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F1 2015: Mercedes concludes Barcelona testing with mixed results

After four days of rigorous testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team was able to complete a total of 444 laps over the track, allowing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to get some significant run in the new F1 W06 hybrid. Day four saw Rosberg post a second-best lap time of 1:24.321 and a total of a whopping 131 laps. His time was eclipsed only by the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, who tallied 111 laps with a best time of 1:24.067. That was great performance on a day that Rosberg considered ‘difficult’, what with ongoing troubles with getting the tires to work properly… Continue Reading »

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Lotus Reveals Race Car Powered by Mercedes Engine

Lotus recently unveiled its new Formula One race car. The latest unit called the E23 Hybrid sported some aerodynamic upgrades compared to the team’s car last season. However, the most important improvement in the race car came in its power unit. This time, the team ditched its Renault engine over a Mercedes engine. Lotus Team technical director Nick Chester admitted that they really struggled in the 2014 season due to performance and reliability issues. So, with their new engine supplier, he hoped that their fortune will be reversed this season. The woes of teams other than the ones carrying Mercedes power units were not really a secret to everyone. It… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes could start 2015 season with old power unit

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, that, plus the development of the something new could still be under way. That’s how things stand for the defending Formula One constructors champion Mercedes AMG Petronas, who is reportedly set to use its 2014 power unit through the first four races of the 2015 season. Engine suppliers Mercedes, Renault, and Ferrari were recently allowed by the FIA to conduct ongoing development for the power units throughout the 2015 season, allowing for up to a 48 percent change between last year’s designs to the final one for 2015. The percentage is based on ‘tokens’ assigned to specific parts within the power unit. It… Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda is Confident that Hamilton will Stay with Mercedes

The three-year contract of Lewis Hamilton with Formula One Team Mercedes-AMG Petronas will be up by the end of the year. Various speculations about the status of the negotiations were raised by several news sources. However, Niki Lauda expressed his confidence that the 2008 and 2014 F1 World Champion will stay with his current team. In Lauda’s interview with PaddockTalk, he said, “I am not worried,” referring to the contract talks between Mercedes and Hamilton. Then, he stated, “both sides want to renew, so it will happen.” Despite only having one season left in Hamilton’s contract, Lauda confidently claimed a new contract will come in due time. “We are in no hurry,”… Continue Reading »

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Watch the New Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition Commercial

Recently, Mercedes-Benz TV released a new commercial for its Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition. The ad featured the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, and the runner-up this year, Nico Rosberg. The video was titled “Stalemate”, which indicated the equal performance of the latest limited-edition SL63 AMG despite their contrasting looks. The Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition was made by Mercedes-AMG to commemorate the impressive performance of the German automaker’s team in F1 this year. Two versions of the World Championship Edition cars would be offered to buyers, but the models would only limited though by 19 units for each version. One version of the car was designed by Hamilton. Another was… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg Rivalry Brewing Again in 2015

Formula One analysts and even rival team bosses still consider Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a major threat in the sport this 2015. With the talks about the easing of the engine freeze rule breaking down due to Mercedes’ disapproval of the terms proposed by other teams, Red Bull and Ferrari admitted that they are expecting the 2014 Constructors’ Champion to retain its dominance in the coming season. Add into the equation the very skilled drivers of the team—Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg—and Mercedes is likely gearing for a title win again next year. If Mercedes matches or surpasses its amazing performance in the season that just ended, we are looking at… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is your 2014 F1 champion

In the end, the epic battle to decide who will be the ultimate Formula 1 driver for the 2014 season simply did not materialize. There would be no showdown, no gut-wrenching finish, as Nico Rosberg encountered technical problems at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which meant that Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had a clear path to victory. Hamilton took the race win and the driver’s championship, which was his to lose in the first place with a 17-point lead entering the event. This made Hamilton the first Mercedes team driver to claim an F1 title since Juan Manuel Fangio did so back in 1955. Hamilton also became the fourth British double-champion in history,… Continue Reading »

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