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Mercedes third and fourth at Hungarian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to secure another podium at the very least at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in third place. Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, finished fourth as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won his second GP of the season and maintained his status as the only other driver apart from Mercedes drivers to win a race in 2014. Adding a bit of drama to the race was a particular moment near the end of the race in which the team asked Hamilton to let his teammate pass–and understandably so. Hamilton drove a hell of a race, starting from the pit lane and working his way up the field…. Continue Reading »

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Is Sebastian Vettel Jumping to Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing played down rumors that he is planning on joining the Mercedes AMG Petronas bandwagon after the 2015 season. He also denied similar rumors that he will be joining McLaren after the next Formula One season. The speculations originated from the comments of Dr. Helmut Marko, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull, according to Sky Sports. Marko hinted that the four-time champion has received offers from Mercedes and McLaren. He further said that Mercedes is hoping to pair him with Nico Rosberg when Lewis Hamilton exits the team in 2015. However Vettel responded that although he considers any offer, nothing has changed. He added he… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Opens Talks for Contract Renewal with Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has never been in a great shape since 2008 wherein he emerged as the Formula One World Champion. Currently, he is gunning for the first position in the drivers’ rankings with only his teammate Nico Rosberg in his way with a 14-point lead after the 2014 German Grand Prix concluded last Sunday. According to the U.K. mirror, the Briton still has 18 months left in his contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas. However, as a reward for his impressive performance this season, Toto Wolff revealed that talks are ongoing about Hammy’s contract renewal. Based on the report, the latest offer to Hamilton is around £23 million annually. That is £4 million… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins 2014 German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg was true to form Sunday, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver secured his first-ever home race win and his fourth overall this season by taking the victory at the Hockenheimring. Teammate Lewis Hamilton was able to climb up all the way from P20 to start the race and vaulted up to a stellar and well-deserved podium finish. Sandwiched between the two Mercedes drivers was the Williams of Valtteri Bottas, who took his third-straight podium finish and his second-straight number-two finish following a stellar British Grand Prix and his impressive P3 in Austria. Despite the very impressive race driven by Hamilton, the Brit was seemingly not impressed. After all, anything… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins pole position in German GP as Hamilton ends stint in Q1

It was a bittersweet qualifying session for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at its home race, the German Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg was able to secure yet another pole position — his fifth of the season, and the team’s ninth overall out of ten races so far — while Lewis Hamilton had a brake disc failure during Q1, forcing him to end his session right there as the failure sent him spinning into a wall in Hockenheim. Hamilton’s time was good enough for Q2, but since he was not able to get a run in, he only qualifies at P16 on the grid. With Sauber’s Esteban Gutiérrez (P14 down to P17) getting docked three… Continue Reading »

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Will the FRIC Ban Affect the Momentum of Mercedes

Last Tuesday, sources within the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) leaked the letter that was sent to all the Formula One teams concerning the ban on the use of Front and Rear Interconnected Suspension or FRIC. According to the letter, the installation of the said system is in violation of Article 3.15 of F1′s technical regulations. This particular provision declares the use of moveable aerodynamic devices, other than the driver adjustable bodywork, as illegal. In the letter penned by Charlie Whitting, the race director of FIA, anyone caught to be in violation of the FRIC ban would risk exclusion in the race results. Thus, strict compliance is required from every team. The only… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Exploring E-Turbo Engines

Audi recently revealed its RS5 TDI Concept. The next-generation Audi Q7 is hyped as the first production car to be equipped with the electric turbocharged engine. Not to be outdone, Mercedes-AMG seems to be considering on putting e-turbo engines on its future cars, in addition to its plan to incorporate several Formula One technologies to its upcoming road vehicles. Jochen Martin Schmid, the chief of the powertrain development division of AMG, confirmed through an interview with Drive that they are looking to investigate the benefits of e-turbo engines. According to Carbuzz, the new technology will further enhance the fuel-efficiency features of AMG cars and allow a lower-rev engine boosting. That means more mileage per gallon… Continue Reading »

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