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Rosberg wins pole position in German GP as Hamilton ends stint in Q1

It was a bittersweet qualifying session for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at its home race, the German Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg was able to secure yet another pole position — his fifth of the season, and the team’s ninth overall out of ten races so far — while Lewis Hamilton had a brake disc failure during Q1, forcing him to end his session right there as the failure sent him spinning into a wall in Hockenheim. Hamilton’s time was good enough for Q2, but since he was not able to get a run in, he only qualifies at P16 on the grid. With Sauber’s Esteban Gutiérrez (P14 down to P17) getting docked three… Continue Reading »

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Will the FRIC Ban Affect the Momentum of Mercedes

Last Tuesday, sources within the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) leaked the letter that was sent to all the Formula One teams concerning the ban on the use of Front and Rear Interconnected Suspension or FRIC. According to the letter, the installation of the said system is in violation of Article 3.15 of F1′s technical regulations. This particular provision declares the use of moveable aerodynamic devices, other than the driver adjustable bodywork, as illegal. In the letter penned by Charlie Whitting, the race director of FIA, anyone caught to be in violation of the FRIC ban would risk exclusion in the race results. Thus, strict compliance is required from every team. The only… Continue Reading »

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Hugo Boss Joins Mercedes Bandwagon in Formula One

McLaren and Hugo Boss have been in partnership for around 33 years in Formula One. However, a recent report revealed that the luxury fashion brand is about to end its alliance with the eight-time Constructors’ Champion in favor of Mercedes AMG Petronas, which is the dominant team in F1 this year. According to NBC’s MotorSportsTalk blog, Hugo Boss will no longer extend its partnership with McLaren up to 2015. This coincides with the F1 team’s decision to severe its engine deal with Mercedes in favor of Honda. While Hugo Boss is only a minor sponsor of McLaren, the loss would surely hurt the team as it has been its a long-time partner…. 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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Check Out The Amazing Mercedes-Benz Display at Goodwood

Mercedes-Benz is truly the master when it comes to combining the elements of innovation and artistry. In the currently held Goodwood Festival of Speed, among the event’s main attractions is the centerpiece display made by Gerry Judah at the Goodwood House. The architecture highlighted the milestone of the German marque this year in its history of motorsport. It should be noted that this year marks the company’s 120th anniversary in motorsport. As seen in the picture above, Judah made two merging arcs with a race car on each of its lanes. The arc starts from the center of the Goodwood House going to its front lawn. The structure is considered by observers as the… Continue Reading »

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Team Mercedes Gets Another One-Two Finish in Austria

Mercedes AMG Petronas once again reigned supreme in the recent Formula One race. Nico Rosberg reached the checkered flag first, and trailing behind him is his teammate Lewis Hamilton. The event marked the third victory of Rosberg in 2014. It was also the sixth time for Mercedes to get a one-two victory out of the eight races of the season. The momentum of Team Mercedes appeared to have been cut when Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull emerged victorious in the Canadian Grand Prix. Then, the qualifying saw Felipe Massa of Williams take the pole position in the starting grid. He was followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas in the second position, which gained the… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg takes pole at Canadian GP in another Mercedes front-row lockout

Mercedes AMG Petronas is the clear frontrunner in the drivers standings, and another front-row lockout should go a long way toward padding its 141-point lead over Red Bull Racing some more. Nico Rosberg won pole position over teammate Lewis Hamilton, making it a total of seven pole positions for Mercedes in as many races so far in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The pole puts the Rosberg-Hamilton head-to-head matchup at 3 wins to 4 in qualifying, although Rosberg is still ahead in the drivers’ standings. The German driver has 122 points to Hamilton’s 118. The next guy? Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso at a distant 61 points. Such has been Mercedes’ dominance in this transitional season…. Continue Reading »

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