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Qualifying reports

2014: Russian GP Grid

Here is the grid for the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, following grid penalties: Lewis Hamilton 1:38.513 Nico Rosberg 1:38.713 Valtteri Bottas 1:38.920 Jenson Button 1:39.121 Daniil Kvyat 1:39.277 Daniel Ricciardo 1:39.635 Fernando Alonso 1:39.709 Kimi Raikkonen 1:39.771 Jean-Eric Vergne 1:40.020 … Continue reading

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Lewis Hamilton takes inaugural Russian GP pole

A bright sunny day greeted drivers at the qualifying session for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. 21 drivers took to the track for Q1, with Marussia choosing not to run another driver in Jules Bianchi’s car. Instead they have set … Continue reading

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Nico Rosberg on pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix

With Typhoon Phanfone expected to disrupt the race tomorrow, qualifying took place in dry conditions. The big news going into qualifying was that Sebastian Vettel is set to leave Red Bull at the end of the season. Mercedes had a … Continue reading

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Because the night – Singapore quali

With off-track attention on the Mercedes-Benz inter-team rivalry, radio message bans and blown engines, it must have been a relief for the drivers to apply their concentration to piloting their machinery around the floodlit challenge that is the Marina Bay … Continue reading

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The heat is on – Italian GP quali

If there’s a cloud on the F1 horizon for the rest of the season, it’s not the swings of Mercedes drivers’ friendometer, even though the media circus post-Spa has focused squarely on the spat between Rosberg and Hamilton. That cloud, … Continue reading

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The sun’ll come out tomorrow – Belgian GP quali

With the rain stopping just before the session commenced, the good drainage of the spa circuit posed an immediate problem for the runners in Q1. A 70% chance of rain during the session provoked a scramble for times to be banked. … Continue reading

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We’re halfway there – Hungarian GP quali

With the  twisty, bumpy Hungaroring rewarding good aero balance and bravery under braking over pure speed, the Hungarian GP is a favourite with drivers who like racing. It’s a favourite track for Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who has performed disproportionately well at … Continue reading

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