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Opinion: Alonso’s right, Lewis Hamilton belongs in F1’s highest echelon

Only Michael Schumacher has had more success in Formula 1. And Lewis Hamilton might yet haul him in. For DW's Mark Hallam, Hamilton's "greatest rival" Fernando Alonso summed up the Brit's place in the sport's history. It's been Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel vying for world championships in most of the last nine seasons. Hamilton now has five titles to Vettel's four, and the German's error-prone season doesn't bode well for Ferrari in 2019. Hamilton delivered a series of vintage performances this year: besting Kimi Raikkonen one-on-one in Ferrari's backyard in Monza, recovering from 14th on the grid to win on Vettel's home turf in Germany, delivering a qualifying lap for the ages to claim pole and later the win in Singapore, and looking imperious all weekendat Japan's technical and challenging Suzuka circuit. As Hamilton's form improved, Vettel's dropped off; a tight title race morphed into a bit of a walkover. But in many ways, Hamilton's career is better defined by its connection to another, less decorated rival — Fernando Alonso. Back in 2007, few would have given the rookie British driver any chance of keeping pace against a 26-year-old Alonso. The Spaniard was the 2005 and 2006 world champion — the youngest in the sport's history until Vettel came along — and the man who had just brought a decade of Michael Schumacher dominance to a shuddering halt. 'He showed talent from day 1' But, as Alonso himself said earlier this month, Hamilton "showed talent from day 1." He finished on the podium in his first ever grand prix and within six races, he'd picked up a pole position and a win. Most astonishingly of all, it took 10 races until Hamilton finally failed to finish in the top three. Hamilton became such a threat to Alonso in 2007 that the two really couldn't co-exist at McLaren. Team boss Ron Dennis didn't want to stifle Hamilton's fairy-tale rookie season, while Alonso felt he wasn't getting the team-leader treatment he'd been promised when signing up as the hottest property on the grid. An amusing commercial for team sponsor Santander — depicting Hamilton and Alonso racing to be first to get from the track to their hotel rooms, all to the tune of "Anything you can do, I can do better" — was just a little too on-the-nose. The uneasy alliance couldn't last. The upshot — virtually unthinkable 12 years ago — is Fernando Alonso retiring from F1 with just the 2005 and 2006 championships to his name, as Lewis Hamilton claims his fifth drivers' title. Probably Michael, Fangio, Senna, Prost, Lewis' Alonso, asked to rank his F1 top five, included the man who scuppered his shot at a spot among the most successful in the sport — choosing Michael Schumacher, Juan-Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Hamilton. It's extremely difficult to argue with this selection, despite other strong candidates. Perhaps Jim Clark had the potential to join this exalted company, but for his untimely death at Hockenheim in 1968. Some might argue for Fangio's great 1950s rival Stirling Moss, five times a championship runner-up. Niki Lauda won three titles despite his life-threatening crash, even while taking a four-year break from F1 in his prime. And a few could ask what might have been for the man from Oviedo, if Hamilton had never joined Alonso at McLaren. 'Arguably the greatest I've driven against' Hamilton himself hinted at this when Alonso announced his retirement from F1 earlier this season, saying Alonso was probably the best driver he'd ever competed against, and that he deserved greater success in the sport. Never shy of lacing his compliments with some criticism, the Brit also suggested Alonso perhaps wasn't as sly or as shrewd outside the cockpit as he was speedy behind the wheel. "It's not just about being a great driver it's also how you maneuver, how you play the game," Hamilton said. "Like a chess game, it's how you position yourself — all these different things that are also part of the package." In 12 seasons on the grid, Hamilton has shown this mix of pure pace and political guile. Moving to Mercedes from McLaren ready for the 2013 campaign seemed a bold if not suicidal career move at the time; six seasons and four world titles later, it looks like a stroke of genius. But to this day, the damage Hamilton did to Fernando Alonso's F1 legacy remains perhaps the best indicator of his impact on the sport.

