• Lewis Hamilton claims his Formula One

    Lewis Hamilton is on cloud nine after British GP win

    His victory at the old circuit, and with more misery for championship leader Nico Rosberg, means he is now just ONE POINT behind the German in the championship.

    Hamilton, who warmed up for the British GP splashing around with pop babe Rita Ora, spent Sunday night partying with the former X Factor judge in London.

    And it is clear to see the 31 year-old is loving his life both on and off the track.

    He said: “This has been the best week of the year, without a doubt.

    “From last Monday and Tuesday, I had an amazing time relaxing. Work was good fun on Wednesday.

    “On Thursday it was amazing seeing the crowd at Silverstone and then following that through in practice, qualifying and the race – everything just feels so solid.”

    Lew hit a lull earlier this year but is enjoying life again

  • Mercedes F1 vs Friends | Mashup

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    Who Formula 1 a little following which now knows that the riders of Team Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg it can not with each other so very well find and frequently crashing all go around the track. Knowing this made Youtuber “Bouda” a nice mashup of images of Mercedes and the TV show “Friends”

  • Too tight to pass? 9 mighty Monaco overtakes

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    Tight, twisty, bumpy and slippery – when it comes to overtaking, no circuit presents a bigger challenge than Monaco. But that’s not to say it’s impossible…

    Schumacher passes Wurz, 1998

    Wheel-to-wheel battles are not something you usually associate with Monaco, but 1998 saw a memorable three corner tete-a-tete in which Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher bullied his way past Benetton’s Alex Wurz to take second place. But Schumacher would pay the price for his strong-arm tactics, with his bump pass of the Austrian at Portier damaging his rear suspension and forcing him to pit for lengthy repairs.

    Bellof passes Arnoux, 1984

    Stefan Bellof sadly never lived long enough to show his full talent behind the wheel of an F1 car, but there were several occasions – such as at Monaco in 1984 – when he gave flashes of his outrageous potential. Having qualified his normally-aspirated Tyrrell dead last, the German had hauled his way up to P3 by the time the race was prematurely red flagged on lap 31. This bold, kerb-climbing overtake on Rene Arnoux’s Ferrari at Mirabeau – not a usual passing point – was one of several impressive moves he made along the way.

    Raikkonen passes Hulkenberg, 2013

    Having been forced to pit with nine laps to go after an overly ambitious move by Sergio Perez had left him with a puncture, Kimi Raikkonen returned to the track like a man possessed. Within eight laps he had risen from 16th to 11th, but it was this inspired around-the-outside move on Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg on the final lap that sealed the Iceman tenth place, and with it a hard-earned world championship point.

    Mansell passes Prost, 1991

    Nigel Mansell made late-race charges something of a speciality in his F1 career, and his run to second place on the streets of Monaco in 1991 was a prime example. Having been slowed by intermittent engine trouble early in the Grand Prix, the burly British racer sealed P2 with this fully tyre-smoking pass of Alain Prost at the chicane, 15 laps from home. Whether the Frenchman – his mirrors full of Williams – thought better of defending too hard is open to debate, but there’s no doubting Mansell’s full-blooded commitment.

    Perez passes Button, 2013

    Sergio Perez was in a feisty mood at Monaco in 2013 – and he seemed determined to make the harbour-side chicane his own personal passing ground. Unfortunately for the Mexican, this exquisitely executed move on McLaren team mate Jenson Button was the only one that came off. A carbon copy overtaking attempt on Fernando Alonso failed, whilst the less said about his moves on Kimi Raikkonen – the latter of which ended with Perez in the barriers and the Iceman threatening physical violence – the better…

    Senna passes Lauda, 1984

    A pass on a pit straight might not ordinarily stand out, but Ayrton Senna’s move on Niki Lauda in driving rain at Monaco in 1984 was both brave and significant. Here was an emerging superstar announcing himself on the world stage by ducking out of a wall of spray behind the then two-time world champion’s McLaren, his Toleman, writhing underneath him in a constant battle for grip, blazing confidently through the puddles. Senna would make harder passes in his career, but this remains one of the more iconic.