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Why Mercedes F1 Team Failed to Get Max Verstappen

The recent qualifying for the 2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix proved that the battle for supremacy is not just between the Mercedes F1 team and Ferrari. Red Bull showed that it is still a force to be reckoned with when both its drivers landed on the third and fourth positions. One of the guys in Red Bull who is grabbing everybody’s attention right now is the 18-year old Max Verstappen. The young driver is the newest addition in the Red Bull lineup as announcement of his move to the team just came ahead of the Spanish GP. He went into the group as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat, who… Continue Reading »

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What Lewis Hamilton has to do to win the Spanish Grand Prix

So far in 2016, Lewis Hamilton has not had much luck. The defending Formula One drivers champion hasn’t won a race in four tries, struggling with reliability issues on his F1 W07 Hybrid multiple times. In the free practices leading up to qualifying, the car issues continued until the team decided to go with a setup that’s closer to Nico Rosberg’s–and guess what, Hamilton took pole position (the 52nd of his career and third this season) to start the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix ahead of the pack. Now, what does the Brit have to do to win the race? Get a good start “If you want to change things pole is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes gets one-two as Rosberg keeps rolling in Russian GP

It’s looking more and more like Nico Rosberg’s year, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver took home the victory for the fourth straight race this 2016 F1 season. Teammate Lewis Hamilton took advantage of an early appearance by the safety car to move from P10 in the starting grid to a second-place finish, giving the team its second one-two finish this year so far. Kimi Raikkonen took the final podium spot, but the Ferrari just did not have the pace to challenge the Mercedes cars in this one. The red cars’ efforts were also hampered early on after Sebastian Vettel was bumped from behind by Daniil Kvyat not once but twice,… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull F1 Would Win Races Again with Mercedes Engines

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone strongly believes that Red Bull Racing would be winning races again if it had managed to land an engine deal with its bitter rival, Mercedes-Benz. With the winning engine of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, it is no surprise that its rivals would also want a piece of its power unit, or at least be able to get its technology. As of last year, Red Bull indicated its intention to get an engine supply deal with its Mercedes. It wasn’t clear how the negotiations went, or if there was even an official negotiation between the two, as there were different versions of the story—depending on who was telling… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton takes pole in Bahrain; Mercedes to start in front row as Rosberg takes P2

Lewis Hamilton had to set the fastest lap at the Bahrain International Circuit in order to leapfrog Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for pole position at the start of the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend, as the two Silver Arrows were only 0.077 seconds apart. That makes it two front-row starts in two tries for Mercedes this season, but main rival Ferrari is not far behind. Rosberg’s time was 1:29.570, with Sebastian Vettel not too far behind at 1:30.012 and Kimi Raikkonen at 1:30.244 to qualify in P3 and P4, respectively. Hamilton’s time was 1:29.493. According to the defending champ, Rosberg was really having a better weekend altogether and that he just… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins 2016 F1 opener

Looks like 2016 is indeed more exciting for Formula One. Nico Rosberg won a thrilling season-opener for Mercedes, with teammate Lewis Hamilton taking second after overcoming a bad start from pole position. “It’s early days but a perfect start,” said Rosberg, who now has won four races in a row dating back to last season. “We need to keep our eyes on the red guys and keep working.” Hamilton had to work his way back up from P7, after being practically untouchable during the practices and in qualifying. He slipped at the start when Rosberg and Vettel passed him, then Rosberg edged him out and cost him a few more places… Continue Reading »

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A Look at Mercedes F1 Team Before the Australian GP

This year is another battle for the Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships. On March 20, the first race of the season starts at the 2016 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. With Ferrari, Williams, and McLaren showing huge improvements compared to last season, we are certainly looking at a whole new level of competition this year. Mercedes AMG Petronas is well aware of the threats coming to them, Nico Rosberg even admitted that their gap, especially with Ferrari, is narrowing. Recently, Daimler featured the sentiments of the key figures of the team as the first race of the season comes near. Lewis Hamilton The current Drivers’ Champion said his car… Continue Reading »

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