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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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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Practices in Spain

A majority of Formula One analysts agreed that Lewis Hamilton is looking at his best this season. A lot of them even predicted that the young Briton might recapture the title this 2014. Except the disappointing race of Lewis Hamilton in Australia, wherein he suffered technical problems with his W05; the former world champion has dominated every single race he completed in 2014. Nico Rosberg has also been impressive since the day one of the races by grabbing the first place in Australia and by maintaining a place next to his teammate in the succeeding events. Despite the prediction of critics, including BBC, that the next race may be won… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Announces Partnership with EBM-Papst

This week, the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas announced its newly-forged partnership with ebm-papst. If you are wondering what does this mean for the F1 team of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the new partnership will improve the cooling of the W05′s engine. Mercedes’ partner will be offering its off-board cooling solutions, which will surely come in handy in areas where the climate is hot. According to Mercedes-Benz Passion, the technology of ebm-papst will be launched in the latter stages of the 2014 F1 season, particularly in Singapore. Another benefit that will be provided by ebm-papst to Mercedes AMG Petronas in the future is that it will enhance the energy… Continue Reading »

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Assessing the Chances of Team Mercedes at Barcelona

Formula One teams are gaining on Team Mercedes AMG Petronas after its drivers displayed amazing performances from the start to the recent race. After the Shanghai Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg remains in the lead of the F1 standings with 79 points while Lewis Hamilton is not far behind with 75 points. However, the upcoming race in Barcelona is being seen by other teams as their redeeming factor. F1 analysts, including BBC Sports, indicate that the next race might be Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso’s time to shine, and a chance for other teams to derail the successive victories of team Mercedes. Barcelona by the Numbers The critics noted that the… Continue Reading »

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Team Mercedes May Rethink Strategy If Gap Narrows Between Its Rivals

team mercedes Team Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Rosberg gained a one-two finish in Bahrain. Currently, Nico Rosberg leads the rankings in F1 in terms of score with 79 points. Following the young German closely is Lewis Hamilton with 75 points. The two are currently the most dominant drivers in Formula One. Since the second race of the season, Team Mercedes has gained one-two victories with its two drivers. It should be noted that the gap between Hamilton and the third placer, Fernando Alonso, is 34 points. This is the reason why the management of Team Mercedes is allowing them to engage each other in the racetrack. So far, the impressive… Continue Reading »

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How the New Engine Regulations Saved Team Mercedes in F1

Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart wasn’t kidding last year when he said that if Team Mercedes fails to bring in the desired results in Formula One—that is gaining a significant position in the rankings—Daimler would not think twice of scrapping the F1 team of Mercedes AMG Petronas. A recent report from BBC Sport confirmed that the adoption of the new turbo hybrid engines was the saving grace of team Mercedes. According to the source’s interview with Dr. Thomas Weber, board member and the head of research and development at Daimler, the implementation of engine regulations in F1 and the performance shown by team Mercedes’ drivers justified the continued existence of the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SL400 Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz never fails to surprise and treat its fans. Just after another one-two victory in the Formula One involving Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the brand released an explosive announcement. The new Mercedes SL400 was finally revealed by the German automaker. The car replaces the SL350′s engine with a V6 turbo. The biturbo 3.0-liter engine of the car is capable of producing 333 bhp and 354 lb-ft of torque. That’s 27 bhp and 81 lb-ft more than its predecessor. The direct-injection unit of the car uses spray-guided combustion, Piezo injectors and multi-spark ignition. One of the notable features of the vehicle is that its multi-spark system releases an astonishing four sparks per… Continue Reading »

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