Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg timed their dual wipe-out just right during this morning’s qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Both drivers went off at the end of the third and final qualifying session after driving to P1 and P2 starting positions, respectively.
One thing that was made clear when Formula One banned teams from relaying certain kinds of information to their drivers was that comparative information about a teammate was not to be shared. “Lewis, Nico is safe on fuel—safe on fuel—but a little bit more critical on brakes,” seems like it might bend this rule, no? »
Everyone figured the Monaco Grand Prix was decided before the race was even halfway over with Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton making short work of increasing the gap on teammate Nico Rosberg. Not so. Here’s how Hamilton lost his first-place finish in one pit stop.
In a semi-stunning upset, Nico Rosberg defeated Lewis Hamilton for pole position by 0.267 seconds at the Spanish Grand Prix. This is the first time this season that Hamilton was beaten in qualifying. »
The real battle at the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix wasn’t for first per se, although if you ask Kimi Räikkönen, he could have made it happen if he had been given more time. No, it was for the rest of the podium. Here’s the flub and subsequent pass that gave Räikkönen second place over Nico Rosberg. »
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg claims that teammate Lewis Hamilton slowed him down during the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton was instructed to pick up the pace, but claims he had to manage his tires, saying "it's not my job to look after Nico's race." The Hatfields and McCoys have nothing on these two. »
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg missed out on pole for the Chinese Grand Prix by four hundredths of a second. Here's what he had to moan over the radio. (Yes, moan.) »
So, maxi pads: they're these things for menstruation. A woman's miserable-time. Surely, you've seen the commercials, or if not, Deadspin has a thorough explainer. Only, for obvious reasons, Nico Rosberg doesn't use them like that. He told Sky Sports at the extremely muggy Malaysia race that he uses them to absorb… »
Per Motorsport.com, Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff wants to get into contract talks as soon as possible to keep both Lewis Hamilton as well as Nico Rosberg on the team for the forseeable future. This would shut the door on a Fernando Alonso to Mercedes move as well for Hamilton going back to McLaren. »
Pretty much what you'd expect. I'm guessing the reporter confused him for fellow Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton? All those racing drivers look alike to lots of people. »
The gap to Red Bull Racing may ultimately have been huge, but nevertheless last season Mercedes AMG F1 did a good job to move up to second place in the World Championship last year. Between them, drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton logged three wins in a year when victories were hard to come by for anyone not… »
They call it the installation lap, and it's a bit more complicated than your startup procedure and daily drive. »
Back before KERS, DRS, paddle shifters and onboard computers, Formula One racing cars were basically just huge engines that happened to have wheels and transmissions attached for the sake of convenience. Could two drivers from the modern era even handle them? »
The early 1970s in Formula One may have been weird but they were nothing compared to the 1982 season. A confluence of regulation changes, technological advances, outsize personalities, political- and fistfights, fatal accidents and feuds turned it into a cauldron of weirdness. And it was won by the unlikeliest… »
It wasn’t until his wheels-on-grass outside pass on Fernando Alonso at the 2011 Italian Grand Prix, which paved the way to his 18th victory, that people kind of shut up about Sebastian Vettel’s lack of overtaking abilities. In Melbourne, at the 2012 season’s first race, he provided further proof that he’s not a… »