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Sebastian Vettel - WINNER2015

Malaysia Grand Prix Kuaka Lampur 2015
April 29, 2015
Kuaka Lampur, Malaysia
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Sebastian Vettel puts Ferrari on front row in qualifying for the first time in 2 years and then goes on to a first place podium finish for Ferrari in his second drive in the Red Car.

Ferrari spent the off season looking for more power after a lackluster first year of racing and they seemed to have found it as Vettel had little trouble staying in front of the Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton 2015

Formula 1 Australian GP 2015
March 15, 2015
Melbourne. Australia
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Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes, claimed the 34th victory of his career when he led Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg home at Albert Park. At the drop of the flag Lewis Hamilton left the crowd and was never challenged throughout the race. Rosberg maintained a distance behind and could never get close enough to challenge for the lead.



1.27.14 National Motorsports Press Association, Concord, N.C.
Just inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association NASCAR Hall of Fame are Mario Andretti, the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 and the Formula One world championship, Ray Evernham, a championship-winning crew chief and former NASCAR team owner, and award-winning journalist Steve Waid.

5.18.14 Sir Jack Brabham. The Racing World has lost one more of the Great Gentlemen of the Golden Age of Racing.

Sir Brabham passed away at his home in Gold Coast, Australia on Monday. Jack Brabham was a three-time Formula 1 World Champion, and his 1966 world title made him the only driver to be crowned champion in a car bearing his own name.

Jack Brabham and his partner, Ron Tauranac built and raced formula and sports racing cars. Ron built the cars and Jack would race. They sold cars to clients to support the racing efforts. Just like that guy did with red cars in Italy, except Jack kept racing them.

Jack even flew his own airplane, sometimes flying back to England to get parts or an engine during the race-setup days.

Italian Grand Prix Monza GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA 2014; 07 Sep 2014

Nico Rosberg Italian GP 2014
Daimler Media Photo 2014

Nico Rosberg Italian GP 2014

Lewis Hamilton wins the 2014 Italian Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg second place, giving the Mercedes team's seventh 1-2 finish. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes finished in 3rd place.

Lewis gained his sixth win of 2014 recovering from a slow start that dropped him back. Nico Rosberg took the lead on lap one but a mistake into turn one allowed Lewis overtake to regain the lead on lap 29.

Going into Monza the Mercedes team had some issues over racing each other, resulting from contact between Nico and Lewis earlier in the season. The reissued orders were said to be, "Race but no contact"

Fernando Alonso: Marco Mattiacci Italian GP 2014
Ferrari Media Photo 2014

Fernando Alonso: Marco Mattiacci Italian GP 2014

Ferrari so far has not found what it needs to place its cars on the front row. Ferrari has always been about engines and power. Adding a 'motor' to the mix seems to have created a mystery.

Overall standings after Monza
Nico Rosberg - Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes
Daniel Ricciardo - Red Bull


Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps; 24 Aug 2014

Lewis Hamilton Italian GP 2014
Daimler Media Photo 2014

Lewis Hamilton Belgian GP 2014

Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault showing his building skill, came in first place moving the dominating Mercedes powerhouse back on the podium with Nico Rosberg Mercedes in second, 3.3 seconds behind him.

Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes was a solid third place Lewis Hamilton pitted on the second lap with a puncture then stopped again for fresh tyres on laps 17 and 31 before retiring the car on lap 33.


Hockenheim German Grand Prix; 20 Jul 2014
Nico Rosberg took a dominating home victory at the German Grand Prix, his fourth win of 2014, with Lewis Hamilton finishing back in third position after charging up 17 places from the last starting position at the grid.

Valtteri Bottas in the Williams-Mercedes came in second giving Mercedes power a full sweep of 1-2-3

British Grand Prix, Silverstone; 06 Jul 2014
After dealing with a assortment of issues from mechanical to just-off-side luck, Lewis Hamilton achieved victory in his home race at the British Grand Prix, while Nico Rosberg who had had the 'Force' behind him, was forced to retire. Lewis's win gave the Mercedes team its eighth win in nine races in 2014

Nico Rosberg stating that on lap 20 the gearbox started to become a serious problem and from then it got worse bring on a DNF.

