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Mercedes’ Hamilton wins short-lived Japanese Grand Prix; Rosberg second in race marred by Bianchi crash

Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton took the victory as the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix ended prematurely, allowing the Brit to extend his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg, who started on pole but had to settle for second place. The race had to be ended early and the results backdated after a serious crash involving Jules Bianchi of Marussia and a JCB recovery vehicle, which was attending to an incident from the previous lap. “My thoughts are with my colleague,” Rosberg said. “They have given us some information and it seems very, very serious.” Typhoon Phanfone made its mark on the race early on, with standing water accumulating on the track and water splashing… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg claims pole in Japanese Grand Prix; Mercedes with another front-row lockout

Another qualifying session, another front-row lockout for Mercedes AMG Petronas. Nico Rosberg won the right to start at the front of the grid when the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix starts, while Lewis Hamilton qualified in second place to make sure that no one apart from the Mercedes cars would lead the pack for the fourth straight race. The pole position is Rosberg’s 12th for his career, and this puts him in a tie at 30th place on the all-time list with Gerhard Berger and David Coulthard. Meanwhile, this means Hamilton gets his 68th career start on the front row, and his 11th in the current season. Mercedes takes its 14th pole position and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Has No Plans for Changes in F1 Lineup Next Year

Niki Lauda, the non-executive chairman of Mercedes AMG Petronas, confirmed through an interview with Sky Sports that the team has opened talks for a multi-year extension with Lewis Hamilton’s contract. The Formula One legend revealed the deal would guarantee the Briton’s spot in the team for two or three more years after 2015. Then, the Austrian said he is positive the agreement will come to a fruition. When asked whether Mercedes has also opened its door to Fernando Alonso, Lauda was quick to deny the issue. He categorically ruled out the possibilities of the Spaniard joining the team. The speculations about Alonso going to Mercedes began when the originally planned… Continue Reading »

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Cause of Rosberg’s Retirement in Singapore GP Revealed

The primary cause of Nico Rosberg’s retirement at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix finally came to light. According to The Guardian, the team of Mercedes AMG Petronas revealed that the unfortunate event stemmed from a “freak contamination”. In other words, a foreign substance was found lodged in the steering column electronics of the German’s W05. The said foreign body came from a substance used by Mercedes in their pre-event servicing, explained the source. Then, the contamination led to a loom failure in the affected area. As a result, the race car of Rosberg had trouble running properly. Notably, the issue messed up his clutch. The function to change the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Worried of Mechanical Issues in the Remaining Races

The people behind the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas admitted that they are worried of mechanical issues arising in the remaining races of the 2014 season. It should be noted that both of its drivers have become victim of such problems starting in Australia. Between the two drivers, Lewis Hamilton had the most frequency of mechanical issues in his W05. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg was the latest victim of a breakdown. The forced retirement of Rosberg in Singapore Grand Prix denied him of acquiring any points in that event. So, when Hamilton emerged first in the finish line, he was automatically awarded 25 points in his card. The win… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Gets a New Reserve Driver

The battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg rages on. The people behind Mercedes AMG Petronas, making sure that they will have a Plan B in case one of their title-chasing drivers would be unavailable to race in the remaining events of this Formula One season, signed up a backup driver. Pascal Wehrlein, only 19 years of age, will function as a reserve driver for the team starting the next F1 race up to the finals. He will only get to the helm of the W05 if either Rosberg or Hamilton cannot race. The youngster will be balancing his duties in DTM with his role in F1. For the German teen, getting pulled in… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Found the Booing of Nico Rosberg Awkward

Lewis Hamilton admitted that he found the booing of his teammate Nico Rosberg very awkward as they stood on the Formula One podium following the Italian Grand Prix, according to Sky Sports. Mercedes AMG Petronas maintained its momentum leading to the world championship as it displayed another one-two victory in Monza. Hamilton, after trailing his partner behind in the majority of his races plus several unfortunate retirements, once again gained his footing by finishing first. Fans received the Briton with a warm cheer as he climbed the podium, but his teammate and rival in the drivers’ rankings did not get the same treatment. Fans audibly booed the second placer in the… Continue Reading »

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