The Russian Grand Prix proved to be a very rewarding one for Lewis Hamilton. He had a very good race in the new race track and enjoyed the new challenges that came up to him. His team Mercedes is still at the top of the constructor’s table. He was closely followed by his team mate Nico Rosberg who was only about a fraction of a second behind Hamilton. However Valtteri Vottas missed out on a golden opportunity to clinch the win. H e was the leader for a greater part of the race but lost the momentum midway. Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of the situation and drove past him in style. He was very happy to take the pole position ultimately and said that he owed a lot of his success to his team. He has been truly outstanding this season and the contest with his own team mate has made the race a delight to watch.
Lewis Hamilton is set to remain in his team for the next season as well. H e looks satisfied with the team’s effort in his win. The earlier race in Suzuka was also won by him by some margin. It was one of the most difficult races of the season but Hamilton managed to come out on top. Fans and critics alike were happy to see him coming through such wet and tough conditions. But the celebrations were curtailed due to the mishap involving Jules Bianchi. The drivers were grief stricken at the terrible accident which he came across. Hamilton mentioned in the post match interview that he was very concerned about the fellow driver and wished him quick recovery. The fans were very pleased with his personal performance and will be looking forward to more such exhibitions from him in the near future.
Felipe Massa ended fifth in the Singapore Grand Prix after he drove for a marathon 38-lap final stint. He had to bring in all his experience on the plate after Williams decided not to bring him into the pit-stop for fresh pair of tyre during the safety car period.
Williams changed to a two pit-stop strategy for Massa after the safety car came out midway through the 60laps race. He had a quiet race in fifth but had to stretch out his prime stint instead of taking on fresh rubber, a strategy call he did not agree with at the time. Team-mate Valtteri Bottas collapsed late in the race following the same strategy but Massa held on to his position which according to him was a job next to impossible. Continue reading 'Massa finishes fifth at Singapore after 38-lap final stint'»
Vitaly Petrov is a former Formula One driver from Russia who participated in the sport between 2010 and 2012, therefore, becoming the first ever Russian driver in history to compete in the sport.
Unlike the path followed by most race car drivers, Petrov did not begin his racing career with go karts as there was very limited opportunities to go kart where he lived and it was not until 1998 that he began to race in motorsports, taking part in ice races and rally sprints.
In 2003, the Russian signed up for the Formula Renault Championships, taking his seat with Euronova Racing. Following the stint with Formula Renault, Petrov returned to Euronova Racing, this time in the Euroseries 3000, going on to finish third in the overall standings. During the same season, Vitaly Petrov made his debut in the GP2 Series.
So impressive was his stint in the GP2 Series that rumours began to circulate about an eventual move to Formula One and with no lack of financial backing, it was only a matter of time before he made the move to the biggest motorsport extravaganza in the world.
Before the start of the 2010 season of Formula One, the Russian was linked to teams like Campos, which would become the Hispania Racing team, Renault and Sauber. In the end, he was announced as a driver for Renault. He remained with the team even after its rebranding as Lotus Renault but after one more season, he moved to Caterham.
But with the team struggling to come up with a competitive car, Vitaly Petrov failed miserably and after a lacklustre season with the team, it was announced that he would be leaving the team for greener pastures.
He currently drives for Mercedes in the DTM or the German Touring Car Series.
Two most popular names in the formula one sport will go head to head in the Formula E electric racing series. Bruno Senna, nephew of the famous F1 driver Ayrton Senna and Nicolas Prost, will face each other in the season. The duo had met each other before in the endurance race. But this time they will contest against each other in the single seater cars. Both Senna and Prost may not have contested much in the formula one racing arena, but the E electric series will add maximum nostalgia and old flavour into the race when the drivers will struggle for every inch during the race.
“Before this race, I should live in the past and start thinking afresh. I do not think nor will your contender think this way. It always good to start a new race and you see the fans are encouraging you. I am looking forward to this race,” said the 32 year old Prost during a press conference before the starting of this season. The race will start from September and presently, the cars and teams are preparing their cars and practicing in England. This year, Senna completed seven races in Brazil, Russia, USA, Singapore, China, Hungary and Malaysia. In May this year, Mahindra racing confirmed that Indian racer Karun Chandok and Bruno Senna will race for their team. In 2012, Senna started his career as the driver of the Williams team. Experts believe that it may be due to that Senna’s uncle continued to race for the Williams until he died. Senna was chosen as the reserved driver of the Renault team in 2011.
At the Belgian grand prix he finished at the 13th position. But in Indian grand prix he reached 12 th position. Now it’s time to see how he performs with Chandok.