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Megaphone Exhaust of Mercedes Did Not Work

  Formula One fans were excited after Mercedes announced it may have the solution that will address the lack of noise of its race cars, especially when it tweeted that it is already for testing. The formula was in the form of a megaphone exhaust that will apparently amplify the tailpipe noise of the racing vehicles. However, just a few minutes ago, Nico Rosberg revealed that the trumpet-like exhaust just did not work. The German was the one who drove the car carrying the megaphone exhaust concept of Mercedes. According to Rosberg in his interview with BBC, the add-on failed to produce the desired results, so they will have to explore other alternatives…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Announces Partnership with EBM-Papst

This week, the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas announced its newly-forged partnership with ebm-papst. If you are wondering what does this mean for the F1 team of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the new partnership will improve the cooling of the W05’s engine. Mercedes’ partner will be offering its off-board cooling solutions, which will surely come in handy in areas where the climate is hot. According to Mercedes-Benz Passion, the technology of ebm-papst will be launched in the latter stages of the 2014 F1 season, particularly in Singapore. Another benefit that will be provided by ebm-papst to Mercedes AMG Petronas in the future is that it will enhance the energy… Continue Reading »

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Team Mercedes May Rethink Strategy If Gap Narrows Between Its Rivals

team mercedes Team Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Rosberg gained a one-two finish in Bahrain. Currently, Nico Rosberg leads the rankings in F1 in terms of score with 79 points. Following the young German closely is Lewis Hamilton with 75 points. The two are currently the most dominant drivers in Formula One. Since the second race of the season, Team Mercedes has gained one-two victories with its two drivers. It should be noted that the gap between Hamilton and the third placer, Fernando Alonso, is 34 points. This is the reason why the management of Team Mercedes is allowing them to engage each other in the racetrack. So far, the impressive… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas posts 1-2 finish at the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix

It is officially a trend. Mercedes AMG Petronas posted its third straight one-two finish at the Chinese Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton once again taking the win and Nico Rosberg finishing in second place. The win also makes it four victories in four races for the team, with Rosberg taking the title at the season opener in Australia. This particular win gives Hamilton 25 for his career, which puts him in a tie for eighth place on the all-time list along with Niki Lauda and Jim Clark. Rosberg finished in second place in remarkable fashion, driving composed even with a complete failure of his car’s telemetry system. That meant the… Continue Reading »

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2014 Chinese Grand Prix – Hamilton takes pole; Rosberg in second row

It’s not the team’s best qualifying session so far in this young Formula One season, but Mercedes AMG Petronas will definitely take a pole position for Lewis Hamilton and a P4 start for Nico Rosberg, especially during a fairly wet and contested qualifying round at the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix. This markes Hamilton’s eighth pole position as a member of the Mercedes F1 team, but more importantly, it was his 34th overall pole, giving him the all-time record for a British driver. With wet conditions to start with, the Mercedes drivers went out on their wet tyres off the bat in Q1, with the intermediates being used for the next… Continue Reading »

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How the New Engine Regulations Saved Team Mercedes in F1

Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart wasn’t kidding last year when he said that if Team Mercedes fails to bring in the desired results in Formula One—that is gaining a significant position in the rankings—Daimler would not think twice of scrapping the F1 team of Mercedes AMG Petronas. A recent report from BBC Sport confirmed that the adoption of the new turbo hybrid engines was the saving grace of team Mercedes. According to the source’s interview with Dr. Thomas Weber, board member and the head of research and development at Daimler, the implementation of engine regulations in F1 and the performance shown by team Mercedes’ drivers justified the continued existence of the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg were Allowed to Race Each Other in Bahrain

It was recently revealed that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were allowed to race other during the Grand Prix held in Bahrain. In an article from BBC Sport, it appeared that Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe were also entertaining themselves with the on-track rivalry of Hamilton and Rosberg. As a result, they did not give the two team orders during the event. That means everything we’ve seen in the last race were two drivers giving their best to outlast one another and their performances were not in any way cooked up by the team. Lowe stated in his interview with the source that there’s no reason not to allow Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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