Only Michael Schumacher has had more success in Formula 1. And Lewis Hamilton might yet haul him in. For DW’s Mark Hallam, Hamilton’s “greatest rival” Fernando Alonso summed up the Brit’s place in the sport’s history. It’s been Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel vying for world championships in most of the last nine seasons. Hamilton now has five titles to ... Read More »

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton aims to clinch title with a win in Mexico

Lewis Hamilton heads into the Mexican Grand Prix with an excellent chance of clinching the drivers' title with two races to spare. However, Sebastian Vettel is determined to battle to the bitter end. The British Mercedes driver goes into the third-last race of the season on Sunday needing only to finish in fifth place or better to clinch his fourth F1 drivers' championship. The now 32-year-old Hamilton has come a long way since 2008, when he was overjoyed at winning his first F1 title – by finishing fifth in the last race of the season. At this stage of his career, he won't be satisfied with the bare minimum. "I plan to win. I'm not here for anything else but No. 1," Hamilton told a Wednesday press conference in Mexico City. "I was just thinking about it as I was walking in here. It is true that I only need to finish fifth. But I thought, I think to myself, 'How would I feel if I was to finish fifth and win the world championship?' It wouldn't feel great." However, far from being overconfident, Hamilton said that despite his 66-point advantage over his closest rival, Ferrari's German driver, Sebastian Vettel, he was prepared for a tough contest. "It's going to be difficult, I think ... a lot closer between Red Bull and Ferrari and us," he said. "But I love that. And so I'm hoping that if I'm able to drive like I did in the last race, last week, I think it could be a good weekend." 'It's not over' For his part, Vettel, who by finishing second in Austin stopped Hamilton from clinching the title last weekend, has not given up hope of coming from behind to claim his fifth drivers' championship. "It's not over," Vettel said. "It's not in our hands as much as we'd like, but we want to win the last three races." However, as Vettel and his Ferrari team are well aware, even if he were to win all three, he would still need Hamilton to stumble for him to have a chance at the title. Assuming Hamilton does clinch it on Sunday, he will join some elite company, equaling the four career drivers' championships won by both Vettel and Alain Prost. Only Michael Schumacher (seven) and Juan Manuel Fangio (five) have won more career titles. Difficult time for host nation Apart from the possible crowning of a new champion, this weekend's event will also provide Mexican F1 fans with a welcome distraction from the September 19 earthquake that caused much destruction and claimed the lives of more than 200 people. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez became a staging area for relief supplies in the aftermath of the 7.1 magnitude quake and Mexican driver Sergio Perez, who was in his hometown of Guadalajara when it struck, quickly donated $165,000 (€140,000) to victims. This weekend, Rodriquez is to wear a special helmet with a map of Mexico and the earthquake zone depicted on top with the phrase "Todo Mexico Unido! (All of Mexico united!)" "It's been a very tough couple of months for my country. What happened was horrible, but it was amazing to me not just how Mexico responded but the whole world," Perez said on Thursday. A total of more than 300,000 spectators are expected to attend practice and qualifying, followed by Sunday's race.

Lewis Hamilton heads into the Mexican Grand Prix with an excellent chance of clinching the drivers’ title with two races to spare. However, Sebastian Vettel is determined to battle to the bitter end. The British Mercedes driver goes into the third-last race of the season on Sunday needing only to finish in fifth place or better to clinch his fourth ... Read More »

