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May 25

F1: Rosberg Takes Second Straight Monaco GP Win

Nico Rosberg raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

raced to his second victory of the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg won the Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to take the overall championship lead from his teammate , who came second to give a fifth straight 1-2 finish.

The German driver clinched his second victory of the season and fifth of his career, making a strong start and holding off Hamilton to repeat his maiden GP win from pole here in Monaco last year.

“The pressure was on all the way but I kept it cool and was able to win,” said Rosberg, who celebrated by hugging his team engineers.

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May 24

F1: Rosberg Takes Pole For Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg captured his second pole position of the season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

captured his second pole position of the season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Grand Prix ahead of on Saturday after making a late error that left his teammate visibly irate at missing out on a shot at qualifying in first place.

With Rosberg holding the best time, the Mercedes pair went out for one final qualifying lap with less than a minute remaining in the session, but the German lost control coming out of the Mirabeau turn, sliding down an escape road. After Rosberg backed out onto the circuit, a yellow flag came up — meaning the session was over and Hamilton could not improve on his time.

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May 23

F1: Hamilton Questions If Rosberg Has Enough Hunger To Win

Lewis Hamilton (right) attends a press conference with teammate Nico Rosberg (left). (Photo: Getty Images)

(right) attends a press conference with teammate (left). (Photo: Getty Images)

With looking certain to run away with the constructors’ championship, the promising battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg should provide an intriguing backdrop for the rest of the season.

Rosberg is only three points behind Hamilton, the championship leader, who has won the past four races. The two go back a long way, to their days karting together. But with so little separating them in the title race, their friendship looks set to be tested.

Hamilton has even questioned Rosberg’s desire to win.

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May 22

Formula 1: Opposition appears closer to Mercedes in Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco. Thursday 22 May 2014. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _R6T8962

during Thursday practice in his F1 W05 Hybrid in Monte Carlo, on Thursday, May 22 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

It was no surprise when Mercedes set the pace in Monaco today, but all the signs are that Red Bull and Ferrari are a lot closer at a track where the power unit is less critical.

In FP1 and Nico Rosberg were just 0.032s apart, although a disjointed FP2 meant that the times were not representative, with Hamilton half a second off , and Rosberg was only 20th.

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May 22

Formula 1: Hamilton sets fastest time Thursday while Alonso tops FP2

during practice ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 22, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

has the fastest time of the weekend so far at a 1:18.271 (Photo: Getty images)

(AP) — Ferrari driver posted the fastest time in the rain-disrupted second practice session at the Grand Prix on Thursday, with Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton second. Yet Hamilton’s FP1 time remained the fastest time of the day.

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