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How the New Engine Regulations Saved Team Mercedes in F1

Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart wasn’t kidding last year when he said that if Team Mercedes fails to bring in the desired results in Formula One—that is gaining a significant position in the rankings—Daimler would not think twice of scrapping the F1 team of Mercedes AMG Petronas. A recent report from BBC Sport confirmed that the adoption of the new turbo hybrid engines was the saving grace of team Mercedes. According to the source’s interview with Dr. Thomas Weber, board member and the head of research and development at Daimler, the implementation of engine regulations in F1 and the performance shown by team Mercedes’ drivers justified the continued existence of the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SL400 Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz never fails to surprise and treat its fans. Just after another one-two victory in the Formula One involving Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the brand released an explosive announcement. The new Mercedes SL400 was finally revealed by the German automaker. The car replaces the SL350′s engine with a V6 turbo. The biturbo 3.0-liter engine of the car is capable of producing 333 bhp and 354 lb-ft of torque. That’s 27 bhp and 81 lb-ft more than its predecessor. The direct-injection unit of the car uses spray-guided combustion, Piezo injectors and multi-spark ignition. One of the notable features of the vehicle is that its multi-spark system releases an astonishing four sparks per… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg were Allowed to Race Each Other in Bahrain

It was recently revealed that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were allowed to race other during the Grand Prix held in Bahrain. In an article from BBC Sport, it appeared that Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe were also entertaining themselves with the on-track rivalry of Hamilton and Rosberg. As a result, they did not give the two team orders during the event. That means everything we’ve seen in the last race were two drivers giving their best to outlast one another and their performances were not in any way cooked up by the team. Lowe stated in his interview with the source that there’s no reason not to allow Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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A Look At The W05 Engine

Since the new engine regulations came into play, the F1 team of Mercedes AMG Petronas has been on a roll. So far, it has dominated the first three races of the 2014 Formula One season. Notably, Nico Rosberg dominated the Australian Grand Prix at the kickoff race of the season, and the rest were one-two victories for Mercedes wherein Lewis Hamilton came in first followed by Rosberg. Aside from the skillful drivers of the team and the masterful design of its car, its renewed vigor in F1 can be attributed to the W05 engine. The introduction of new rules in F1 forced teams to do a major reengineering of their… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Hamilton prevails in duel with Rosberg at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix

One second was the difference between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in a duel of the two Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 drivers at the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix. It looks increasingly likely that we will see more of this head-to-head battle between the two teammates, but Mercedes has to be happy with the team’s second one-two finish in as many races. The win catapulted Mercedes into a 67-point lead at the top of the constructor’s championship, with Force India second and McLaren third. Sergio Perez took the third podium spot, finishing 23 seconds behind Rosberg. “I was on a real knife edge at the end,” said Hamilton after the race…. Continue Reading »

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Wolff: F1 Rule Change Talk is Absurd

Toto Wolff recently spoke his mind about the reactions of Red Bull and Ferrari about the rule change in Formula One, particularly the matter on the fuel-flow limit. According to BBC Sport, The Mercedes Team boss said that the appeal of the two teams to further tweak the F1 rules is “absurd”, and that “rules are rules”. He added that if there is a need to change the rules again in F1, the proper time to do that would be for next year, not while the season is already underway. The reaction of Wolff came when Red Bull suggested that the fuel-flow limit should be ditched. On the other hand,… Continue Reading »

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Team Mercedes Has Not Shown Its Full Potential in F1 Yet

Team Mercedes may be sandbagging in the races. This was stated by Will Gray in his recent article in Yahoo! Sport. According to the Eurosport expert of Yahoo!, we should not be fooled by the narrow time difference between Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel at the end of the Formula One race in Sepang. He claimed that Mercedes was not even close to demonstrating its full potential this season. The fuel efficiency of the team was also nothing short of remarkable during the previous races. Basically, Gray was echoing the same observation of other F1 experts and fans who were watching closely in the race. We can say that Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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