Formula One: What has to happen for Lewis Hamilton to win the title in Austin

Lewis Hamilton can win a fourth driver's title on Sunday, which would draw him level with Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost. Vettel can still stop Hamilton, but the Briton holds a lead of 59 points. Lewis Hamilton stands on the verge of a fourth world title with four races to go in the Formula One season. All eyes will be on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sunday, with only Sebastian Vettel being the only driver with a realistic chance of halting the Mercedes driver's charge towards glory. In order for Hamilton, who leads Vettel by 59 points, to clinch the championship this weekend he must outscore the German by 16 points and teammate Valtteri Bottas by just three points. Hamilton will become the drivers' champion if he wins the race and Vettel finishes sixth or lower. If the Briton finishes second, he will need to rely on Vettel finishing ninth or lower and Bottas failing to win. If Hamilton finishes third, he cannot win the title in America and will be forced to wait at least another week, with the Mexico Grand Prix to be held on October 29. In the constructors' championship, Ferrari must outscore Mercedes by 17 points if they are to maintain their slim hopes of winning. Mercedes currently have a commanding 145-point lead over Ferrari, meaning a Mercedes win in Texas would secure victory. Hamilton coy on 'take a knee' In the lead up to Sunday's race, there has been some media speculation about whether Lewis Hamilton could go down to one knee in support of the ongoing protests by National Football League players against racial injustice. However, he has refused to confirm whether or not he intended to 'take a knee' in sympathy in Texas. The Briton, the only black driver to have won the Formula One championship, has said that he was focused on winning the race rather than the widespread protests in the United States. "I don't plan to let all the BS pull me down," Hamilton said. "I've worked hard to be here today and I have feelings about the whole situation, but at the moment I have no plans to do anything." He added: "I know a lot of people in America so I get to speak to a lot of black and white people that live here. I get quite a good view of what's happening here and I get opinions from the Americans about the movement, which I think is pretty huge. "You've seen I've posted about it because I respect it highly and I find the movement that Colin Kaepernick started awesome. I'm very much in support of it. "But I'm here to win. That's really at the top of my priorities at the moment so I'm not really focused on anything else."

Lewis Hamilton can win a fourth driver’s title on Sunday, which would draw him level with Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost. Vettel can still stop Hamilton, but the Briton holds a lead of 59 points. Lewis Hamilton stands on the verge of a fourth world title with four races to go in the Formula One season. All eyes will be ... Read More »

Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for Chinese Formula One Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has smashed Michael Schumacher's long-standing record in qualification for the Grand Prix in Shanghai. He was closely tailed by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on Saturday qualified in pole position for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai, setting a new track record. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, who won the Australian Grand Prix, will start second in Sunday's race, qualifying just 0.186 seconds slower than Hamilton's benchmark. Hamilton's Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas came third. Kimi Raikkonen was fourth in the other Ferrari. Red Bull's Max Verstappen was hit by an "engine software issue" during first qualifying and his last lap was halted prematurely after Sauber's Antonio Giovinazzi crashed. The stoppage prevented Giovinazzi taking part in Q2, during which Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Fernando Alonso (McLaren) and Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) were eliminated. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren), Romain Grosjean (Haas), Jolyon Palmer (Renault) all exited in first qualifying but finished ahead of Verstappen. Only Esteban Ocon (Force India) will start behind the young Dutch driver on the grid. Hamilton's time of 1.31.678 was the fastest time set at the Shanghai circuit. It was the 63rd pole of his career and the sixth consecutive time he qualified first on the grid dating back to last season. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Felipe Massa (Williams), Nico Huelkenberg (Renault), Sergio Perez (Force India), Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso) and Lance Stroll (Williams) completed the top 10. The weather in Shanghai was fine for racing after fog grounded the medical helicopter for most of Friday, causing second practice to be cancelled. The governing body FIA arranged for a police escort to clear traffic for an ambulance on Sunday meaning the race can definitely proceed even if the helicopter cannot fly.

Lewis Hamilton has smashed Michael Schumacher’s long-standing record in qualification for the Grand Prix in Shanghai. He was closely tailed by Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on Saturday qualified in pole position for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix in Shanghai, setting a new track record. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, who won the Australian Grand Prix, will ... Read More »

