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F1 2015: Mercedes concludes Barcelona testing with mixed results

After four days of rigorous testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team was able to complete a total of 444 laps over the track, allowing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to get some significant run in the new F1 W06 hybrid. Day four saw Rosberg post a second-best lap time of 1:24.321 and a total of a whopping 131 laps. His time was eclipsed only by the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, who tallied 111 laps with a best time of 1:24.067. That was great performance on a day that Rosberg considered ‘difficult’, what with ongoing troubles with getting the tires to work properly… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes W06 May Look the Same But Completely Different Within

When the new Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One car was unveiled in Jerez, it was quite difficult to point out what was exactly different from it compared to its predecessor. The Mercedes W06 or the new Silver Arrow simply looked like it was the identical twin of the W05, which grabbed the F1 Constructors’ Championship last year. Only a very close examination would show little changes within the aero components of the new race car. However, Mercedes engineering director Aldo Costa revealed during an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport that there’s more to it. While he admitted that the Mercedes W06 definitely appeared to have sprouted or evolved directly from the W05 when observed… Continue Reading »

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Formula One Speed Trap Records in Jerez Showed Mercedes was the Fastest

Ferrari stole the show last week during the Formula One testing in Jerez. Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel grabbed headlines for logging the quickest finish in three of the four days of tests in Spain. Another Ferrari-powered car driven by Sauber’s Felipe Nasr also recorded the fastest time on one of the mentioned days. So, will this signal the end of the dominance of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team, and bring back Ferrari to its former glory? Not likely. Ferrari might have gained significant improvements in its power unit this season, but teams with Mercedes engines remain as forces to be reckoned with. This is particularly true with the 2014 Constructors’ Champion. According… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas teases F1 W06 Hybrid ahead of Jerez testing

Defending F1 constructors champ Mercedes AMG Petronas just couldn’t resist teasing fans, turning to Twitter once again with a flurry of posts showcasing this season’s car, the F1 W06 Hybrid. The posts revealed the new car in a number of angles sure to whet your appetite for F1 action. The series of tweets featured not just shots of the W06 in action, but there were also videos of the car being driven by Nico Rosberg. This one is our favorite – a head-on shot of the new car: Still not convinced you’re seeing the real deal? Well, check out those curves #W06Spy #BackToWork #F1 pic.twitter.com/F3pWiFfeGN — MERCEDES AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) January 29, 2015 Head… Continue Reading »

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Lotus Reveals Race Car Powered by Mercedes Engine

Lotus recently unveiled its new Formula One race car. The latest unit called the E23 Hybrid sported some aerodynamic upgrades compared to the team’s car last season. However, the most important improvement in the race car came in its power unit. This time, the team ditched its Renault engine over a Mercedes engine. Lotus Team technical director Nick Chester admitted that they really struggled in the 2014 season due to performance and reliability issues. So, with their new engine supplier, he hoped that their fortune will be reversed this season. The woes of teams other than the ones carrying Mercedes power units were not really a secret to everyone. It… Continue Reading »

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Team Williams Confidently Reveals New F1 Car

Formula One team Williams Martini Racing just revealed its ace for the 2015 F1 season. The British team was the first to unveil its new car for this year. The new car, now called the FW37, sports some aerodynamic enhancements particularly evident in the nose of the unit. The race car does, however, retain its carbon fiber monocoque structure. The architecture of the suspension also remains the same. Meanwhile, its wheels are forged magnesium materials from RAYS. Then, AP Racing developed the brakes. Powering up the FW37 is a 1.6-liter Mercedes-AMG V6 engine. It functions in conjunction with two motor generators. One generator is located at the main driveline, and the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes to unveil 2015 F1 car on February 1; could come with 2015-spec F1 power unit after all

While there has been speculation that Mercedes could simply use the superbly designed 2014 power unit for the first few races of the 2015 season and just upgrade it through the course of the season given the new rulings handed out by the FIA on engine development, new reports have surfaced that say those rumors are not true and that Mercedes is already hard at work to bring a fresh power unit by the first test at Jerez on February 1. The Jerez test will also be an opportunity to showcase the new car for 2015, the F1 W06 Hybrid. We will be seeing Nico Rosberg at the wheel on the… Continue Reading »

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