German GP
Jul 22

F1: Alonso praises Ricciardo’s driving after duel in Hockenheim

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Sunday 20 July 2014. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault, leads Fernando Alonso, Ferrari F14T. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _79P1712

, Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault, fights with , Ferrari F14T, during the 2014 . (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Fernando Alonso has hailed the “amazing” job being done this year by Daniel Ricciardo.

At Silverstone, Spaniard Alonso’s wheel-to-wheel duel with world champion was littered with radio complaints about one another’s driving.

But after Hockenheim, where the Ferrari driver had a similarly thrilling battle with Vettel’s new teammate Ricciardo, Alonso had nothing but praise for the Australian.

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Jul 22

F1: Hamilton to undergo physiotherapy following 30G qualifying crash

Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany. Saturday 19 July 2014. A Marshal attends to Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, after his crash during Q1. World Copyright: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _X0W5935

A Marshal attends to , Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, after his crash during Q1 for the 2014 . (Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic)

Lewis Hamilton is planning a week of physiotherapy following his drive through the field after a hefty qualifying crash at Hockenheim.

Even before the race, the Mercedes driver reportedly had acupuncture, to help with the pain of the 30G smash into the barriers caused by brake failure.

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Jul 21

F1: Massa Has ‘No Fear’ Of Rising Star Bottas

Valtteri Bottas (right) has carried the Williams F1 Team banner so far in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

(right) has carried the Williams F1 Team banner so far in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

insists his career is not being put in the shadow by rising star and teammate Valtteri Bottas.

The warring Mercedes duo aside, the undoubted headliner of the last three races has been Bottas, a shy Finn who on Sunday completed a hat-trick of podiums.

Former F1 driver Patrick Tambay told RMC Sport he thinks Bottas, 24, is establishing himself as a “star for the next ten years.”

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Jul 21

F1: Hamilton Limits The Damage With Charge To Third In Germany

Lewis Hamilton had several close calls while working his way through the field. (Photo: Getty Images)

had several close calls while working his way through the field. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton did a superb job to salvage third in Hockenheim after starting only 20th, but while he put on a brace face afterwards there was no hiding his disappointment at losing more ground in the title battle.

Hamilton dropped from 15th on the grid after receiving a five-place penalty for a gearbox change. He also changed from Brembo to Carbon Industrie discs, although that did not lead to a pitlane start for a change to the car under parc ferme, as had been feared.

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Jul 20

F1: Championship Leader Rosberg Wins German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg celebrates after winning the German Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates after winning the German Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate , who finished third after starting 20th.

“It’s an amazing feeling to win at home. It’s a very special day,” said Rosberg, who led throughout to become the first German to triumph at Hockenheim since Michael Schumacher won in 2006.

Hamilton, who crashed in qualifying and survived a number of scrapes throughout the race, could not pass in the closing laps and the Finn took second to give Williams its 300th F1 podium finish.

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