Formula One: Rosberg secures debut world title ahead of Hamilton

مرسیڈیز ٹیم کے جرمن ڈرائیور نیکو روز بیرگ فارمولا ون موٹر ریسنگ کا امسالہ ٹائٹل اپنے نام کرنے میں کامیاب ہو گئے ہیں۔ دبئی گراں پری میں دوسرے نمبر پر آنے والے روزبیرگ پہلی مرتبہ یہ اعزاز حاصل کرنے میں کامیاب ہوئے ہیں۔ متحدہ عرب امارات میں ستائیس نومبر بروز اتوار منعقد ہونے والی دبئی گراں پری میں پہلے نمبر پر برطانوی ڈرائیور لوئیس ہیملٹن رہے جبکہ نیکو روز بیرگ دوسری پوزیشن حاصل کرنے میں کامیاب ہوئے۔ تاہم اس سیزن کے دوران مجموعی پوائنٹس کی بدولت روزبیرگ کو اس ریس میں صرف وکٹری اسٹینڈ پر ہی آنا تھا، جو انہوں نے کر دکھایا۔ فارمولا ون ریسنگ، ریکارڈو نے ملائیشین گراں پری جیت لی رواں سیزن میں روزبیرگ کی مسلسل چوتھی کامیابی سنگاپور گراں پری، نیکو روز بیرگ آگے نکل گئے رواں سیزن کے آخری ریس کے اختتام پر روزبیرگ کے مجموعی پوانٹس 385 ہو گئے جبکہ انہی کی ٹیم کے ساتھی ڈرائیور ہیملٹن کے پوائنٹس 380 رہے۔ اس ریس میں ہیملٹن پر یہ الزام بھی عائد کیا گیا کہ انہوں نے ’گندے ہتھکنڈے‘ استعمال کیے۔ ہیملٹن کی اس سیزن میں یہ دسویں کامیابی تھی۔ روزبیرگ نے ریس کے بعد کہا، ’’یقینی طور پر یہ میرے کیریئر کی بہترین ریس نہیں تھی اور میں اس سے زیادہ لطف اندوز نہیں ہوا۔‘‘ تاہم انہوں نے کہا کہ وہ خوش ہیں کہ وہ امسالہ چیمیئن شپ کا ٹائٹل اپنے نام کرنے کے قابل ہو گئے ہیں۔، ’’یہ مرحلہ میرے لیے سخت اور اعصاب شکن تھا۔‘‘ روزبیرگ اب جرمنی کے ایسے تیسرے ڈرائیور بن گئے ہیں، جنہوں نے فارمولا ون کا ٹائٹل جیتا ہے۔ اس سے قبل مشہور زمانہ جرمن ڈرائیور میشائل شوماخر اور سباستیان فیٹل اس ٹائٹل کو جیت کر اپنے ملک کا نام روشن کر چکے ہیں۔ دبئی گراں پری میں تیسرے نمبر پر آنے والے فیراری ٹیم کے جرمن ڈرائیور فیٹل اس سیزن میں پوائنٹس ٹیبل پر چوتھے نمبر پر رہے جبکہ تیسری پوزیشن ریڈ بل ٹیم کے آسٹریلوی ڈرائیور ڈینئل ریکارڈو کے پاس رہی۔ گراں پری کے سلسلے میں ایک ریس جیتنے والے ڈرائیور کو پچیس پوائنٹس ملتے ہیں جبکہ دوسرے نمبر پر آنے والے کو اٹھارہ اور تیسری پوزیشن حاصل کرنے والے ڈرائیور کو پندرہ پوائنٹس دیے جاتے ہیں۔ اس سال اس سیزن میں مجموعی طور پر اکیس ریسیں منعقد ہوئیں۔

Nico Rosberg secured his debut Formula One world championship at a tense season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Second place was enough for the German to pip Briton and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to the title. Hamilton started from pole position and claimed victory, his 10th of the season and fourth in a row, in a nail-biting conclusion to the ... Read More »

