European GP Aldo Costa designed cars make F1 boring. Just ask Michael Schumacher (if you could). Costa rolled out a new rear wing for Mercedes in the European GP and the Mercedes' cars were untouchable all weekend. Nico Rosberg took a dominating win in the European GP Sunday by almost 17 seconds over the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel and the Force India of Sergio Perez. Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton rounded out the top-5.
by Mark J. Cipolloni Nico Rosberg took pole position for the European GP at Baku with a lap of 1m42.758s in his Mercedes while his teammate Lewis Hamilton made two major mistakes, including breaking his right-front suspension when he clipped a barrier and will start 10th. Sergio Perez was 2nd in the much improved Force India with Mercedes power with a lap of 1m43.515s but will serve a 5-grid penalty. Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel had identical times of 1m43.966s and will start 2nd and 3rd while Kimi Raikkonen was 5th but will move up to 4th at the start.
by Mark J. Cipolloni Ferrari made another mistake that required Sebastian Vettel to make an extra pitstop and Lewis Hamilton did the rest to win the Canadian GP in Montreal Sunday for Mercedes. Vettel made an excellent start from third to take the lead in the first corner and easily keep the Mercedes at bay until Ferrari brought him in during a virtual safety car and that extra pitstop was the race. What were they thinking? Valtteri Bottas came home 3rd while Max Verstappen held off Nico Rosberg for 4th.
by Mark J. Cipolloni Lewis Hamilton won his 53rd career pole position in qualifying Saturday for the Canadian GP in Montreal with a lap of 1m12.812s to just edge his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg who came up just short at 1m12.874s. It was Hamilton's 5th Canadian GP pole. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was less than 2/10ths behind Hamilton at 1m12.990s. The top-3 are very close, which bodes well Sunday's race. Daniel Riccardo will start 4th for Red Bull as he continues to outqualify both of his teammates in 2016.
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