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Pressure Mounts on Mercedes Due to the Double Points Issue

The ultimate fight is on, and everyone can feel the tension after Nico Rosberg took the pole position following the Formula One qualifying in Abu Dhabi. The drama all boils down to the double points scoring for the last race of the season, which was announced December last year. According to Bernie Ecclestone, the double points feature aims to build excitement for the end of the season. It was originally planned for the last three races of the season, but everyone in the top brass of F1 eventually agreed to use it only in the last race. Fans, sports analysts, and racing personnel were not receptive to the gimmick. Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg takes pole, sets up winner-take-all race against Mercedes teammate Hamilton

The battle for the 2014 drivers’ championship is going down the wire. Nico Rosberg took pole position in qualifying for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race in the F1 season calendar that’s worth double the championship points. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton qualified into P2, making this the eighth straight front-row lockout by the Silver Arrows team and setting up a final battle that will determine the top driver this season. Apart from that, this result means that a Mercedes driver won the pole position in 18 out of the 19 races in the season, and the team has also secured the front row 12 times in total. On another note, Mercedes power… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins 2014 Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg was not going to give this one away. The German driver held off teammate Lewis Hamilton from start to finish to win the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix to cut Hamilton’s lead in the standings to 17 points heading into the final race of the season. It was a tight battle between the two Mercedes cars, with Rosberg eventually prevailing over 71 contested laps. When the dust settled, Rosberg clocked in at 1:30:02.555, 1.4 seconds ahead of Hamilton. The final showdown will be held a couple of weeks from now, with double points at stake. There, Rosberg will surely aim for the win – but that will not be enough. Even… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Willing to Compromise Over F1 Engine Freeze Issue

Mercedes AMG Petronas Executive Director Toto Wolff stated in his interview with ESPN that he is open for a compromise regarding the issue surrounding the Formula One in-season engine freeze. He noted that he will agree to the idea if budgets will not rise dramatically. According to the source, Mercedes opposed the proposed relaxation of the engine freeze rules not because of performance reasons. Instead, the team is worried that it might jack up the costs related to the development of engines. Wolff noted the fact that Mercedes is supplying eight engines for various teams in F1. The figure is in contrast with the two Honda delivers, plus four that Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1: Hamilton wins United States Grand Prix ahead of Rosberg

Can Lewis Hamilton hold off Nico Rosberg? Based on how he dominated his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate at the United States Grand Prix, the answer is: he most certainly can. Hamilton was fairly outpaced by Rosberg during the qualifying session for the race, but the Brit had no problems taking care of the race proper. He took the chequered flag 4.3 seconds ahead of his teammate, and more than 25 seconds ahead of third-placer Daniel Ricciardo. This fourth-straight win allowed Hamilton, who has 316 points now, to extend his lead to 24 over Rosberg, who has 292. Every point counts as we head to the final two races, the second of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg races to United States Grand Prix pole position

Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg is chasing teammate Lewis Hamilton for the 2014 drivers championship, and his bid just got a boost after the German took pole position at the United States Grand Prix qualifying session. Trailing by 17 points with three races left, Rosberg is scrambling to cut into his teammate’s lead. Each driver has had one retirement over the past five races, but Hamilton has finished first in four, while Rosberg finished second in as many races. It will surely go down the wire, especially when you consider that the last race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be worth double the points. Can Hamilton hold Rosberg off? Hamilton was fastest… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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