Brazilian Grand Prix: Hamilton claims pole to turn up heat on Rosberg

Britain's Lewis Hamilton clocked a fastest lap of 1 minute 10.736 in Sao Paulo to put the pressure on Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. The German driver can claim his maiden Formula One title with a race win on Sunday. Victory at Interlagos will secure the title for Rosberg but anything less could give Hamilton a chance going in to the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi on November 27. The Briton finished 0.102 seconds ahead of his rival on the 4.309-kilometre circuit to claim his third successive pole - and the 60th of his career. As has often been the case this season, the Mercedes pair were well clear of their rivals, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen third, more than half a second further back, ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will be on the third row on the grid. Frenchman Romain Grosjean was seventh for Haas ahead of Nico Hulkenberg and his Force India team-mate Sergio Perez, with double world champion Fernando Alonso taking 10th for McLaren. Despite the potential for rain on Sunday in Sao Paulo, Hamilton remains confident. "I don't really mind what the weather brings tomorrow. I'll be ready for anything," he said. "Nico's been getting quicker and quicker but I've had him covered so far. It's remarkable what this team has achieved." With a first championship tantalisingly close, Rosberg is determined not to let his starting position determine his fate. "It was very close. Lewis was just marginally quicker in the end," the 31-year-old said. "Pole isn't always the guy who wins the race. I want to try and win tomorrow."

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton clocked a fastest lap of 1 minute 10.736 in Sao Paulo to put the pressure on Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. The German driver can claim his maiden Formula One title with a race win on Sunday. Victory at Interlagos will secure the title for Rosberg but anything less could give Hamilton a chance going in to the ... Read More »

Rosberg pips Hamilton for pole position in Japan Formula One GP

The German has clocked the fastest lap in Saturday's qualifying round, beating his Mercedes teammate by just over one-hundredth of a second. The German leads the World Championship by 23 points with five races to go. Nico Rosberg will start from pole position at Sunday's Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. The German pipped his Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, by just over one-hundredth of a second to clock the fastest lap time during Saturday's qualifying round. Hamilton will start alongside Rosberg in second position, while Kimi Raikkonen locked down third place in his Ferrari. After winning last week's Malaysian GP, Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will start in sixth, behind his teammate Max Verstappen. Rosberg clocked his fastest lap at 1 minute and 30.647 seconds on the 5.8-kilometer (3.6 miles) long Suzuka Circuit, just .013 seconds faster than his teammate and championship rival. With five races remaining this season, Rosberg enjoys a 23-point lead over Hamilton, after the Brit was forced to retire in Malaysia due to engine failure. This is the German's 30th career pole position and his eighth this season. However, experience tells Rosberg that there will be no room for complacency on Sunday. The last two years, he has qualified in pole position in Japan, but on both occasions was beaten to the finish line by Hamilton. The Japanese Grand Prix starts at 5 a.m. UTC on Sunday.

The German has clocked the fastest lap in Saturday’s qualifying round, beating his Mercedes teammate by just over one-hundredth of a second. The German leads the World Championship by 23 points with five races to go. Nico Rosberg will start from pole position at Sunday’s Japanese Formula One Grand Prix. The German pipped his Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, by just ... Read More »

Formula One: Rosberg wins in Italy to reduce gap to two points

A strong qualifying session from Hamilton left the Englishman in prime position to extend his Championship lead, but disaster struck and German teammate Rosberg benefitted. Nico Rosberg reduced the gap in the Formula One Championship to just two points after winning the Italian Grand Prix by over 15 seconds. Lewis Hamilton had been leading the Championship by nine points ahead of the race and following a strong qualifying session yesterday, it seemed as if the defending champion would extend his lead on one of the calendar's most iconic tracks. However, disaster struck for Hamilton when a slow start saw him drop to sixth and allow Rosberg and a host of other cars to overtake. Clean air Rosberg was left with the fortuitous position of clean air on a track of relatively few corners, and with Mercedes having the power advantage the German was able to accumulate a lengthy lead that he never lost. Hamilton battled back after his poor start to take second spot on the podium, with Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari taking third. With this triumph in Monza, Rosberg celebrated his second win in succession and his seventh of the season. The victory also prevented Hamilton completing a hat-trick of Italian wins, a feat achieved only by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950s.

