Both Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 drivers were active on track at the last day of the first round of testing in Barcelona, with Lewis Hamilton completing 99 laps in the morning and Nico Rosberg taking his turn for 86 laps after the lunch break as the team tries to learn more about the F1 W07 Hybrid.
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Nico Rosberg got his turn on the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid for day 2 of Barcelona Test One, with a whopping 172 laps in total for the entire day.
The Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid of Mercedes AMG Petronas made its debut as of February 22. After that it was tested in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car was driven by reigning and three-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. The testing opened at 9:00 AM until everyone took a break at 1:00 PM. Then the event resumed and went on up to 6:00 PM. Hamilton racked 66 laps during the first half of the testing. Then he proceeded to finish 90 more laps until the end of the afternoon session. Overall, the champion gained 156 laps in his race car, which is more than what everyone else achieved during… Continue Reading »
The Global Media Site of Daimler recently released the 2016 Technical Briefing Pack of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. It shows the teams progress so far in relation to their new race car and the insights of some of the group’s key figures. However, the icing of the cake though are the pictures that came with the report, which show the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid in all its glory. Check out the images of the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid as well as the photos of its power unit in the gallery below: Mercedes F1 Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe was asked about the lessons learned last year and their progress going… Continue Reading »
The first Formula One race of the 2016 season is fast approaching. As of last Friday, February 18, Mercedes-AMG Petronas finally let loose its next championship car during a Promotional Event at Silverstone. According to Daimler, the new Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid left the garage for the testing a 10:15 AM. The car was driven by the two decorated drivers of Mercedes—starting with Nico Rosberg, then the reigning Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. On what the source described to be as a cold but clear day at the Northhamptonshire circuit, the Mercedes F1 car completed a run totalling 98.2 km. Unfortunately, no photos of the car were provided by Daimler yet. There… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team is coming back in 2016 with the same strong lineup and more advanced car. So far, the group has decided to keep its powerhouse drivers namely Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The team is not slowing down in the upgrades of their F1 W07 Hybrid Silver Arrow race car too. Earlier, Andy Cowell, the Mercedes F1 engine chief, hinted about the upgrades in the hybrid V6 of their race cars. He claimed that they are working on improving their units’ thermal efficiency that will lead to better power gains. He also revealed about a louder engine sound for their cars. According to Sky Sports, Mercedes F1 team will showcase its… Continue Reading »
The introduction of the current engine regulations in Formula One definitely turned the tide of the sport. Mercedes-AMG Petronas was the team that heavily benefited from it due to the amazing engineering of their hybrid engines. It gave Mercedes the needed leverage to break the years of dominance set by Red Bull Racing, and it earned the team a back-to-back Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships in 2014 and 2015. However, there was a major complaint from fans about the engine noise of Mercedes and other cars in F1 after the new rules came into play. From then on, Mercedes F1 came up with ways to integrate a better engine noise in… Continue Reading »