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A Review of the Abu Dhabi GP by Pedro Cunha

At the age of 31 and in his 11th season as an F1 driver, Nico Rosberg is finally world champion achieving a rare feat: following in the footsteps of his father Keke, who had won the title in 1982. Previously, only the Hills had accomplished this (Graham in 1962 and 1968 and Damon in 1996). […]

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A Review of the Mexican GP by Pedro Cunha

Pole and victory for Hamilton in Mexico. The race started with some incidents: Sainz and Alonso (Sainz was penalised 5 seconds for forcing his compatriot off the road), Rosberg and Verstappen and also Ericsson and Wehrlein, forcing the withdrawal of the German driver (the only one that did not finish ) and the appearance of […]

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A Review of the US GP by Pedro Cunha

It was victory No.50 for Hamilton after pole No.58 at the US GP, followed by his teammate Rosberg. Ricciardo was 3rd, Vettel 4th, Alonso 5th, Sainz 6th (his first points since Hungary), Massa 7th, Pérez 8th, Button 9th and Grosjean 10th (the French completed his race number 100 and returned to points – something that […]

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A review of the Italian GP by Pedro Cunha

It was another pole for Hamilton in Italy (The 3rd in a row – and his 5th in Monza, equaling Fangio and Senna). Hamilton had a bad start (he dropped to 6th place), while Rosberg claimed position one. But a perfect pit strategy (only one stop) allowed Mercedes to get their 4th “one-two” of the […]

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A review of the Austrian GP by Pedro Cunha

This weekend we had the Austrian GP. On Q1 Kvyat suffered a huge accident (fortunately without consequences for the Russian driver). The end of Q2 had some rain, which continued at the start of Q3, but little by little the track was drying up and the excitement was more than plenty with several drivers competing […]

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A review of the Spanish GP by Pedro Cunha

One of the attractions of the Spanish race in Barcelona was to know how Verstappen will manage with his promotion to Red Bull and how Kvyat will perform after being relegated to Toro Rosso.  Another pole for Hamilton, as Verstappen was 4th (behind his team mate Ricciardo), while Kvyat was 13th (his colleague Sainz was […]

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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 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 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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The Mercedes W06 vs the Red Bull RB11

As I said in my post yesterday, these two machines are tipped to be the fastest cars on the grid. I’ve heard reports such as Lewis Hamilton being predicted to win the title halfway in the season and that a Red Bull resurgence is on the cards. In this post, I’ll comment on the car […]

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