Really hopes he wins this season! It got quite boring vettel winning them three times in a row! Hamilton will do us proud without a doubt!
***correction: 4 times***Really hopes he wins this season! It got quite boring vettel winning them three times in a row! Hamilton will do us proud without a doubt!
Yeah that Abu Dhabi race will be HUGE. Lewis won straight out the gate in China.***correction: 4 times***
I hope this is lewis' year to win his long overdue second title, but worryingly he's driving against a german team mate in a german team. then there's the double points for the last race in Abu Dhabi. This is gonna be long season.
Lewis Hamilton held off Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg over the dying stages of the Spanish Grand Prix to win his fourth successive race.
The gap was just 0.6 seconds between the duelling duo come the chequered flag that dropped after 66 laps, allowing Hamilton to move to the top of the championship for the first time in almost two years.
Daniel Ricciardo finished on the podium for the second time this season, albeit for the first time legitimately after the Australian was disqualified from his home race in March after a fuel irregularity with his Red Bull.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-2625562/Lewis-Hamilton-makes-FOUR-wins-row-Spanish-GP-Brit-beats-Mercedes-team-mate-Nico-Rosberg-chequered-flag.htmlHamilton now has history on his side because on every one of the 19 previous occasions a driver has won four races in a row in one season he has gone on to claim the world championship.
For Hamilton, this victory will also serve as a crucial psychological blow as it again appeared as if Rosberg had the strategic edge, as in Bahrain last month.
But again Hamilton was able to keep Rosberg at bay, leaving the German to settle for second place for the fourth straight race, with the latter now three points adrift.
On the podium, a clearly relieved Hamilton said: "A big thank you to my team, my first win here in Spain, and it means everything to me.
'Overall, I wasn't fast enough, Nico was quicker, so I had to rely on my engineers a lot more to help me with my settings.
'Fortunately I was able to keep him behind me.'
As for Rosberg, he felt he would have had a shot at Hamilton if there had been one more lap.
Describing himself as 'a bit gutted' at losing his championship lead, Rosberg added: 'There are still plenty more races to go.'
Why is the Spanish GP racist?4 STRAIGHT GRAND PRIX WINS. LEWIS HAMILTON WINS RACIST SPANISH GRAND PRIX
Man, that thing looks complicated as hell. I dunno how those guys do it. They are truly talented on the track with their skillz.I've posted a shot of a Formula 1 steering wheel before, but this is great:
An Inside Look at the Insanely Complex Formula 1 Steering Wheel
By Jordan Golson 05.07.14
The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you’re going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ Sebastian Vettel at 180 mph, you can’t take a hand off the wheel to do, well, anything. Every task a driver might need to do, every bit of information he might need to know, is quite literally at his fingertips.
The modern Formula 1 steering wheel is, therefore, the most amazing ever made. It is, in every way, the nerve center of the car.
That’s because an F1 car has dozens of parameters that can be adjusted on the fly, but only by the driver. Although telemetry provides a nonstop stream of data to engineers on the pitwall and at team HQ, the driver has sole control over things like differential settings, the air-fuel mix, and the torque curve. All of these settings can change several times during a race, or even a lap. Adjustments must be made while keeping both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the track, which is why a modern F1 wheel might have 35 or more knobs, buttons and switches flanking a small LCD screen introduced this season. Drivers also use small paddles behind the wheel to shift up and down as many as 4,000 times in a race, and a third paddle to engage the clutch.
The PCU-8D LCD screen, made by McLaren Electronics, is 4.3 inches wide with a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels. It can display as many as 100 pages of info and the data–everything from engine RPM and oil temperature to current lap speed and how many laps remain–can be configured by the driver or his engineer. This year marks a transition to the new technology, with some teams–including Infiniti Red Bull Racing–sticking with the older, simpler, PCU-6D for one more season.
So What Do All Those Buttons Do, Anyway?
The photo above shows the steering wheel from the Sauber C33, the cars Esteban Gutiérrez and Adrian Sutil are campaigning this season. Teams are notoriously tightlipped about technology, and none of the teams we reached out to had anything at all to say about them, but Sauber has published a diagram explaining everything the wheel does (we’ve mentioned the color of each button to help you find it):
Yellow N button: Selects neutral from 1st or 2nd gear.
