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Christian Horner Predicts a Mercedes Win in Bahrain

Mercedes AMG Petronas has been showing its dominance in the Formula One circuit from the pre-season tests right up to the actual races. So, far the team has been victorious in the first two races of the season. Not only that, it has displayed its superiority in an impressive fashion. In the Australian Grand Prix, Mercedes gained the upper hand over its competitors by logging a 25-second advantage when Nico Rosberg crossed the finish line (which turned out to be 26 seconds when Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified). It should be noted that if it weren’t for the car problems experienced by Lewis Hamilton during the event, he would have performed… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Remains as Favorite at Malaysian GP

With the Malaysian nation in mourning after it was officially confirmed that the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, some debate whether pushing through with the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix is proper or not. While it is understood that the tragedy is very hard to accept, especially for the families of the victims, the race must go on. Aside from the tourism potentials that the race can provide in the area, it would also be a great time for the F1 community to honor the death of the passengers and crew of flight MH370. As Formula One prepares for Malaysia this week, it was revealed… Continue Reading »

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F1: No need to replace Hamilton’s engine for Malaysian GP

The inaugural race of the 2014 Formula One season ended in a resounding victory for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team thanks to Nico Rosberg, but Lewis Hamilton had to shut off his engine prematurely to make it a bittersweet opener in Melbourne. There’s good news, however, as it’s been confirmed that the Brit doesn’t need a change of engine this early in the season. Under the new rules, each driver is only allocated five engines (or Power Units, to be more precise as that’s what the new engines are supposed to be called because we refer to the entire system comprised of the engine, turbo, and energy recovery system as one unit)… Continue Reading »

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Will We See Rosberg vs Hamilton Rivalry This Season

With the recent victory of Nico Rosberg in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix,  Formula One pundits  claim that we might be seeing a preview of the dominance of the team of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the races that are about to come. The F1 community appears to be heavily rooting for team Mercedes before the 2014 season even began and Toto Wolff appears to be pushing the team for the first place this time. Others even claim that it would even signal a rivalry between Rosberg vs Hamilton for the championship in the foreseeable future. Since Lewis Hamilton jumped to Mercedes, people have been pitting him against Rosberg in F1… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team’s “Early Bird” Attitude Pays Off

Mercedes could finish two laps ahead of its competitors in the opening of the Formula One racing season this March 16. This is such a bold claim and some of you may think that it is exaggerated. But surprisingly, this was what Christian Horner stated in his interview featured in Australia’s The Telegraph. And yes, it is the same Christian Horner who is the current team principal of the reigning F1 champion for the past few years which is Red Bull. At present, Red Bull’s performance is being hampered by technical issues. This was attributed by experts as a result of the team’s adaptation to the new F1 regulations. On the… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg May Be the Next F1 Champ

Sebastian Vettel has been on the number spot in Formula One since winning its championship in 2010. So, the F1 community has been rooting for a serious contender who could break Vettel’s championship streak for quite some time. Now, with Mercedes performing well in the current tests—not to mention the team’s impressive performance during the 2013 season—fans are expecting either Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to unseat Vettel from the top of the rankings this season. The expectations of hardcore F1 fans were further fueled when Rosberg was able to set the fastest lap in his Mercedes during the Bahrain testing last Saturday. During that said event, Rosberg was able… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Gradually Distancing Mercedes from McLaren

The year just started and the Formula One season hasn’t commenced yet but Honda is already making “steady progress” on the development of the new 1.6-liter V6 engine that will be powering the McLaren car next year. This was confirmed by Honda’s executives according to a report from Formula1.com. The report even went on to claim that Honda has already established an F1 base in the United Kingdom. Its plan also includes putting up dyno and assembly facilities. The targeted completion month of the planned projects is on June. The impending switch of McLaren from Mercedes to Honda engines has transformed its relations with Mercedes AMG Petronas into an uneasy… Continue Reading »

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