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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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Manor Marussia Will Run with Mercedes Engines in 2016

Manor Marussia Formula One Team will be driving with Mercedes-Benz engines in the 2016 season. According to the Global Media Site of Daimler, the group will be supplied with Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP). Then the power units will also benefit from the Fluid Technology Solutions offered by Mercedes’ F1 partner, Petronas. The deal stipulates that Marussia will be provided with the present-year racing engine of AMG throughout the life of the contract. That means, they will have the same power unit used by the Constructors leader and current champion in the next season. The excellent engine will surely give them a boost in the next season in terms of power and reliability. They will… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Puzzled Over Lack of TV Time During Japanese GP

Mercedes-AMG Petronas motorsport chief Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda recently commented about the lack of television time for their team in the duration of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The race in Suzuka resulted to the reestablishment of Mercedes as the top dog in the sport after a disappointing event in Singapore GP. Its drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both performed well in the circuit from qualifying to the actual race. Rosberg landed the pole position while Hamilton came next to him in the qualifying. Then their positions were reversed during the race on Sunday as the Briton ended winning the race and the German finished second…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes gets one-two finish at Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate Nico Rosberg, giving the team a much-needed one-two finish after the disaster in Singapore’s night race. Hamilton has now tied Ayrton Senna for with 41 career wins; they are tied for fourth place on the all-time list led by Michael Schumacher (91 career wins). Alain Prost is next at 51, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is third with 42. “To come here, where I used to love watching Ayrton drive, and match his career wins, is amazing for me,” said an ecstatic Hamilton. With Vettel just one win away as well, there’s a good chance Hamilton can… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Snatches Pole in Japanese GP Qualifying

After the disappointing performance of both Formula One Mercedes-AMG Petronas drivers at the Singapore Grand Prix, wherein the current champ Lewis Hamilton retired in the event while Nico Rosberg only finished fourth, it seems they are en route to their winning ways again. In the qualifying race for the Japanese GP, both Mercedes drivers had the first and second positions in the starting grid locked for themselves. Rosberg grabbed the pole at one minute and 32.584 seconds while Hamilton trailed behind at 1:32.660. Hamilton was held up from beating his teammate by a crash near the chicane with Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull. Fortunately, the two finished the whole event unhurt. It… Continue Reading »

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