Formula 1

SURE GREAT TO BE *FERRARI* WHEN THEY DIVVY UP THE F1 PIE!

SURE GREAT TO BE *FERRARI* WHEN THEY DIVVY UP THE F1 PIE!

When the F1 teams reach their hands out for their share of F1 revenue, Ferrari gets to dip its beak in every other team’s pie! That’s according to Blogger Total Sportek stunning revelation about the 2015 payouts.

What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine…

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NICO ROSBERG WINS MEXICAN GRAND PRIX, “SO THERE, LEWIS!”

NICO ROSBERG WINS MEXICAN GRAND PRIX, “SO THERE, LEWIS!”

What was winner Nico Rosberg humming beneath his breath when he shook hands with runner-up Lewis Hamilton on the way to the podium?

Sounded like “La Cucaracha“?!?

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DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE: LEWIS HAMILTON WINS IT ALL

DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE: LEWIS HAMILTON WINS IT ALL

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Drivers championship in Austin today.  That’s because he won the US Grand Prix in Austin.  Probably not too many bars on Austin’s famed 6th Street turned down the honky-tonk music to make the announcement.

But Lewis was sure dancing on the podium….

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VETTEL WILL WIN BASED ON NFL ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS

VETTEL WILL WIN BASED ON NFL ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS

Based on careful analysis of NFL quarterbacks and similarity to drivers, Legendary Car Guy makes his prediction for Austin’s Formula 1 race.   He has the winner to be the Tom Brady of F1…

This guy.

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VETTEL IS SWELL AS HE DOMINATES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

VETTEL IS SWELL AS HE DOMINATES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Ferrari happy as can be!  Sebastian Vettel wins his fourth Singapore Grand Prix in five years.  His Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen takes third.  And a spectator strolls happily along the track in the middle of the race. [UPDATE]

What happened to Lewis Hamilton?

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LAUDA MAKES LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICK HAMILTON

LAUDA MAKES LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICK HAMILTON

Italian Grand Prix at Monza and “same old, same old” Hamilton takes pole.  Niki Lauda cuffs Rosberg for mediocre grid position.  Legendary Car Guy wants to stick with Lauda…

But maybe he gets a mysterious call…

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BELGIAN GRAND PRIX NO TROUBLE FOR HAMILTON (WINNER)

BELGIAN GRAND PRIX NO TROUBLE FOR HAMILTON (WINNER)

Lewis Hamilton has just won the Belgian Grand Prix, leading from start to finish.  Nico Rosberg had a messy start but by the time the leaders had all pitted, he had found his accustomed slot in second.

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MONOLOGUE UPDATE! REAR WHEEL EXPLOSION ROCKS NICO ROSBERG IN PRACTICE

MONOLOGUE UPDATE! REAR WHEEL EXPLOSION ROCKS NICO ROSBERG IN PRACTICE

“Oh dear, that’s not good…” thought Nico Rosberg as he careened crazily after a gigundo blow-out on the 2nd day of practice runs at Belgian GP.

No one hurt but Nico admits he was shaking… (see update to internal monologue)

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EAVESDROP ON INTERIOR MONOLOGUE OF NICO ROSBERG ABOUT BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

EAVESDROP ON INTERIOR MONOLOGUE OF NICO ROSBERG ABOUT BELGIAN GRAND PRIX

Everyone has a constant interior monologue going on in their head. It’s the voice that is figuring things out, making choices, giving you feelings.

We were able to *tap into* Nico Rosberg’s interior monologue as he muses about his chances in the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix this Sunday. Want to hear it?

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VETTEL BEATS THE MERCEDES IN HUNGARIAN THRILLER !!

VETTEL BEATS THE MERCEDES IN HUNGARIAN THRILLER !!

The Hungarian Grand Prix was some bitter goulash for the Silver Arrows team. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel drove away from the start. Remember last race when Williams got the fast jump? This time Hamilton swamped himself with rash mistakes.

… my worse race in seven years,” admitted Hamilton.

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LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICKS ROSBERG FOR HUNGARY GP

LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICKS ROSBERG FOR HUNGARY GP

“Rosberg” whispered Legendary Car Guy when asked who would win the upcoming Hungarian Grand Prix.  He hated to pick a favorite – one of the two Mercedes drivers – but the evidence is there.

Update: uh, oh Lewis got pole again …

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OOOPS! LEGENDARY CAR GUY IS WRONG: HAMILTON TAKES BRITISH GP

OOOPS! LEGENDARY CAR GUY IS WRONG: HAMILTON TAKES BRITISH GP

Legendary Car Guy eats “humble pie” and wonders aloud why he had chosen Rosberg when Hamilton was racing in his own backyard.  Official: Hamilton wins at Silverstone for the 2nd year in a row.

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LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICKS ROSBERG FOR BRITISH GRAND PRIX

LEGENDARY CAR GUY PICKS ROSBERG FOR BRITISH GRAND PRIX

Indeed, it’s Fourth of July weekend, but the rest of the universe refuses to stop what they are doing. So the British GP is Sunday, and Legendary Car Guy is going with Nico.

