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Mercedes gets one-two as Rosberg keeps rolling in Russian GP

It’s looking more and more like Nico Rosberg’s year, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver took home the victory for the fourth straight race this 2016 F1 season. Teammate Lewis Hamilton took advantage of an early appearance by the safety car to move from P10 in the starting grid to a second-place finish, giving the team its second one-two finish this year so far. Kimi Raikkonen took the final podium spot, but the Ferrari just did not have the pace to challenge the Mercedes cars in this one. The red cars’ efforts were also hampered early on after Sebastian Vettel was bumped from behind by Daniil Kvyat not once but twice,… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Will Use Faulty Engine in China as Spare

Lewis Hamilton will still use the problematic engine he had in the previous race as a spare. According to Autosport, Mercedes already identified the issue that held back the reigning Formula One champion at the qualifying of the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton is yet to win a race in the current F1 season. The worst performance he had so far was during the event in China. A fault in the power unit of his Silver Arrow prevented him from doing a flying lap in the qualifying. Based on the report, the car of Hamilton had been stripped down of its MGU-H. The team suspects that the problem is from the… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Wins Formula One Chinese GP

Nico Rosberg is on fire! The German once again captured a win in the recently concluded 2016 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix. In doing so, the German driver extended his lead over the current F1 Drivers’ Champion and his teammate, Lewis Hamilton. The victory also makes him the fourth man in the history of the sport to win six consecutive races. It should be noted that he owned everyone in the last three races of the 2015 season and in the first three races of the present season. The troubles of Hamilton in China continued. After getting an engine failure in yesterday’s qualifying, which placed him at the back grid… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg Argue Over Who’s Paying Chinese Dinner

The real action in the 2016 Formula One Chinese Grand Prix is yet to start. However, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were at it again. According to numerous sources like UK’s Mirror, the latest spat between the two was over who was paying for dinner. Recently, Felipe Massa of Williams posted a photo will all but four F1 drivers in it at a Chinese restaurant. Based on the story, it was where the incident of Hamilton and Rosberg took place. When it was time to settle the bill for their dinner, Hamilton offered to take care of it. However, Rosberg went Dutch and suggested that all 18 drivers in the dinner… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Looks to Ink New Deal with Mercedes F1

Nico Rosberg is expecting that Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team will ink a new deal with him when his contract ends this season. According to a report, the negotiations might start mid-2016. Rosberg stated that he is looking to spend more time with the Mercedes F1 group as he is happy in his current position. It should be noted that he has been with the team for seven seasons already. The German joined just the year after Mercedes took over Brawn GP. He even had the opportunity to team up with one of the greatest drivers in the sport, Michael Schumacher. Since the start of Rosberg’s tenure with the… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull F1 Would Win Races Again with Mercedes Engines

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone strongly believes that Red Bull Racing would be winning races again if it had managed to land an engine deal with its bitter rival, Mercedes-Benz. With the winning engine of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, it is no surprise that its rivals would also want a piece of its power unit, or at least be able to get its technology. As of last year, Red Bull indicated its intention to get an engine supply deal with its Mercedes. It wasn’t clear how the negotiations went, or if there was even an official negotiation between the two, as there were different versions of the story—depending on who was telling… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Seeks New Clutch Design

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team recently requested its parent Daimler to come up with a new clutch design for the Silver Arrow race cars. According to GrandPrix.com, the appeal of Mercedes F1 to Daimler is aimed at fending off the threat posed by Ferrari. Based on the source, Mercedes F1 is worried about the progress shown by Ferrari this season. In the 2016 F1 Australian Grand Prix, Ferrari proved itself as a force to be reckoned with due to its quickness on the track. Its drivers appeared to have mastered the new rules limiting drivers to utilize only a single clutch lever for race starts. Despite landing on the first and second… Continue Reading »

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