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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Takes on the W03

What will happen if you pit the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series against the W03 of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team? Well, it does not take a genius to figure out the answer to this question. Despite the overwhelming power of the SLS AMG Black Series, it will surely eat dust while enjoying a nice view of the W03’s backside if you have them race each other. Of course, the cars are completely different from each other, so it does not really feel right to compare the two.However, for the sake of fun, and to see how much distance can the W03 get between it the SLS AMG Black… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Solidifies Position in F1 With a Win in the Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton hangs on to the first position in the Formula One drivers’ rankings and Mercedes AMG Petronas solidifies its grip on the Constructor’s Championship following a victory in the Russian Grand Prix. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg fell just behind his teammate, finishing in the second place. Hamilton’s victory was assured once Rosberg made a grave mistake on the turn one of lap 1. The German was quick to apologize for his error but Hamilton already capitalized on the mistake. Despite the disappointment, the German said he was grateful for having an unbelievable car, which allowed him to finish second. Now, that’s what’s sportsmanship is all about. Valtteri Bottas of Williams,… Continue Reading »

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Fifth-straight Mercedes front-row lockout at 2014 Russian Grand Prix qualifying

With Lewis Hamilton getting his 38th career pole position and Nico Rosberg taking P2 at the qualifying session for the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas has scored its fifth-straight front-row lockout. The pole is also the team’s 15th out of the 16 races so far this season. Running on a new track, both drivers expressed delight in their runs in practice as they got accustomed to the Sochi circuit. Qualifying proved to be harder for them, as they needed to adapt to different things especially given the smooth surface on the new track. “It’s an amazing feeling to come to this beautiful place and to race on this track,”… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg claims pole in Japanese Grand Prix; Mercedes with another front-row lockout

Another qualifying session, another front-row lockout for Mercedes AMG Petronas. Nico Rosberg won the right to start at the front of the grid when the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix starts, while Lewis Hamilton qualified in second place to make sure that no one apart from the Mercedes cars would lead the pack for the fourth straight race. The pole position is Rosberg’s 12th for his career, and this puts him in a tie at 30th place on the all-time list with Gerhard Berger and David Coulthard. Meanwhile, this means Hamilton gets his 68th career start on the front row, and his 11th in the current season. Mercedes takes its 14th pole position and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Has No Plans for Changes in F1 Lineup Next Year

Niki Lauda, the non-executive chairman of Mercedes AMG Petronas, confirmed through an interview with Sky Sports that the team has opened talks for a multi-year extension with Lewis Hamilton’s contract. The Formula One legend revealed the deal would guarantee the Briton’s spot in the team for two or three more years after 2015. Then, the Austrian said he is positive the agreement will come to a fruition. When asked whether Mercedes has also opened its door to Fernando Alonso, Lauda was quick to deny the issue. He categorically ruled out the possibilities of the Spaniard joining the team. The speculations about Alonso going to Mercedes began when the originally planned… Continue Reading »

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Cause of Rosberg’s Retirement in Singapore GP Revealed

The primary cause of Nico Rosberg’s retirement at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix finally came to light. According to The Guardian, the team of Mercedes AMG Petronas revealed that the unfortunate event stemmed from a “freak contamination”. In other words, a foreign substance was found lodged in the steering column electronics of the German’s W05. The said foreign body came from a substance used by Mercedes in their pre-event servicing, explained the source. Then, the contamination led to a loom failure in the affected area. As a result, the race car of Rosberg had trouble running properly. Notably, the issue messed up his clutch. The function to change the… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore GP, grabs lead in title race from Mercedes teammate

The Singapore Grand Prix could prove to be the turning point in this year’s battle for the drivers’ championship. Lewis Hamilton held off a crowd near the end of the race to claim the victory while grabbing the lead in the standings, thanks largely to his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg failing to finish after many struggles even before the race began. Hamilton managed to get out of a tricky pit stop in lap 51 and avoided a tight battle for the win, especially with two Red Bull Racing cars right in the thick of it. He retakes the lead from Sebastian Vettel by lap 54 thanks to DRS, and eventually cruised to… Continue Reading »

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