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Hamilton Lets Go of Frustration, Compares Mercedes Team to McLaren

It’s no secret that there is an animosity between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg lately, which escalated when the German took the escape route in the final lap of the qualifying race in Monaco. The incident triggered yellow flags, which slowed down the rest of the field and cost the Briton his pole position. The pole position then provided Rosberg the advantage that eventually led his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. The win also enabled the son of Keke Rosberg to snatch back the first position in the overall ranking of the drivers in Formula One. However, based on interviews, it is only Hamilton who is having issues with… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg Wins in Monaco Grand Prix and Gets Back Number One Position

Following a rather controversial qualifying race leading to Monaco Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg reached the checkered flag first this Sunday’s race. His victory allowed him to get back his number-one position in the Formula One drivers’ standings, which was temporarily taken away by his teammate Lewis Hamilton in Spain. The German was able to outlast his Briton teammate by 9.2 seconds as he maintained his advantage over his pole position. It should be noted as well that Hamilton has been complaining about his partially impaired vision during the race that was apparently caused by a dirt in his eye. The two W05 cars were nearly inseparable during the early stages… Continue Reading »

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Rivalry Between Hamilton and Rosberg Brewing Up

The 2014 season of the Formula One saw the tides turn in favor of Mercedes AMG Petronas. Since the first race of the season in Australia, Mercedes has emerged triumphant over its competition, usually outracing them by seconds. The fortune of Mercedes this season can be primarily attributed to the new engine regulations implemented by the racing body. But the consequence of dominating the sport entirely has put its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg head-to-head on the circuit. The first event in 2014 was won by Rosberg. Then, the succeeding were dominated by Hamilton while Rosberg was trailing behind him consistently for a couple of one-two finishes. In the past… Continue Reading »

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Will Team Mercedes Conquer Monaco

Despite the barrage of victories that the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas has since the Australian Grand Prix all the way to the Spanish Grand Prix, critics are still questioning whether Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will maintain their performance in Monaco. According to pundits, team Mercedes might face an upset in Monaco. Their forecasts were based on the history of the circuit in Monaco, wherein it produced unexpected results several times. They cited as examples the one-time victories incurred by Jarnu Turlli in 2004 and Olivier Panis in 1996. It should be noted that each driver mentioned only claimed one victory in his overall career in F1,… Continue Reading »

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Megaphone Exhaust of Mercedes Did Not Work

  Formula One fans were excited after Mercedes announced it may have the solution that will address the lack of noise of its race cars, especially when it tweeted that it is already for testing. The formula was in the form of a megaphone exhaust that will apparently amplify the tailpipe noise of the racing vehicles. However, just a few minutes ago, Nico Rosberg revealed that the trumpet-like exhaust just did not work. The German was the one who drove the car carrying the megaphone exhaust concept of Mercedes. According to Rosberg in his interview with BBC, the add-on failed to produce the desired results, so they will have to explore other alternatives…. Continue Reading »

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Megaphone Exhaust Attached to the Rear End of the W05

The implementation of the new engine regulations definitely changed the landscape of the Formula One races this year. The evolution of the sport has particularly benefited Mercedes AMG Petronas, which resulted into a series of victories for the team. However, one major setback seen by fans, even by F1 President and CEO Bernie Ecclestone, in the implementation of the new engine rules was the lack of noise of the cars. Ecclestone mentioned that he was “horrified” by the muffled sound of the race cars. As a result, Mercedes developed a solution to the issue. Last week, it announced its new prototype that will address the call for more tailpipe noise. When rumors… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes to Test Its Solution to the Exhaust Noise Issue

Formula One underwent a new stage of evolution this season with the implementation of new engine rules and other modifications in its set of standards. While this has been seen as a major improvement in the history of the sport, fans and the higher ups of F1 like Bernie Ecclestone have shown their dismay with the resulting noises of the new engines. According to the F1 President and CEO, he was “horrified” by the lack of noise from the race cars. So, in order to please the F1 community, and probably the F1 boss, it was recently revealed by Mercedes that it is working on a solution to address the issue…. Continue Reading »

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