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Nico Rosberg Impresses with Fastest Time Record in Practice

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team showed no signs of slowing down. The team continued to display its excellent form during the recent F1 practice. Nico Rosberg in particular logged the fasted pace in the latest pre-season test. According to BBC Sport, the Mercedes driver set a record of 1:23.022 in the event using only soft tires. The German’s time was 0.207 seconds faster than the one next to him who happened to be Valtteri Bottas of Williams at 1:23.229. McLaren showed improvement too. With Fernando Alonso in the helm during the practice, he set off a time of 1:24.735. It may be 1.7 seconds less than the time of Rosberg, but it… Continue Reading »

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Innovative Bargeboards Used On New Mercedes-AMG F1 W07

On Day 2 of Formula 1 testing, which is being held in Barcelona, saw the introduction of an innovative component by Mercedes-Benz on the new Mercedes-AMG F1 W07, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The innovative component is a new serrated bargeboard concept. The full-length serrated bargeboards are positioned on the strakes, extending in front of the bargeboards and are connected to the floor. The new bargeboards have a more aggressive appearance compared to the ones used by teams in the past. The manipulation of airflow in the area facilitates an enhancement of the performance of the vehicle. The strakes aim to ensure airflow is straightened and enhance the… Continue Reading »

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Damon Hill Bets on Nico Rosberg in 2016 F1 Season

Nico Rosberg has consistently trailed behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One Drivers’ Championship. With Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team bagging both the Constructors’ and the Drivers’ Championships back-to-back from 2014 to 2015, Rosberg always fell second in the rankings. In the interview of Damon Hill with Sky Sports, he thinks the failures of Rosberg since Mercedes’ dominance in the sport will make him a more formidable challenger in the 2016 season. The former world champion likened his experiences with that of Rosberg. Hill recalled his days in Williams when he always finished second in the standings against Benetton’s Michael Schumacher in 1994 and 1995. Then in 1996, he suddenly broke… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes says engines will be louder in 2016 F1 season

Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Reacts to Toto Wolff’s Warning About Driver Lineup

Previously, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff warned that the group might push through with the plan to change its drivers’ lineup if the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gets out of hand. The reigning F1 Drivers’ World Champion Hamilton reacted to his chief’s statement. He said in an interview featured  in Sky Sports that it was unnecessary. Although Hamilton admitted that there has been an ongoing rivalry between him and Rosberg, he pointed out that the two of them has continued to bring in good results for the team. He mentioned that they keep on delivering 100 percent in terms of the job that they have been asked to do. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Adds the Championship Cars of Hamilton and Wehrlein

The Mercedes-Benz Museum just added two vehicles in its collection. The new arrivals were the race cars of Lewis Hamilton from the 2014 Formula One season and the one used by Pascal Wehrlein in the current DTM season. These were the ones used by the two celebrated drivers en route to winning the Drivers’ World Championships in their respective sporting organizations. For the 2014 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid and its successor, the cars were instrumental in giving the Mercedes F1 team the Constructors’ Championship on two occasions. The race cars brought Hamilton back-to-back world titles from 2014 to 2015 as well. On the other hand, the gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM was the winning formula of Wehrlein this year, which made… Continue Reading »

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