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Red Bull Wants Mercedes Engines So Bad

Early this July, a shocker broke out that Red Bull was interested to land an engine deal with Mercedes-Benz. Almost immediately after the news came out, Niki Lauda dismissed the issue. Recently, a report from Grandprix.com suggested that the energy drink-owned Formula One team may be going in that direction after all. It is no secret that the relationship of Red Bull and Renault had soured since last season as the engine supplier failed to deliver a competitive power unit for the team. With the continuous harsh criticisms of the group with its engine partner ever since, it seems the two will most likely part ways next season. Sensing the opportunity, Ferrari just offered… Continue Reading »

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Helmut Marko Claims a Conspiracy Between Mercedes and Ferrari in Formula One

  Red Bull Racing is stirring things up again in Formula One. In another unsurprising move, one of the executives belonging in the Austrian team claimed Mercedes-AMG Petronas is in cahoots with Scuderia Ferrari. According to GrandPrix.com, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull Dr. Helmut Marko, said Mercedes is actively aiding Ferrari this season. He accused the two of working together to kill suggestions that the German team is ruining the excitement in the sport because of its continued easy dominance. The former race car driver also cited political reasons behind the assistance of Mercedes to Ferrari. While Dr. Marko did not elaborate further about the “political” issue he mentioned, it was… Continue Reading »

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F1: Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Bahrain; Ferrari strong in qualifying

At the qualifying session for the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was able to achieve another pole position while fending off the Ferrari drivers as well as his own Mercedes teammate. Hamilton posted 1:32.571 in Q3 to beat out Sebastian Vettel, who had a time of 1:32.982 for P2. Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg (Q3 1:33.129) will start in the second row at P3 ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen (1:33.227). The third row is all Williams, with Valtteri Bottas in P5 and Felipe Massa in P6. Rosberg says he knew what he did wrong, which was thinking too far ahead on to the race by trying to save his tyres. “I took it easy in… 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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Hamilton and Rosberg Rivalry Brewing Again in 2015

Formula One analysts and even rival team bosses still consider Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a major threat in the sport this 2015. With the talks about the easing of the engine freeze rule breaking down due to Mercedes’ disapproval of the terms proposed by other teams, Red Bull and Ferrari admitted that they are expecting the 2014 Constructors’ Champion to retain its dominance in the coming season. Add into the equation the very skilled drivers of the team—Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg—and Mercedes is likely gearing for a title win again next year. If Mercedes matches or surpasses its amazing performance in the season that just ended, we are looking at… Continue Reading »

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Contract Renewal Talks with Hamilton Take on a Sour Turn

A new report claimed that the contract renewal of Lewis Hamilton is currently not falling in his favor. According to The Guardian, the salary of the Briton from Mercedes might be reduced significantly in his new contract. Presently, Hamilton is bound by his £60 million contract with Mercedes, which will expire in about 16 months. Last July, it was hinted by sources within the company that the upper-echelon of the three-pointed star marque is planning to increase the former World Champion’s pay to make it more or less £69. The new contract would be good for a period of three years, which will expire in 2017. There would also be an option to extend… 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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