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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Revisiting the 1954 French Grand Prix on July 4

July 4 is the most important landmark in the American history as it is the celebration of its Independence Day. The same date also highlights one of the important milestones in the racing history of Mercedes-Benz. On the same day, exactly six decades ago, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio made the switch from Maserati to the team owned by Daimler-Benz AG in the 1954 Formula One French Grand Prix. The same date was also the debut of the Mercedes-Benz W196. The race was a grueling one as only six out of the 22 cars reached the finish line. The rest had technical problems like engine failure, gearbox malfunction and transmission issues. Notably, Fangio… Continue Reading »

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Check Out The Amazing Mercedes-Benz Display at Goodwood

Mercedes-Benz is truly the master when it comes to combining the elements of innovation and artistry. In the currently held Goodwood Festival of Speed, among the event’s main attractions is the centerpiece display made by Gerry Judah at the Goodwood House. The architecture highlighted the milestone of the German marque this year in its history of motorsport. It should be noted that this year marks the company’s 120th anniversary in motorsport. As seen in the picture above, Judah made two merging arcs with a race car on each of its lanes. The arc starts from the center of the Goodwood House going to its front lawn. The structure is considered by observers as the… Continue Reading »

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Medical Files of Michael Schumacher Stolen and on Sale

There are a lot people who would not miss the opportunity of making quick cash at the expense of others. In this case, we are referring to the person or group responsible for the theft of the medical files of Michael Schumacher while he was confined at a hospital in Grenoble following his skiing accident. According to UK’s The Telegraph, the medical records of the Formula One legend was reportedly stolen and currently for sale to the media. The source said the set of files are being sold for a sum of €50,000. The documents apparently contain the surgical procedures and other crucial data related to the condition of the seven-time F1… Continue Reading »

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Team Mercedes Gets Another One-Two Finish in Austria

Mercedes AMG Petronas once again reigned supreme in the recent Formula One race. Nico Rosberg reached the checkered flag first, and trailing behind him is his teammate Lewis Hamilton. The event marked the third victory of Rosberg in 2014. It was also the sixth time for Mercedes to get a one-two victory out of the eight races of the season. The momentum of Team Mercedes appeared to have been cut when Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull emerged victorious in the Canadian Grand Prix. Then, the qualifying saw Felipe Massa of Williams take the pole position in the starting grid. He was followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas in the second position, which gained the… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg takes pole at Canadian GP in another Mercedes front-row lockout

Mercedes AMG Petronas is the clear frontrunner in the drivers standings, and another front-row lockout should go a long way toward padding its 141-point lead over Red Bull Racing some more. Nico Rosberg won pole position over teammate Lewis Hamilton, making it a total of seven pole positions for Mercedes in as many races so far in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The pole puts the Rosberg-Hamilton head-to-head matchup at 3 wins to 4 in qualifying, although Rosberg is still ahead in the drivers’ standings. The German driver has 122 points to Hamilton’s 118. The next guy? Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso at a distant 61 points. Such has been Mercedes’ dominance in this transitional season…. Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes Era is Coming in F1

Mercedes AMG Petronas has proven critics wrong time and time again this season as it continuously ended each race in a one-two finish. The only exception of this is in Australia. But still, it was a Nico Rosberg who reached the finish line first during the kickoff race of the 2014 Formula One season. Lately, pundits forecasted that Monaco was the best track to derail the onslaught of team Mercedes because of its unpredictability over the years. However, it was another one-two finish from Mercedes that stopped all hopes of the other competitors and silenced its doubters. In the recent interview of the team boss Toto Wolff with Mirror, he said… Continue Reading »

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