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In a dramatic start in turn one, Mercedes AMG driver Nico Rosberg, got out in front of pole sitter Lewis Hamilton, and drove all the way to the finish line, at the Formula One Grand Prix, in Austria. It was a must win race for Rosberg, and in his mind, there was no doubt that he could win. Rosberg’s closest competition since the start of the season has been championship leader and teammate, Lewis Hamilton, followed by fellow German and four-time champion, Sebastian Vettel. Neither if the champions could catch Rosberg on the track or throw him off his game.
In a desperate bid to win and stay in championship contention, Rosberg did not let anything faze him until the last few laps of the race when he was heard on team radio nervously telling his team he felt vibrations, and asking them to keep an eye on it. Rosberg’s lead was never in jeopardy as he drove a steady, and confident race. This is Rosberg’s third win of the season, and closes the gap between him and Hamilton to, 10-points for the driver’s championship.
Lewis Hamilton, in spite of a five-second penalty for crossing the white line going into the pit lane, held on to a second place win. All week long, Hamilton had been experiencing issues with the set-up of the car, but still managed to achieve pole. Hamilton congratulated his teammate for the win and is looking forward to his home race at Silverstone, in Great Britain.
Surprisingly, Williams-Martini driver Felipe Massa was third on the podium, his first of the season, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came in fourth and Massa’s teammate at Williams, Valtteri Bottas was fifth.
Winning in Austria was very much connected to Rosberg’s sense of pride. The Austrian Grand Prix was as close to his birthplace of Germany, as he will get all season, and winning there, was important to him.
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Two-time record setting champion Lewis Hamilton won his fourth Formula One Grand Prix since the start of the season. Seven races in, Hamilton has turned in nothing short of excellent drives for the Mercedes AMG team giving them a comfortable lead towards their second, Team Constructors Championship.
Crossing the finish line second was Nico Rosberg, to complete a Mercedes one-two, Valtteri Bottas with Williams-Martini third, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel both with Ferrari fourth and fifth, respectively. Vettel started in 18th because he received a red flag infraction grid penalty, but skillfully worked his way up to, fifth. Rounding out the action on the track and in the points were, sixth place Felipe Massa who started 15th, Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado in his best showing in the last two years coming in seventh, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, Red Bull Daniil Kvyat, and Frenchman Romain Grosjean who qualified fifth, finished tenth.
Pole sitter, Lewis Hamilton, got off to a great start in the Formula One Grand Prix in Canada at, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a street circuit on the city's Ile Notre-Dame. His Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg had to fight for second at the starting line with Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen trying to squeeze him out. Rosberg held his position and Raikkonen fell in behind Rosberg at third.
It was a bad day for the McLaren team when exhaust problems ended the race for Fernando Alonso, and shortly thereafter, a drive thru penalty on Jenson Button lead to his early retirement. Sauber’s Marcus Ericcson had a challenge for fourteenth with Max Verstappen finishing 15th and Sauber’s Felipe Nasr, was 16th.
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Despite a bit of rain, it was a great day in Canada for two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton on Saturday during the Formula One Grand Prix Du Canada, qualifying session. It was Hamilton’s 44th career pole position, which is the number he wears on his helmet and displays on his car. Since the start of the 2015 season, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has been on pole for 6 out of seven races. He won four races, came in second for two, and came in third, for the heart breaking Monaco race where he was set to win until, his team strategist called him in to pit for what some say, was an un-needed tire change in the last few laps. The move allowed his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, to win the race. Hamilton was disappointed but later said, “He prefers to look forward.”
Qualifying second was Nico Rosberg, and third was Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The man, who put Williams-Martini back on the map, Valtteri Bottas, qualified fourth. Both Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean, and Pastor Maldonado, qualified fifth and sixth. Force India drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez 7th and 10th. Although Red Bull continues to struggle with the car, both drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat made the top ten.
For the first time since the start of the season, Ferrari’s other driver and four-time champion Sebastian Vettel failed to get past Q1. McLaren-Honda had celebrity actor Michael Douglas in their camp, but they did not have Jenson Button out on the track for qualifying due to, an ERS-related failure in the last practice session on Friday. Because he will be using his fifth engine for the year, the young rookie Dutchman, Max Verstappen, driver for Toro Rosso, will suffer a 10-place grid penalty, making him start 15th.
