You would be hard pressed to find a tighter battle at the top of the Formula 1 drivers' standings as Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg takes a 168-167 lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton into the Hungarian Grand Prix, the 11th of 21 races on the 2016 F1 calendar.
Hamilton has posted back-to-back wins entering Hungary and has won four of the last five overall, the European Grand Prix being the only blemish over that stretch.
Foi um fim de semana perfeito para Lewis Hamilton. Largando na pole position e correndo em casa, o inglês venceu o GP da Inglaterra e ainda viu seu companheiro de Mercedes, Nico Rosberg, ser punido pela organização da prova e acabar amargando apenas a terceira colocação. Com isso, os dois integrantes da mesma equipe agora estão separados por apenas um ponto na tabela de classificação da temporada – a pequena vantagem ainda é do alemão.
Following his exciting win at the Austrian Grand Prix, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will now bid for his third straight British Grand Prix victory as the Formula 1 season moves to Silverstone this weekend.
Hamilton has won three career checkered flags at Silverstone and a win Sunday would tie him with the great Nigel Mansell in second place for career wins at the hallowed circuit. He got his weekend off to a great start as he qualified for the pole Saturday.
Nico Rosberg will defend back-to-back Austrian Grand Prix titles as the Formula 1 series moves to the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria for the ninth race of the season. Rosberg is coming off a first-place finish in Baku at the European Grand Prix, his first win since the Russian Grand Prix back on May 1.
The German enters the Austrian Grand Prix with a 24-point lead over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton (141-117) and 45-point lead over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.
Don’t look now, but things are getting very interesting at the top of the Formula 1 drivers’ standings.
Mercedes still dominates at the top but Lewis Hamilton has now won back-to-back races heading into Sunday’s European Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan and has closed teammate Nico Rosberg’s lead to just nine points.
Rosberg won the first four races of the season and established a huge lead over everyone but that was followed by a first-ever victory for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and then the double by Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton finally made it to the winner’s podium with a victory in Monaco and will hope to keep that momentum going as well as keep a hard-charging Red Bull team at arm’s length as the Formula 1 season moves to Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix.
There was high drama in Monaco two weeks ago as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was racing wonderfully before his team called him in for a routine tire change.
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