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25 Nov

Hamilton Takes it All in Abu Dhabi

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The 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was held at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 23rd 2014. It was the 19th and final round of the 2014 season, the 916th World Championship race, and it marked the 6th running of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Double points were awarded for the first time at this race. This change to the points system was not universally well received in the months leading up to the race. The Telegraph reported Hamilton had his own doubts and said he “wouldn’t perhaps advise it [using the double point system] for the following years” after his win at the 2014 United States Grand Prix. This race nonetheless determined the World Drivers’ Championship between Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, with Hamilton winning both the race and the title.

04 Nov

Hamilton Wins 2014 United States Grand Prix

The 2014 United States Formula One Grand Prix was held at the Circuit of the Americas on November 02, 2014 and was won by Lewis Hamilton. The race was the seventeenth round of the 2014 season, and it marked the 3rd running of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, and the 36th time the race has been run as a round of the World Championship.

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As both the Marussia and Caterham teams were under administration, they did not participate in the Grand Prix, and the race featured a field of only 18 cars. This was the smallest field entered into a Grand Prix event since the 2005 Monaco Grand Prix.

With his victory, Hamilton achieved 5 consecutive wins for the 1st time in his career. It was also his 10th win of the season and 32nd Formula One win overall – the most for a British driver in his career, breaking Nigel Mansell’s record held since 1994.

Read more about the 2014 United States Grand Prix at http://asia.eurosport.com/formula-1/united-states-grand-prix/2014/hamilton-wins-fifth-straight-race_sto4462861/story.shtml

21 Oct

Sochi Hosts 2014 Russian Grand Prix

The 2014 Russian Grand Prix was held at the Sochi Autodrom on October 12, 2014. The Sochi Autodrom is a brand new circuit built on the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the race was the sixteenth round of the 2014 season.

This race marked the first time that the Russian Grand Prix has been held in a century, and it was also the first time the Russian Grand Prix has been run as a round of the Formula One World Championship since the championship was formed in 1950.

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Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes won the race after starting from pole position and leading every lap. His team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second, after working his way up from the back of field and having to make an unscheduled pit stop on the first lap. Williams’s Valtteri Bottas completed the podium, having set the fastest lap—and a new lap record—on the final lap of the race. Following Jules Bianchi’s accident in the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5, 2014, Marussia entered a single car for Max Chilton. leaving the grid with 21 cars.

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