Ricciardo wins at Spa as Mercedes teammates collide
Belgian GP Red Bull ace Daniel Ricciardo recorded his second consecutive victory and third of the year in Formula 1, as championship title contenders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided in the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix. The Australian drove a flawless race to fend off the recovering Rosberg by just 3.3 seconds and record the third victory of his flourishing grand prix career. Valtteri Bottas was third for Williams while Kimi Raikkonen was 4th and Sebastian Vettel rounded out the top-5.
Belgian GP Nico Rosberg continues to prove he is the best Mercedes driver. In wet conditions at Spa Rosberg took his 7th pole position of the year and 4th in a row over his teammate Lewis Hamilton. So superior are the Mercedes that the rest of the cars were over 2 seconds per lap slower. Sebastian Vettel was third for Red Bull, his lemon Renault engine at least making it through qualifying. His teammate Daniel Ricciardo could only manage 5th best in the wet.
by Brian Carroccio All you have to do is merely mention the Kemmel Straight; Blanchimont, Stavelot, or Eau Rouge. Instantly, the spine of most any motorsport aficionado will tingle with delight. Yes, after a month-long summer break, the F1 circus will descend upon the glorious Spa-Francorchamps this weekend with the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix. This weekend’s race will be the 70th edition of the Belgian Grand Prix, and 57th at the majestic Spa circuit.
by Mark J. Cipolloni Daniel Ricciardo is proving every race that he has all the makings of a great world champion someday. In tricky wet-dry-damp conditions at the Hungaroring in Hungary Ricciardo beat all comers in the inferior Red Bull Renault to get his 2nd win in his debut F1 season with the Red Bull team beating Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mercedes' teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
by Mark J. Cipolloni With his teammate sidelined by a fire, Rosberg took pole for the Hungarian GP by whopping 0.486s with a lap of 1m22.715s in his superior Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel again beat his Red Bull teammate comfortably and will start on the outside of row 1, but nearly 1/2-second slower than the Mercedes. On Sunday it will be no contest as Rosberg motors off into the distance.
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