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.
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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 »
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 »
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the final race of the 2015 Formula One season, and Mercedes was true to form in qualifying. Nico Rosberg grabbed pole position ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, giving the team a season record 15th front-row lockout. There’s really nothing left to play for for these two Mercedes drivers. The team clinched the constructors title in what seems like ages ago, and it’s been a few races since Hamilton was crowned 2015 champion. What’s left to see is if the team can surpass last season’s points tally — something that can only be done with a 1-2 finish at the race. The pole is Rosberg’s seventh of the… Continue Reading »
Nico Rosberg once again took pole position ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, this time at the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix—the penultimate race of the season. The latest is Rosberg’s fifth straight, and also his sixth overall this season. The German driver also took the pole at last year’s Brazilian GP. He edged out Hamilton in Q3 by a mere 0.078 of a second. “I didn’t have a good start in to Qualifying,” admitted Rosberg. “Q1 and Q2 didn’t go to plan. But then I found a better rhythm in the final session, so I was happy to bring it all together in Q3.” Of course, the recent terror attacks… Continue Reading »