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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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Hamilton Is Confident That His Team Can Beat Red Bull

In the latest interview of Lewis Hamilton following his success in Sepang, the former Formula 1 champion said that he is confident that his team can beat Red Bull. He stated that they are the second best team so far in the competition. He also added that at some point, he found himself head-to-head with Red Bull, which he said felt great. He said that the parts which held him back were the times when he had to save fuel. The young Briton pointed out that he had to do it during the 25th lap. If they could work on the fuel issue, he commented that his team could win… Continue Reading »

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Awesome Back-To-Back Performances Delivered By Mercedes Over The Weekend

24 hours after Lewis Hamilton delivers a great performance with his car, Nico Rosberg follows with his own impressive driving. The amazing show brought by the two young drivers gave team Mercedes-Benz an awesome back-to-back performance over the weekend in the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain. As Hamilton scored 1 minute and 20.558 seconds during his rounds during Saturday, Rosberg was able to clock in 1 minute and 20.130 seconds on Sunday. This definitely lifted the spirits of the people in the team to a new level. However, Rosberg pointed out that the race in Melbourne on March and in Sepang where the Malaysian Grand Prix will be held are… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton Tops Day 3 in Laps and Best Time

Lewis Hamilton had good pace on his F1 Wo4 during his last day of preseason tests at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. He managed to top the best times of Day 3 with 1:20.558, and he also had a day-leading 117 laps for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. “It was great to have a dry track today for my final day of testing, and we were able to get through all the test items that we wanted to achieve by the end of my programme,” said Hamilton. He added that there’s still plenty of work ahead for the team, but so far, they’ve all been “doing a great… Continue Reading »

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Hill Says Hamilton Won’t Be In The Title Scene This Year

According to Metro, the former champ Damon Hill thinks that Lewis Hamilton might not make it for the title this year. Although he is confident with the skills of the young driver, the organisation of the team and the equipments they are using might come into question. Even Hamilton admitted in previous interviews that the car lacks the necessary downforce that will provide it leverage during the races. The 1996 champion added that Mercedes team still has to work their way out through McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari and even Lotus. However, Hill says that the implementation of the new regulations in 2014 might serve to the team’s advantage. Despite the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Not Fast Enough To Win Races According To Hamilton

Analysts, fans and even Formula 1 drivers expect Lewis Hamilton to be topping the races this coming season. In an interview conducted by The Sun, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel stated that there will be two or three drivers competing for the title for this season. One of the drivers he mentioned was Hamilton. On the other hand, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonzo shared the same view in his interview with Sky Sports. He eyes the young Briton as the strongest driver in F1. Despite the high hopes of everyone with the Mercedes team, Hamilton disclosed that the car that he is driving is not fast enough to win races yet according to… Continue Reading »

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Mika Hakkinen: Mercedes Will Not Likely Come On Top

According to BBC, two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Hakkinen stated that Mercedes-Benz will unlikely come on top this season. He said that the speed of their car is not enough to catapult them to the peak of the rankings. The 1998 and 1999 champ added that McLaren seems to be in its great form this year so they will definitely get the top position. David Coulthard does not share his former teammate’s view though. He thinks that the Mercedes-Benz has a great engine plus a lot of talented people. So, if the team will get to perfect their car’s aero package, Lewis Hamilton will have a great chance of winning… Continue Reading »

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