Archive for July, 2007

Hamilton Gets Payrise

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Lewis was granted a pay rise by leading the Formula 1 Championship mid-way.

Lewis Hamilton has been granted a pay-rise after reaching the middle of the 2007 season as F1’s championship leader. The impressive and ultra-consistent British rookie started the season with a modest retainer of about (US) $400,000 and a $10,000 per point bonus.

As of the British grand prix, then, he made his first million. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, however, a clause in his contract was triggered at Silverstone, the ninth round of the season.

As he passed the half-way point of 2007 at the very top of the drivers’ world championship, Hamilton automatically qualified for a cool $2.3m bonus. If he scores another 50 points in the remaining eight races this year, Hamilton’s initially paltry salary will have ballooned to nearly $4m ” disregarding any more contractual bonuses for possibly winning the title. (GMM)

Nice work if you can get it!

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Formula 1 Testing in Jerez – Hamilton on Top

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Jerez (25-07-2007), Formula One Testing Results:

1 . L. Hamilton – 1:19.670 (+ 0.000 ) – 96 laps
2 . R. Schumacher – 1:20.540 (+ 0.870 ) – 73 laps
3 . K. Nakajima – 1:20.588 (+ 0.918 ) – 85 laps
4 . R. Kubica – 1:20.709 (+ 1.039 ) – 104 laps
5 . H. Kovalainen – 1:20.881 (+ 1.211 ) – 104 laps
6 . M. Webber – 1:21.071 (+ 1.401 ) – 77 laps
7 . J. Rossiter – 1:21.315 (+ 1.645 ) – 95 laps
8 . R. Barrichello – 1:21.444 (+ 1.774 ) – 80 laps.

Lewis Hamilton toped the time sheets in Jerez today with a gap of 0.87 seconds over Ralph Schumacher. The Toyota’s seem to be getting quicker in relation to the other teams – but nearly a second behind the McLaren Mercedes, which is still a big gap to close.

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Euro Grand Prix: Hamilton Caught Up In Rain And Chaos

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

Shortly after the race started it began pouring with rain and cars were sliding off the track with their dry tyres – especially at the first corner where the water was streaming down the hill. Unfortunately Lewis Hamilton also aquaplaned off the first corner and into the gravel as did Jenson Button amongst others.

The safety car was deployed and the race was stopped as the track was un-drivable. Incredibly enough Hamilton left his engine running and when the safely car came out he was lifted back onto the track where he was able to continue.

The safety car was coming in next lap as the pit lane opened and Lewis Hamilton pitted and took the gamble to go onto dry tyres, unfortunately it didn’t pay off as he slid off on his out lap and the track conditions were not appropriate for the dry tyre yet.

As the race got underway again Lewis was making good progress through the field, but then later on it started raining again and Lewis stayed on dry tyres as the rest of the field pitted for intermediates. But soon it was too wet for the dry tyre and Lewis finished ninth.

European Grand Prix Race Result

1. ALONSO Mclaren 2h06m26.388s
2. MASSA Ferrari +8.1s
3. WEBBER Red Bull +1m05.6s
4. WURZ Williams +1m05.9s
5. COULTHARD Red Bull +1m13.6s
6. HEIDFELD BMW +1m20.2s
7. KUBICA BMW +1m22.4s
8. KOVALAINEN Renault +1 lap
9. HAMILTON McLaren +1 lap
10. FISICHELLA Renault +1 lap
11. BARRICHELLO Honda +1 lap
12. DAVIDSON Super Aguri +1 lap
13. TRULLI Toyota +1 lap

Retired:
RAIKKONEN Ferrari +26 laps
SATO Super Aguri +41 laps
SCHUMACHER Toyota +42 laps
WINKELHOCK Spyker +47 laps
BUTTON Honda +58 laps
SUTIL Spyker +58 laps
ROSBERG Williams +58 laps
SPEED Toro Rosso +58 laps
LIUZZI Toro Rosso +58 laps

Fastest lap: MASSA 1m32.853s (lap 34)

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Lewis Hamilton Cleared to Race European Grand Prix

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

After the qualifying accident yesterday, Lewis Hamilton is cleared to race at the European Grand Prix.

A loose front-right wheel caused Hamilton to crash in qualifying-Q3 at the high speed Schumacher-S corner; fortunately he survived the qualifying crash without any injury or bruising.

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Lewis Hamilton: Season So Far 2007

Friday, July 20th, 2007

The first half of the 2007 Formula One season has already passed and Lewis Hamilton has had a blast of a rookie season so far.

He’s broken some records and set new ones – albeit he’s had a great car, but the car doesn’t drive itself.

Lewis Hamilton’s First-Half-of-2007 Race and Qualifying Results:

Grand Prix Date Grid Race Position Points Total
Australian 18 Mar 2007 4 3 6 6
Malaysian 8 Apr 2007 4 2 8 14
Bahrain 15 Apr 2007 2 2 8 22
Spanish 13 May 2007 4 2 8 30
Monaco 27 May 2007 2 2 8 38
Canadian 10 Jun 2007 1 1 10 48
United States 17 Jun 2007 1 1 10 58
French 1 Jul 2007 2 3 6 64
British 8 Jul 2007 1 3 6 70

Hamilton’s Performance Round-Up:

Podiums: 9 / 9
Wins: 2 / 9
Poles: 3 / 9

Formula 1 Championship Leader!

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