The Mercedes team leaving Silverstone leads the Constructors' Championship by 158 points after nine of this season's 19 races

Melbourne Albert Park; 16 Mar 2014
The first race for Formula 1 in 2014 started with all new cars and a radical change in technology. The engine sound was terrible too.

Red Bull, the totally dominating force for 2013 with the cool Sebastian Vettel driving, seams unable to get their 'sums' correct and have started out struggling back in the pack.

Formula Predator Rijeke 2014

Formula Predator Trofeo Italia Car Race 2014
June 26-28, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia
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Racing Formula Predator Trofeo Italia at Grobnik near Rijeke, Vladan Slavković driving for Team Serbia, won his class finishing 9th overall and Nenad Arsenijević won on Sunday, in class finishing 11th, overall out of 21 competitors.

Formula Predator 2014

Formula Predator 2014; Team Predator in Belgrade, Serbia

Serbian drivers, Vladan Slavković and Nenad Arsenijević will be competing in Formula Predator in the Trofeo Italia ( series.

Vladan Slavković (1956) was Yugoslavian chanpion in 1980 Formula Super V driving a formula Lola T620. Now he works in NAVAK-in (National Driving Academy), as head coach.

Nenad Arsenijević (1976) is a long-time competitor who competed in the Championship of Serbia in Yugo-class hybrid driving a Yugo 55.
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Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG W04 2013

Hungarian GP, Budapest
July 26-28, 2013

Practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit just outside of Budapest, gave Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg their first opportunity to try the new Pirelli medium and soft tire compounds for the first time.

Nico Rosberg commented at the end, "That was a busy day for us and we learned a lot in the two practice sessions. We know that it's quite challenging for our car in these hot conditions and we also had to learn about the new tires for the first time today. I'm pleased with the progress that we made today but some of the other teams look quick here so we have more work to do. Tire overheating is still an issue but I'm confident that we will be able to find a good set up and hopefully achieve a decent result this weekend".

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10.13.13 Seville, Spain:
Maria De Villota 1980-2013

Maria De Villota found dead in a Seville, Spain hotel room.

Maria was a Formula 1 reserve driver who lost her right eye in a crash in July 2012, while testing for the Marussia team. A statement from the family said they had been told she had died "as a consequence of the neurological injuries she suffered" in the previous 2012 incident.

Maria, the daughter of ex-Formula 1 racer Emilio De Villota, was a former World Touring Car Championship and Superleague Formula driver. She held a degree in sports science from the European University of Madrid and since 2001 competed in various Spanish races finishing fourth at the Nurburgring in Superleague Formula. In 2011 Maria tested a Renault R29 at the Paul Ricard circuit near Marseille in France.

6.9.13 2013 Formula One Canada Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
Sebastian Vettel runs uncontested from pole to checker flag.

With a 14.4 second lead and a perfectly performing car crossing the finish line was un-climactic. The battle was back in the pack starting with 2nd and 3rd. place.

On lap 63 Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari made a move on Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes and took over 2nd. Lewis Hamilton had held onto 2nd from lap 1 with Alonso finishing lap1 in 5th place. But Alonso had slowly worked up to 3rd and when Hamilton appeared to slow started his last laps charge.

The only bobble that Sebastian Vettel showed was a detour in the grass after the pit straight. Before and after, that just a drive around the park for Vettel.

Force India's Adrian Sutilput on a great show get getting excellent milage out of thier tires.

1. Sebastian Vettel; Red Bull
2. Fernando Alonso; Ferrari
3. Lewis Hamilton; Mercedes
4; Mark Webber; Red Bull
5. Nico Rosberg Mercedes

Top 10 starting positions:
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 2 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 3 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 4 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 5 2 Mark Webber Red Bull 6 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 7 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 8 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 9 7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 10 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari

5.26.13 Formula 1 Grand Prix De Monaco, May 26, 2013:
1. Rosberg- Mercedes; 2, Vettel- Red Bull Racing Renault; 3.Webber- Red Bull Racing Renaul; 4. Hamilton- Mercedes; 5. Sutil- Force India Mercedes.

