F1 2014 Season: Mercedes-Benz Constructors Victors

F1 2014 Season: Mercedes-Benz Constructors Victors

This season F1 has got its glitz and glamour back. The years of one driver championships are finally over, and now there is only one question left… Can anyone stop Lewis Hamilton? His impressive run of 4 victories in a row has got most British fans salivating at the mouth. This season has seen a colossal rivalry between the two Mercedes drivers. Nico Rosberg seems to have dropped off the pace after colliding with Hamilton at the Belgian grand prix, but is still in with a realistic chance of overcoming the deficit in points. The winner of the last four Drivers Championships Sebastian Vettel has had a particularly poor season, having not won a single race this year, and will no doubt be anxious to try and compete for podium finishes before the season is out. As well as competition for the main drivers, we are witnessing one of the tightest battles for points that we have seen in years. With Mercedes first F1 constructors championship title under their belt, thanks to Lewis Hamilton’s victory in Sochi at the Russian grand Prix, it’s up to the drivers to compete for the grand title. With the cars on a much more even playing field, it really is down to the skill of the drivers to work within their car limits to create the most potent and electrifying car they can race. The seasons’ early promise has held, and it looks set to stay for the weeks ahead as we go into one of the most vital parts of the season. Who will win the driver’s championship? Who knows? Whatever the...
England, One Step Closer to Euro 2016

England, One Step Closer to Euro 2016

Victory for England after beating Estonia on Sunday with a 1-0 win. The match took place in Tallinn. Estonia lost their captain, Ragnar Klavan during the start of the second half, due to a second yellow card giving way to England. Estonia had been holding up in defense prior to this with England dominating possession, thanks to Jack Wilshere. Wilshere showed his speed by weaving past opponents, setting him apart as someone who can break defensive lines. He made great volleys over to Rooney who was unable to follow through. This wasn’t one of England’s best games as manager Roy Hodgson would have liked to have seen a more comfortable win. Roy Hodgson kept Raheem Sterling on the bench for most of the game. According to Hodgson, “We were just about to have a light session at the Grove and he said, ‘I feel tired and I don’t think I am in my best form at the moment.’” Hodgson allowed Sterling to go in as a substitute at the 64th minute but it was soon evident that Sterling was still recovering from San Marino. Sterling’s slow recovery has created tensions between Hodgson and his Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. On the bright side, not only did England win but Wayne Rooney’s late free-kick gave the English team a straight win on their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. They have a few obstacles ahead but have a great chance of winning all 10 qualifying games and qualifying well in advance of the tournament. Sterling was fouled on the edge of the penalty box. With only 17 minutes to go, England’s captain, Rooney...
Murray Brings It Back

Murray Brings It Back

Andy Murray was moved to tears by his tournament win at the Shenzhen Open where he defeated Tommy Robredo by 5 match points. This was the end of a dry spell for Murray as his last glorious win was in July 2013 at Wimbledon. This was the Scots 29th tour-level crown and had improved to a 29-14 final record. Murray was at the brink of defeat but came back and won the match after a 5-7 7-6 (11/9) 6-1 victory. Sky Sports reports Murray saying, “I got lucky, basically, at the end of the second set. I fought hard, tried my best and thankfully managed to turn it round. Tommy had a great tournament…He probably deserved to win the match today. He had the opportunities in the second set, but sometimes that happens in sport. I just tried to fight till the end.” Entering the modest Shenzhen Open strengthened his prospects to qualify for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London for his seventh consecutive year. But he still has some work to do. Murray showed his frustration by throwing his racket to the floor after his loss to the worlds number one, Novak Djokovic at the China Open. But after his win against Jerzy Janowicz at the China Open, the 27 year old Scot is on track to return to his best formthat saw him claim the Wimbledon crown in...