Season Update: Hamilton’s Third Championship Within Reach/ Who Deserves to Win?

Hello F1 fans! Welcome to my post! This is a new post series. It is like a season update. I will write one of these posts every three weeks on Sundays.

HAMILTON’S THIRD WOLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITHIN REACH:

After his win at the Russian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton is 73 points ahead of Nico Rosberg. In my opinion, Rosberg was the better driver all weekend. Although, he retired early in the race with a throttle problem. This promoted Sebastian Vettel to second place in the championship after finishing runner- up to Hamilton at the Russian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix by over 12 seconds

Lewis Hamilton won the Russian Grand Prix by over 12 seconds

WHO DESERVES TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP?/ HOW WAS LUCK A BIG FACTOR?

Luck certainly played a part in the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Last year, luck was on Rosberg’s side. Hamilton still managed to come out on top that year. However, Hamilton has been the luckier of the two this year. There have only been a few races where it all comes together for Rosberg and he wins the race. Most of the races he won were races where it didn’t come together for Hamilton. Rosberg’s never beat him in a wheel to wheel battle. For example, the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton was dominant and it looked like he would be the winner. However, with 7 laps to go, the safety car came out, so his team decided he would pit. There was a miscalculation on the stop and he slipped to third. As you know, it was in Monaco a circuit where it is almost impossible to pass. Don’t get me wrong, Rosberg is a pretty good driver. Hamilton just seems to be the racier of the two. He is more aggressive than Rosberg.

Hamilton crushed after losing race in closing stages

Hamilton crushed after losing race in closing stages

WHERE DOES RED BULL GO NEXT?

The owner of Red Bull Racing Dietrich Mateschitz, has threatened to pull his team out if Formula One if they are not supplied with competitive engines. There relationship with their current supplier, Renault has deteriorated. Renault has struggled with the new hybrid era that started in 2014 after 4 straight constructor’s championships. Negotiations with with Mercedes have failed. To sour things up for Red Bull, Mercedes agreed to supply the Manor Marussia team with engines for 2016. Ferrari have offered them the 2015 spec engines. The only other option would be Honda engines. All of the teams are scared of Red Bull, because the have such a good chassis that if you gave them competitive engines, they would be dominant.

Team principal Christian Horner with Vettel. Together they won 4 straight championships.

Team principal Christian Horner with Vettel. Together they won 4 straight championships.

Adrian Newey, a boffin who designs cutting edge chassis for the Red Bull team

Adrian Newey, a boffin who designs cutting edge chassis for the Red Bull team

 I hope you enjoyed my post. Look forward to my next “season update post in three weeks. It would be awesome if you could leave some comments on what questions I should write about for my next season update post. See you next Friday for my Flashback Friday post!

Fact of the day: With his win in Russia, Lewis Hamilton surpassed Ayrton Senna’s record of 41 wins. Now he is tied with Sebasitan Vettel for third most wins, only behind Alan Prost and Michael Schumacher.

Make your opinion count and vote on my poll “Who Is The Greatest F1 Driver?’

https://kidslovef1.com/2015/08/20/who-is-the-greatest-f1-driver/

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

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