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Mercedes says engines will be louder in 2016 F1 season

Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »

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F1: Red Bull’s Horner says Hamilton was ‘desperate’ for a Red Bull seat in 2013

There’s still quite a bit of time before the 2016 Formula One season gets underway, but Christian Horner is already stirring the pot a bit. According to the Red Bull team principal, Lewis Hamilton was ‘desperate’ to race with Red Bull after he parted ways with McLaren in 2012 and before the then-surprise announcement that he would be signing with the Mercedes F1 team. Horner said that Hamilton had approached Red Bull twice about a prospective race seat for 2013. However, Horner felt that there was no way to accommodate Hamilton while the team still had Sebastian Vettel, a rising star in the F1 ranks. By 2012, Vettel had run off with… Continue Reading »

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Wolff Will Let Hamilton and Rosberg Out of Their Leash in 2016

In the recent interview of Mercedes-AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff, he admitted that his team’s continuous dominance in Formula One might hurt the sport in the long run. Therefore, he is considering giving Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg more freedom in the races. According to Crash.net, citing a report from the Daily Mail newspaper, he said the ongoing dominance of Mercedes in F1 would diminish the interest of the fans as it would lose the sport’s element of unpredictability. He even made Star Wars references in illustrating the resulting scenario. Quoting his interview features in the source, the motorsport director of Mercedes stated, “Our dominance is bad for F1. It becomes… Continue Reading »

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Is Nico Rosberg Getting a Contract Extension?

Nico Rosberg’s contract will only cover up to the 2016 Formula One season. When Speed Week asked whether the driver will get an extension with the team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff said they won’t negotiate with him until summer. Rosberg has consistently trailed Lewis Hamilton in F1 Drivers’ Rankings since 2014. From that period until the season that just ended, he bagged the second position in the standings. His performance with his partner was instrumental in bringing their team a back-t0-back Constructors’ Championship in the sport too. However, Rosberg’s intense rivalry with Hamilton on the tracks led to Wolff warning them about a possible change in the team’s drivers lineup. It should be noted… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Reacts to Toto Wolff’s Warning About Driver Lineup

Previously, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff warned that the group might push through with the plan to change its drivers’ lineup if the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gets out of hand. The reigning F1 Drivers’ World Champion Hamilton reacted to his chief’s statement. He said in an interview featured  in Sky Sports that it was unnecessary. Although Hamilton admitted that there has been an ongoing rivalry between him and Rosberg, he pointed out that the two of them has continued to bring in good results for the team. He mentioned that they keep on delivering 100 percent in terms of the job that they have been asked to do. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Adds the Championship Cars of Hamilton and Wehrlein

The Mercedes-Benz Museum just added two vehicles in its collection. The new arrivals were the race cars of Lewis Hamilton from the 2014 Formula One season and the one used by Pascal Wehrlein in the current DTM season. These were the ones used by the two celebrated drivers en route to winning the Drivers’ World Championships in their respective sporting organizations. For the 2014 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid and its successor, the cars were instrumental in giving the Mercedes F1 team the Constructors’ Championship on two occasions. The race cars brought Hamilton back-to-back world titles from 2014 to 2015 as well. On the other hand, the gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM was the winning formula of Wehrlein this year, which made… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Warns Its Drivers Once More

Mercedes F1 Team boss Toto Wolff gave a stern warning to his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg once more. According to Autosport, he said that if the fierce rivalry of the two will get out of control next year, they will not think twice of having their current drivers lineup changed. Despite the news, the source reported that Wolff is trying to understand the situation where his drivers are in. He is considering the fact that the two have known each other since kids, so their animosity with each other should not be over-analyzed. Wolff cleared out that the dynamics of the two is ideal for the team because it provides them… Continue Reading »

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