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F1: No need to replace Hamilton’s engine for Malaysian GP

The inaugural race of the 2014 Formula One season ended in a resounding victory for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team thanks to Nico Rosberg, but Lewis Hamilton had to shut off his engine prematurely to make it a bittersweet opener in Melbourne. There’s good news, however, as it’s been confirmed that the Brit doesn’t need a change of engine this early in the season. Under the new rules, each driver is only allocated five engines (or Power Units, to be more precise as that’s what the new engines are supposed to be called because we refer to the entire system comprised of the engine, turbo, and energy recovery system as one unit)… Continue Reading »

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Ross Brawn to step down as Mercedes AMG Petronas team principal

For a while now, the future of Ross Brawn as the team principal of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has been up in the air. However, the team has officially announced that Brawn will be stepping down from his post by December 31. This formally sets into motion a transition of leadership roles to Executive Toto Wolff and Executive Technical Director Paddy Lowe, the latter moving from McLaren in the middle of this year. Brawn talked of the right timing, which he said was the biggest consideration as far as his decision was concerned. Given the strength of the team’s executive leadership, it’s not so hard to see why… 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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[F1] Williams F1 Team Chooses Mercedes-Benz Engine for 2014 Onwards

With the new engine configuration set to come into play in the 2014 Formula One season, teams are scrambling to find the right engine supplier to be competitive starting next year. The Williams F1 team is the recent team to decide on their engine supplier, and they chose Mercedes-Benz. “I’m delighted to announce our new association with Mercedes-Benz for the 2014 Formula One season and beyond,” said Frank Williams, the founder and team principal of Williams F1. “Mercedes-Benz has been one of the sport’s most successful engine suppliers and we believe that they will have an extremely competitive engine package.” Williams F1’s current supplier is Renault, which will also supply… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Faces Outcry over Secret Tire Tests

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is in trouble, as it faces potential protests over a series of tests using Pirelli tires in development for next season and also another design that is salted to be introduced at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix. Ninety percent of the testing was for next season’s tires, according to Pirelli’s motorsport director, Paul Hembery. The tests were done with the F1 W04, and with regular drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. They were also done over three days, between the Spanish GP and this weekend’s Monaco GP (for which the Mercedes team took a front-row lock-out to start the race). Teams are not allowed… Continue Reading »

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Marussia Considering Mercedes Engines for 2014 F1 Season

One of the two engine suppliers the Marussia F1 team is considering for the 2014 Formula 1 season is Mercedes-Benz. At the moment, UK-based Marussia is the only F1 team out of the field of 11 that uses Cosworth engines. The team debuted in the 2012 season. and so far has not scored any championship points, even including the current season. This is the final season where the F1 cars will employ 2.4-liter V8 engines. Cosworth won’t be developing an engine for next year’s 1.6-liter turbo V6 format, which will prompt Marussia to go with another engine supplier. Ferrari is the other supplier Marussia is considering. Force India had already… Continue Reading »

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