VIDEO: Breaking down the Mercedes rivalry

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Lewis Hamilton has been left fuming after a mistake by teammate Nico Rosberg denied him a chance to secure pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix, and even implied that the move may have been done deliberately to bring out yellow flags.

After the first set of runs during Q3, he enjoyed a 0.059 second advantage over his teammate, giving Hamilton one more chance to secure his first pole position at Monaco. However, during his final flying lap, the German made a mistake at Mirabeau, and was forced to take evasive action down a slip road to avoid hitting the wall.

Although this did end Rosberg’s qualifying early, it also brought out yellow flags that meant none of the other drivers could post a lap time that was better than his, thus securing himself pole position.

In this video, Leigh Diffey, Steve Matchett and David Hobbs take a look at the brewing rivalry at Mercedes between Hamilton and Rosberg, and consider what could have been had the German driver not made the mistake during qualifying.

FIA returns Manor’s F1 entry fee for 2017

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Good news: Manor Grand Prix Racing Limited got a refund of an entry fee it paid to the FIA to run in this year’s F1 season.

Bad news: Manor still hasn’t run this year, and won’t be for the foreseeable future (especially as Manor’s former leadership staff is moving that team into FIA WEC’s new-look LMP1 class in addition to its LMP2 program).

Manor Group’s receivership outfit, Just Racing Services Limited, went into administration earlier this year. As there was no new buyer for the F1 team, Manor dropped from the 2017 grid before the season.

The FIA said it would return its entry fee to help Manor Group pay off outstanding debts.

It basically means nothing in the grand scheme of things since Manor missed out on 10th place in the constructor’s standings in 2016 and fell from the F1 grid as a result, but hey, it’s a goodwill gesture going into Thanksgiving this week.