Category Archives: F1 2015

2015 Season Review by Pedro Cunha

Jules Bianchi (1989-2015). In Memoriam Mercedes completely dominated the Championship and early on Hamilton already showed that he would conquer his third title, equaling Jack Brabham (1959, 1960 and 1966), Jackie Stewart (1969, 1971 and 1973), Niki Lauda (1975, 1977 and 1984), Nelson Piquet (1981, 1983 and 1987) and Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990 and 1991). […]

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Review of the Abu Dhabi GP by Pedro Cunha

Yas Island in Abu Dhabi hosted the final round of the 2015 F1 World Championship, a race that begins by daylight and ends at night. Mercedes dominated from beginning to end with Rosberg (after his 6th pole in a row) achieving his 3rd victory in a row (and his victory No. 6 this season) followed […]

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Review of the Brazilian GP by Pedro Cunha

Last weekend The penultimate race of the current season 2015 was held in Brazil in São Paulo at the Interlagos circuit, which has been hosting the Brazilian GP since 1973 (except for the years 1978, 1981-1989 where the event took place in Rio de Janeiro at the Jacarepaguá Circuit). The circuit is one of 3 […]

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Review of the Mexican GP by Pedro Cunha

After 23 years of absence, F1 returned to Mexico last weekend (Mansell was the last winner of the Mexican GP in 1992). The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is situated at over 2200 metres (7218 feet) above sea level, that means that the thinner air moves across the cars more easily. Massa set the highest top speed […]

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Review of the US GP by Pedro Cunha

US GP number 37, and for the 4th consecutive time in Austin (over time F1 has “visited” 6 circuits in America). Hamilton claimed his third title after a thrilling race. Hurricane Patricia threatened the GP all weekend (the 2nd free practice session was cancelled and the qualifying (with rain) took place only Sunday morning – […]

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Review of the Russian GP by Pedro Cunha

Carlos Sainz suffered a huge during the 3rd practice session, and he was transported to hospital but fortunately without any consequences (he was allowed to participate in the race). Rosberg claimed the pole. The race was a mixture of excitement, accidents and time penalties as Mercedes win their second consecutive constructors title. Right at the start an accident involving Ericsson, […]

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Review of the Japanese GP by Pedro Cunha

In the country of the rising sun (Japan), things were quite normal: the 2nd Pole of the current season for Rosberg, and pole number 13 for Mercedes. Kvyat suffered a huge crash in qualifying (fortunately without injuries for the Russian driver). Hamilton made a perfect start (the day he equaled the number of Senna’s wins (41)), unlike […]

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Review of the Singapore GP by Pedro Cunha

The night time qualifying in Singapore brought us some news: Alexander Rossi replaced Roberto Merhi in Manor and became the first North American to participate in an F1 race since Scott Speed ​​in 2007. The 2nd novelty was the first “non Mercedes” pole this season: Vettel achieved his first pole since Brazil 2013 (23rd November) […]

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Review of the Italian GP by Pedro Cunha

Last weekend we had the Italian GP which has been part of the world championship series since “day one” – Monza has always hosted the race, only with one exception (1980 where the race took place at Imola). Hamilton claimed his 11th pole of the season and victory number 7. His dominance was evident and he also benefited from the retirement […]

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Review of the Belgian GP by Pedro Cunha

Since the start of the F1 world championship, only 6 times the sport did not visit Belgium (1957, 1959, 1969, 1971, 2003 and 2006) – Spa is one of the most mythical circuits on the calendar and was almost always the chosen circuit (the exceptions were Nivelles in 1972 and 1974 and Zolder in 1973, 1975-1982 and 1984 – […]

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