It took 182 days, but Nico Rosberg finally beat his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton again in a Formula One race on Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix.


In the 2014 Formula One season, the first grid penalty for exceeding the power unit component limit was not handed out until Daniil Kvyat received one at the Italian Grand Prix, the 13th race of the season. In total, only six penalties were assessed.


Last weekend’s resignation of Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piech has potentially opened the door for the company to enter Formula One. Piech and F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone have an acrimonious relationship and last December, the BBC’s Andrew Benson wrote, “At least one of them would need to leave their current position before a VW Group brand could enter F1.”


After scoring four podium finishes in the final five races of the 2014 Formula One season, it may seem like Williams have taken a step back this year. So far, through four races in the 2015 season, their best results are two fourth-place finishes.


At last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton cruised to his third victory in four races this season. Meanwhile, his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, spent the evening battling the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.


It was always going to be a struggle for McLaren this year, taking on a new engine manufacturer one year after Formula One introduced its new V6 hybrid power units.

Yes, Honda had an additional year to observe the other manufacturers and develop their engine, but they were also missing a year of on-track data and race experience.


I got a bit behind again posting my Bleacher Report pieces here. Below are the columns I wrote about the last race, the Bahrain Grand Prix.


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