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Mar 14

Lewis Hamilton Bounces Back From Early Disaster

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speeds from the pits during the second practice session at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

driver of Britain speeds from the pits during the second practice session at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton came back from a disastrous start to finish the first day in Australia on top of the times, emphasizing that as expected Mercedes will set the pace this weekend.

Hamilton stopped on track at the start of FP1 due to a sensor issue, but ran 37 laps without issue in the second session to lead his teammate Nico Rosberg by just 0.157s.

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Mar 12

F1: Hamilton Plays Down Role As Title Favorite

Lewis Hamilton was all smiles during preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

was all smiles during preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Not surprisingly Lewis Hamilton is keen to play down his role as a favorite for the 2014 title, and he insists that it’s too early to jump to any conclusions.

“We’ve had a good winter, we’ve done everything we could possibly do to be as ready as we are,” he said today. “But we haven’t started the race yet so we don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re just going to keep our heads down and keep focussing on what we’re doing, and not be disturbed or distracted by what other people are doing, and just stay on track.

“It’s always nice to have positive comments, positive feedback, people thinking positively about me, but I don’t remember what it was in the past, and it was irrelevant back then as well. We’ve got a lot of tough drivers out there this weekend, we don’t know whose going to be at the top, we’ve just got to make sure we do everything OK.”

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Mar 12

Jenson Button Opens Up On The Impact Of His Father’s Death

Jenson Button (R) of Great Britain celebrates with his father John Button (L) after clinching the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Brazilian Formula One GP at the Interlagos Circuit on Oct 18, 2009. (Photo: Getty Images)

(R) of Great Britain celebrates with his father John Button (L) after clinching the F1 World Drivers Championship during the Brazilian Formula One GP at the Interlagos Circuit on Oct 18, 2009. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button has spoken at length for the first time about the impact of the death of his father John, who passed away at the age of 70 earlier this year.

Speaking to British newspaper journalists he made it clear that the will be an emotional weekend.

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Mar 6

F1: Massa Upbeat After Williams Shines In Testing

Valtteri Bottas (L) and Felipe Massa (R) with the FW36 during the Williams Martini Racing Launch. (Photo: Williams Martini Racing/LAT Photographic)

Valtteri Bottas (L) and (R) with the FW36 during the Racing Launch. (Photo: Martini Racing/LAT Photographic)

With Williams shining in winter testing Felipe Massa was in upbeat mood at today’s launch of the team’s new livery.

Williams vied with for top spot on both speed and mileage completed, and the team looks set to be a pacesetter this year.

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