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Team Mercedes Has Not Shown Its Full Potential in F1 Yet

Team Mercedes may be sandbagging in the races. This was stated by Will Gray in his recent article in Yahoo! Sport. According to the Eurosport expert of Yahoo!, we should not be fooled by the narrow time difference between Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel at the end of the Formula One race in Sepang. He claimed that Mercedes was not even close to demonstrating its full potential this season. The fuel efficiency of the team was also nothing short of remarkable during the previous races. Basically, Gray was echoing the same observation of other F1 experts and fans who were watching closely in the race. We can say that Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole for Mercedes AMG Petronas at Malaysian GP

Heading into the Malaysian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was focused on one thing: get his title bid back on track, in order to put the disappointment of what happened at the Australian GP behind him. He was certainly in top form at the qualifying session, earning his 33rd overall pole position and second out of two races so far this 2014 F1 season. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who is sitting at the top of the standings after his win in Melbourne, qualified for the third position on the grid. Despite the variably wet conditions at the Sepang International Circuit, the Mercedes cars — early favorites in this season of transition… Continue Reading »

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Will We See Rosberg vs Hamilton Rivalry This Season

With the recent victory of Nico Rosberg in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix,  Formula One pundits  claim that we might be seeing a preview of the dominance of the team of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the races that are about to come. The F1 community appears to be heavily rooting for team Mercedes before the 2014 season even began and Toto Wolff appears to be pushing the team for the first place this time. Others even claim that it would even signal a rivalry between Rosberg vs Hamilton for the championship in the foreseeable future. Since Lewis Hamilton jumped to Mercedes, people have been pitting him against Rosberg in F1… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Gradually Distancing Mercedes from McLaren

The year just started and the Formula One season hasn’t commenced yet but Honda is already making “steady progress” on the development of the new 1.6-liter V6 engine that will be powering the McLaren car next year. This was confirmed by Honda’s executives according to a report from Formula1.com. The report even went on to claim that Honda has already established an F1 base in the United Kingdom. Its plan also includes putting up dyno and assembly facilities. The targeted completion month of the planned projects is on June. The impending switch of McLaren from Mercedes to Honda engines has transformed its relations with Mercedes AMG Petronas into an uneasy… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Team Says It’s Too Early To Call Them A “Favorite”

Despite a disappointing first day of testing at Jerez when Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes W05 to the rubber barrier after a mechanical failure, Mercedes team rebounded by showing a strong performance in the following days of testing by completing a race distance in the track. The good showing of Mercedes was opposite to the fortune of Red Bull, which experienced cooling and power unit issues. This has led fans to root more for Mercedes at the pre-season testing. Currently, the F1 community sees Mercedes as a potential world champion that would unseat Red Bull in the top ranks. Also, the team is being dubbed as a “favorite” this year…. Continue Reading »

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A Quick Look at Mercedes’ F1 Steering Wheels

Despite driving the same car, the steering wheel of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg do not share the same features. One of the most noticeable differences between the two Mercedes F1 steering wheels is the handgrip. Hamilton’s steering wheel grip is smoother and it appears to be thicker as compared to Rosberg’s curvy grip. Then, the buttons are also visibly very distinct from each other. The color combinations in the Briton’s switches and buttons are obviously not the same with that of his German partner. Basically, Rosberg’s controls appear to be the standard of Mercedes-Benz while Hamilton’s closely resembles his own steering wheel back in McLaren team. Another key difference… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg: Who was the Better Driver Last Season

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are probably the best team line-up that Formula 1 has to offer. To prove that, the tandem were very instrumental in putting Mercedes-Benz in the second place of the overall team rankings of F1. Despite sharing the same team and being considered as actually good friends, people can’t help but compare the two. The question about who is the better driver gets thrown out a lot by pundits and a subject of debate to many fans. While it is already given that Hamilton bested Rosberg in terms of points in the 2013 F1 Drivers’ Rankings, their difference is only mere 18 points (Hamilton scored 189… Continue Reading »

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