Championship Standings: 1 Lewis Hamilton 291
2 Nico Rosberg 274
3 Daniel Ricciardo 199
4 Valtteri Bottas 145
5 Sebastian Vettel 143
6 Fernando Alonso 141
7 Jenson Button 94
8 Nico Hulkenberg 76
9 Felipe Massa 71
10 Kevin Magnussen 49
11 Sergio Perez 47
12 Kimi Räikkönen 47
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 21
14 Romain Grosjean 8
15 Daniil Kvyat 8
16 Jules Bianchi 2
17 Adrian Sutil0
18 Marcus Ericsson 0
19 Pastor Maldonado 0
20 Esteban Gutierrez 0
21 Max Chilton 0
22 Kamui Kobayashi 0
23 Andre Lotterer 0
by Brian Carroccio It's something of an odd paring to say the least. But after decades of showcasing itself stateside in casino parking lot, a clumsy infield road course, a few less-than-optimal downtown city street venues (one of which was said to be outdrawn by an ostrich festival on the same day), or simply bothering to not visit at all, it seems Formula One may have found itself a home in America.
by Brian Carroccio This past week, it was revealed both the Caterham and Marussia Formula One teams would not race in this coming weekend's United States Grand Prix. It should be said that an in-depth analysis of the situations would reveal circumstances unique to each party. However, as unfortunate stories of complicated ownership structures, nine-figure debt tallies, constant buyout rumors and lap times five seconds off the pace both share much in common.
by Brian C. Mackey It's that time of year again. You know, the changing fall colors, the cooling air, pumpkins and most of all, we're deep in the sponsor hunting season of the fourth quarter. In reality, the search for sponsors is all year long, but this time of year is reserved for the most concentrated effort. But just like the seasons seem to be a little out of kilter, in recent years so has the sponsorship story. I used to think motorsports was at a crossroads. I don't think that way anymore.
by Brian Carroccio If reports are to be believed, Sebastian Vettel was moved to tears during the recent Japanese Grand Prix race weekend. It was in Japan, where the four-time reigning World Champion informed Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner he would be leaving the team he signed with as a development driver in 1998; the team he dominated the sport with from 2010-2013.
Mercedes power dominates race As it has been all year, if you didn't have Mercedes power in the Russian GP you were nowhere. Lewis Hamilton led every lap to win the inaugural Russian GP at Sochi after his teammate Nico Rosberg handed him the race on a silver platter. Rosberg was 2nd after having to run the entire race on one set of tires after severely flat spotting his first set on lap 1 while passing Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas was third followed by Jenson Button and his McLaren teammate Magnussen - all with Mercedes power.
Hamilton nips Teammate for pole Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 2/10ths of a second with a time of 1m38.513s to secure pole for the inaugural Russian GP at Sochi as Mercedes powered cars ran 1-2-3-4. Valtteri Bottas was third quick for Williams/Mercedes and would have taken pole had he not tried too hard and run wide in the final corner. Jenson Button driving to keep his job, was 4th quick for McLaren with Mercedes power.
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