Much to the distress of drag racing enthusiasts, iconic racer Russ Collins is no more. An esteemed name among drag racers & bike builders from 1960s & 1970s, Collins passed away in Hawaii. on Monday. The legend racer was 74 at the time of his death.
Collins’ double & triple-engine monster bikes like the Sorcerer, the Assassin etc. marked the zenith of bold drag race bike designs of 1970s. The legendary racer was the 1st ever biker to break down the 7-second barrier & his record in 1977 stood unbeatable for a good 11 years.
Lewis Hamilton was born in 1985 on the 7th of January in Hertfordshire, England. He is a British Formula One racing driver currently with Mercedes AMG. In 1992 Hamilton finished second in the National British Radio Car Association championship. He began karting at an early age of eight in 1993. This was at the Rye House Kart Circuit and he quickly began to win Cadet Class championships.
The team boss of Mercedes Mr. Toto Wolff publicly said that it has always been a pleasure working with the maestro driver Lewis Hamilton although he was sometimes disappointed by his character.
Having said that he also added that 2013 was a depressing year for Hamilton when he because very much self critical and also had many things to say about the radio conversation he apparently had with the crew of the Mercedes team.
Mercedes GP driver Lewis Hamilton has stated that he is happy with the progress that his team has made but admitted that he fears Red Bull Racing is too far ahead.
The Englishman stated that Red Bull Racing has done a marvelous job with their cars and it showed how far they are actually ahead of the rest of the pack with yet another one-two finish at the free practice session on Friday ahead of the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he has patched up his differences with his father and is now looking forward to enjoying life with him.
The 28-year-old has been having a torrid time of late following his split from longtime girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger. He recently dedicated his first win for Mercedes – at the Hungarian Grand Prix – to his former girlfriend.