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Ricciardo takes stunning Pole in Monaco, Rosberg ahead of Hamilton

Red Bull Racing brought their excellent form from Spain to Monaco this weekend with Daniel Ricciardo stunning the battling Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to take the first pole position of his career.

Ricciardo made the most of the upgrades to his engine - which gives him an extra 30bhp of raw pace - to beat Rosberg to pole by 0.169 seconds.


18 year old Max Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix after Mercedes duo collide

Formula One has a new posterboy and his name is Max Verstappen.

Already touted as a future World Champion during his debut season in F1 last year, Red Bull Racing's decision to bump up the teenage sensation from sister team Toro Rosso to the bigger better car for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix paid dividends of unimaginable proportions as the 18 year from Holland re-wrote the record books, becoming the youngest driver in the history of the sport to win a race.


Hamilton beats Rosberg to Pole at Spanish GP, Red Bulls quicker than Ferraris

Reigning Formula One Drivers' Champion Lewis Hamilton showed no signs of giving up the fight this season, despite losing every race so far in 2016, claiming pole position ahead of tomorrow's Spanish Grand Prix with a blistering 1:22.000 lap in Qualifying in Barcelona today.

The Briton, who has had a disappointing start to the season, took Pole for the third time this year, and will be desperate to convert that into a win as he attempts to chase down his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who has a 43 point lead already in the Championship this season.


Red Bull promote Max Verstappen, Kvyat goes back down to Toro Rosso

Red Bull Racing will have a new driver line-up from the Spanish Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will be joining the team to drive alongside Daniel Ricciardo. Daniil Kvyat will continue to drive for Red Bull and will re-join sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Christian Horner, Team Principal says, “Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent. His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing.


Rosberg makes it 4 in a row to start 2016, Hamilton 2nd in Russia

Nico Rosberg's fantastic start to the 2016 season continued unabated with the German driver picking up his fourth win of the season in as many races, and his 7th in succession going back to the fag end of last season to win the Russian Grand Prix ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, who produced a good drive to finish in second place after having started in 10th, and battled on despite a water pressure issue with his car. Kimi Raikkonen took third in the lone Ferrari to finish after 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was bunted out of the race on the opening lap by local boy Daniil Kvyaat, who followed up his battle with Vettel in China a couple of weeks back by hitting him not once but twice, sending the incensed German crashing out.

For Rosberg though it was another comfortable drive, with the Mercedes man racking up the first ever race win, pole position and fastest lap in his long career. It was a memorable win that gives him a 43 point lead over Lewis Hamilton, a potentially insurmountable margin even at this early stage of the season.


Nico takes Pole again in Russia, Vettel 7th and Hamilton 10th for tomorrow's race

Nico Rosberg claimed the 24th pole position of his career, his second in Russia and his second in succession this season as the Mercedes man looks to continue to stretch his lead at the top of the Drivers' Standings after having started the weekend in perfect fashion at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi.

The German driver actually went faster in Q2 than he did in Q3, taking Pole Position with a time of 1:35.417, but actually put in an even better lap in his previous outing, having posted a time of 1:35.337. Things didn't go quite so well for his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton though, who will start tomorrow's race from 10th place on the grid, having not come out in Q3 at all.


Rosberg wins Chinese Grand Prix, Vettel takes battling second

A highly entertaining Chinese Grand Prix went the way of this season's undisputed star Nico Rosberg, who recovered once again from a poor start to reclaim the lead from Daniel Ricciardo and drive off into the sunset unopposed to win his third straight race of the 2016 season, and his 6th in a row going back to the fag end of last season.

The action behind Rosberg though was brimming with excitement with the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen colliding with each other in the opening lap, and both men produced exceptional races to work their way through the field to take second and fifth place respectively. If fault was to be assigned, Vettel perhaps should have done better to avoid the contact, though the German typically looking for someone to blame, felt that an over eager Daniil Kvyaat in the Red Bull looking to overtake the duo heading into the first corner was to blame.


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