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The heart and soul of the British Grand Prix was Lewis Hamilton. The 2008 champion driver for the Mercedes AMG team showed true grit, as he raced 57 laps to take the win at the, Formula One British Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who was 6th place on the starting grid quickly moved into 4th when, Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen hit a wall at 150mph causing a delay in the race. Raikkonen was okay, but exited the car with some assistance and a limp.
Once the race continued Hamilton set the fastest laps on the track moving into second place but still 5 seconds behind teammate, Nico Rosberg. Hamilton closed the 5-second gap and was on the tail of Rosberg whose radio transmission to the garage revealed a gearbox problem, just as Hamilton was taking the lead.
Lewis Hamilton showed true grit, tenacity, and the skill of a champion when he took the lead and kept it, then comfortably cruised across the finish line to win his home race, at the Formula One Grand Prix in Britain.
Williams-Martini driver Valtteri Bottas was a very impressive second, and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo came in third. Lewis Hamilton may have missed getting pole position, but he did not miss winning the Formula One British Grand Prix.
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Preview of the 2014 British Grand Prix
An exciting weekend is on tap during the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone. There will be standing room only when British champions Lewis Hamilton, with Mercedes AMG, and Jenson Button with McLaren Formula One, take to the track amidst the cheers of their fellow countrymen and fans around the world.
All eyes are on Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg who is, currently in the lead for the driver’s championship and determined, not to lose his position. 2013 champion Sebastian Vettel, and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, are looking for their first win. Meanwhile, Vettel's teammate Daniel Ricciardo, is looking for a repeat of performance in Canada.
Williams-Martini F1, made news this weekend when their first female test driver, Susie Wolff, took to the track during Practice One, and completed 4-laps before heading into the garage with, an oil pressure problem.
The Caterham Formula One team is under going some ownership changes. Team principle and Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes has sold the team. We hope the new owners appreciate a great hard working team, especially, their P.R. Officer, Tom Webb. Caterham is the only team in Formula One with an American driver, Alexander Rossi. Rossi is a GP2 champion and Formula One test driver who deserves, a permanent seat with a team.
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Coming off of a controversial look-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. Rosberg won on the same track that lead his father Keke to victory, years earlier.
Thanks to 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 terrific driver since Lewis Hamilton started sharing his data with him. 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.
Remember to go to, http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com and get your tickets for the Austin Grand Prix on October 31, 2014.
Hollywood Novelist and Scriptwriter Eric Kaldor enters the Xone to talk about, creating the stories behind some of the iconic hit programs of 1970's, hollywood. The Rockford Files, Kojak, The Incredible Hulk.
Eric Kaldor's recent novel, "Downward Facing Dog" is a tragic dark, and somewhat comedic story that follows the misadventures of Eric Kaldor's public and private life as a Hollywood Scriptwriter for some of the most popular shows.
In the past, Eric Kaldor was a ski racer, a special Counter Intelligence Corps. agent, a ”Wild World of Sports” producer, and an Emmy nominated writer. His novel, "Downward Facing Dog" reconstructs his life of access to Hollywood Studios and Stars, and excess such as, indulging in orgies to dealing drugs in Beverly Hills. Once you read his story or listen to the podcast of each chapter, you will wonder if love, lust, manslaughter, suicide, and organ failure, had a cumulative effect on Eric, which lead to his survival and may lead to his salvation.
Mercedes AMG Petronas is at the top of the Constructors for the Formula One World Championship. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton helped get them there with his second straight win Sunday, at the Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain. Hamilton's brilliant calculations were instrumental in fending off his greatest challenger, teammate Nico Rosberg. Roberg had fresh tires and the Drag Reduction System (DRS) option. Hamilton had to keep him close enough to prevent the use of the DRS, while racing on tires that were in need of a change. Fans have said, "it was the most exciting race they have seen in a long time." After three races, Nico Rosberg is in the lead with points after winning one race and two second place podiums. Lewis Hamilton is second in scoring points after winning two races, and missing points for the first race, due to car trouble. While it is still early in the season, fans are asking "where in the world is Red Bull and Ferrari"?
Sergio Perez with Sahara Force India came in third, after a very impressive drive. And not to be over-looked, is the ever dependable Williams-Martini driver, Valtteri Bottas, who continues to score points for the Williams team.
Next race, China
A recap of todays race
Mercedes AMD Formula One team has reason to celebrate. The First race in Australia was won by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. The second race of the season took place this weekend in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The man to stand on the winners podium was, Mercedes driver and 2008 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton.
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.
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We Revisit Ukrainian Documentary, "Family Portrait in Black and White." A documentary film about a loving but headstrong Ukrainian woman named Olga, and the stable family environment she is trying to create for 16 bi-racial children, she adopted. The children are of mixed Ukrainian and African heritage, and were given away by their Ukrainian mothers due to, the high rate of racism and neo-nazi beliefs that run rampant throughout the Ukraine.
This film shows a family working together and helping each other. It also shows how the Ukrainian Government do not enforce the weak hate laws in their country, nor do they protect children who are victims of hate crimes, like the ones in the film. Overall, the film is a beautiful story about love, sacrifice, and family. And the filmmakers have captured a moving and compelling story for all to see.
Another Vettel Win at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi Sunday November 3, 2013
Red Bull champion Sebastian Vettel cruised into a 7th consecutive win around the beautiful Yas Marina race circuit. The Formula 1 race was at night under the lights, in front of a sold out crowd. Crossing the finish line second, was the much-deserved Australian, Mark Webber, Vettel's red bull teammate.
Third place became uncertain during the last few laps. For several laps throughout the race frenchman Romain Grojean with Lotus, was the sure bet to make third place. Changing track conditions and changing fortunes on the track, netted a third place finish for Nico Rosberg, with Mercedes, instead of Grosjean.
Prior to today's race, Grosjean had three consecutive podiums, and has done a great job for the Lotus team.
Rosberg’s win will keep the Mercedes team in the running for second place in the constructors.
America’s favorite F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, also with Mercedes, had car issues on Saturday during qualifying, and again on race day. He's looking forward to the race in the United States at Circuit of the Americas, where he took the win in 2012.
The next race is the USGP in big bad Austin Nov 15-17.
The Grand Prix race at Suzuka Japan, marked the fifth consecutive win for the unstoppable Sebastian Vettel. The only thing it did not do was, secure the 2013 Formula One Championship title, as some had predicted.
Coming in right behind Vettel was the impressive Mark Webber, who ran his last race in Formula 1 at Suzuka. Following Webber was Romain Grojean, who was happy and quite humble to have made another podium for the season. The Lotus driver, was in the lead for half the race before being overtaken by the two Red Bulls.
Lewis Hamilton, to the disappointment of many, did not make podium. He had a spectacular start and quickly got out in front of both Red Bulls, but the front wing of Sebastian Vettel's car made contact with Hamilton’s right rear tire. The tire puncture forced Hamilton into the pit, and when he returned to the track he was off the pace due to the loss of aero performance, and was forced to retired.
Although Vettel and Webber had poor starts, they both scored big points for their team in the constructors. Red Bull’s strategy to get Vettel acros
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