Category Archives: Qualifying

Qualifying reports

Hot stuff – German GP quali

As pre-quali shots of the Mercedes garage at their home GP showed the hydraulic lines of their cars’ FRIC suspension system capped off, the question buzzing in the paddock air was ‘will the negating of this system reduce the team’s advantage?’. Both … Continue reading

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Rain starts play – British GP quali

With conditions described as ‘changeable’, there was some hope that qualifying for the British GP might throw up some different headlines for this 50th Silverstone GP weekend. Engine woes for Lewis Hamilton cast doubt on his weekend, with extra emphasis … Continue reading

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Topsy-turvy time – Austria quali

As the F1 roadshow rolls back into Europe, Mercedes-Benz bring their dominant form into Red Bull’s Austrian backyard. With the season settling into a somewhat predictable pattern, the question remains “who is the best of the rest?”. It has been … Continue reading

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The gloves are off – Canada quali

In a season when regulations were changed to create at least the impression of a more level playing field, it has soon become apparent that the field is more level for one team in particular. As Mercedes streak away at … Continue reading

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Keep it clean – Monaco quali

Can the combination of a tight street circuit with hungry, hungry barriers and the skittish and torquey 2014 spec cars deliver a surprise result? The best of the best have come unstuck round these streets and a microsecond’s inattention can … Continue reading

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Running to stand still – Mercedes shake off challengers in Spain quali

As the F1 circus rolls into Europe, there’s a step-up in the development race with most teams bringing upgrades to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. But are they running to stand still as Mercedes-Benz continue to stamp their authority on these … Continue reading

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Tyre choice dilemma as rain falls on Shanghai quali

With the F1 news dominated by off-track events, the circus rolled into China with plenty of in-team and inter-team battles to resolve. The run-up to round four of the Championship had featured Red Bull Racing’s unsuccessful appeal of Daniel Ricciardo’s … Continue reading

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Bahrain quali – Mercedes confirm their early season dominance

The question on everyone’s mind entering round three of the championship is ‘will Mercedes carry their early form into the Bahrain weekend?’ Free Practice appeared to suggest that this would be the case, with Hamilton consistently recording very competitive times … Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton on pole for Malaysia GP

Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the second race in a row after overcoming the adverse weather conditions and setting the fastest lap. After a lengthy delay due to heavy rain, qualifying eventually got going with drivers on intermediate … Continue reading

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Hamilton shines in rain hit qualifying

Lewis Hamilton has qualified on pole position ahead of tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix, the first race of the season. The Mercedes driver denied Aussie Daniel Ricciardo a dream home pole position, who impressed on his Red Bull debut to qualify … Continue reading

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