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Can anyone beat Mr. Hamilton?

10.10.2017 Formula, Moottoriurheilu

Let’s try something different, an english blog post…

In the land of the rising sun, Japan lies a Suzuka International Racing Course. A faboulous track to drive in video games. Last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix was a disaster for Scuderia Ferrari, once again. Sebastian Vettel had a spark plug problem and he had to retire early, which was a famous nail in the coffin for his world championship dreams.

Lewis Hamilton won his fourth race since summer break without any problems and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas sacrified his podium spot to help the undisputed number one driver of ”silver arrow” squad. Red Bull Racing is catching Ferrari in the constructor’s championship and the Austrian team had a wonderful gp, with second and a third place courtesy of Max Verstappen and ever so happy Daniel Ricciardo. What about the Finnish drivers? Well Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Räikkönen just drive, they didn’t do anything special. Except Kimi passed few drivers in the opening laps. They had a grid penalties do the gearbox changes, so their chances for a good race went on saturday.

Hamilton has a 59 point lead to Vettel in the drivers standings, so championsip battle is over. The brit from Stevenage is to good, the only way you can probably win him is in the video games. Congratulations once again for your fourth world championship Mr. Hamilton, would you like to have a cup of tea?

Next race is in the challenging Circuit of the Americat (COTA), located in Austin, Texas. Luckily i don’t have to put a alarm clock to ring.

During the two week break in f1, i can enjoy some old races from Senna and Schumacher era and watch some NHL hockey. Why? Cause i’m an hockey journalist – sort of.

Aussie victorious at Hungary

28.7.2014 Formula

Firstly, I’m writing in English although my native is Finnish to get more readers from abroad.

Smiling Australian Daniel Ricciardo took his second win of his young career in Hungary. The race started on a damp track and safety car was first needed on lap nine, when Swedish Marcus Ericsson’s Caterham slammed to the wall on turn 3. Williams blew up their pit stop with Valtteri Bottas and he finished 8th position.

Ricciardo overtook Fernando Alonso three laps from the finish. Lewis Hamilton was third and Nico Rosberg was fourth. After the race, the German wasn’t happy because Hamilton didn’t obey the team order and let him through. This could be a start for an already intense battle for the championship and it could led to team change for Hamilton.

Some people are worried about decreasing spectators of races and they have figured out how to save the sport. F1-reporter Adam Cooper wrote on his blog about a possibility to add ballast of success for F1-races just like DTM-touring car series. That idea is completely useless. Why on earth you have to punish a winning team by putting some extra weight?
My ideas for increasing F1’s popularity are simple. Get rid of the DRS, set restrictions to overtake button and let the drivers race hard but fair without giving penalties because the tyres just hit each other.

Audi team won the thrilling and exiting 24 hours of Spa, The race included many crashes and a red flag, when two Ferrari’s collided. BMW team with a Finn Markus Palttala came second only seven seconds behind the leaders.