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Red Bull Wants Mercedes Engines So Bad

Early this July, a shocker broke out that Red Bull was interested to land an engine deal with Mercedes-Benz. Almost immediately after the news came out, Niki Lauda dismissed the issue. Recently, a report from Grandprix.com suggested that the energy drink-owned Formula One team may be going in that direction after all. It is no secret that the relationship of Red Bull and Renault had soured since last season as the engine supplier failed to deliver a competitive power unit for the team. With the continuous harsh criticisms of the group with its engine partner ever since, it seems the two will most likely part ways next season. Sensing the opportunity, Ferrari just offered… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Drivers Get Their Worst Finish This F1 Season

The recently concluded Hungarian Grand Prix was the worst performance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a team this Formula One season so far. Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line sixth while Nico Rosberg followed in the eighth place. Early on, Hamilton fell behind in the 10th position after going off the tracks. He managed to squeeze his way to the fourth position, but he had to go to the pits when he damaged his front wing as he tried to overtake Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. He was consequently penalized for the incident. Rosberg tried to capitalize on the situation only to suffer his own share of frustration. Once more, Ricciardo was involved in the… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Says Reduced Radio Communication is an Advantage

The winds of change is blowing in Formula One. According to Autosport, revised rules about starting clutch procedures will come into play at the Grand Prix in Belgium next month. The report said the FIA released a directive last July 9, which tackled measures that aim to lessen the influence of the technical personnel in the pitwall to the drivers. Nico Rosberg seemed happy about it as it will make races more unpredictable. He stated the reduced radio communication and assistance from teams with clutch settings will trigger more errors on the part of the drivers. Rosberg claimed it will be a big challenge to everyone, because the current set up of the sport… Continue Reading »

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FIA: No More Dummy Pit Stops in Formula One

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) warned teams in Formula One that it will no longer allow dummy pit stops in the sport. The governing body of F1 said it is against the rules, and anyone who will be employing it in the future will face sanctions. It was clear that the statement of the organization was obviously triggered by the play made by Mercedes-AMG Petronas during the British Grand Prix. The team employed the tactic during the end of lap 14 while it was running head-to-head with Williams. Viewers could see that the crew of Mercedes suddenly rushed to the scene appearing to be in anticipation of a pit… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes one-two

Lewis Hamilton became the first Brit to win the British Grand Prix from pole since 1994, relying on patience and good timing to edge out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and the Williams cars. With the win, Hamilton pads his lead in the drivers’ standings by another seven points, and also joins esteemed company in winning three British GPs. “For once, I made the perfect choice,” Hamilton said, regarding the decision to switch tires right as the rain started to pour. It was the difference in this race, giving the Brit the separation he needed from his teammate. After getting the win and before hitting the podium, Hamilton gave the home fans a… Continue Reading »

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Update: Niki Lauda Dismisses Reports About Red Bull and Mercedes Engine Tie-Up

A story broke earlier about Aston Martin negotiating a comeback in Formula One through a partnership with Red Bull. A report from Autosport claimed that one of the subjects that came up in the discussion was an engine tie-up between Red Bull and Mercedes. It was certainly a shocking topic because Aston Martin hasn’t been in the sport for more than five decades already. Add the fact that Red Bull has been the bitterest rival and strongest critic of Mercedes-AMG Petronas since the three-pointed star marque started dominating F1. Aston Martin and Red Bull are yet to comment on the matter, but according to the Motorsport website, Niki Lauda already gave his… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull to Shift to Mercedes Engine

Two shockers just came in the world of Formula One. We don’t know which one is more surprising between the two. According to Autosport, Aston Martin is staging a comeback in F1. The British super car brand is negotiating a partnership with Red Bull. Along the way, Red Bull is looking for Aston Martin to broker a deal for the team to get a Mercedes engine. It seems the Austrian-based team finally had enough of its troubles with Renault that it is already looking to partner with its bitter rival in the sport. It should be noted that the executives at Red Bull have been very vocal since last season about their dismay… Continue Reading »

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