BRKBAL (brake balance) rotary switch: Adjusts the front and rear brake balance.
Black Box button: Confirms the driver’s intention to come to the pits.
Blue and orange S1/S2 buttons: These can be programmed for various funcutions.
Entry rotary switch: This allows the driver to make changes to corner entry settings of the differential.
Orange and green BRK-/BRK+ buttons: These change the brake balance between a programmed position and the current BRKBAL rotary position.
IGN (ignition) rotary switch: Controls ignition timing.
White ACK (acknowledge) button: Acknowledges changes in the system.
PREL (preload) rotary switch: Controls the preload differential offset torque.
Red Oil button: Transfers oil from the auxiliary tank to the main tank.
Black BP (bite point) button: Activates the clutch bite point finding procedure.
DRS (drag reduction system) button, upper left edge of the wheel: Activates the rear wing flap in the DRS zone.
Red PL (pit lane) button: Activates the pit lane speed limiter, limiting the car to the designated pit lane speed limit (typically 100 km/hr).
Black R button: Activates the driver radio transmission.
SOC rotary switch: Controls the state of charge of the ERS energy storage system, whether the system is generating or consuming energy.
Pedal rotary switch: Changes the pedal map dictating how the accelerator pedal responds to inputs.
Fuel rotary switch: Controls the rate of fuel consumption.
Black OT button: Activates configurable performance maps to assist the driver in overtaking or defending.
Tire rotary switch: Tells the ECU and other systems what type of tire the car is running on.
BBal-/BBal+ switches: These are used to make fine adjustments to the brake balance offset.
MFRS (multi-function rotary switch): This allows the driver and engineers to control a variety of systems that don’t require a dedicated buttons. They include engine modes (PERF), rev limiter (ENG), air-fuel ratio (MIX), turbo-compressor (TURBO), corner exit differential (VISCO), MGU-K recovery limits (BRK), MGU-K boost limits (BOOST), dashboard options (DASH), cruise control (CC, disabled for qualifying and the race), shift type (SHIFT), and the clutch bite point offset (CLU).
White -10/+1 buttons: These allow quick navigation of maps from the MFRS dial.
That’s a lot to process, and it doesn’t even include the pages of data that can be relayed through the LCD screen. More information isn’t always a good thing, which is why most teams let each driver decide which wheel they prefer– the older style with the simpler display or the new wheel with the LCD. That said, the LCD screens have a distinct advantage, in that the driver knows exactly that’s going on, something that saved Nico Rosberg’s bacon when his car’s telemetry system failed just before the race in China. With no information from the car, engineers had to ask Rosberg for periodic updates on fuel consumption and other information. The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver eventually grew annoyed by the repeated queries and asked his engineers to kindly shut up and let him get on with the business at hand–taking second place behind teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Yeah, there's no love lost between them and this is probably the oldest rivalry on the grid. They've been duking it out since karting days.I've got to get to Monaco
Mercedes is DOMINATING, but those two drovers hate each others guts.
Take some picsNikki Lauda (austrian) and Mercedes (german) are pulling for the german. in Spain they put Lewis on the options and Rosberg on primes for a long stint. Monaco, they boxed Lewis SECOND. how u gonna box the points leader second? and again had a fucked up tire strategy for him. didn't protest that bullshit move in qualifing. Shumi did that shit to Alonzo and got put to the back of the grid. dude hit Massa got 2 spot penalty. da fuck?
Well, in Monaco the post usually wins cause it's so hard to pass. unless you're Senna.
I'll be in Montreal for the next round. Lewis needs to shut his mouth and drive.
lesson here is: they don't want to see a Black man win shit
He did and they tried to explain his yanking the steering wheel as him trying to gain control of the car after locking up. He was yanking that shit before he locked up. check the video....Lewis got rob of pole position, that is why he lost the last race.
Same here. I am so pissed watching this now. I'm wondering if his brakes fucked up when he ran wide on the corner? Or he ran wide because the brakes fucked up before?Sitting here expecting miracles frm Hamilton then the car fucks up...now im leaving not interested anymore.
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I'm cool with Rosberg not winning...a lower points gap with Hamilton.Massa brakes locked up I guess, insane. Redbull podium again, this is their day, Riccardo got lucky. Even Riccardo cant believe it. Announcers were in glee that Mercedes didnt come in first.