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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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Mercedes McLaren SLR with Sports Exhaust Sounds Spotted

The Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster is a supercar that embodies Formula 1 technology combined with the performance enhancement of AMG and the style of the Mercedes-Benz brand. But what do you get when you fit an already awesome Mercedes McLaren SLR with cool sports exhausts that give off amazing effects? This video from YouTube uploaded by World Supercars will show you the result: This video of the silver roadster driven by two classy ladies was apparently taken at the Casino Square in the Principality of Monaco according to GT Spirit. It is already given that the Mercedes McLaren SLR is a head turner and hard to miss when it is… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes W05 is Finally Unveiled

The Mercedes W05, the Holy Grail of the Mercedes F1 team, has finally been unveiled. Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe and the other key figures of the team were all there during the uncovering of the new Silver Arrow. Based on the pictures of the car which were released online, it seems to carry a striking resemblance with Ferrari’s car in the slope of the nose. A little similarity can also be seen between the Mercedes W05 and Red Bull’s car, minus the anteater features adopted by other competitors. Last Friday, Rosberg gave the Mercedes W05 a shakedown at Silverstone for two hours while achieving a mileage… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes W05 Tested at Silverstone on Friday

The Formula 1 team of Mercedes-Benz announced last Friday that it just completed the initial testing of its new car, the W05. Based on the team’s statement with the press, the Mercedes W05 ran for about two hours during the afternoon of Friday at Silverstone. Before stopping as dusk came in, the car recorded a mileage of 40 kilometers. Nico Rosberg was the one who drove the Mercedes W05 during its initial run. Mercedes W05 Sound Clip No pictures or videos of the Mercedes W05 were released up to this point as the team is reserving the official unveiling of the car on the winter testing at Jerez on Tuesday… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg: Who was the Better Driver Last Season

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are probably the best team line-up that Formula 1 has to offer. To prove that, the tandem were very instrumental in putting Mercedes-Benz in the second place of the overall team rankings of F1. Despite sharing the same team and being considered as actually good friends, people can’t help but compare the two. The question about who is the better driver gets thrown out a lot by pundits and a subject of debate to many fans. While it is already given that Hamilton bested Rosberg in terms of points in the 2013 F1 Drivers’ Rankings, their difference is only mere 18 points (Hamilton scored 189… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes F1 Team Put Paul di Resta on Reserve Role

The re-entry of Paul di Resta to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters under the Mercedes team has been making waves recently in the online community. Recently, it was revealed by Yahoo! Sport that the former Force India driver has not only signed for driving role in DTM. In addition to that, his contract includes a reserve role for the Formula 1 team of Mercedes-Benz. Di Resta Denies Dual Role with DTM and F1 The source stated that di Resta denied of such deal but he indicated in his interview that he would be willing to have a dual role this year with DTM and F1. After seemingly struggling in the previous… Continue Reading »

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