A strong qualifying session from Hamilton left the Englishman in prime position to extend his Championship lead, but disaster struck and German teammate Rosberg benefitted. Nico Rosberg reduced the gap in the Formula One Championship to just two points after winning the Italian Grand Prix by over 15 seconds. Lewis Hamilton had been leading the Championship by nine points ahead ... Read More »

F1: Rosberg cruises to Belgian Grand Prix victory, Hamilton third

Nico Rosberg returned to winning ways with a serene victory at an otherwise chaotic Belgian Grand Prix. The German’s Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton started from the back but managed third behind Daniel Ricciardo. Rosberg’s debut win in Belgium and his sixth of the season narrowed the gap to championship leader Hamilton to nine points with eight rounds remaining. The German triumphed in the first four races of the year, before Briton Hamilton won six of the last eight. “It’s been a great weekend, very happy of course,” Rosberg said. “And of course congrats to Lewis. Last to third must have been some drive.” Uphill Sweep Rosberg started from pole at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit and was leading when the race was temporarily halted after nine laps following a high-speed crash by Renault’s Kevin Magnussen. The Dane lost control of his car as he crested the fast uphill sweep of the Eau Rouge corner and slammed violently into the barriers. Magnussen limped away from the mangled wreckage and was taken to a clinic for medical checks. Renault later said he had a small cut on an ankle but looked to be okay otherwise. There had been a chaotic start to the race in which Red Bull's Max Verstappen, second on the grid, and the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel collided at the first corner. German Vettel eventually finished sixth, with Raikkonen of Finland ninth, while Verstappen was 13th, much to the disappointment of thousands of the Dutchman's fans thronging the circuit. Incredible Race Hamilton, who had incurred multiple grid penalties over the weekend for extra engine part changes, avoided the carnage at the start and gained places when the race was restarted after Magnussen’s smash. “I just want to say a big thanks to everyone,” Hamilton said. “Just an incredible race. I think today I was on it, I was sharp. They predicted I would get eighth so that's a big bonus to come out here with three new engines and only a 10-point penalty." Big Lie Verstappen had a couple of run-ins with Raikkonen after the restart and later dismissed the Finn's criticism of his driving at Spa as "a big lie". "I was defending my position - if someone doesn't like it that's their problem," Verstappen said. "It's ridiculous. It's good TV if someone is moaning, but especially after (the first corner) when they do something like that I'm not going to give up my position easily." Verstappen's Red Bull team mate Ricciardo was delighted with his second-place finish having also made the podium in the previous two races in Germany and Hungary. The Australian is third in the driver standings on 151 points, with Hamilton on 232 and Rosberg on 223. The teams now head to Monza for next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg returned to winning ways with a serene victory at an otherwise chaotic Belgian Grand Prix. The German’s Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton started from the back but managed third behind Daniel Ricciardo. Rosberg’s debut win in Belgium and his sixth of the season narrowed the gap to championship leader Hamilton to nine points with eight rounds remaining. The ... Read More »

Flawless Nico Rosberg gets back to winning ways in Azerbaijan

After finishing off the podium in the last three races, Nico Rosberg won the Europe Grand Prix, his fourth race win of the season. The Mercedes driver reopened the gap on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Nico Rosberg led from pole to flag in the inaugural Azerbaijan Grand Prix to extend his lead at the top of the drivers' championship to 24 points. The Mercedes driver followed up a flawless qualifying session on Saturday with an emphatic drive to end a run of three races without a podium place. "It has been an amazing day and an amazing weekend - it has been spectacular," Rosberg said after the race. "You created a great track; it was really exciting racing. Qualifying went all to plan. It was awesome. No concerns, we went flat out." Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished just under 16.6 seconds behind Rosberg in second, his second consecutive runner-up place. Force India driver Sergio Perez finished third partly due to Kimi Raikkonen's five-second penalty for crossing the pit-lane entry line. With victory, the German has reasserted his dominance over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the standings, with the Briton finishing fifth after experiencing technical problems throughout the race. Rosberg had missed the podium in Spain, Monaco and Canada the last three weeks and allowed Hamilton back into the championship race despite winning his first four races.

After finishing off the podium in the last three races, Nico Rosberg won the Europe Grand Prix, his fourth race win of the season. The Mercedes driver reopened the gap on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Nico Rosberg led from pole to flag in the inaugural Azerbaijan Grand Prix to extend his lead at the top of the drivers’ championship to ... Read More »

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