Hello F1 fans! Ever since the summer break, Nico Rosberg had been on excellent form and had managed to pull out a 33 point gap to Lewis Hamilton in the championship. (Also curtesy of Hamilton’s retirement at Malaysia.) But Hamilton managed to claw back some points by winning this race.
The laps of Hamilton and Rosberg are compared and analyzed by Paul Di Resta.
ROSBERG RECOVERS TO SECOND AFTER BEING PASSED AT START
Nico’s start was pretty good- he was second on the grid behind his teammate. However the fast starting Daniel Ricciardo on the super soft tires passed him at the second corner. It stayed like that for a big part of the race until the virtual safety car came out and Rosberg capitalized by pitting under the period where the race was stopped. He basically got a “free” pitstop. Ricciardo couldn’t do this because he had pitted recently for his last set of medium tires. If he put on the more grippy, less durable soft tires, he wouldn’t have been able to finish the race without pitting again.
RAIKKONEN AND VERSTAPPEN WITH STRANGE RETIREMENTS
Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen both had very strange pitstops. They both retired shortly after. When Verstappen pitted, the team wasn’t ready! However, they were pretty quick getting the tires out and onto the car. Verstappen retired with a mechanical failure a lap later. He picked a very bad service road to park his car, which brought out the virtual safety car and ruined a lot of people’s races. With Raikkonen, the team was ready, but he was released too early. The right rear wheel jack was still on the tyre when he left the pits!
WHAT ELSE HAPPENED?
CELEBRITYS OUT IN FULL SWING
Last Wednesday, Lewis made an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show.
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Lewis Hamilton’s pole lap on Saturday was the quickest ever around the track, beating Sebastian Vettel’s lap record in 2012. So many lap records are being broken!
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