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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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Lewis Hamilton is Wary Going to F1 Japanese GP

The reason for the poor performance of the car of Lewis Hamilton in the recent Formula One race still eludes him. The current World Champion expressed his worry about the Japanese Grand Prix because of this. Quoting Hamilton’s interview with The Guardian, he said, “I don’t have any confidence. I don’t have any information to give me that confidence. I’m hoping it’s a one-off but it was a strange weekend to say the least. Our car has not got slower. I told my engineers I would like some information about what they think it was but there’s not a lot of time before the next race.” It should be noted… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull and Mercedes Partnership Will Unlikely Materialize

Back and forth stories bearing positive and negative updates about the potential engine partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Red Bull have been circulating. But a reliable source suggested that the latest developments were unfavorable with the rival team. While there was initially a flicker of hope on the side of Red Bull about the matter due to the management of Mercedes recognizing the benefits of such partnership, Motorsport claimed that Daimler supremo Dr. Dieter Zetsche had gotten cold with the idea. According to the report, Zetsche had been swayed away from accepting a partnership with the energy drink brand after consulting Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda about it. The article said a… Continue Reading »

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2015 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Mercedes; Rosberg P2

Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to get back in the groove with another front-row lockout in qualifying for the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton secured his tenth pole position in 11 races so far this season. Teammate Nico Rosberg stayed close until Q3, but was unable to take pole from Hamilton and thus settled for P2. Of course, a good start could see Rosberg right up there with Hamilton to start the race. With Rosberg competitive all weekend, there’s no doubt he’ll give Hamiton a run for his money. This pole also happens to be Hamilton’s sixth straight, and that puts him in a tie with Mika Hakkinen, who set… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Analyzes the Problems in Hungaroring

After a disappointing performance at the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes-AMG Petronas conducted a thorough analysis of the event to determine its flaws. It should be noted that none of the team’s drivers even managed to land on the podium at the conclusion of the race. The best position they snatched was the sixth place through Lewis Hamilton while Nico Rosberg fell on the eighth. It was certainly a very unusual situation for Mercedes. According to the interview of Toto Wolff with Autosport, he identified several angles that have contributed to their worst performance so far this F1 season. The motorsport director of Mercedes revealed the following observations: Right… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Drivers Get Their Worst Finish This F1 Season

The recently concluded Hungarian Grand Prix was the worst performance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a team this Formula One season so far. Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line sixth while Nico Rosberg followed in the eighth place. Early on, Hamilton fell behind in the 10th position after going off the tracks. He managed to squeeze his way to the fourth position, but he had to go to the pits when he damaged his front wing as he tried to overtake Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. He was consequently penalized for the incident. Rosberg tried to capitalize on the situation only to suffer his own share of frustration. Once more, Ricciardo was involved in the… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes one-two

Lewis Hamilton became the first Brit to win the British Grand Prix from pole since 1994, relying on patience and good timing to edge out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and the Williams cars. With the win, Hamilton pads his lead in the drivers’ standings by another seven points, and also joins esteemed company in winning three British GPs. “For once, I made the perfect choice,” Hamilton said, regarding the decision to switch tires right as the rain started to pour. It was the difference in this race, giving the Brit the separation he needed from his teammate. After getting the win and before hitting the podium, Hamilton gave the home fans a… Continue Reading »

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