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Jun 19

F1: 22 points down, Hamilton makes no question as to Austria goal

 

The psychological battle between title rivals Lewis Hamilton and is now racing into Austria.

The war between the Mercedes stars imploded in Monaco, where Rosberg won, and the German got some more wind in his sails two weeks ago in Canada, where Lewis Hamilton’s car failed.

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Jun 12

F1: No Room For Alonso At Mercedes, Says Wolff

Lewis Hamilton (left) and Fernando Alonso (right) were teammates in 2007. (Photo: Getty Images)

(left) and (right) were teammates in 2007. (Photo: Getty Images)

has dismissed reports suggesting Mercedes could be eyeing a future with Fernando Alonso.

When rumors of the German marque’s flirtation with the obviously frustrated Ferrari driver Alonso first arose recently, team sources immediately reacted by hinting that ’s contract is in fact on the verge of being extended.

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Jun 9

F1 Monday Notebook: Making sense of the Canadian GP

(L-R) Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo discuss the closing laps of Sunday's Canadian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

(L-R) and discuss the closing laps of Sunday’s . (Photo: Getty Images)

Ricciardo all smiles as he secures a popular first win

Daniel Ricciardo scored a hugely popular maiden GP victory in Canada, and while it took a little bad luck for Mercedes to make it happen, the Aussie had to be there to take advantage.

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Jun 8

F1: Mercedes’ Bid To Win In Montreal Thwarted By ERS Failure

Mercedes was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix until they ran into problems with the power unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes was dominating the Canadian Grand Prix until they ran into problems with the power unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Both Mercedes drivers were hit by an unexpected overheating problem with the Motor Generator Unit (Kinetic) in Canada, and it was just bad luck that saw retire while was able to carry on.

The problem arose around the time of the second stops, just as Hamilton passed Rosberg for the lead. It was the time spent at rest in the pit lane – with no cooling air going through the system – that tipped Hamilton over the edge and led to his retirement.

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Jun 8

F1: Ricciardo Earns First Career Win In Thrilling Canadian GP

Daniel Ricciardo celebrates after winning the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

celebrates after winning the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo may be coming out of the shadow of his more celebrated Red Bull teammate.

The 24-year-old Australian won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to earn his first career Formula One victory, joining four-time defending world champion on the podium and snapping Mercedes’ stranglehold on the circuit this season.

Ricciardo’s win was the first win this year for any driver other than , the pole-sitter and championship leader, and , a three-time champion. But the twin Mercedes Silver Arrows were forced to slow down midway through the race to keep their brakes from overheating, and Ricciardo was able to take advantage.

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