F1: Alonso Medically Ruled Out of Bahrain Grand Prix; Vandoorne to Substitute for McLaren-Honda

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SAKHIR, Bahrain – official series release — Clive Mason/Getty Images AsiaPac photo — McLaren’s Fernando Alonso will miss Sunday’s Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix on medical grounds. Following an examination at the track on Thursday morning, it was decided that Alonso had not fully recovered from the specatcular crash two weeks ago in the Australian Grand Prix — one that saw …

F1: Brilliant in Bahrain; Lewis Hamilton Survives Brake Issues for Third Win of 2015

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SAKHIR, Bahrain – official series release — Clive Mason/Getty Images Europe photo — Lewis Hamilton drove to a dominant victory in Sunday’s 2015 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, but Mcrcedes teammate Nico Rosberg ultimately fell prey to Kimi Raikkonen after a brake issue and a race-long battle with Ferrari. A clever switch of strategy put Raikkonen on the faster soft …

F1: Mercedes Tops Bahrain Practice; Nico Rosberg Leads the Pack Under the Lights

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SAKHIR, Bahrain — official series release — Mercedes photo — Championship-leading Mercedes AMG Petronas turned up the heat under the lights in Bahrain, leading the second free practice and topping the overall Friday practice charts at the Bahrain International Circuit. After their deliberately low-key showing in FP1, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished a clear one-two, just a tenth of …

F1: Hamilton Ransacks the Field in Bahrain; Continues Mercedes Domination with Second Win in 2014

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April 6, 2014 — official release — Mercedes photo — SAKHIR, Bahrain — Silver Arrows? More like silver bullets. Regardless of whatever it is that Mercedes has in their arsenal, it’s proving deadly to their competition on the race track after Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to victory under the Bahrain floodlights on Sunday. The pair staged an epic …

F1: Rosberg Leads Mercedes One-Two Punch in Bahrain Qualifying

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April 5, 2014 — official release — Mercedes photo — SAKHIR, Bahrain — Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid during a brightly-lit nighttime qualifying session in Sakhir on Saturday, but in reverse of the form seen during practice. Nico Rosberg turned the tables on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to grab pole position by nearly three-tenths of a second. In Q1, …