Drivers 1 Lewis Hamilton 302
2 Sebastian Vettel 236
3 Nico Rosberg 229
4 Kimi Raikkonen 123
5 Valtteri Bottas 111
6 Felipe Massa 109
7 Daniil Kvyat 76
8 Daniel Ricciardo 73
9 Sergio Perez 54
10 Romain Grosjean 44
11 Nico Hulkenberg 38
12 Max Verstappen 33
13 Felipe Nasr 25
14 Pastor Maldonado 22
15 Carlos Sainz 12
16 Fernando Alonso 11
17 Marcus Ericsson 9
18 Jenson Button 8
19 Roberto Merhi 0
20 Will Stevens 0
21 Alexander Rossi 0
Drivers and senior management on hand at Brixworth and Brackley After a dramatic, suspense-filled Sunday afternoon in Sochi, the team's factories in Brixworth and Brackley were filled with scenes of celebration today, as staff at both sites marked a landmark moment in Mercedes-Benz motorsport history. A second consecutive FIA Formula One World Constructors' Championship for the Silver Arrows sees a new chapter written in the long and successful racing heritage of the three-pointed star - 60 years after Juan Manuel Fangio clinched his second consecutive Formula One title with the marque.
by Mark J. Cipolloni Lewis Hamilton won the Russian GP for the 2nd straight year for Mercedes after his teammate and polesitter Nico Rosberg fell out early. Using the Mercedes' huge HP advantage it was a boring Sunday afternoon drive for Hamilton and his 9th win of the year. Sebastian Vettel came home 2nd for Ferrari while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen speared Valtteri Bottas on the last lap battling for third handing third place to Sergio Perez.
Rosberg leads Mercedes 1-2-3 in Russian GP qualifying
by Mark J. Cipolloni Despite their whining for the last two weeks AR1.com predicted that Mercedes, with their 100 HP advantage, would dominate the Russian GP at Sochi. So far that prediction is spot-on as Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas qualified 1-2-3 Saturday. The fastest non-Mercedes, was Sebastian Vettel in 4th who was a second per lap slower until his late run put him 8/10ths back from Rosberg. In other words they have no chance.
At Sochi Several F1 teams preview the upcoming Russian GP at Sochi where the 100 HP Mercedes advantage will again see Lewis Hamilton run away and hide. The circuit in Sochi, which was new to the calendar one year ago, is regarded in our team as one of the kindest on the tires due to its special surface, the absence of very high speed corners and the cool ambient temperatures. On this basis, Pirelli has chosen the soft and supersoft compounds, as opposed to the medium and soft that were used one year ago: it will be interesting to reassess what that means for the car's set-up and race strategy.
Experienced Racer Joins American-Led F1 Team When Haas F1 Team makes its debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, it will do so with an experienced racer in Romain Grosjean. The 29-year-old Grosjean has competed in 78 Formula One races and scored 10 podium finishes, with the most recent being a third-place result in August at the Belgian Grand Prix. He is currently in his fifth Formula One season with Lotus F1 Team.
by Ethan Bregman Justin Wilson, my friend, my colleague, the man with whom I first stood on top of an IndyCar podium, is dead. His death last month was preventable. We in the racing industry had the technology and ability to prevent his death and we chose not to. In the 1950s, our engineering capabilities were such that racing cars would destruct on impact. They became cages of flaming death. The cars had no seatbelts and open cockpits, since a driver’s best hope for survival in a crash was a prayer to be thrown clear of the wreckage.
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