decade, Lewis Hamilton used his championship skills when he started at P20, made contact with Jensen Button and still made it onto the podium in third place, was nothing short of spectacular racing.
Enough cannot be said about Williams-Martini driver, Valtteri Bottas. The young Finn came in second and kept Williams, on the map. In other track action, at the start of the race on turn one Felipe Massa crashed after connecting with McLaren rookie, Kevin Magnussen. Sauber driver Adrian Sutil spun his car around and got stranded in the middle of the track. Fans and commentators were puzzled as to why the safety car was not deployed. The decision by track marshal’s to let it sit on the track for a lap, then send men out on foot to push it out of the way, was heavily criticized. Stranger than that, was the sudden burst of flames from the car of Daniil Kyvat. Sahara Force India’s driver Nico Hulkenberg, had an impressive seventh place finish in front of his home crowd. While fellow German and 4-times world champion Sebastian Vettel, was one step away from a podium coming in fourth. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso finished fifth.
Stay tuned to Xiro Xone News and F1 Sports. Next race, Hungary
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