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F1: Mercedes’ Rosberg wins Bahrain Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg has now won five straight GPs, including the first two in the 2016 Formula One season. The Mercedes driver took the chequered flag comfortably, with a 10-second lead over second-placer Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Meanwhile, defending champion took the final podium slot 20 seconds behind the red car. As Rosberg had predicted, Hamilton was not really able to capitalize on his pole position. He dropped all the way to P9 after getting tangled with the Williams of Valtteri Bottas right on turn 1. While he fought valiantly to recover enough and get third, the damage was too much to overcome and Rosberg coasted all the way to the race win…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes says engines will be louder in 2016 F1 season

Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »

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Is Nico Rosberg Getting a Contract Extension?

Nico Rosberg’s contract will only cover up to the 2016 Formula One season. When Speed Week asked whether the driver will get an extension with the team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff said they won’t negotiate with him until summer. Rosberg has consistently trailed Lewis Hamilton in F1 Drivers’ Rankings since 2014. From that period until the season that just ended, he bagged the second position in the standings. His performance with his partner was instrumental in bringing their team a back-t0-back Constructors’ Championship in the sport too. However, Rosberg’s intense rivalry with Hamilton on the tracks led to Wolff warning them about a possible change in the team’s drivers lineup. It should be noted… Continue Reading »

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Weird Video Clip Celebrates Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Victories

To celebrate its victories in nearly all motorsport competitions it joined this year, Mercedes-Benz released a rather weird video clip recently, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The video clip is a combination of Tron, Spectrum ZX and Japanese manga showing a pair of Formula One drivers arriving from somewhere in space as well as a Lewis Hamilton with robotic arms acting as DJ. While the initial description makes the video appear weird, it is indeed weird. The video celebrates the victories of Mercedes-Benz at the Formula One, Formula Three and ADAC T Masters, among others. The video clip also shows everything turning into 8-bit graphics in a tunnel,… Continue Reading »

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Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg heads another Mercedes front-row lockout

Nico Rosberg once again took pole position ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, this time at the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix—the penultimate race of the season. The latest is Rosberg’s fifth straight, and also his sixth overall this season. The German driver also took the pole at last year’s Brazilian GP. He edged out Hamilton in Q3 by a mere 0.078 of a second. “I didn’t have a good start in to Qualifying,” admitted Rosberg. “Q1 and Q2 didn’t go to plan. But then I found a better rhythm in the final session, so I was happy to bring it all together in Q3.” Of course, the recent terror attacks… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg, Mercedes Settle for Second Place at Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo played the role of spoilsport, taking the title at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg had to settle for a second-place finish despite taking the pole position in qualifying. Even worse, contact between the two Mercedes cars early in the race resulted in a puncture in Lewis Hamilton’s ride, and the Brit eventually had to retire in lap 38. According to the commentators covering the race, Mercedes is pretty much pinning the blame for the incident on Rosberg, and most probably justifiably so. Still, it is a fairly common racing accident and there seemed to be nothing malicious about it. Regardless, this… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher Still Not Responding to Stimuli

Before the year ended, a tragic accident befell Michael Schumacher during a skiing activity that came as a shock the Formula 1 community. The unfortunate event rendered the seven-time F1 champion in a critical condition which forced doctors to put him into a medically-induced coma. Still No Response to Stimuli According to a new report from Autoweek, citing Bild-Zeitung as source, doctors have been trying to wake up Schumacher for two weeks now. Despite showing reflex twitches when his anesthetic was reduced he is still not showing any response to deliberate stimuli. As a result, doctors have advised people who are close to the former Mercedes and Ferrari driver to… Continue Reading »

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