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Mercedes Worried of Mechanical Issues in the Remaining Races

The people behind the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas admitted that they are worried of mechanical issues arising in the remaining races of the 2014 season. It should be noted that both of its drivers have become victim of such problems starting in Australia. Between the two drivers, Lewis Hamilton had the most frequency of mechanical issues in his W05. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg was the latest victim of a breakdown. The forced retirement of Rosberg in Singapore Grand Prix denied him of acquiring any points in that event. So, when Hamilton emerged first in the finish line, he was automatically awarded 25 points in his card. The win… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg, Mercedes Settle for Second Place at Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo played the role of spoilsport, taking the title at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg had to settle for a second-place finish despite taking the pole position in qualifying. Even worse, contact between the two Mercedes cars early in the race resulted in a puncture in Lewis Hamilton’s ride, and the Brit eventually had to retire in lap 38. According to the commentators covering the race, Mercedes is pretty much pinning the blame for the incident on Rosberg, and most probably justifiably so. Still, it is a fairly common racing accident and there seemed to be nothing malicious about it. Regardless, this… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Takes Pole Position While Lewis Hamilton Sits Second

The exciting on-track rivalry of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton continues as Formula One resumes and takes its next race to Belgium. In the latest qualifying run for the Belgian Grand Prix, the German again emerged on top to secure the pole position for the car. His Briton teammate trailed behind on the second position giving Mercedes AMG Petronas an early advantage in the upcoming F1 event. It should be noted that Hamilton was complaining of cold brakes during the qualifying, which served as his handicap in his effort to outperform Rosberg. Despite that, he still finished a split-second behind his Mercedes partner. The official time of Rosberg was 2 minutes and 5.591… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Top Earners in Formula One

Have you ever wondered how much does your favorite Formula One driver makes based on his contract? Recently, News.com.au revealed the list of the top earners in the sport. Based from the source, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the highest paid drivers in F1. Each driver has a salary of $31.7 million. Next to them is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with $28.8 million. He is followed by Jenson Button of McLaren with $23.1 million. Then, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes makes $17.3 million. The eight-digit figure paycheck ends with Rosberg as Felipe Massa of Williams, who comes after Rosberg in the listing, only earns $5.8… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes third and fourth at Hungarian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to secure another podium at the very least at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in third place. Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, finished fourth as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won his second GP of the season and maintained his status as the only other driver apart from Mercedes drivers to win a race in 2014. Adding a bit of drama to the race was a particular moment near the end of the race in which the team asked Hamilton to let his teammate pass–and understandably so. Hamilton drove a hell of a race, starting from the pit lane and working his way up the field…. Continue Reading »

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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg settles for Second Place as Ricciardo wins Canadian GP

It took seven Grands Prix before anyone else was able to claim a victory, and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was as good a bet as any to break the Mercedes AMG Petronas win streak. Ricciardo claimed his maiden GP win by overtaking the struggling Mercedes of Nico Rosberg with only three laps remaining in the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix, and the Australian driver never looked back. The two Mercedes cars pushed hard against each other as their rivalry continues to heat up. However, it looks like the competition is getting the better of their cars. Rosberg nursed a rear-brake problem, which slowed his car down and allowed Ricciardo to get past him, although kudos to him for still… Continue Reading »

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