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F1: Mercedes gets front-row lockout at Sochi qualifying

Nico Rosberg took pole position at the qualifying session for the 2015 Russian Grand Prix, besting his Mercedes teammate and championship forerunner Lewis Hamilton. This is the German’s third pole of the season, and the second straight. It is also Mercedes’ 11th front-row qualification this season. Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen got P4 and P5, respectively, behind the Williams of Valtteri Bottas in P3. The Force India cars followed, as Nico Hulkenberg qualified into P6 and Sergio Perez into P7. To round out the top 10 qualifiers, we have the Lotus of Romain Grosjean in P8, the Toro Rosso of Max Verstappen in P9, and the Red Bull of Daniel… Continue Reading »

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Manor Marussia Will Run with Mercedes Engines in 2016

Manor Marussia Formula One Team will be driving with Mercedes-Benz engines in the 2016 season. According to the Global Media Site of Daimler, the group will be supplied with Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP). Then the power units will also benefit from the Fluid Technology Solutions offered by Mercedes’ F1 partner, Petronas. The deal stipulates that Marussia will be provided with the present-year racing engine of AMG throughout the life of the contract. That means, they will have the same power unit used by the Constructors leader and current champion in the next season. The excellent engine will surely give them a boost in the next season in terms of power and reliability. They will… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Puzzled Over Lack of TV Time During Japanese GP

Mercedes-AMG Petronas motorsport chief Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda recently commented about the lack of television time for their team in the duration of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The race in Suzuka resulted to the reestablishment of Mercedes as the top dog in the sport after a disappointing event in Singapore GP. Its drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both performed well in the circuit from qualifying to the actual race. Rosberg landed the pole position while Hamilton came next to him in the qualifying. Then their positions were reversed during the race on Sunday as the Briton ended winning the race and the German finished second…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes gets one-two finish at Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate Nico Rosberg, giving the team a much-needed one-two finish after the disaster in Singapore’s night race. Hamilton has now tied Ayrton Senna for with 41 career wins; they are tied for fourth place on the all-time list led by Michael Schumacher (91 career wins). Alain Prost is next at 51, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is third with 42. “To come here, where I used to love watching Ayrton drive, and match his career wins, is amazing for me,” said an ecstatic Hamilton. With Vettel just one win away as well, there’s a good chance Hamilton can… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Snatches Pole in Japanese GP Qualifying

After the disappointing performance of both Formula One Mercedes-AMG Petronas drivers at the Singapore Grand Prix, wherein the current champ Lewis Hamilton retired in the event while Nico Rosberg only finished fourth, it seems they are en route to their winning ways again. In the qualifying race for the Japanese GP, both Mercedes drivers had the first and second positions in the starting grid locked for themselves. Rosberg grabbed the pole at one minute and 32.584 seconds while Hamilton trailed behind at 1:32.660. Hamilton was held up from beating his teammate by a crash near the chicane with Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull. Fortunately, the two finished the whole event unhurt. It… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton is Wary Going to F1 Japanese GP

The reason for the poor performance of the car of Lewis Hamilton in the recent Formula One race still eludes him. The current World Champion expressed his worry about the Japanese Grand Prix because of this. Quoting Hamilton’s interview with The Guardian, he said, “I don’t have any confidence. I don’t have any information to give me that confidence. I’m hoping it’s a one-off but it was a strange weekend to say the least. Our car has not got slower. I told my engineers I would like some information about what they think it was but there’s not a lot of time before the next race.” It should be noted… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Makes a Disastrous Performance at F1 Singapore GP

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. This is his 42nd career victory, which now puts him in the third position in the list of F1 racers with the most wins. He overtakes Ayrton Senna’s 41 career wins, and he is merely nine wins away from equaling the record held by Alain Prost. The current world champion didn’t fare well in the event. Mercedes-AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton had to retire somewhere in Lap 33 after struggling with his car. Sources say he had an issue with the pedal. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg failed to maximize the opportunity offered by the early exit of the F1 Drivers Standing leader… Continue Reading »

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