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F1: Mercedes opens 2015 season in front row at Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton will be opening his title defense in pole position as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team claimed its first front-row lockout after Saturday’s qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix. The 2014 drivers champion relatively easily beat out teammate Nico Rosberg, 1:26.327 to 1:26.921, in action reminiscent of the majority of last season’s give and take between the two in-team rivals. Behind the Mercedes cars, other teams were close in Q3. Felipe Massa (1:27.718) continued where he left off in 2014 with a great qualifying to start the new season. His Williams will start in P3, followed by the Ferrari cars. New Scuderia driver Sebastian Vettel looks like he’s back in form after a change… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Dominates F1 Practice in Melbourne

Mercedes seems to be gearing for another impressive win in the upcoming Formula One Australian Grand Prix. In the most recent practice session, its drivers logged the fastest time on the track. Nico Rosberg led the practice with a time of one minute and 27.697 seconds. Lewis Hamilton, the defending F1 World Champion, came in next in just a split-second with a time of one minute and 27.797 seconds. Ferrari trailed behind Mercedes in the event. The multi-time and former F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, was the third quickest with 1:28.412, followed by his teammate Kimi Raikkonen at 1:28.842. On the other hand, Valtteri Bottas was fifth with 1:29.265. Last year,… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wants to Spend His Whole F1 Career with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton indicated his intention to sign a new contract with his current team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas. He also said that he is looking to end his Formula One career with the group. Hamilton’s existing three-year contract with Mercedes is set to end this season. Talks for its renewal already started last year. However, the management of his team decided to hold off the negotiations as the 2014 season neared its end to let the driver concentrate on winning the coveted F1 Constructors’ Championship for his team and F1 World Championship for himself. According to The Guardian, Hamilton stated in an interview that his camp is already in the final stages… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton: Destined for Greatness from the Very Beginning

Lewis Hamilton is certainly on top of his game once more. With his impressive driving skills and a great car made by Mercedes-AMG, his 2014 Formula One World Championship was certainly sealed. However, some might not be aware that Hamilton has been winning races since he was still too young to even get a driver’s license. So, let’s revisit his earlier racing career to shed light to his colorful story. Lewis Hamilton in His Early Years As early 1991, Hamilton was already racing. But that time, it only involved radio controlled cars. Following that year, he bagged the second place in a BRCA championship event. That time, his father decided to buy him his… Continue Reading »

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Qualcomm is Mercedes AMG Petronas team’s new Official Technology Partner

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has just announced a partnership with Qualcomm Incorporated, in which the telecom equipment and semiconductor company’s subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies will be an Official Technology Partner of the team, developing advanced communication features for the defending Formula One constructors champions. Terms of the multi-year agreement will involve the development of new connected-car tech aimed at improving the on-track performance of the Mercedes team. Qualcomm’s vast experience in the mobile industry will be the key here, as you might have heard of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon systems-on-a-chip and telecommunications chipsets powering some of the most powerful mobile phones on the planet today. Performance aspects that will be tackled by this new partnership will… Continue Reading »

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F1 2015: Mercedes concludes Barcelona testing with mixed results

After four days of rigorous testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team was able to complete a total of 444 laps over the track, allowing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to get some significant run in the new F1 W06 hybrid. Day four saw Rosberg post a second-best lap time of 1:24.321 and a total of a whopping 131 laps. His time was eclipsed only by the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, who tallied 111 laps with a best time of 1:24.067. That was great performance on a day that Rosberg considered ‘difficult’, what with ongoing troubles with getting the tires to work properly… Continue Reading »

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Will There Be Another Gullwing From Mercedes

When the announcement of the Mercedes-AMG GT first came out, there were speculations that we might see another Gullwing class which would replace the Mercedes SLS AMG GT. However, when the spy photos of the SLS successor started surfacing online, some expectant fans were saddened to see that its doors followed the standard design of cars. So, when the Mercedes-AMG GT was finally launched, it signaled the retirement of the SLS-line from the production plants and the absence of a gullwing model in the current products of the three-pointed star brand. Ola Källenius, the former head of Mercedes-AMG and the newly appointed member of the Board of Management for Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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