Nico Rosberg
Jul 23

F1 Preview: Hamilton Enters Hungarian GP As The Favorite

Lewis Hamilton has four wins in seven starts at the Hungaroring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton has four wins in seven starts at the Hungaroring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and fifth overall as he chases Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the championship lead in the last race before the summer break.

Mercedes has won nine of the season’s first 10 races and Rosberg leads the drivers’ standings with 190 points, 14 more than Hamilton. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull is third with 106 points.

If previous results are anything to go by, Rosberg would not seem to have much of a chance to hold off Hamilton. Rosberg’s last three placings at the winding, slow Hungaroring circuit have been going from bad to worse — ninth, 10th and 19th. Hamilton, meanwhile, won in 2012 and 2013 and was fourth in 2011. He also took the top spot on the podium in Hungary in 2007 and 2009.

Jul 22

F1: Hamilton to undergo physiotherapy following 30G qualifying crash

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Saturday 19 July 2014. A Marshal attends to Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, after his crash during Q1. World Copyright: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _X0W5935

A Marshal attends to Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, after his crash during Q1 for the 2014 German GP. (Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy following his drive through the field after a hefty qualifying crash at Hockenheim.

Even before the race, the Mercedes driver reportedly had acupuncture, to help with the pain of the 30G smash into the barriers caused by brake failure.

Jul 20

F1: Championship Leader Rosberg Wins German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg celebrates after winning the German Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg celebrates after winning the German Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th.

“It’s an amazing feeling to win at home. It’s a very special day,” said Rosberg, who led throughout to become the first German to triumph at Hockenheim since Michael Schumacher won in 2006.

Hamilton, who crashed in qualifying and survived a number of scrapes throughout the race, could not pass Valtteri Bottas in the closing laps and the Finn took second to give Williams its 300th F1 podium finish.

Jul 19

F1: Rosberg On Pole For Home Race As Hamilton Crashes Out

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg captured his fifth pole of the season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday’s qualifying session and will start 15th on the grid.

Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds in the third part of the session for what was also the weekend’s fastest time.

“Home race, to be on pole is fantastic,” the German said. “Of course I would have preferred it was an open fight with Lewis. I was a little less happy as a result (of Hamilton’s crash) because Lewis didn’t have a shot at it in the end but all in all, yeah, a fantastic day up to now.”

Jul 18

F1: Hamilton Fastest In Second Practice For German GP

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at Hockenheimring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton drives during second practice at Hockenheimring. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice session at the German Grand Prix as Mercedes set the pace on Friday.

Hamilton completed his best lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 18.341 seconds, edging Rosberg by 0.024 seconds.

“A pretty good day today,” Hamilton said.

Rosberg had been leading but he went off track on the second turn and his teammate then topped the leaderboard on supersoft tires for the first time.