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With three Alberta Country Music Association Group of the Year nominations to their name, along with nominations for Fans' Choice, Song of the Year and Album of the Year, Alberta's DOMINO is on their way to even bigger success in country music.
Coming from various backgrounds in music, the group consists of:
Kent Nixon on lead guitar and vocals – One will most likely find Kent at rodeos, having bbq parties (mixes a mean martini) and spending time with family. He also has his sights on getting his pilot's license!
Luanne Carl on bass and vocals – When not songwriting and performing you can find Luanne watching horror movies or in the mountains, hiking and camping with family.
Scott McKnight drummer and vocals – Scott is an avid hockey player, loves to golf and travel. You might even catch him honing some guitar playing skills!
Russ Carl on guitar, mandolin and vocals – Russ enjoys reading, painting and a good round of golf as well as camping with the family. No soggy chips or warm beer for this guy!
Other singles they have released include; “One Day At A Time”, “In A Small Town” and the ACMA nominated song “All We Need Tonight”. A video for “One Day At A Time” from the album “Scrapbook” was recorded by the town’s local high school video & film students.
Domino has established a brand of their own that shines through on their forthcoming album called Ghost to be released in June 2015. It features the first single out at country radio now called One More Kiss.
Starting from pole position, the fifth race of the season was a boon for Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg who wins his first race since last year in Brazil. Rosberg, drove a near perfect race and stayed out front for most of the race. After becoming frustrated with his dwindling chances of a drivers championship, Rosberg was close to giving up as he had to stand back and watch his teammate Lewis Hamilton, win race after race. Now, Rosberg feels as if he has the momentum heading into Monaco, his home race.
Throughout the race, Rosberg had a comfortable lead ahead of Hamilton who finished second, followed by, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who was second for most of the race but finish, third. Tire degradation was an Achilles heel for Hamilton and some of the others as they fought to overtake one another while trying to take care if the tires. A pivotal part during the race that ate into Lewis Hamilton’s time was when he went in for his first pit stop. The stop was slow and delayed for reasons that were not clear. Hamilton still leads in points for the drivers championship with Rosberg and Vettel close enough to keep hope alive.
Valtteri Bottas with Williams-Martini racing continued to impress fans by finishing fourth and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, fifth. Bottas teammate Felipe Massa was sixth, Daniel Ricciardo seventh and Roman Grojean of Lotus, eighth. The was some great wheel-to-wheel racing on display during the last 3 laps when hometown driver Carlos Sainz Jr., battled with Toro Rosso teammate Max Verstappen for tenth position, then quickly got out in front of Russian driver, Daniil Kvyat, and took ninth. The Manor-Marussia team, was hanging in there with the big boys on the track, while second hometown hero Fernando Alonso, was force to retire due to brake failure, but almost ran over his pit crew when he overshot the garage. His teammate at McLaren- Honda Jenson Button, finished 16th
For the first time since the 2015 Formula One season started, the winner of last year’s trophy for the most pole positions, Nico Rosberg, made pole at the Formula One Grand Prix in Barcelona at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. Rosberg was clearly happy, and remarked, "It's just important for the race because it's better to start first than second obviously. Psychologically, yeah, it's good. Feels great. I'm happy." Once again, the Mercedes AMG team has shown speed and reliability on the track. 2014 champion and the season leader, Lewis Hamilton, will start second.
Meanwhile, the comeback of Ferrari, lead by Sebastian Vettel will start third, Valtteri Bottas with Williams-Martini, fourth. Surprisingly, Toro Rosso driver, Carlos Sainz Jr., did not disappoint Spanish fans when he qualified fifth. Unfortunately, their Formula One hero Fernando Alonso could not get the McLaren-Honda into Q3 and Max Verstappen sixth Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen was seventh and Red Bull Daniil Kvyat was eighth.
The pressure will be on for Nico Rosberg with a mix of high and low speed corners, his teammate Lewis Hamilton, will be right up on his gearbox, with Sebastian Vettel, in search of another championship, seconds behind.
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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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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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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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