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Mercedes AMG Petronas front row to start Spanish Grand Prix

In what is starting to be a repetitive result, the Mercedes AMG Petronas cars once again took the top two spots in a qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take the front row when the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix starts in several hours, and it should be yet another exciting battle for the two frontrunners so far this season. This is Hamilton’s fourth pole (out of five races) this season, and we’ll see if he can make it his fourth victory as well once the race proper rolls around. Rosberg actually was the fastest guy at the Circuit de Catalunya for the first two rounds of qualifying, but Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes to Test Its Solution to the Exhaust Noise Issue

Formula One underwent a new stage of evolution this season with the implementation of new engine rules and other modifications in its set of standards. While this has been seen as a major improvement in the history of the sport, fans and the higher ups of F1 like Bernie Ecclestone have shown their dismay with the resulting noises of the new engines. According to the F1 President and CEO, he was “horrified” by the lack of noise from the race cars. So, in order to please the F1 community, and probably the F1 boss, it was recently revealed by Mercedes that it is working on a solution to address the issue…. Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Practices in Spain

A majority of Formula One analysts agreed that Lewis Hamilton is looking at his best this season. A lot of them even predicted that the young Briton might recapture the title this 2014. Except the disappointing race of Lewis Hamilton in Australia, wherein he suffered technical problems with his W05; the former world champion has dominated every single race he completed in 2014. Nico Rosberg has also been impressive since the day one of the races by grabbing the first place in Australia and by maintaining a place next to his teammate in the succeeding events. Despite the prediction of critics, including BBC, that the next race may be won… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Announces Partnership with EBM-Papst

This week, the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas announced its newly-forged partnership with ebm-papst. If you are wondering what does this mean for the F1 team of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the new partnership will improve the cooling of the W05′s engine. Mercedes’ partner will be offering its off-board cooling solutions, which will surely come in handy in areas where the climate is hot. According to Mercedes-Benz Passion, the technology of ebm-papst will be launched in the latter stages of the 2014 F1 season, particularly in Singapore. Another benefit that will be provided by ebm-papst to Mercedes AMG Petronas in the future is that it will enhance the energy… Continue Reading »

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Renamed: The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid

From here on out, the Mercedes AMG Petronas race car for the 2014 Formula One season will be known as the F1 W05 Hybrid, in honor of the technology that’s present in the new Power Unit and as a testament to the commitment Mercedes-Benz has to this automotive technology. The car will now carry the familiar ‘Hybrid’ branding present in the hybrid passenger cars from the German automaker. This branding will be displayed prominently right on the engine cover. We’ll be seeing this on the Mercedes AMG Petronas cars this weekend at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. “What we are seeing in Formula One today is the next generation of innovations that… Continue Reading »

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Assessing the Chances of Team Mercedes at Barcelona

Formula One teams are gaining on Team Mercedes AMG Petronas after its drivers displayed amazing performances from the start to the recent race. After the Shanghai Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg remains in the lead of the F1 standings with 79 points while Lewis Hamilton is not far behind with 75 points. However, the upcoming race in Barcelona is being seen by other teams as their redeeming factor. F1 analysts, including BBC Sports, indicate that the next race might be Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso’s time to shine, and a chance for other teams to derail the successive victories of team Mercedes. Barcelona by the Numbers The critics noted that the… Continue Reading »

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Your selfie will never be as cool as Nico Rosberg’s

The ‘selfie’ has become as ubiquitous on the internet as cat pictures and hilarious memes. A good majority of your social media friends probably have at least one selfie. You might be fond of taking selfies yourself. We bet, however, that you likely won’t be able to do it while driving a 1954 Mercedes W196 [and you really shouldn't, no matter what vehicle you're driving/riding. It's dangerous!] That’s exactly what Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg did on Juan Manuel Fangio’s famed car. From the first rumbles of the engine to the end of his run, it is indeed a unique take on the selfie. Kids, don’t do this… Continue Reading »

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