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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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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Revisiting the 1954 French Grand Prix on July 4

July 4 is the most important landmark in the American history as it is the celebration of its Independence Day. The same date also highlights one of the important milestones in the racing history of Mercedes-Benz. On the same day, exactly six decades ago, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio made the switch from Maserati to the team owned by Daimler-Benz AG in the 1954 Formula One French Grand Prix. The same date was also the debut of the Mercedes-Benz W196. The race was a grueling one as only six out of the 22 cars reached the finish line. The rest had technical problems like engine failure, gearbox malfunction and transmission issues. Notably, Fangio… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Popularity Contest on the Social Media

Based on a popular benchmarking platform, Mercedes-Benz is the most popular car brand in the digital media for the first half of 2014. The assessment of the top car brands in the world was facilitated by eBench. The period covered was from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. The automakers that were included in the study, aside from Mercedes-Benz, were Audi, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Lexus and Land Rover. The selection was based on the top 10 most active prestigious car brands in the world at present. Thirteen metrics was used in the evaluation. The metrics was based from the current top four social media platforms… Continue Reading »

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