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Can Nico Rosberg Still Win the 2015 Championship?

All is not yet lost for Nico Rosberg. Mathematically, he could still win the drivers’ title. But with other considerations involved, his chances are quite slim. Toto Wolff advised the German driver to “switch on to 2016 mode and bounce back next year” during his interview with Motorsport website. Currently, Rosberg has 229 points under his record in Formula One Drivers’ Standings. That’s 73 points behind the F1 Drivers’ Championship leader and his teammate Lewis Hamilton’s accumulated 302 points so far. With only four races remaining and the double scoring in play, he could still snatch an upset for the championship. However, that would mean Hamilton should score very poorly… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Formula One Team Wins Its Second Constructors’ Title

The recent Formula One Grand Prix definitely showed us an action-packed event in Sochi Autodrom along the coastal area of Mother Russia. The conclusion of the race saw Lewis Hamilton emerging victorious. Then after the fog of war was cleared, his team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas was also declared the Constructors’ Champion for the 2015 season. Initially, the Mercedes Formula One Team fell short of the points it needed to bag the Constructors’ crown following the race. That was after Nico Rosberg had an early exit from the competition due to a problematic throttle, which earned him no points at all. It was a result of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finishing second and it’s other driver Kimi… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wins F1 Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton takes home another win in the conclusion of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix. His recent victory gives him his 42nd career win, which puts him at equal footing with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in terms of overall career wins. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg failed to capitalize on his advantage at the qualifying due to a mechanical failure in his Silver Arrow. Although Hamilton and Vettel easily sailed through the finish to gain their respective positions on the podium, the real action was in the fight for the third position plus the multiple collisions in the duration of the event. In the 45th lap of the race, Force India’s Sergio Perez was looking… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes gets front-row lockout at Sochi qualifying

Nico Rosberg took pole position at the qualifying session for the 2015 Russian Grand Prix, besting his Mercedes teammate and championship forerunner Lewis Hamilton. This is the German’s third pole of the season, and the second straight. It is also Mercedes’ 11th front-row qualification this season. Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen got P4 and P5, respectively, behind the Williams of Valtteri Bottas in P3. The Force India cars followed, as Nico Hulkenberg qualified into P6 and Sergio Perez into P7. To round out the top 10 qualifiers, we have the Lotus of Romain Grosjean in P8, the Toro Rosso of Max Verstappen in P9, and the Red Bull of Daniel… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Enhances Its Front Wing Design For F1 Car

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team indisputably has the best engine right now in the sport. This allows its F1 car to plow through competition with ease, and is putting it once more to another path going to the Constructors and Drivers Championship. One characteristic that has been instrumental in the supremacy of the team is its unwavering effort to improve itself from time to time. Just like the brand it represents, it wants to ensure that it is always ahead of the competition. Recently, the racing group introduced a new concept for improving its car’s aerodynamics in the form of serrated components at the front wing flap. According to Motorsport website, the sharp,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes in Favor of Three-Man Teams in Formula One

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff stated that he is in favor of putting a third car in the races if the management of the sport decides to go for that direction. It should be noted that without a clear direction in terms of engine deal on the part of Red Bull, its owner Dietrich Mateschitz is contemplating on pulling out his team from F1, according to Autosport. The former Constructors Champion indicated that it will be ending its relationship with Renault after the conclusion of the present season following the latter’s failure to deliver a competitive power unit since the new engine regulations took into effect in 2014. Following that, it was… Continue Reading »

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How Much Did Mercedes Lose in Formula One Last Year?

The report of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. recorded a loss of £76.9 million in Formula One last year. According to Autosport website, the team had £240.2 million operating expenses in the 2014 season. Based on the source, the overall expenditures of the team was £49.5 million higher than in 2013, wherein it only listed a figure of £190.7 million during that period. On the other hand, the losses incurred by the team was significantly higher in 2014 than in its previous year by £25.8 million. The higher spending of the group was attributed to higher wages, more performance bonuses, and other costs arising from the regulation change in the sport. It noted that the overall wages of the… Continue Reading »

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