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Red Bull Wants Mercedes Engines So Bad

Early this July, a shocker broke out that Red Bull was interested to land an engine deal with Mercedes-Benz. Almost immediately after the news came out, Niki Lauda dismissed the issue. Recently, a report from Grandprix.com suggested that the energy drink-owned Formula One team may be going in that direction after all. It is no secret that the relationship of Red Bull and Renault had soured since last season as the engine supplier failed to deliver a competitive power unit for the team. With the continuous harsh criticisms of the group with its engine partner ever since, it seems the two will most likely part ways next season. Sensing the opportunity, Ferrari just offered… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Drivers Get Their Worst Finish This F1 Season

The recently concluded Hungarian Grand Prix was the worst performance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a team this Formula One season so far. Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line sixth while Nico Rosberg followed in the eighth place. Early on, Hamilton fell behind in the 10th position after going off the tracks. He managed to squeeze his way to the fourth position, but he had to go to the pits when he damaged his front wing as he tried to overtake Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. He was consequently penalized for the incident. Rosberg tried to capitalize on the situation only to suffer his own share of frustration. Once more, Ricciardo was involved in the… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Says Reduced Radio Communication is an Advantage

The winds of change is blowing in Formula One. According to Autosport, revised rules about starting clutch procedures will come into play at the Grand Prix in Belgium next month. The report said the FIA released a directive last July 9, which tackled measures that aim to lessen the influence of the technical personnel in the pitwall to the drivers. Nico Rosberg seemed happy about it as it will make races more unpredictable. He stated the reduced radio communication and assistance from teams with clutch settings will trigger more errors on the part of the drivers. Rosberg claimed it will be a big challenge to everyone, because the current set up of the sport… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes one-two

Lewis Hamilton became the first Brit to win the British Grand Prix from pole since 1994, relying on patience and good timing to edge out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and the Williams cars. With the win, Hamilton pads his lead in the drivers’ standings by another seven points, and also joins esteemed company in winning three British GPs. “For once, I made the perfect choice,” Hamilton said, regarding the decision to switch tires right as the rain started to pour. It was the difference in this race, giving the Brit the separation he needed from his teammate. After getting the win and before hitting the podium, Hamilton gave the home fans a… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull to Shift to Mercedes Engine

Two shockers just came in the world of Formula One. We don’t know which one is more surprising between the two. According to Autosport, Aston Martin is staging a comeback in F1. The British super car brand is negotiating a partnership with Red Bull. Along the way, Red Bull is looking for Aston Martin to broker a deal for the team to get a Mercedes engine. It seems the Austrian-based team finally had enough of its troubles with Renault that it is already looking to partner with its bitter rival in the sport. It should be noted that the executives at Red Bull have been very vocal since last season about their dismay… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Reprimanded for Conduct During F1 Practice

  Officials in Formula One called the attention of Mercedes-AMG Petronas due to its action during the first practice for the British Grand Prix. The reprimand stemmed from the cover placed at the rear of Nico Rosberg’s race car while it was being returned to the garage following gearbox issues. According to the interview of Sky Sports with Jo Bauer, the FIA’s technical delegate, the act was in violation of the Article 27.4 of the Sporting Regulations. The specific provisions states: During the entire event, no screen, cover or other obstruction which in any way obscures any part of a car will be allowed at any time in the paddock,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix; Hamilton second as team completes another 1-2 finish

Nico Rosberg took the lead heading into turn 1 and managed to keep Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in his rear-view mirror the rest of the way, winning the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix and closing the gap between himself and Hamilton in the drivers’ championship standings. Rosberg finished the race in 1:30:16.9, a comfortable 8.8 seconds ahead of his teammate. With the win, Rosberg is again within 10 points of Hamilton in the championship race, 159 points to 169. Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth this race, is a distant third with 120 points. Williams’ Felipe Massa had his first podium finish of the season to round out the top three in a race that… Continue Reading »

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