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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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Can Lewis Hamilton Win the Championship this Season

Sir Jackie Stewart is a veteran in the Formula 1 circuit and a recipient of multiple world championships. So, he definitely knows what it takes to be a champ. In Flying Scot’s recent interview with UK’s Daily Star, he stated that Sebastian Vettel’s reign in F1 may finally come at an end this season. He said that Lewis Hamilton could be the one who can finally foil Vettel’s fifth straight world championship. Hamilton is Currently the Fastest Driver Sir Jackie stated that he is betting on Hamilton this season simply because he is the fastest driver in F1 right now. He added that the 29-year old Briton has the sheer… Continue Reading »

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Would the New F1 Engine Regulations Spell Disaster?

January 28 marks the start of the Formula 1 testing at Jerez, Spain. So, by now, the F1 teams are probably at their final stages of getting their cars fitted for the new challenges this year, particularly the technical challenges posed by the implementation of the new engine regulations. Toto Wolff has coolly denied the speculations circulated by the press that the implementation of the 2014 engine regulations would spell disaster to many teams. According to Wolff, he recognizes that there would be some problems that would come out of the testing at Jerez. However, they are only normal and not as severe as what the media thinks. In my… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes W05 will Make its Debut on First Day of Testing at Jerez

Even though Mercedes was rumored to be more focused on the development of its new engines that would comply with the 2014 regulations during the 2013 season, its team surprisingly came out second on the overall rankings. Then, its two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, came in fourth and sixth, respectively, in the overall rankings of drivers. In the interview of Toto Wolff, Team Mercedes has definitely overachieved its targets. All Eyes on Mercedes Following the good performance of the team in the 2013 season, all eyes are on Mercedes this time, especially that they have been hyping their new engine for the 2014 season as early as the… Continue Reading »

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