Tag: Spanish GP

Hamilton leads one-two at F1 Spanish GP

  Five races into the season and Mercedes-AMG F1 Team are back in the title hunt, thanks to Lewis Hamilton’s dominant win at the newly-resurfaced Circuit de Catalunya. Team mate Valtteri Bottas did good with a second place to ensure a Mercedes 1-2; the first for the season. Third place went to Max Verstappen, who scored his first podium of the year. Rivals Ferraris were not so well-strung in this race, with Sebastien Vettel finishing fourth and Kimi Raikkonen retiring from the race due to an engine failure.

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Hamilton and Bottas net first front-row lockout of the season

  The Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix qualifiers saw Lewis Hamilton and team mate Valtteri Bottas secure the first front-row lockout for the season. Less than two-tenths of a second split the top three qualifiers on Saturday, with Hamilton taking pole from Bottas and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Kimi Raikkonen was fourth in the sister Ferrari, followed by the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo.

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Formula 1 drivers ready to tackle a New Circuit de Catalunya

  Because of its location, characteristics and climate, the Catalunya Circuit is today the traditional training ground for Formula 1. For the past three years it has been the sole venue for winter testing and it will host two more days of in-season testing on the Tuesday and Wednesday following this weekend’s Grand Prix.

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F1 Spanish GP: Hamilton captures win after a brilliant pass on Vettel

  The 2017 Formula One World Championships swung back to the European continent starting with the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya, over the weekend. Lewis Hamilton got things right back on track with an emphatic win over championship rival Sebastien Vettel. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo came home a distant third, with everyone else from fourth position on being lapped by the top three.

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Max Verstappen snatches Rare Victory at F1 Spanish GP

2016 F1 Spanish GP Max Verstappen The Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday saw Red Bull newcomer Max Verstappen snatch a rare victory at the Circuit de Cataluyna. Verstappen snatched the lead at the mid-distance of the race and held back Kimi Raikkonen in the final stint to capture his first ever win, and became the youngest winner in F1 at just 18 years old. Both Mercedes AMG cars failed to finish as they collided on the first lap. The incident has caused a row between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

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Hamilton obtains 52nd career pole at F1 Spanish GP

2016 F1 Spanish GP Lewis Hamilton qualifying Formula One switches to the European leg this weekend after the first four flyaway races. The first stop is the Spanish Grand Prix at a circuit most familiar to the F1 drivers, the Circuit de Catalunya. In yesterday’s quaiifying, Reigning Champion Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes AMG F1 Team again took matters into their own hands to secure pole; it was Hamilton’s 52nd career pole. Team mate Nico Rosberg, who’s won all four races thus far, grabbed second to ensure another all-Mercedes front row.

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Rosberg captures first win of the season at F1 Spanish GP

 2015 F1 Spanish GP NIco Rosberg leads Hamilton home The European leg of the Formula One World Championship got underway last weekend with the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya. And it was Nico Rosberg who finally nailed his first win of the season; his ninth F1 career victory. Meanwhile, Championship leader Lewis Hamilton completed another Mercedes 1 – 2 to seal a perfect weekend. Throughout the Spanish GP weekend, only Sebastien Vettel was able to keep up with the Mercedes drivers from the practice sessions through the race. Vettel would finish third to keep his title aspirations within contention.

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McLaren MP4-30 carries new livery for the F1 Spanish GP

 2015 McLaren MP4-30 new livery for Spanish GP_4 The circus hits Round 5 of Formula One World Championships at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend, the first European race of the season. After four flyaway races, Mercedes and Ferrari are the clear contenders for the crowns this year, and the Williams F1 Team are also in the hunt.

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Hamilton wrestles Drivers’ championship lead with F1 Spanish GP victory

  Nobody would have predicted this before the start of this year’s Formula One World Championships that the Mercedes F1 Team’d so completely dominate the early part of the season. It all began with Nico Rosberg’s win at the season-opener in Melbourne, then the three-in-a-row win for 2008 F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton. Fast forward to the fifth race at the Circuit de Catalunya for the Spanish Grand Prix, most F1 pundits are ascertained that the teams have some sort of upgrades or new parts for their cars just for the European leg to impede the Mercedes dominance; at least among the would-be Mercedes rivals Red Bull Racing, Ferrari and McLaren.

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