British Grand Prix - Allianz Ireland Review

July 7th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Dave of Setantas SportsLewis Hamilton triumphed at the British Grand Prix on Sunday, as Nico Rosberg failed to finish after suffering gearbox problems.Pole-sitter Rosberg was leading when he was forced to retire from the race, allowing Hamilton to take victory and close to within four points of his Mercedes teammate in the battle over the 2014 World Championship drivers’ title.Williams racer Valtteri Bottas came from 14th place on the grid to finish a distant second, thanks to an excellent start, an impressive move on Jenson Button around the outside of Stowe corner and, in general, a fine race-day performance.Red Read More


British Grand Prix - Allianz Ireland Preview

July 4th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Michelle of Setanta SportsBrought to you by Allianz Holiday Home InsuranceThis weekend sees the 65th edition of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and for many of the teams the ninth race of the season it is their home Grand Prix.Lotus, Caterham, Force India, Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren and Williams are all based very close to the circuit and they will be hoping the proximity will increase their chances of success.Of the current crop of drivers, Fernando Alonso is the most successful with two victories, but Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have all taken the chequered flag at Sil Read More


Austrian Grand Prix 2014 - Allianz Ireland Review

June 23rd, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Dave of Setanta SportsNico Rosberg extended his World Championship lead over Lewis Hamilton by beating the English driver to victory at the Austrian Grand Prix.Rosberg is now 29 points ahead of his Mercedes teammate after producing a fine drive on Sunday at the Red Bull Ring.Williams had locked out the front row of the grid but were unable to defeat Mercedes in the race, as Valtteri Bottas finished third and pole-sitter Felipe Massa took fourth place.Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso had a relatively quiet day, taking the chequered flag in fifth place.Force India’s Sergio Perez finished sixth thanks partly to a late pass o Read More


Monaco Grand Prix 2014 - Allianz Ireland Review

May 26th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Dave of Setanta SportsBrought to you by Allianz home insuranceNico Rosberg produced a composed performance to win Sunday’s race at the Monaco Grand Prix.Rosberg had qualified in pole position, defeating Lewis Hamilton in controversial fashion, as an off-track excursion ensured that his Mercedes teammate could not push at the death.The German, though, ignored the pressure and tension to lead from lights to flag, taking a four-point lead over Hamilton at the top of the Drivers’ Championship standings.Hamilton, who had been close to the tail of Rosberg for most of the race, dropped back late on, suffering from dirt be Read More


Monaco Grand Prix 2014 - Allianz Ireland Preview

May 22nd, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Michelle of Setanta SportsBrought to you by Allianz motor insuranceThe glitziest weekend of the year is upon us as the Formula 1 roadshow rolls into Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix.The 2014 season has been all about one team so far, Mercedes, but that could all be about to change around the streets of Monaco, where there are few genuine overtaking opportunities and any drop in concentration could have disastrous results for those involved.Mercedes have dominated the opening five races of the season, with four successive one-two finishes, but the rest of the grid will be hoping the Silver Arrows become unstuck Read More


Spanish Grand Prix 2014 - Allianz Ireland Preview

May 9th, 2014, by  Richard  .

By Michelle Fortune of Setanta SportsSponsored by Allianz van insuranceThe first European race of the year marks the real start of the world championship as the majority of teams prepare to introduce a raft of changes to their respective cars.Four fly-away races meant teams were not able to make any significant updates to their cars but the three-week break since the Chinese Grand Prix has afforded them the opportunity to implement a number of improvements. The question is, who has taken the biggest step forward?The Circuit de Catalunya is one of the most familiar to Formula 1 drivers with the track hosting the Spanis Read More

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