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F1: Mercedes struggles in Singapore GP qualifying

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team finds itself in unfamiliar territory after Ferrari and Red Bull made their marks in qualifying for the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix held in the city-state’s Marina Bay Street Circuit. Lewis Hamilton, who had gotten used to getting pole positions this year, had to settle for P5 when the night race starts tomorrow. P6 went to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Taking pole this time out is Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Joining him on the front row is Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen qualified at P3 while the other Red Bull car driven by Daniil Kvyat went fourth. The difference between Kvyat’s and Hamilton’s… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Poses with the Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6

Lewis Hamilton recently posted a picture of him posing with a Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6 in his Facebook page. The auto is so massive that it makes the current Formula One World Champion smaller than he is. But that does not mean that guys like him should not own this one. If you have the money, the interest in this kind of ride, and access to its market, then you are always free to buy one. Now, posing with this behemoth even without actually owning it will surely generate a lot of attention in your social media page. We can’t blame everyone though because the 6×6 is truly impressive, especially… Continue Reading »

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It’s Official, No Mercedes Engines for Red Bull

News came that the members of the board of Mercedes decided against supplying engines to their Formula One rival, Red Bull. This was after members of the luxury automaker’s F1 team strongly opposed the idea. According to Autosport, Red Bull will be breaking its ties with Renault prematurely. The F1 team based on the energy drink brand recently submitted a request for the early termination of its engine partnership with the France-based automaker, making this year their last collaboration. The performance issue with the power unit was cited as the reason. With the clock ticking closer to 2016, Red Bull reportedly approached Mercedes for an engine. Mercedes was initially divided on the idea because of… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull and Mercedes Partnership Will Unlikely Materialize

Back and forth stories bearing positive and negative updates about the potential engine partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Red Bull have been circulating. But a reliable source suggested that the latest developments were unfavorable with the rival team. While there was initially a flicker of hope on the side of Red Bull about the matter due to the management of Mercedes recognizing the benefits of such partnership, Motorsport claimed that Daimler supremo Dr. Dieter Zetsche had gotten cold with the idea. According to the report, Zetsche had been swayed away from accepting a partnership with the energy drink brand after consulting Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda about it. The article said a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Cleared From the Tyre Pressure Issue

As mentioned moments ago, there had been an investigation regarding the tyres of Mercedes-AMG Petronas. According to Sky Sports, the stewards already ruled out any wrongdoing by the leading team in Formula One. Thus, the victory of Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix stands. In Lap 49, Hamilton was already cruising comfortably for the win by more than 20 seconds. But he was suddenly told by the team to speed up. It turned out officials that time were looking for a possible tyre pressure infringement on the part of the team. Based on the report, an FIA technical delegate found that the minimum pressure on the left rear tyre… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Investigates the Engine Problem of Nico Rosberg

It seems the gremlins are at work again. In the recent qualifying race of Formula One for the Italian Grand Prix, the position of Nico Rosberg was compromised due to an engine trouble. According to Autosport, Toto Wolff said the incident remains “a big question mark” for Mercedes-AMG Petronas team. Rosberg had to revert to an engine with their previous mechanical specifications due to this unfortunate event. As a result, it only allowed him to finish fourth behind their contenders from Ferrari. It should be noted that Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are set to start second and third, respectively, in the Italian GP after the mysterious issue with the engine of the German Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Proposes Halo Concept for F1

After the tragic death of Justin Wilson, the Formula One governing body is once again considering a closed cockpit for its race cars. In line with this, Mercedes proposed a halo concept to protect its drivers. The design of the canopy aims to solve the issues that were raised during the early testing of a closed cockpit idea, namely: Debris bouncing the canopy at high speeds could ricochet to other cars, or worse, the spectators. Having a canopy would impede immediate access to the driver in the event of an accident. The halo concept of Mercedes is made to protect the driver as well as reduce the tendency of the bouncing object… Continue Reading »

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