Jump to content

Hat-trick of wins for Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG team

Hat-trick of wins for Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG team

Sign in to follow this  
Akram_saheed

1,987 views

blog-0699856001398080242.jpg

blogentry-133710-0-05943100-1398080061_thumb.jpg

Lewis Hamilton recorded his first hat-trick victory of his career as well as in the Chinese circuit and, in the process, led the Mercedes AMG team to another dominant victory for the third consecutive time in the 2014 season.

 

blogentry-133710-0-77812100-1398080105_thumb.jpg

At the end of the 54 laps, Hamilton crossed the chequered flags 18 seconds ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg, in the other silver arrows, and 23 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari - the first podium finish for the Italian team in 2014, delivered in front of new Team Principal, Marco Mattiacci.

 

blogentry-133710-0-57977400-1398080125_thumb.jpg

Like in the previous two races in Malaysia and Bahrain, it was a leisurely cruise for the Brit after sprinting ahead of the rest of the grid, as the Mercedes team executed a flawless two-stop strategy. Besides a mild error before his first pit stop where Hamilton slid wide at Turn 14, it was an effortless race.

 

blogentry-133710-0-55544000-1398080142_thumb.jpg

Rosberg recovered from a poor start to aid in Mercedes' podium dominance once again, while Alonso defended the briskly charging Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo in the closing laps to secure the last spot on the podium. The other Ferrari at the hands of Kimi Raikkonen had a quiet race and managed a best of eight after starting off the grid in 11th.

 

blogentry-133710-0-92371100-1398080157_thumb.jpg

Felipe Massa's impressive start off the line was short lived after trying to squeeze into a gap too small for his Williams and banged wheels with his former teammate's Ferrari. After the minor incident and a botched first pit stop which involved a mix-up of rear tyres - the Williams driver crossed the line in 15th.

 

blogentry-133710-0-94676700-1398080173_thumb.jpg

His teammate, Valtteri Bottas, was also lucky to survive his first corner incident after making contact with Rosberg, who had a terrible start and had to fight past Massa and Nico Hulkenberg on the first lap to get into fifth.

 

blogentry-133710-0-70872600-1398080204_thumb.jpg

Defending champion, Sebastian Vettel, was once again outperformed by his teammate and had to settle for fifth. McLaren had another weekend to forget after its drivers crossed the line out of points classification in 11th and 13th respectively.

 

blogentry-133710-0-32594100-1398080228_thumb.jpg

The F1 circus heads to Barcelona in around three weeks, with Rosberg marginally leading the drivers' championship over Hamilton and Alonso at 79, 75 and 41 points respectively. In the constructors' charts, Mercedes with 154 points are clear of Red Bull and Force India with 57 and 54 points respectively.

Sign in to follow this  


2 Comments


Recommended Comments

Kudos to Hamilton. A great start for Mercedes Benz. This season even though the roaring sound of a V8 engine is no more, but the game just got more exciting.

Share this comment


Link to comment

Kudos to Hamilton. A great start for Mercedes Benz. This season even though the roaring sound of a V8 engine is no more, but the game just got more exciting.

 

I'm just glad to see Vettel's butt get kicked by his team mate!

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Featured Stories

    Driver races with a Hayabusa and spins out of control but recovers "initial D" style!

    Singapore has its very own Takumi! (The main character of Initial D, btw) A video of a car with unknown origins racing against a Suzuki Hayabusa has received over 40 shares under 5 hours! If you haven't already seen the video, here you go! The original video is from District Singapore's Facebook page.   What's happening? In the video, it starts with the Hayabusa abruptly cutting into the cam car's lane and causing the car to swerve and spin out of control. But, the car driver somehow manages to retain back control and continue on his merry way. The kicker? Image: New Initial D Legend 1: Awakening (Sanzigen, Liden Films, Sentai Filmworks) That's not even the best part! If you were observant, you would have noticed a bunch of coins on the dashboard of the car. Watch the video again. The coins barely move even with all the spinning and swerving! Very much like the cup of water Takumi uses in Initial D no? What the people say Hayabusa good siol Confirm There’s that possibility Lol I’m just glad no one got hurt.      

    jameskarlchan

    jameskarlchan

    Man tries to sell "unused" traffic points online. Can you make sense of his listing?

