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Mercedes F1 Drivers 2017 Lineup Update: Valtteri Bottas Set to Join the Team

Recent developments suggest that Valtteri Bottas is set to join Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team for the 2017 season. The 27-year old driver is poised to replace Nico Rosberg in his seat with the 2016 F1 Constructors’ Champion. The Finn will be partnered with the three-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton in the upcoming year. Bottas has been in the sights of Mercedes F1 following the retirement of Rosberg from the sport. Originally, Fernando Alonso was the top pick of the team, but his contractual obligations with Ferrari until the end of the 2017 season prevented his move to another racing group. The issue led Mercedes to aggressively pursue… Continue Reading »

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Williams Willing to Let Valtteri Bottas Go to Mercedes

The drama intensifies in Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team after losing Nico Rosberg due to his retirement from sport, and the potential switch of Paddy Lowe to Williams. A hope for Mercedes retaining its Constructors Championship in 2017 would be to have a veteran driver partnered to Lewis Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas remains as a top candidate to fill the void in the group left by Rosberg. There is a problem with it though because the Finn is currently locked in his contract with Williams until the end of 2017. Based on a new report, Williams might be persuaded to let go of Bottas in certain conditions. In an interview of Claire Williams,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Lays Down 2 Options in Valtteri Bottas Negotiations

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is set to start the 2017 season without its driver Nico Rosberg due to his retirement from the sport, and technical chief Paddy Lowe if his switch to Williams materializes. With the acquisition of Fernando Alonso as a replacement for Rosberg looking unlikely, Mercedes F1 has zeroed its sights on Williams driver Valtteri Bottas. However, the Finn is still under contract with Williams until the end of 2017 and the team is reluctant to let go of him. BBC Sport said the F1 World Constructors Champion, thru its head Toto Wolff, laid down two options in the negotiation table to sweeten the deal with Williams:… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Techical Chief Paddy Lowe Going to Williams

Despite being the most dominant team in Formula One for three straight years, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team may see two of its major players leave this year. After the shocking news about Nico Rosberg’s retirement following his win for the F1 World Championship, the group’s technical chief Paddy Lowe is reportedly packing up for a Williams switch next season. According to Motorsport.com, Lowe’s contract with Mercedes F1 team is set to expire on December 31 this year. Negotiations with his current team have been delayed until the end of the season. The gap allowed other teams like Williams to get into the picture. The report said Williams gave Lowe an offer… Continue Reading »

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Fernando Alonso Not Going to Mercedes F1 Team

After the retirement announcement of the newly-crowned Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team has been scrambling to find a replacement for him. One of the big names coming up as a possible partner of Lewis Hamilton next season is Fernando Alonso. However, the camp of the McLaren-Honda driver denied any possible team switch for the Spaniard. According to BBC, Flavio Briatore, the manager of Alonso, stated in an interview that his client will finish his contractual obligations with McLaren. Alonso’s contract with his current team runs until the end of 2017. With the recent developments, the options are down to Williams-Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Eyeing to Reunite Alonso and Hamilton Under Its Banner

The retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One is still sinking in. However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is now struggling to find a worthy replacement of the 2016 World Champion in the group’s drivers lineup. According to BBC Sport, Toto Wolff revealed in an interview that the Mercedes F1 team is considering McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for Rosberg. The motorsport head of Mercedes said that the “talent, speed and experience” of Alonso makes him a strong candidate for the vacant position. Based on the report, there are a couple of issues that may arise in the acquisition of Alonso though. First, Mercedes will have to buy out the driver’s… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Retirement and His Possible Replacement

The news about the Nico Rosberg retirement came as a shocker. That’s because the revelation came just after he finally won the Formula One World Championship that has evaded him over the years. According to the 31-year old Mercedes AMG Petronas driver, he is leaving F1 on a high note because he already achieved his goal. During an interview with The Guardian, he said he already climbed his mountain. He stated that the decision came because he wanted to focus on his family and have more children. Rosberg pointed out that F1 takes up so much of his time so he needed to retire if he wanted to pursue his… Continue Reading »

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