2013 F1 Season

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Rosberg 5th, Hamilton 9th as Mercedes Bags Second in the 2013 F1 Season

While the results of the season were already a foregone conclusion, teams not named Red Bull were still fighting for something up until the last race. For the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, it was all about finishing strong and clinching second place in the constructors’ standings. Nico Rosberg finished fifth at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix, while teammate Lewis Hamilton withstood a drive-through penalty to still finish within the championship points at ninth. Overall, Mercedes improved a lot from 2012, thanks in part to the acquisition of Hamilton and also a renewed focus on setups and performance. The 360 championship points of the team was a marked improvement, as… Continue Reading »


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 »


[F1] Lewis Hamilton Wins 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton cruised all the way to the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix title with a magnificent drive and with some breaks going his way in a track on which it was hard to overtake. The decisive win effectively keeps his championship hopes alive. He certainly took advantage of his third-straight pole position, finally converting it into a win, which was incidentally his first as a Silver Arrows driver. Hamilton is no stranger to starting in P1 only to be overtaken by Red Bull cars off the five red lights. This time, Hamilton was able to retain P1 this time around, with Sebastian Vettel in P2 being distracted by a blazing-fast… Continue Reading »


[F1] Mercedes Quotes after Hungarian GP Qualifying

With Lewis Hamilton claiming a third-straight pole position at the qualifying for the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg starting in the second row at P4 on the grid, there are high hopes for the Silver Arrows for Sunday’s race. Here are some quotes from key personnel after the qualifying session. “I was really surprised when the guys told me over the radio that I was on pole today,” said Hamilton, who incidentally passed Ayrton Senna on the all-time career pole list. “It was a good lap but I thought Sebastian had done enough. So it’s fantastic – and also to get three pole positions in a… Continue Reading »


[F1] Hungarian Grand Prix Preview for Mercedes AMG Petronas

The Hungarian Grand Prix is almost upon us, and F1 fans need to breathe in all the racing action before an almost month-long summer break puts it the season on hold. This is a GP where cars running Mercedes-Benz engines have won five out of the last six races, and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team will surely work hard to get good results before the hiatus. Nico Rosberg, who has won 2 Grands Prix and qualified in pole position thrice so far this season, will try to bounce back from a ninth-place finish in his home race at the German Grand Prix. He says he enjoys the challenging track… Continue Reading »


[F1] Mercedes-Benz DTM Driver Juncadella Tests for Williams

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team may be banned from the Formula 1 Young Driver Test at Silverstone, but at least Mercedes-Benz DTM driver and junior team member Daniel Juncadella is getting some action. The 22-year-old Spanish driver managed to complete 55 laps during the first day, with a lap time that’s good for fifth-best among all participants. The best lap time on Wednesday belonged to Kevin Magnussen of McLaren, and he also ran the most laps at 100. Juncadella was also tasked to take over Pastor Maldonado’s afternoon run for the second day. The extension is obviously a welcome opportunity for the young motorsport prospect, and the former Formula… Continue Reading »


[F1] Lewis Hamilton Worried Over Young Driver Test Ban

As a follow-up to concerns already voiced by Toto Wolff, Lewis Hamilton has also expressed some measure of worry at the fact that the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team will not be able to get any runs in at the young driver test scheduled next week at the Silverstone circuit. Team officials have already stated that they believe they should get some time on track in order to prevent any safety concerns from popping up in future races. That’s becausr new Pirelli tires will be on hand at the test, and all the teams save for Mercedes will be able to get some vital information about those tires. “I don’t… Continue Reading »


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