5.3.13 Formula 1:
Some interesting numbers. With work on 2014 F1 cars in play and the changeover to a smaller engine the magazine Autoweek shared some numbers. A new F1 car costs about $2.6M in materials. The new 1.6L V6 turbocharged engine can reach 18,000 RPMs; produce about 800 HP but at a cost of 8 MPG. The car is full of computer sensors and wirelessly transmits about 1.5B samples of data to the team's garage, which is then fed into a supercomputer for analysis.


6.10.12 Montréal, Québec:
The 2012 Grand Prix du Canada, June 8 - 10, 2012.

Formula 1 race of GP of Canada won by Lewis Hamilton driving a McLaren-Mercedes with a smoth pass of Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari who was in the lead around lap 64. Fernando Alonso's Ferrari started loosing pace around the 60+ lap and eventuly fell to 5th place. Hamilton had a slow pit stop on his last stop, but persevered as the Ferrari slowed.

GP of Canada was run on the beautiful Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve under bright skis.

Also coming on strong was Romain Grosjean arriving at the checkered flag 2nd.

Sebastian Vettel was 4th after leading many laps.

1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
2. Romain Grosjean
3. Sergio Perez
4. Sebastian Vettel
5. Fernando Alonso

Montréal, Québec

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5.30.12 Montréal, Québec:
The 2012 Grand Prix du Canada, June 8 - 10, 2012.

This season has seen 6 winners in 6 races and all opportunities are open.

Montrealers celebrate the beginning of summer with the Grand Prix du Canada. Two years ago a new tradition was started, a glittering benefit party in the name of The Grand Evening.

To keep the day interesting support races will take on Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve during the Grand Prix du Canada weekend. Race fans will enjoy the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge throughout the weekend. With 911 Porsche practices, qualifying sessions and then the actual Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup race.

Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire is Canada will give hot on track racing with all three classes competing at the same time. The entry-level B-Spec Class stock street cars, a compact car category with stock engine and controlled modifications. The Touring Class cars with minimal modifications, and the Super Class machines with heavily modified engines and advanced aerodynamics. All three classes run on the track at the same time providing intense competition and passing.

Not to be left out the F1600, also called Formula Ford cars will be on the track. The F1600 open wheel cars race in 40 different countries and is one of the most accessible race series for beginning racecar drivers. The F1600 cars can hit 240 km/h around Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Ferrari owners will get a chance to drive their cars in the environment for which they were designed for, that is the Race Track. The Ferrari Challenge presents Ferrari owners the opportunity to race door to door with fellow Ferrari owners. This series takes both the drivers and the viewers back to the 1950's when the weekend racing was about privet owners racing street cars on the track.

Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas Bahrain F1 GP April 2012

Image Credit: Daimler AG 2012

4.22.2012 Bahrain:
Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas Bahrain F1 GP April 2012

Nico Rosberg lays down smoke with the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Car. He finished the 57-lap race in fifth place

Formula 1 Regulation Changes 2012:
New Safety Car rules: Art. 40.12:

If it is considered safe to do so, cars that have been lapped by the leader will be allowed to unlap themselves under the Safety Car. This will have the effect of putting the field in position order at every restart and leaving all cars free to race, rather than the leaders having to pass backmarkers, thus improving the racing.

Case in point: In the 2011 Singapore race the presence of backmarkers allowed Sebastian Vettel to build a nine-second lead over second-placed Jenson Button in a single lap after the Safety Car period.

Significant changes to the Formula 1 2012 rules noted here - pdf


Formula 1 United States Grand Prix 2012:
Austin Texas: The development of the United States' first purpose-built F1 racetrack scheduled for Austin Texas, is to be located on a 900 acre site southeast of Austin. The proposed facility will enable over 120,000 to attend the venue's first event: the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix 2012.


Nico Rosberg F1 Kuala Lumpur 2010 Third Place

F1 Kuala Lumpur

Nico Rosberg came home third and achieved the first podium finish for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team at the Sepa, capping a strong weekend at the home Grand Prix of the team's title partner, PETRONAS.

Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber of Red Bull-Renault placed First and Second for a Red Bull 1-2 sweep. More... -pdf

Tyrrel P34

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2010

This August 12-15 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, will have 38 historic F1 cars to take to the grid to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Formula 1. The 1976 Tyrrell P34 'six-wheeler' that used four, tiny 10 inch wheels and tires at the front and two ordinary sized wheels in the back will also be on the track. More... -pdf

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