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Is Mercedes F1 Negotiating with Sebastian Vettel?

There have been rumors that Sebastian Vettel is being lured by Mercedes AMG Petronas for a team switch possibly next season. However, Mercedes F1 recently denied such claims. According to the interview of Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff with Autosport, they had no formal discussions with Vettel for a future contract with them. He explained that the information was just a result of a “confusion.” He said that the only talks they had with the Ferrari driver only involved a “casual paddock chat.” The statements of Wolff were somewhat opposite of what the team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda told several sources. During one of his interviews, he mentioned that he had that discussion with Vettel… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Dominates the Ferrari 488 GTB in Quarter-Mile Drag Race

Currently, Ferrari and Mercedes are in the frontline of the Formula One rankings. The rivalry of the two this season makes the sport more exciting than in the past three years of Mercedes dominance. So, we have seen their F1 cars race a lot, but what about their production cars for regular customers? In the video you are about to see here, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212 went against the Ferrari 488 GTB in a half-mile drag race. Amazingly, the Mercedes E-Class performance car bested its rival before they hit the 1/2 mile mark. The E63 AMG managed to reach a quarter-mile in just 11.193 seconds at 203.16 km/h while the… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wants to Spend the Rest of His F1 Career at Mercedes

The current contract of Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team expires in the end of the 2018 season. As expected, there are rumors going around again that he might switch teams. However, the 32-year old driver indicated in an interview that he is not planning to go anywhere. According to The Drive, recent gossips have linked Hamilton with Ferrari. The Mercedes driver has shown some interest in the team too. “There’s no other team except for Ferrari that could ever be interesting,” he said. Hamilton went on to say though, “But right now I love being here, I love the people I work for, the people I work with… Continue Reading »

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Can Mercedes F1 Achieve the Success They Achieved Last Season?

The 2016 season of Formula 1 motor racing proved to be a triumph for Mercedes as they won both the drivers and constructors titles—marking the latest in a string of successful seasons for the manufacturer. The team has won both of these titles for the past three Formula 1 seasons, which is a really impressive record, and together with the star driver Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes is a hot favorite again heading into the 2017 season. So, with the season around halfway through now, how is Mercedes F1 faring this time around? The season got underway back in March and will finish in November, and, at the moment, it is not Mercedes F1 or… Continue Reading »

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Ferrari Beats Mercedes in F1 Qualifying

Ferrari continued its momentum at the Formula One Qualifying held this Saturday for the Russian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel locked the pole position while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen grabbed the second place. Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton landed on third and fourth in the starting grid in Sochi, respectively. The battle in Russia seem to be between Ferrari and Mercedes based on the recent F1 Qualifying results. The red cars beat the Silver Arrows by a tenth of a second. No other teams came that close to the leaders as the fifth-placer Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull was more than a second slower than Hamilton’s race car. During Q1,… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes F1 Team Sandbag During Sochi Practice?

Ferrari appeared impressive during the Sochi practice for the upcoming Formula One Russian Grand Prix. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel’s car finished more than half a second faster than three-time world champion Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. However, the Ferrari driver was not convinced of the results. Vettel alleged that Mercedes F1 might have sandbagged during practice. He recalled the dominating record of the team in Sochi as they secured every pole and led every lap in the circuit since its inaugural race in 2014. He pointed another example last year when Williams was expected to be the fastest only for Mercedes to prove the predictions wrong. The Ferrari driver expects Mercedes to come out strong… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Seeks New Clutch Design

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team recently requested its parent Daimler to come up with a new clutch design for the Silver Arrow race cars. According to GrandPrix.com, the appeal of Mercedes F1 to Daimler is aimed at fending off the threat posed by Ferrari. Based on the source, Mercedes F1 is worried about the progress shown by Ferrari this season. In the 2016 F1 Australian Grand Prix, Ferrari proved itself as a force to be reckoned with due to its quickness on the track. Its drivers appeared to have mastered the new rules limiting drivers to utilize only a single clutch lever for race starts. Despite landing on the first and second… Continue Reading »

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