While it was clear that Lewis Hamilton would likely end up winning his fourth-straight British Grand Prix pretty early on, it really didn’t help that all of Ferrari’s tires decided to explode in the final lap of the race.
If you want a fast Mercedes-Benz don’t bother with any of their road cars. What you need is something from that so-called “pinnacle of motorsport,” Formula One. Mercedes just listed their 2013 W04 F1 car for sale so you—yes, you, mere mortal with way too much cash—can own Lewis Hamilton’s race car.
After ramming each other behind a safety car at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel didn’t sleep it off. In fact, no one in the Formula One universe really did. Hamilton wants to settle things outside of the car, and everyone else seems to be freaking out because there was a skirmish.
Just as the safety car was being deployed to clear up some debris on the track, Formula One’s points leader Sebastian Vettel drove right into the back of his closest rival Lewis Hamilton, claiming that Hamilton brake checked him. Check it out for yourself.
Well, what do you know? Lewis Hamilton is on the pole for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Naturally, Ferrari is on the second row with Kimi Raikkonen starting third and Sebastian Vettel fourth. The McLaren-Hondas are... near the back. The full lineup is here.
British Mercedes pilot and Formula One podium frequent flyer Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, having run what looked like an incident-free race. He led the pack for all 70 laps. A giant carbon fiber maple leaf trophy will be on his mantle by the end of the weekend.
As part of the makeover Liberty Media is giving Formula One in its first year of ownership, the company recently said it wants to majorly expand the schedule. Champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton don’t seem to like that much, agreeing that they’d consider leaving if the number of races got too high.
Fernando Alonso’s run in the Indianapolis 500 keeps paying off in juicy, tender beef. Not with Alonso—he was pretty chill. No, it’s between three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, who keeps talking shit about IndyCar, and that series’ drivers. There’s only one way to settle this: put Hamilton in an IndyCar.
Three-time Formula One champion and world’s fastest Instagram model Lewis Hamilton doesn’t have a high opinion of the Indianapolis 500 field, who F1 driver Fernando Alonso is competing against this weekend. Naturally, Hamilton opened his mouth to say just that.
I can’t remember the last time both McLarens out-qualified Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes on pace in Formula One, but that’s exactly what happened at Monaco. Hamilton struggled to find speed during Saturday’s qualifying session, and got knocked out in the second qualifying session for running too slow.
Team orders weren’t a factor among the Mercedes camp at the end of Sunday’s Formula One Russian Grand Prix, with teammate Lewis Hamilton nearly half a minute back from leader Valtteri Bottas in fourth. But Bottas had a closing Sebastian Vettel to worry about, squeezing through to an intense first victory.
Following McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso’s decision to skip the Monaco Grand Prix to race the Indianapolis 500, three-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton said over the week that he’d be interested in doing one-off races in other series—particularly MotoGP and NASCAR’s Daytona 500.
Nico—oh, er, Valtteri Bottas—is on the pole for the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, ahead of his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will start third, and will hopefully line up in his boxed-off starting spot this time around. The full starting lineup can be found here.
In about as awkward of a fashion as going on a second date and spitting out the name of a recent ex, the Mercedes Formula One team accidentally called its new driver “Nico” over the radio in the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. Come on, Mercedes. Write his name on your palms if you have to.
I do not understand the virality of a man who dumps salt down his arm onto other people’s food. I just wanted to make this joke.
The international nightmare is over; the crisis has been solved. The Mercedes F1 team, whose newly crowned champion retired days after winning the Formula One title, will add Williams’ Valtteri Bottas to its lineup. Taking Bottas’ seat will be Felipe Massa, who retired from Williams less than two months ago.
You may or may not have heard, but Nico Rosberg was the 2016 Formula One World Champion. Not Lewis Hamilton. Nico Rosberg. So why is Hamilton on the cover of TIME magazine?
Lewis Hamilton’s last-ditch attempt to win the 2016 Formula One drivers’ title by driving like an overly cautious teenager entering a highway ramp in the Abu Dhabi season finale didn’t go over well, and three-time F1 champion Jackie Stewart called him a “little ballerina” who should be punished.
While I’m happy for Nico Rosberg as he gets to retire on a high note after finally winning a Formula One world drivers’ championship, I have to wonder what this means for excitement in the sport next year. Rosberg’s retirement ends the heated rivalry that’s defined the past few years of F1 and thus, signifies the end…
While everyone’s debating whether Lewis Hamilton was right to ignore his Mercedes team’s order to speed up at the end of yesterday’s season finale, I’ve come to the conclusion that F1's inherent team vs. driver conflict is something that will never truly make sense.