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Mercedes F1 Team Eyeing to Reunite Alonso and Hamilton Under Its Banner

The retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One is still sinking in. However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is now struggling to find a worthy replacement of the 2016 World Champion in the group’s drivers lineup. According to BBC Sport, Toto Wolff revealed in an interview that the Mercedes F1 team is considering McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for Rosberg. The motorsport head of Mercedes said that the “talent, speed and experience” of Alonso makes him a strong candidate for the vacant position. Based on the report, there are a couple of issues that may arise in the acquisition of Alonso though. First, Mercedes will have to buy out the driver’s… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Retirement and His Possible Replacement

The news about the Nico Rosberg retirement came as a shocker. That’s because the revelation came just after he finally won the Formula One World Championship that has evaded him over the years. According to the 31-year old Mercedes AMG Petronas driver, he is leaving F1 on a high note because he already achieved his goal. During an interview with The Guardian, he said he already climbed his mountain. He stated that the decision came because he wanted to focus on his family and have more children. Rosberg pointed out that F1 takes up so much of his time so he needed to retire if he wanted to pursue his… Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda is Confident that Hamilton will Stay with Mercedes

The three-year contract of Lewis Hamilton with Formula One Team Mercedes-AMG Petronas will be up by the end of the year. Various speculations about the status of the negotiations were raised by several news sources. However, Niki Lauda expressed his confidence that the 2008 and 2014 F1 World Champion will stay with his current team. In Lauda’s interview with PaddockTalk, he said, “I am not worried,” referring to the contract talks between Mercedes and Hamilton. Then, he stated, “both sides want to renew, so it will happen.” Despite only having one season left in Hamilton’s contract, Lauda confidently claimed a new contract will come in due time. “We are in no hurry,”… Continue Reading »

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Alonso and Bottas Considered by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as Fall Backs

A report suggested that Fernando Alonso and Valtterri Bottas have been singled out by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as possible fall backs if the negotiation between the Formula One racing team and Lewis Hamilton fails to materialize. According to Autosport.com, the discussion about the contract renewal of Hamilton has been put on hold temporarily in the 2014 season. The team reasoned out that they did not want to get the issue in the way while their drivers battled for the World Championship in the year that just ended. It should be noted that Hamilton reigned as the World Champion in 2014 after raking a total of 384 points in the season, and Nico Rosberg… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Has No Plans for Changes in F1 Lineup Next Year

Niki Lauda, the non-executive chairman of Mercedes AMG Petronas, confirmed through an interview with Sky Sports that the team has opened talks for a multi-year extension with Lewis Hamilton’s contract. The Formula One legend revealed the deal would guarantee the Briton’s spot in the team for two or three more years after 2015. Then, the Austrian said he is positive the agreement will come to a fruition. When asked whether Mercedes has also opened its door to Fernando Alonso, Lauda was quick to deny the issue. He categorically ruled out the possibilities of the Spaniard joining the team. The speculations about Alonso going to Mercedes began when the originally planned… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Takes Pole Position While Lewis Hamilton Sits Second

The exciting on-track rivalry of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton continues as Formula One resumes and takes its next race to Belgium. In the latest qualifying run for the Belgian Grand Prix, the German again emerged on top to secure the pole position for the car. His Briton teammate trailed behind on the second position giving Mercedes AMG Petronas an early advantage in the upcoming F1 event. It should be noted that Hamilton was complaining of cold brakes during the qualifying, which served as his handicap in his effort to outperform Rosberg. Despite that, he still finished a split-second behind his Mercedes partner. The official time of Rosberg was 2 minutes and 5.591… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Top Earners in Formula One

Have you ever wondered how much does your favorite Formula One driver makes based on his contract? Recently, News.com.au revealed the list of the top earners in the sport. Based from the source, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the highest paid drivers in F1. Each driver has a salary of $31.7 million. Next to them is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with $28.8 million. He is followed by Jenson Button of McLaren with $23.1 million. Then, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes makes $17.3 million. The eight-digit figure paycheck ends with Rosberg as Felipe Massa of Williams, who comes after Rosberg in the listing, only earns $5.8… Continue Reading »

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