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Mercedes Team Says It’s Too Early To Call Them A “Favorite”

Despite a disappointing first day of testing at Jerez when Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes W05 to the rubber barrier after a mechanical failure, Mercedes team rebounded by showing a strong performance in the following days of testing by completing a race distance in the track. The good showing of Mercedes was opposite to the fortune of Red Bull, which experienced cooling and power unit issues. This has led fans to root more for Mercedes at the pre-season testing. Currently, the F1 community sees Mercedes as a potential world champion that would unseat Red Bull in the top ranks. Also, the team is being dubbed as a “favorite” this year…. Continue Reading »

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A Quick Look at Mercedes’ F1 Steering Wheels

Despite driving the same car, the steering wheel of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg do not share the same features. One of the most noticeable differences between the two Mercedes F1 steering wheels is the handgrip. Hamilton’s steering wheel grip is smoother and it appears to be thicker as compared to Rosberg’s curvy grip. Then, the buttons are also visibly very distinct from each other. The color combinations in the Briton’s switches and buttons are obviously not the same with that of his German partner. Basically, Rosberg’s controls appear to be the standard of Mercedes-Benz while Hamilton’s closely resembles his own steering wheel back in McLaren team. Another key difference… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg: Who was the Better Driver Last Season

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are probably the best team line-up that Formula 1 has to offer. To prove that, the tandem were very instrumental in putting Mercedes-Benz in the second place of the overall team rankings of F1. Despite sharing the same team and being considered as actually good friends, people can’t help but compare the two. The question about who is the better driver gets thrown out a lot by pundits and a subject of debate to many fans. While it is already given that Hamilton bested Rosberg in terms of points in the 2013 F1 Drivers’ Rankings, their difference is only mere 18 points (Hamilton scored 189… Continue Reading »

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Can Lewis Hamilton Win the Championship this Season

Sir Jackie Stewart is a veteran in the Formula 1 circuit and a recipient of multiple world championships. So, he definitely knows what it takes to be a champ. In Flying Scot’s recent interview with UK’s Daily Star, he stated that Sebastian Vettel’s reign in F1 may finally come at an end this season. He said that Lewis Hamilton could be the one who can finally foil Vettel’s fifth straight world championship. Hamilton is Currently the Fastest Driver Sir Jackie stated that he is betting on Hamilton this season simply because he is the fastest driver in F1 right now. He added that the 29-year old Briton has the sheer… Continue Reading »

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Would the New F1 Engine Regulations Spell Disaster?

January 28 marks the start of the Formula 1 testing at Jerez, Spain. So, by now, the F1 teams are probably at their final stages of getting their cars fitted for the new challenges this year, particularly the technical challenges posed by the implementation of the new engine regulations. Toto Wolff has coolly denied the speculations circulated by the press that the implementation of the 2014 engine regulations would spell disaster to many teams. According to Wolff, he recognizes that there would be some problems that would come out of the testing at Jerez. However, they are only normal and not as severe as what the media thinks. In my… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes W05 will Make its Debut on First Day of Testing at Jerez

Even though Mercedes was rumored to be more focused on the development of its new engines that would comply with the 2014 regulations during the 2013 season, its team surprisingly came out second on the overall rankings. Then, its two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, came in fourth and sixth, respectively, in the overall rankings of drivers. In the interview of Toto Wolff, Team Mercedes has definitely overachieved its targets. All Eyes on Mercedes Following the good performance of the team in the 2013 season, all eyes are on Mercedes this time, especially that they have been hyping their new engine for the 2014 season as early as the… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg 5th, Hamilton 9th as Mercedes Bags Second in the 2013 F1 Season

While the results of the season were already a foregone conclusion, teams not named Red Bull were still fighting for something up until the last race. For the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, it was all about finishing strong and clinching second place in the constructors’ standings. Nico Rosberg finished fifth at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix, while teammate Lewis Hamilton withstood a drive-through penalty to still finish within the championship points at ninth. Overall, Mercedes improved a lot from 2012, thanks in part to the acquisition of Hamilton and also a renewed focus on setups and performance. The 360 championship points of the team was a marked improvement, as… Continue Reading »

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