♫ When you’re here / There’s nothing I fear. ♫
♫ When you’re here / There’s nothing I fear. ♫
Nico Rosberg immediately dropped to ninth position at the start of the Canadian Grand Prix after being bumped off the track in an early turn by Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Play nice, boys.
Just as Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish in P1 of the Canadian Grand Prix (after what some may consider a controversial start), his teammate Nico Rosberg spun off the track desperately grasping for fourth. Luckily for Rosberg, he still managed to finish—the best consolation prize after what was a horrible race.
As surprising as it is, Lewis Hamilton’s Monaco Grand Prix win on Sunday was his first in Formula One since clinching the 2015 title at Circuit of The Americas in October. But that wasn’t the main story to come out of the race—rather, it was Red Bull Racing’s royal pit-stop screw up with pole sitter Daniel Ricciardo.
The wetter the better at Monaco, where the unusually tight circuit usually leads to a limited number of moves when dry. Lewis Hamilton had the experience to know that the track can’t stay wet forever and had his rubber ready. The younger Australian, Daniel Ricciardo, wasn’t quite so lucky.
A Mercedes didn’t win the most recent Formula One race—neither of the cars even made it through the opening lap—and a Mercedes won’t sit on pole for this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. Instead, Daniel Ricciardo took his first-career pole position with the Mercedes teammates right behind him.
Surprise! A Mercedes won’t win the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix. Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg took each other out on the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix.
Formula One returns to Russia’s Sochi Autodrom this weekend. Sadly for Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, his power unit failures returned as well, forcing him out at the end of the second qualifying session. So, we donned a tin-foil hat and channeled our inner Alex Jones to try to explain it.
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton’s bad luck continues at the Chinese Grand Prix weekend. Between a busted power unit, a near-miss in pit lane and a borked start, Hamilton’s having a crummy weekend. Didn’t anyone tip him off that 4 is an unlucky number there, and 44 even more so?
Lewis Hamilton has a thing for using Snapchat. Formula One Management has a thing for protecting its incredibly exclusive broadcast rights. Those two things don’t mix well, and F1 head honcho Bernie Ecclestone put a personal ban on Hamilton’s Snapchat use in the paddock—which Hamilton broke that very day.
There was a lot of action at the start of the new Formula One qualifying system, but it felt as if drivers gave up at the end, and far too much “action” involved cars getting in and out of garages. Simply put in the words of Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff to Sky Sports: “The new qualifying format is rubbish.”
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton almost got in trouble in New Zealand for a brief Snapchat video he posted while riding a Harley-Davidson. While the video clearly shows Lewis using a phone while on a bike, police say that is insufficient evidence to take further action.
Between safety and style, it’s pretty obvious which takes a higher slot on the importance list—unless, of course, you’re three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. In that case, forget the safety aspect of it all. It’s better that your 200-plus mph racing vehicle looks good, while going 200-plus mph.
Three-time Formula One world driver’s champion Lewis Hamilton shared some of his latest work with 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose last night, and even I have to admit: it’s not terrible. Sure, our point of reference for F1 songwriters is Jacques Villeneuve, but Hamilton’s created something surprisingly inoffensive.
Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff reiterated his threat to drop one of their two drivers if Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can’t get along, reports Sky Sports. It is unsure if he also mentioned “stopping this minivan right here” or “not being mad, but disappointed,” about the pair, but perhaps he should have.
If there’s one defining characteristic of the 2015 Formula One season, it’s the rivalry between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. However, Mercedes F1 team executive director Toto Wolff told Motorsport.com that if the rivalry ever hurts the team, they may replace one of the pair.
Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes-AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton a challenge at the end of the season, winning three races in a row and beating Hamilton by eight seconds in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix finale. But the run didn’t help, because his three-straight wins came after Hamilton won the championship in Texas.
It’s hard not to root for MV Augusta. The Italian brand has a storied racing history, and post-HD ownership embarked on product blitz to try and fix public perceptions. They’re flawed, exotic, beautiful machines, and very Jalop.
Mercedes AMG driver Nico Rosberg won his second Brazilian Grand Prix in a row on Sunday, finishing a whole 7.7 seconds ahead of teammate and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. For those wondering, Hamilton did show up for the top-three photo this time around.
The Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying results look about like everyone expected them to, with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel topping the charts. But no one would know by just looking at the top-three (or two-ish?) photo after qualifying, because Hamilton skipped out on it.