For the first practice of the session in preparations of the Grand Prix on Sunday at Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team driver came out tops, thus laying down a marker.

NicoRosberg, also fellow Mercedes team mate and rival for the championship title came in nextwith just four tenths behind Hamilton, thus giving both drivers early moments in preparation for the title decider on Sunday.

To take the top spot, Hamilton set a time record of 1:42.869 and a car that seems to be better suited for the race conditions so far.

Max Verstappen and fellow Red Bull team mate, Daniel Ricciardo came in next, setting almost identical times, with Verstappen piping Ricciardo by about seven hundredths of a second.

Seventh tenths further back in the fourth was the Scuderia Ferrari driven by Sebastian Vettel who so far, has won three times at the Yas Marina Circuit. The German looked quite strong and was just one tenth ahead of Sergio Perez, Sahara Force India Formula 1 Team driver who has hopes of replicating the qualifying results of last year here in Abu Dhabi this weekend. Continue reading “MERCEDES DRIVER, HAMILTON TOPS IN FP1”

1. Respect Michael Schumacher And His Family’s Privacy

The legendary Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher has suffered certain life-threatening injuries during a horrible skiing accident that took place in the ski resort of Meribel (France) on the 29th of December, 2013. Schumacher is currently being treated in the Grenoble University Hospital (France).  The doctors have operated on Schumacher for about two times in order to reduce the swelling of his brain and also to get rid of the dangerous haematomas.

This skiing accident has actually attracted universal attention because Schumacher has been one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers. Fans and people belonging to the different parts of the world are showing their support to Schumacher’s family and are also praying for Schumacher’s fast recovery.

Sabine Kehm- Manager of Michael Schumacher had made it very clear that media people should respect Schumacher and his family’s privacy. However, recently a journalist tried to get information regarding Schumacher’s health by using certain unlawful methods.

The above attempt made by the journalist prompted Corinna Schumacher (wife of Michael Schumacher) to release an official statement that the media should respect Michael Schumacher and his family’s privacy. They should stop harassing the Grenoble University Hospital and the doctors who are treating Schumacher.

Corinna said that it is essential that the doctors and the staff who are attending Schumacher are not pressurized by the questions posed by the media people so that they can carry out their work appropriately. She has requested the media to stay away from the hospital and Schumacher’s family as much as possible.

French prosecutors are trying to find out the true cause of the skiing accident. Schumacher’s helmet camera that was split into two halves has been handed over to the French prosecutors by Schumacher’s family so that further investigations can be carried out with the help of any evidence provided by the camera.