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F1: Lauda Says Mercedes Can Compete with Top 3 Teams

Niki Lauda, triple F1 world champion and current non-executive chairman for Mercedes, said that the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is very competitive and should be able to challenge the top 3 teams in the sport. This is based on the team’s performance in the recently concluded winter preseason testing in Jerez, Spain, where Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took the F1 W04 for several race distances. “My big joy is that the Mercedes can now compete with the top three teams,” said Lauda in an interview with Bild. He added that he thought reigning champion Sebastian Vettel was still the fastest driver out there on the track, and that… Continue Reading »

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Sir Jackie: Don’t Get Carried Away Lewis

Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart warned Lewis Hamilton not to get carried away with his status. “You just have to be damn careful you don’t get carried away with your own importance, your own celebrity, or your own schedule outside of being in the cockpit. It can be quite intoxicating,” the three-time world champion warned the young former champion. In short, he is simply saying that Hamilton should not get things way over his head. He urged the 28-year old to maintain his good driving and not to delve too much on mechanical issues. The legend also said that he should avoid getting distracted by factors outside the circuit. The… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton on a Solo Trek Over the Mountains

Much like the car that Lewis Hamilton drives that needs tune up prior to the start of the major sporting events, it is also important for him to condition himself. And what is the better way to do this than a solo trek during his active break? Recent Twitter posts by the team Mercedes driver revealed his recent retreat over the mountains. Apparently his activities there involved physical and mental trainings to prepare him for the upcoming season of his game. “Dream big, the skies not the limit its just a view (sic)”, he was quoted saying in one of his pictures’ captions. Check out his other photos here during… Continue Reading »

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F1: Disappointing Qualifying for Mercedes at Spa

After a long break, Formula One action returns—this time at the rain-soaked Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The excitement, however, quickly faded for Mercedes AMG Petronas after a disappointing qualifying session that saw Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg qualify at P13 and P18, respectively. “I am really sorry for my fans but I am afraid I have to say that I got pretty much everything that we could from today,” said Schumacher. “The car was not quick enough, and especially in the mid-sector we were too slow. We now have to take it as it is and try to do the best we can in the race tomorrow.” Rosberg will… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher Finishes 7th as Alonso Wins German Grand Prix

After 67 laps of the 2012 German Grand Prix, it was Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who took the victory from pole position. Mercedes AMG Petronas had a good performance in its home race at Hockenheim, with Michael Schumacher starting at P3 and ending up at 7th place, while teammate Nico Rosberg finished 10th. Four German drivers went in the top 10. Aside from the Mercedes drivers, Sebastian Vettel was at secoond place after a controversial move that saw him go wide off the track to overtake McLaren’s Jenson Button in the race’s penultimate lap. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg finished 9th. It was a bit of a letdown because Schumacher was primed… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher To Start Third at Silverstone

After his breakthrough performance at the European Grand Prix two weeks ago, the disappointment seems to have turned into big expectations for Michael Schumacher. No big deal, it seems, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas driver qualified for P3 on the grid when the British Grand Prix gets under way in around an hour. Getting a victory is definitely not out of the question today at Silverstone, but Schumi will face a tough challenge as Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso starts at pole position and Red Bull’s Mark Webber just a spot below. “We were competitive on both the intermediate and wet tyres, so I would welcome more rain tomorrow,” said Schumacher. “Third… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas to Hold Fans Forum in Stuttgart

We’re not even done with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend and we’re already getting some more action slated for after that. This is after Mercedes-Benz announced that the Mercedes AMG Petronas team will be holding a German FOTA Fans Forum in Stuttgart on July 18, days before the Mercedes home race at Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix on July 22. At the Forum, fans will be able to throw questions out to distinguished German F1 drivers like Mercedes AMG Petronas duo Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, and Marussia’s Timo Glock, as well as Mercedes-Benz Motorsport head Norbert Haug. Only 200 pre-registered fans… Continue Reading »

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