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Mercedes Stutters at Suzuka; Rosberg 8th in 2013 Japanese GP

In what would go down as one of the most disappointing races for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team this season, Lewis Hamilton had to retire after seven laps and Nico Rosberg settled for eighth place at the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix. Hamilton qualified for P3 on the starting grid, and actually got off to a good start off the five red lights, only to see all that work come undone after contact with Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull heading into turn 1. Contact with Vettel’s front wing led to a puncture in the right rear tire, and that was basically it for Hamilton as running for nearly an entire lap… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton 5th, Rosberg 7th in 2013 Korean Grand Prix

It was another solid outing for the Mercedes F1 team. Solid, but most definitely not stellar. At the 2013 Korean Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton finished in fifth place, with teammate Nico Rosberg a couple of spots behind him in P7. The finish secures a bunch more important points for the team, yet it underscores the inability of the team to consistently get superb performance out of the car. At least, it hasn’t been enough to really grab some more wins. Tire wear has reared its ugly head, with Hamilton suffering from it on his right front one, right in his second stint after a stop. Rosberg, on the other hand, had… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Had to Win Belgium for Mercedes

We knew heading into the Belgian Grand Prix this past weekend that being able to score another win would be pivotal for the Mercedes team’s campaign. Newcomer Lewis Hamilton had just scored his first race win, and being able to win another one would definitely boost the team’s chances to get back in the hunt for the title. Alas, the team was not fated to win the first race after the summer break. Hamilton, starting from pole position, had to settle for third place, behind Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso. Incidentally, Vettel sits atop the drivers’ standings with eight races to go, and Alonso is in second place. Sure, the… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes’ Hamilton Buoyed by First Win

It’s amazing what a race win can do for a driver’s confidence. Just take Lewis Hamilton, who only recently managed to win his first race as a member of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. It took Hamilton 10 races to get that first win after leaving McLaren-Mercedes, finally getting the proverbial monkey off his back at the Hungaroring on July 28. Now, at the summer break and the midway point of the F1 season, Hamilton will be sacrificing his vacation time despite a well-earned rest. The Brit, who has managed four pole positions in the first ten races of 2013, is scheduled to continue training for the remaining nine races…. Continue Reading »

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Paffett Finishes Fifth in Inaugural DTM Race in Moscow

The Mercedes-Benz team wasn’t really all that great in qualifying, but it looks like the team managed to make the most of the situation in the first DTM race at the Moscow Raceway. Gary Paffett improved upon his P7 start and wound up finishing in fifth place “We managed to secure vital points today, against the odds,” said Paffett, who is third in the drivers’ standings, trailing race winner Mike Rockenfeller (first place, 94 points) and defending champ Bruno Spengler (67 points). Paffett added that there just wasn’t enough in terms of pace in order to move up more places. Things just weren’t going Mercedes-Benz’s way, despite Paffett’s improvement during… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz with Poor Qualifying for First DTM Race in Russia

P7 on the grid–that’s the best that the Mercedes-Benz team could manage during the first DTM qualifying session in Russia. However abruptly the session ended, the Mercedes-Benz cars just couldn’t quite push the pace because of a number of reasons, although the constructor did manage to place four drivers in the top 10. The session was halted after Q3 because there was a flying ban over Moscow airspace because of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s flight. This meant that the rescue helicopter for the DTM event couldn’t take off, and thus, Q4 could not commence and the classification had to be made based on the order after Q3. “The car didn’t… Continue Reading »

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What the 2014 F1 Engine from Mercedes-Benz Sounds Like [Video]

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team’s official YouTube channel just upped a vid that features the sounds of the new 2014 F1 V6 engine by Mercedes-Benz. The video takes a simulated F1 car across a full lap on the Monza circuit It’s the first real insight we have on the new engine apart from the fact that it’s a 1.6L turbocharged unit with max rev limit of 15,000 rpm and up to 125,000 rpm for a single turbocharger. You’ll notice that there’s a noticeable difference between how the current engines sound, although we might want to wait for a real field test. Note that this video’s audio was run through… Continue Reading »

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