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Nico Rosberg Wins Australian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg won the Australian Grand Prix held in Melbourne tonight. His victory came three decades after his father Keke won the inaugural Formula One event in Adelaide in 1985. The young German driver of Mercedes team started third in the grid. However, he suddenly gained the first position upon arriving at the first turn of the race. From there, he was able to maintain to his place which eventually led to his victory. Following Rosberg were Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen in the second and third ranks, respectively. Rosberg certainly lived up to the hype tonight by winning the first race of the season. It should be noted that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team’s “Early Bird” Attitude Pays Off

Mercedes could finish two laps ahead of its competitors in the opening of the Formula One racing season this March 16. This is such a bold claim and some of you may think that it is exaggerated. But surprisingly, this was what Christian Horner stated in his interview featured in Australia’s The Telegraph. And yes, it is the same Christian Horner who is the current team principal of the reigning F1 champion for the past few years which is Red Bull. At present, Red Bull’s performance is being hampered by technical issues. This was attributed by experts as a result of the team’s adaptation to the new F1 regulations. On the… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg May Be the Next F1 Champ

Sebastian Vettel has been on the number spot in Formula One since winning its championship in 2010. So, the F1 community has been rooting for a serious contender who could break Vettel’s championship streak for quite some time. Now, with Mercedes performing well in the current tests—not to mention the team’s impressive performance during the 2013 season—fans are expecting either Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to unseat Vettel from the top of the rankings this season. The expectations of hardcore F1 fans were further fueled when Rosberg was able to set the fastest lap in his Mercedes during the Bahrain testing last Saturday. During that said event, Rosberg was able… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Gradually Distancing Mercedes from McLaren

The year just started and the Formula One season hasn’t commenced yet but Honda is already making “steady progress” on the development of the new 1.6-liter V6 engine that will be powering the McLaren car next year. This was confirmed by Honda’s executives according to a report from Formula1.com. The report even went on to claim that Honda has already established an F1 base in the United Kingdom. Its plan also includes putting up dyno and assembly facilities. The targeted completion month of the planned projects is on June. The impending switch of McLaren from Mercedes to Honda engines has transformed its relations with Mercedes AMG Petronas into an uneasy… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher Still Not Responding to Stimuli

Before the year ended, a tragic accident befell Michael Schumacher during a skiing activity that came as a shock the Formula 1 community. The unfortunate event rendered the seven-time F1 champion in a critical condition which forced doctors to put him into a medically-induced coma. Still No Response to Stimuli According to a new report from Autoweek, citing Bild-Zeitung as source, doctors have been trying to wake up Schumacher for two weeks now. Despite showing reflex twitches when his anesthetic was reduced he is still not showing any response to deliberate stimuli. As a result, doctors have advised people who are close to the former Mercedes and Ferrari driver to… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes Advertisement Mocks F1 Rule Changes

Despite the huge uproar of teams and fans alike over the implementation of the new F1 rules, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg seem to just have a good laugh about it. A recent Mercedes advertisement released a couple of hours ago in YouTube by Mercedes AMG Petronas shows its two drivers mock the new F1 regulations by playing dumb over it. The video is quite funny since it reflects most of the F1 community’s view over the new F1 rules concerning the engine, scoring and the barrage of other technical changes taking place this season. Among the things mocked in the video are the smaller engine, penalties imposed to drivers,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Team Says It’s Too Early To Call Them A “Favorite”

Despite a disappointing first day of testing at Jerez when Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes W05 to the rubber barrier after a mechanical failure, Mercedes team rebounded by showing a strong performance in the following days of testing by completing a race distance in the track. The good showing of Mercedes was opposite to the fortune of Red Bull, which experienced cooling and power unit issues. This has led fans to root more for Mercedes at the pre-season testing. Currently, the F1 community sees Mercedes as a potential world champion that would unseat Red Bull in the top ranks. Also, the team is being dubbed as a “favorite” this year…. Continue Reading »

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