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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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 »
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 »
Nico Rosberg got his turn on the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid for day 2 of Barcelona Test One, with a whopping 172 laps in total for the entire day.
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 »
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 »
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 »