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2014 Chinese Grand Prix: Hamilton’s First Hat-trick Of Wins

That’s a strange stat, isn’t it? Lewis Hamilton stormed into Formula1 in 2007 as a Mclaren prodigy and he almost won the Drivers’ Championship in his debut season. His talent and determination has never been under question, which is why Mercedes chose to hire him as the legendary Michael Schumacher’s replacement. However, one does wonder [...]

2014 Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying: Hamilton In League Of His Own

In a rain drenched qualifying session, Lewis Hamilton clinched his third pole position of the 2014 Formula1 Season as the Red Bull Racing cars of Ricciardo and Vettel managed to beat Nico Rosberg, who seemed to succumb to brake related issues and in my view, his nerves. Post session, he also indicated that his lap [...]

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix: #FeelTheForce, Did You Too?

Every new Formula1 season throws up this one race which then becomes your most memorable race of that season. I think the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix is possibly just that race which fans will sit back and remember the 2014 Formula1 Season for. Especially if you’re an Indian Formula1 fan and, or love Sahara Force [...]

2014 Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg Strikes Back

It was expected to be a battle between the Mercedes drivers with most Formula1 fans predicting the phenomenally talented Hamilton scoring pole position over the always under-rated Rosberg after striking super form and luck (notice the and!) last week in the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix. However, it was Rosberg who got better of the two [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: What’s The Pecking Order?

Two races of the 2014 Formula1 Season have concluded; the third one is upon us this weekend. But, it is almost impossible to predict the pecking order barring the expected dominance of Mercedes. In this week’s episode of the Inside Line F1 Podcast, Rishi and I try adding our two bits to the remaining slots [...]

2014 Malaysian Grand Prix: Hamilton And Hulkenberg Shine, Massa Defies

Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix in expected style. Pole, fastest lap of the race, victory, what in motorsport terms could be called as ‘stringing a weekend together’! Although it is being debated if he scored the ‘Grand Chelem’ (pole, fastest lap of the race, victory AND having led every single lap!)! By [...]

2014 Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying: Rain Equalises, Hamilton Capitalises

After an overdose of debates on the engines and their sounds, it was finally good to see the engines fire up and reverberate (well, almost!) in Sepang for the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix. To be honest, I think I am getting used to (sort of) the sounds of the 1.6 V6 turbo power units, and [...]

2014 Australian GP Qualifying: Rain, Ricciardo And Rookies

Engine sounds and ugly noses were quickly forgotten (not forgiven just yet!) when Formula1 put together a spectacular and suspense thriller of a qualifying session for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix. Yes, rain was another contributing factor and threw up interesting tyre choices in Q3 and tested the ‘rustiness’ of the men on the pit-wall; [...]

Inside Line F1 Podcast: Formula1 Is Back

After months of waiting for the off-season to end and speculating results (or the lack of them) from the pre-season tests, curtains will raise on the 2014 Formula1 Season this weekend and the picture is expected to only get clearer as the opening round concludes. Although, I don’t expect the picture to be a blockbuster, [...]

2013 Belgian GP Qualifying: As Mad As It Can Get

When Rishi and I recorded Inside Line F1 Podcast’s latest episode ‘Time To Hit The Spa’ earlier this week, we knew that there’s no better circuit than the Spa Francorchamps to mark Formula1’s return to action after a forced mid-season break. The circuit characteristics (7kms long, Eau Rouge, Kemmel Straight, Pouhon, Blanchimont, Bus Stop Chicane) [...]

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