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    Vettel will dominate F1

    With a new car design and a fierce desire to reshuffle the Mercedes Dynasty, Sebastian Vettel has emerged in 2018 as a dominant force in Formula 1 again. In late 2017, the December issue, The ECHO published a prediction that Lewis Hamilton would stutter in the 2018 season and that Ferrari’s shining red cars would take back the art. It is safe to say that Hamilton has stuttered and Ferrari is on its way. Sebastian Vettel began the season with a big win at the opener, the Australian Grand Prix. The track consists of 58 laps on a winding five kilometer circuit in Melbourne’s Albert Park. The route has become…

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    The final race: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    After a tight season, with unprecedentedly fast times and high strung rivalries, the final race of the Formula 1 season has yielded a world champion: the 32-year old British driver for Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton. Despite Hamilton’s win for the season he yielded the Grand Prix win to his teammate at Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas, with a defensive blocking strategy aimed at the Ferrari drivers. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was held at the Yas Marina Circuit, a 5.5 kilometer track of innovative quirks which end the season in style. With tight chicanes, sliding hairpins, and small apexes, Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan-Frankenstein of a track. With sections of long straight, followed…

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    Formula 1 predicted to be historical

    By: Charlie Mascia, and Henry Tyndall Spring is here, and with it comes the much anticipated opener to the 2017 World Drivers Championship. Following Mercedes’ dominance in the 2016 season, a few small rule changes may ignite one of the most exciting shake-ups in recent Formula 1 history. Tracks have been widened by 200mm, inciting enormous changes in chassis design and aerodynamics among different teams. These enlargements will play a big role in the upcoming Australian Grand Prix This rapturous track change and its reverberating design adjustments will result in discernibly quicker lap times, likely up three seconds from the 2016 season. The more visible oriented results of these tremendous…