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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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Mercedes Reprimanded for Conduct During F1 Practice

  Officials in Formula One called the attention of Mercedes-AMG Petronas due to its action during the first practice for the British Grand Prix. The reprimand stemmed from the cover placed at the rear of Nico Rosberg’s race car while it was being returned to the garage following gearbox issues. According to the interview of Sky Sports with Jo Bauer, the FIA’s technical delegate, the act was in violation of the Article 27.4 of the Sporting Regulations. The specific provisions states: During the entire event, no screen, cover or other obstruction which in any way obscures any part of a car will be allowed at any time in the paddock,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix; Hamilton second as team completes another 1-2 finish

Nico Rosberg took the lead heading into turn 1 and managed to keep Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in his rear-view mirror the rest of the way, winning the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix and closing the gap between himself and Hamilton in the drivers’ championship standings. Rosberg finished the race in 1:30:16.9, a comfortable 8.8 seconds ahead of his teammate. With the win, Rosberg is again within 10 points of Hamilton in the championship race, 159 points to 169. Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth this race, is a distant third with 120 points. Williams’ Felipe Massa had his first podium finish of the season to round out the top three in a race that… Continue Reading »

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