    Someone, seemingly in desperate need for money, has listed their "unused" traffic points for sale on an online marketplace platform. You can find the screenshot of the listing on All Singapore Stuff's Facebook page. Or, for convenience sake, here's the image. Looking for someone who need 12 points For some who might be confused, this means that the seller is willing to take the blame for you (the buyer) if you have any 12 demerit point traffic offence, which in this case, would be beating the red light. There are other 12 point offences though.  12 demerit point offences? There are 3 in total Image taken from motorist.sg However, I think only the first two are applicable because you'll have to attend court for the last one (opportunists can charge a higher fee for this, I suppose). Is this legal? You say leh? Of course not! If you get caught abetting a "criminal", under section 204A of the Penal Code you’ll be charged with But that doesn't seem to stop some dumb F@#s from trying to get some extra cash with their traffic points. If only there wasn't this dumb doxxing law now. We could expose their identities but, oh well. What the people say Apparently, there's like a black market rate for points. What in the world. Wait a minute, doesn't that mean that the person selling for $250 is giving a mad discount? Yeah the listing is a little confusing right?

    jameskarlchan

    jameskarlchan

    This Abang's gangster behaviour got me super pissed off (even when I'm typing this)

    In a video submitted to Roads.SG and uploaded on YouTube and Facebook, a recent case of road rage has got me fuming mad with a particular individual. However, I'll try to be as civil and professional as possible. The video was just uploaded about 3 hours ago and has already received more than 100 shares on Facebook. Here's the video, in case you haven't seen it. Video from Road.SG YouTube channel The driver and his mother were entering a HDB estate and driving towards the entrance of a carpark when a white Honda Vezel almost has a head-on collision with their car. Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel Reviewing the footage, you can see the Vezel was on the verge of crossing the white line to the opposing lane. The dashcam driver gives a honk, accident averted, and that should be the end of the story yes? No. An Abang decides that there was an injustice with the horn and goes all aggro on the dashcam driver. Abang wasn't even the driver of the Vezel! Abang:  The relationship between the Honda Vezel driver and Abang is not clear. Dashcam driver tries to defend himself and asks the Abang to look at his dashcam footage for proof, to which, the Abang says "don't need" multiple times. The spark to the argument The dashcam driver then says "Nevermind, LTA will see" and intends to drive off, but Abang  Dashcam driver loses his cool and disregarding the warnings of his mother, he steps out of the car to confront Abang. Abang asks a damn stupid question - "What's your problem?". Dude, the problem is you. But, I digress. Moving on, Abang starts screaming his lungs out at Dashcam Driver. He's so fierce that Dashcam Driver actually starts shivering (the subtitles in the video helps a lot). Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel Shifting over to camera phone footage All this time, we only caught a slight glimpse of Abang. But with video footage from a camera phone, you can now see Exhibit A of the Singaporean Douchebag - Angry Abang. Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel I don't know about you, but when he starts laughing at the camera and saying shit like: Doesn’t it tick you off?  The last straw My blood boils to its very core when he starts shouting at his mother - for presumably getting angry with his stupidity and trying to talk some sense into him. Screenshot taken from Roads.SG YouTube Channel Abang, you sir, are a turd aka shit. That's as vulgar as I can be in this article. What the people say Can get wife meh like that? Comments taken from Roads.SG Facebook page What do you think?

    jameskarlchan

    jameskarlchan

    BMW driver brake checks cabbie resulting in accident on PIE!

    A video submitted to Singapore Reckless Drivers and circulating on Facebook depicts an accident that took place along the PIE towards BKE after Steven Road exit around 9:24 am on 20 January 2020. In the video, you can clearly see that the BMW abruptly cut the Trans-Cab's lane. And then, this typical BMW driver decided to hit the brake to show his macho-ness. And due to some ego issues with the cab driver, they bang on each other. Here's the full video. Let this serve as a gentle reminder to all drivers out here! Please drive graciously this Chinese New Year! Don't risk you and your passenger over such trivial disputes. Anyway, there is a reason why BMW drivers are hated so much. Drive safe BMWs! 🙂  

    kobayashiGT

    kobayashiGT

×