Reasons for picking Rosberg…

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RATS! VETTEL LOSES TO MERCEDES IN AUSTRIAN GP

RATS! VETTEL LOSES TO MERCEDES IN AUSTRIAN GP

Legendary Car Guy couldn’t take the bull by the horns today.  His bullish prediction of Vettel winning the Austrian GP proved to lack accuracy.  Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won the race handily on the Red Bull Ring.  Charging past Lewis Hamilton on the first corner, he never looked back.

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LEGENDARY CAR GUY GOES WITH VETTEL FOR AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX

LEGENDARY CAR GUY GOES WITH VETTEL FOR AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX

Bolstered by his successful prognostication of the Porsche victory at Le Mans, Legendary Car Guy is ready to pick the Austrian Grand Prix winner for Sunday’s race.

And it ain’t Mercedes…

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GROUNDHOG *PLAYS CHICKEN* WITH MASSA IN CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

GROUNDHOG *PLAYS CHICKEN* WITH MASSA IN CANADIAN GRAND PRIX

It was Groundhog Day all over again at the 2015 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. Not only did Lewis Hamilton win YET again but a groundhog faced down a charging Felipe Massa and other drivers to avoid becoming F1 roadkill.

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BONE-HEADED MOVE BY MERCEDES CREW COSTS HAMILTON MONACO

BONE-HEADED MOVE BY MERCEDES CREW COSTS HAMILTON MONACO

Something “funny” happened to Lewis Hamilton on his way to winning the Monaco Grand Prix today [May 24]. At the end of the race Hamilton had lead with customary ease, an accident brought out the safety car. Hamilton was inexplicably called into the pits. Only Hamilton.

OOOPS!

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SO WRONG IN PREDICTING ALONSO: FOILED BY PLASTIC STRIP!

SO WRONG IN PREDICTING ALONSO: FOILED BY PLASTIC STRIP!

Major Bummer!

Despite our careful analysis and prognostications, Fernando Alonso did not win the Spanish GP in Barcelona Sunday. We were wrong.  We were right that Lewis Hamilton did not win, but his partner Nico Rosberg did. A plastic sheet from Alonso’s visor was the culprit.

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STRIPPED: NIKI LAUDA DRIVES FERRARI 312T2 IN 1976

STRIPPED: NIKI LAUDA DRIVES FERRARI 312T2 IN 1976

The 1976 Formula 1 season was the essence of Shakespearean drama. (And the basis of the 2013 Hollywood blockbuster: “Rush”). Niki Lauda was on his way to a 2nd consecutive championship. But at Nürburgring, he urged his fellow racers to boycott the 6th race, because of miserable safety arrangements. “No” say his fellow competitors; the race must be run.  His prescience is rewarded by a fireball that nearly ends his life.

But wait!  There’s more…

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WE’RE BETTING THAT ALONZO WINS SPAIN GRAND PRIX!

WE’RE BETTING THAT ALONZO WINS SPAIN GRAND PRIX!

We’re betting that the double world champion Fernando Alonzo will be spraying the champagne in Barcelona soon enough. As a Spaniard winning in his home circuit, it makes our bet all the more fitting! Some may scoff at our selection, after the McLaren team has failed to score a point in the first four races, and their cars having serious reliability issues.

But there is method to our madness….

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LEWIS HAMILTON GOBBLES ANOTHER WIN AT BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

LEWIS HAMILTON GOBBLES ANOTHER WIN AT BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

Lewis Hamilton dominated the Bahrain Grand Prix from start to finish, while Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen prevented a Mercedes one-two. Hamilton conducted another self-assured run. His biggest challenge may prove to be who he will spray with champagne!

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GRIN OR GRIPE: BERNIE KICKING MONZA OFF CIRCUIT?

GRIN OR GRIPE: BERNIE KICKING MONZA OFF CIRCUIT?

Formula 1 supreme leader Bernie Ecclestone says Monza must pay up to keep the storied Italian Grand Prix on the calendar.

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MERCEDES RESUMES DOMINANCE… ROSBERG RESUMES WHINING… FANS RESUME WAITING…

MERCEDES RESUMES DOMINANCE… ROSBERG RESUMES WHINING… FANS RESUME WAITING…

Image Credit: GREG BAKER via Getty Images

Formula 1 fans will have to go back to waiting for a real race to break out!  The Chinese Grand Prix was yet another parade of silver arrows with Lewis Hamilton leading the way from flag to flag which has become all too familiar a refrain in the world’s leading motorsport.

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NEVER IN DOUBT: HAMILTON TAKES AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

NEVER IN DOUBT: HAMILTON TAKES AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

Hamilton on way to victory in Australian Grand Prix.  Image Credit: WILLIAM WEST via Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas is the winner in Australia. His performance was flawless as it needed to be and as you would expect from a world champion. Teammate Nico Rosberg was second and Vettel in the new & improved Ferrari arrived in third.

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