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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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Authorities Seek New Video of Schumacher Accident

Before the year 2013 ended, Formula 1 fans were shocked after news about the Michael Schumacher accident broke out. Following the event, the seven-time F1 champ got into a medically-induced coma. Schumacher’s condition is still critical but doctors say that it is already stabilizing. The events that led to the Schumacher accident are currently being investigated by French authorities. But according to the multi-time F1 champ’s son, who was with him that time, Schumacher smacked his head on a rock following a mishap. To further aid investigators, the family of Schumacher has already given the camera mounted to his helmet during the accident. But whether it was turned on during… Continue Reading »

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Jazeman Jaafar Evaluated by Team Mercedes

The Malaysian racer Jazeman Jaafar underwent an evaluation test with the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team which he completed Friday last week (November 29). The 21-year-old former kart driver was able to take part in the test due to his strong backing from the Petronas Talent Development Programme according to AutoSport. The said Malaysian firm is the F1 sponsor of Mercedes. The news source stated that Jazeman Jaafar completed the course using a 2011 car on demo tires. However, it did not deter him, in any way, from achieving his most significant F1 mileage to date. His previous experience with an F1 car was only from a street demo in his… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes-Benz DTM Driver Juncadella Tests for Williams

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team may be banned from the Formula 1 Young Driver Test at Silverstone, but at least Mercedes-Benz DTM driver and junior team member Daniel Juncadella is getting some action. The 22-year-old Spanish driver managed to complete 55 laps during the first day, with a lap time that’s good for fifth-best among all participants. The best lap time on Wednesday belonged to Kevin Magnussen of McLaren, and he also ran the most laps at 100. Juncadella was also tasked to take over Pastor Maldonado’s afternoon run for the second day. The extension is obviously a welcome opportunity for the young motorsport prospect, and the former Formula… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Begs Nicole Scherzinger To Quit X Factor

Despite the huge paycheck of being a Formula 1 racer, not to mention all the perks included in being one, the job can be emotionally taxing. Behind the flair of the spotlight and adrenaline rush brought about by revving engines plus high speed action, some drivers sacrifice a lot of time away from their families, friends or lovers. That is the reason why recent rumors floating in the Internet say that Lewis Hamilton is begging his girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger, to quit her job in X Factor so they can spend more time together. News from the UK-based publication called Metro said that Hamilton is worried that her work would keep them… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher Goes Through Nürburgring On A Mercedes AMG F1 Car

On May 19, the Nürburgring Nordschleife will see Michael Schumacher using an AMG F1 W02 car of Mercedes running through it. It comes after the 2007 lap of Nick Heidfeld. Hedidfeld used a BMW Sauber in Nordschleife, which was removed from the Formula 1 racing calendar after the crash of Niki Lauda in 1976. The renowned Formula 1 driver will go through the track on the 19th of May, prior to the twenty-four hour race in Nürburgring. Schumacher indicated that it was his way of showing his gratitude for the support German fans gave during his career, and it will commemorate the first run of a modern model of the… Continue Reading »

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