by Brian Carroccio On track, the start of the 2015 Formula One season looked very familiar. As they did throughout most of 2014, the Mercedes AMG Petronas team dominated proceedings in the Australian Grand Prix. Defending World Champion Lewis Hamilton started the race from pole and led teammate Nico Rosberg in another 1-2 Silver Arrows finish. Third-place finisher Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari finished a distant 34 seconds behind Hamilton in what is an encouraging sign for the Scuderia after a trying 2014.
Hamilton beats Rosberg by 1.3 sec. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg brought home the Mercedes parade to a 1-2 finish in the Australian Grand Prix, 34.5 secs. ahead of new Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton led away from pole in Melbourne and played with his teammate the entire race, only momentarily losing the lead to Rosberg during the pitstop sequence before taking the 34th win of his career.
Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2-3 in Australian GP quals
Let the parades begin! Defending F1 champion Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the opening round of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship in Australia after his teammate Nico Rosberg choked in the final Q3. The Briton’s put up a time of 1m26.419s lap on his first run in Q3, while Rosberg had to abort his first effort after running wide onto the grass at the penultimate corner. Rosberg was beaten and he still had one more try to come.
by Mark Cipolloni and Brian Carroccio For the 2nd year in-a-row AR1.com owner Mark Cipolloni and reporter Brian Carroccio preview the 2015 F1 season in a head-to-head matchup of predictions for the season ahead. Check out their answers and see how you might have answered the question if given the chance. What do you think is the most intriguing storyline of 2015? Which driver is most likely to get their first F1 victory in 2015? Can Mercedes win the constructor's title again?
by Brian Carroccio Perhaps, the revelation of preseason Formula 1 testing has been the Sauber F1 Team. After a disastrous 2014, in which the Hinwil, Switzerland based squad scored zero championship points, new drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr have shown encouraging pace ahead of next weekend’s season opening Australian Grand Prix. Of course, it’s never exactly easy in the cutthroat world of Grand Prix racing. And for Sauber, before their drivers, or shall we say if their drivers, take to the track in Albert Park, they first have to visit a Melbourne court room to address their unresolved dispute driver Giedo van der Garde.
RB11 launched in Jerez After an intensely busy off-season, Infiniti Red Bull's Racing's 2015 Formula One car, the RB11, has hit the track and begun testing at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain ahead of the new season. Featuring a striking new test livery, the RB11 features a host of improvements in all areas as the team seeks to improve on its 2014 campaign, when it took the RB10 from a difficult start to second place in the Constructors' Championship.
At Jerez The new Williams Mercedes FW37 was unveiled today ahead of the first pre-season test in Jerez, Spain. The F1 grid will once again be adorned with the red and blue stripes that have grown to be so iconic in motorsport as WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING will be looking to build on their successful 2014 campaign where the team achieved nine podium finishes and finished third in the Constructors' Championship.
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