by Mark J. Cipolloni While his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had an engine component failure and sat out Q3, Nico Rosberg and Mercedes remained the man and machine to beat in Formula 1 by taking pole position for Sunday's Russian GP with a time of 1m35.417s. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was 2nd quick with a lap of 1m36.123s a full 7/10ths slower than the superior Mercedes. However, he will start 7th after a 5-place grid penalty due to a transmission change on Friday.
For Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Nostalgia is a marvelous thing. In an era when one manufacturer dominates Formula One, let’s look back at a time when the category was far more open, such as the more free-wheeling pre-turbo times from 1967 to 1984. The Masters USA international Formula One field’s highly-anticipated return to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion comes Aug. 18-21 as part of the renowned Monterey Classic Car Week celebration.
by Mark J. Cipolloni As you know, we here at AR1.com have called for the removal wings from IndyCars for quite some time. They have ruined the racing. The constant pursuit of speed has led to aerodynamic R&D in the pursuit of more downforce and less drag. But the time has come to stop. Do we care more about breaking lap records or good close racing that puts a premium on driving skill?
by Mark J. Cipolloni If there ever was a good argument for an inverted grid, this was it. Formula 1 put on an incredible display of racing at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday as many of the usual suspects found themselves well down the order and having to fight to get back to the front. Nico Rosberg continued his cruise to the 2016 Formula 1 season with his second Chinese Grand Prix victory and 6th race win in a row (last 3 last year and first 3 this year). Rosberg finished 37.7 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, with Daniil Kvyat on the podium in his Red Bull for the second time in his F1 career.
Rosberg takes pole for Chinese GP as Ferrari chokes
by Mark J. Cipolloni Nico Rosberg claimed pole for the Chinese Grand Prix while Ferrari fizzled and Red Bull dazzled. The biggest surprises weren't that Ferrari would choke again, it was that Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo squeezed Ferrari off the front row and Lewis Hamilton ended up last when his Mercedes had an ERS problem and he never made it out of Q1 and he failed to set a time in qualifying.
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