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Mexico GP qualifying: Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes front-row lockout

There’s nothing left to play for, but it’s clear that Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are still going for victories. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 drivers managed their 13th front-row lockout of the season, with Rosberg getting pole position for the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix. This is Rosberg’s fifth pole of the season, and his fourth straight. Here’s an interesting stat: out of his last 10 pole positions dating back to last year, Rosberg had only been able to steer two of those to a race win. In the last race, where Hamilton clinched his latest of three driver’s titles, Rosberg led late but made a mistake that allowed… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Opposes the Idea of Getting Independent Engine Supplier in F1

Toto Wolff opposed the idea of introducing independent Formula One engine suppliers. According to Autosport, he aired his side after F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone revealed earlier that the FIA will announce a tender process which would encourage independent engine suppliers to enter the sport. The system aims to allow additional power but requiring more fuel consumption. For an engine maker like Mercedes-AMG that is allotting millions of pounds just to develop an engine like the current 1.6-liter turbo V6 power units, the idea is not the way to proceed. He pointed out that engine manufacturers decided to participate in F1 because of the concept, which fits what is happening on the roads. He added, the… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg takes pole in shortened US GP qualifying

Nico Rosberg will start at the head of the grid at the 2015 United States Grand Prix. With delay upon delay at the qualifying session for US GP and the rain looking like it had no intention of letting up, Q3 was cancelled and the grid was determined by Q2, which Rosberg topped amid conditions that continued to get worse during Sunday. Just as the drivers prepared to brave the wet track for Q3, we could hear shouts of “stop! stop!” via the team radios. With the decision to cut qualifying short, Mercedes was granted another front-row lockout. With Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton up top, the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and… Continue Reading »

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Can Nico Rosberg Still Win the 2015 Championship?

All is not yet lost for Nico Rosberg. Mathematically, he could still win the drivers’ title. But with other considerations involved, his chances are quite slim. Toto Wolff advised the German driver to “switch on to 2016 mode and bounce back next year” during his interview with Motorsport website. Currently, Rosberg has 229 points under his record in Formula One Drivers’ Standings. That’s 73 points behind the F1 Drivers’ Championship leader and his teammate Lewis Hamilton’s accumulated 302 points so far. With only four races remaining and the double scoring in play, he could still snatch an upset for the championship. However, that would mean Hamilton should score very poorly… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes gets front-row lockout at Sochi qualifying

Nico Rosberg took pole position at the qualifying session for the 2015 Russian Grand Prix, besting his Mercedes teammate and championship forerunner Lewis Hamilton. This is the German’s third pole of the season, and the second straight. It is also Mercedes’ 11th front-row qualification this season. Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen got P4 and P5, respectively, behind the Williams of Valtteri Bottas in P3. The Force India cars followed, as Nico Hulkenberg qualified into P6 and Sergio Perez into P7. To round out the top 10 qualifiers, we have the Lotus of Romain Grosjean in P8, the Toro Rosso of Max Verstappen in P9, and the Red Bull of Daniel… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Enhances Its Front Wing Design For F1 Car

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team indisputably has the best engine right now in the sport. This allows its F1 car to plow through competition with ease, and is putting it once more to another path going to the Constructors and Drivers Championship. One characteristic that has been instrumental in the supremacy of the team is its unwavering effort to improve itself from time to time. Just like the brand it represents, it wants to ensure that it is always ahead of the competition. Recently, the racing group introduced a new concept for improving its car’s aerodynamics in the form of serrated components at the front wing flap. According to Motorsport website, the sharp,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes in Favor of Three-Man Teams in Formula One

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff stated that he is in favor of putting a third car in the races if the management of the sport decides to go for that direction. It should be noted that without a clear direction in terms of engine deal on the part of Red Bull, its owner Dietrich Mateschitz is contemplating on pulling out his team from F1, according to Autosport. The former Constructors Champion indicated that it will be ending its relationship with Renault after the conclusion of the present season following the latter’s failure to deliver a competitive power unit since the new engine regulations took into effect in 2014. Following that, it was… Continue Reading »

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