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F1 2014 mid-season Analysis – Hamilton vs. Rosberg

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Hamilton and Rosberg, 2014 Spanish GP
Mercedes – Lewis Hamilton, 191 pts, 2nd, best result 1st (Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Spain, Great Britain)
Nico Rosberg, 202 pts, 1st. best result 1st (Australia, Monaco, Austria, Germany)
Qualifying: 7 – 4 Rosberg, Race: 5 – 3 Hamilton

Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton have dominated the all rounds of first-half of the 2014 Formula 1 world championship, sitting first and second respectively in the drivers’ standings.

Related link – Drivers Championship Analysis

Both have almost dominated in the all race weekend time sheets. They taking pole positions and setting fastest laps at each of the first three races. Also they took 1-2 race finish in Malaysian Grand Prix to Austrian Grand Prix (6 successive double top podium).

More bad lucks change Lewis Hamilton’s domination in qualifying and race.

Season Opening: Hamilton’s starting the season with a DNF from pole position, following failure of one of his engine cylinders. While Nico Rosberg proved that Mercedes are the top of the field in the early stages of the new Formula 1 era.

Mercedes one-two at the Austrian Grand Prix as they battled with Williams for race victory, it was the sixth successive 1-2 of the season for Mercedes. Hamilton made an exciting start in Austrian race when he surged from ninth to fourth in the opening lap but his bad luck continued when his two pit stops took a total of 1.9 seconds longer than team-mate Rosberg – and that was Rosberg’s winning margin at the end of the race.

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Raise the mind game – Rosberg takes controversial pole

During the Monaco GP qualifying, next bad luck and mind games turn out between Hamilton and Rosberg, both Mercedes stars were on their final flying laps when Rosberg lost control of his car and took to the escape road at Mirabeau.

Hamilton, who was behind him and two hundredths of a second ahead on the first sector timings, was forced to slow up as yellow flags were waived and eventually abandoned his effort. The controversial pole position raises the mind game between Mercedes duo.

Advantage Rosberg after Hamilton’s second DNF

In the Canadian GP, the Brit was forced to retire after 47 laps with rear-brake failure sparked by the loss of the energy recovery system. While Rosberg also failed with ERS, but he managed to see the chequered flag, claiming second behind the winner Daniel Ricciardo.

Story changed in British Grand Prix

Rosberg’s gearbox failure halfway through the British GP, gifted victory to his teammate and title rival, Lewis Hamilton.

Drivers Championship

Englishman continues to struggled with car issues in qualifying

Qualifying in German GP, a brake failure led to a Hamilton crash and meant he began 20th on the grid on race day but his excellent race performance to rise to third on the podium.

More bad luck for Lewis Hamilton in qualifying

In Hungarian GP car well performed before qualifying and Hamilton stayed on top in all practice session, he had not set a timing lap when he came into the pits with the rear of his car in flames and its sent him back on the starting grid for the second race in succession. It is the sixth straight race in which Hamilton has hit trouble in qualifying following car failure, own mistake and also strategic error.

In the race Briton finished third ahead of his team-mate Rosberg, started from the pit lane. After the Hungarian Grand Prix new team orders controversy exploded, when Hamilton slammed his Mercedes team order during the race.

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