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F1 Tech is Helping Mercedes-Benz a Lot

Formula One Group chief executive Bernie Ecclestone aired his negative comments about the turbo V6 power units currently used in F1. According to his interview with, the engines were not delivering for the sport, because they were costly, not loud enough, and they have no relevance in the road car industry. It should be noted that most teams have resisted attempts to get back to the old V8 power units of the sport as they are now recognizing the efficiency of the new engines. As for the engine sound, it hasn’t been resolved so far. But measures have been taken in the past to address it. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz reacted… Continue Reading »


Mercedes F1 W06 is Bringing Its Enhanced Engine to Canada

  The Mercedes F1 W06 race car, also known as the Silver Arrow, will be bringing in its upgraded engine in the upcoming Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. According to the interview of Lotus CEO Matthew Carter with Sky Sports, Mercedes used up tokens to introduce some tweaks in its hybrid power unit. If it is true, then we might be seeing an improved performance in Mercedes-AMG Petronas again. It could further extend its lead in the races to come and give its major rivals more reasons to whine again about how the sport has been getting boring recently due to the continuous dominance of Mercedes. Based on the report, Mercedes,… Continue Reading »


F1: Rosberg upsets Hamilton to win 2015 Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg claimed his third-straight Monaco Grand Prix victory, after a questionable decision to pit Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s car when the safety car went out caused the latter to re-enter the race in third, putting the Briton’s dominating weekend to waste. This marks the second consecutive race win for Rosberg, while the team is now six out of six when it comes to getting both drivers to finish on the podium. Hamilton had once again built up a considerable gap from out in front, at least for a good first 64 laps until Max Verstappen’s accident prompted the safety car to come out. It was then that the decision was… Continue Reading »


New Contract of Lewis Hamilton Could Be Worth £120 Million

Lewis Hamilton may be on his way to finally sealing a new contract with his team. The Daily Mail claimed it might be what the Mercedes-AMG Petronas driver and reigning World Champion in Formula One meant when he said, “I will have some news for you in Monaco,” after last Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. If the story is true, then it could signal the end of Hamilton’s excruciating contract negotiations, which he stated earlier as “A pain in the back side.” It should be noted that the champ was the one personally overseeing his contract negotiations after he ended his association with Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment. Hamilton was the one… Continue Reading »


Rosberg wins 2015 Spanish GP at head of Mercedes one-two

Nico Rosberg finally got the kind of start that he wanted and rode it all the way to victory at the 2015 Spanish Grand Prix, where the Mercedes driver helped lead his team to another one-two finish, but this time, the German driver managed to get ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. With the win, Rosberg has now cut some of his teammate’s lead in the drivers’ standings, now just at 20 points (91 to 111). Hamilton immediately went over to Rosberg to hug and congratulate his teammate after the race was done. “It was a perfect weekend – being on pole and winning the race,” said Rosberg, whose last win came at the… Continue Reading »


Rob Smedly is Sure that Mercedes is Playing Fair with Its Clients in F1

Rob Smedly, the Head of Vehicle Performance at the Williams team in Formula One,  said he remains confident that Mercedes is providing them the best engine the automaker has to offer. He made the comment after their driver Felipe Massa cast doubt on the integrity of their power unit supplier. It should be recalled that Massa suggested Mercedes might not be providing them with the same configuration in their power unit. The Williams driver uttered such claim at the start of the F1 season this year. Smedly pointed out that Williams’ speeds at the qualifying and the actual races possessed the same offsets with Mercedes-AMG Petronas as well as the other customers of the three-pointed… Continue Reading »


F1: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix; Rosberg takes third place

Lewis Hamilton continues to dominate the 2015 Formula One season, taking his third race win in the first four races after cruising to victory at the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was on pace to give the team a one-two finish, but lost P2 with one lap to go after a mistake that led to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen taking second place. Raikkonen drove with great pace late in the race. In lap 56, Rosberg ran wide and Raikkonen took advantage to take P2 for another great finish by the Ferrari team. By the time the Ferrari driver reached the chequered flag, he was only some 3.3 seconds behind Hamilton. “The Ferraris… Continue Reading »


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