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[F1] Mercedes Prepares for Spanish Grand Prix

There’s been a short break, but Formula One action resumes next weekend at the Circuit de Catalunya for the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. Mercedes AMG Petronas is keen on improving the results it has posted so far after four races. Tyre management remains an issue, as is a lack of pace during the races. Lewis Hamilton sees Spain as a great opportunity “to get into the routine of the European season.” He added that being familiar with the track because of all the work during the preseason should help the team and allow the Spanish GP to be “a good benchmark” of Mercedes’ progress. “We know that the car went… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz To Focus More On Their 2014 F1 Car

The Mercedes-Benz Formula One team is shifting 50% of its workforce to work on the development of their 2014 race car according to a recent news from ZeeNews. The move was intended to increase the chances of their star driver Lewis Hamilton of winning the trophy next season. As stated in our previous reports, Mercedes-Benz is taking advantage of the changes in the F1 regulations next year. The primary change will come with the replacement of the standard V8 engines to V6 Turbos. With the engine change follows upgrades in the chassis design and aerodynamics as well. Despite the apparent focus of the team on the 2014 season, Toto Wolff… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hamilton Gets Podium Finish; Rosberg Retires in Chinese Grand Prix

A strong qualifying session turned into a mixed performance for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton managed to finish third for back-to-back podium finishes (he also finished third in Malaysia), but teammate Nico Rosberg had to retire on lap 22 because of a suspension problem. Fernando Alonso of Scuderia Ferrari took home the win, and by a comfortable margin, too. He was 10.168 seconds ahead of second-placer Kimi Raikkonen. Rosberg said that he felt considerable understeer right from the get go, but it only worsened after his pit stop. It really wasn’t a very good race for him at the point where… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Takes Pole in Chinese GP Qualifying

Lewis Hamilton showed off more of Mercedes’ potential this season as he claimed the pole position for Mercedes AMG Petronas at the qualifying session for the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg also performed well in qualifying, getting a second-row start by qualifying at P4. “Pole position is a great result for us today and to achieve it in my third race for the team is such a good feeling,” said Hamilton, who will be aiming for his third career Chinese GP victory. “I had to make sure the radio was off after my engineer told me I had pole because I was so excited! None of us expected this… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Gears Up for 2013 Chinese Grand Prix

Formula 1 action resumes next weekend as the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix takes center stage, and you can count on the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team to bring their A game to the Shanghai Intenrational Circuit following a solid first two races in the season. “I enjoy the Shanghai track a great deal and I have a positive feeling going there with the car that we have at the moment,” said Nico Rosberg, who has led 46% (78 out of 168) of the total laps in the circuit over the past three years and took the win last year. “We’ve had a strong start to the season and I’m confident… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Signs Engine Supply Agreement with Sahara Force India F1 Team

Mercedes-Benz has just signed a long-term agreement with the Sahara Force India team, under which the German automaker will be supplying complete powertrains to the Formula One constructor a complete powertrain, starting in 2014 when new F1 regulations are set to take effect. What does a complete powertrain entail? To be specific, the agreement is for a complete Power Unit, which includes the internal combustion engine as well as the energy recovery system. It also includes transmission systems and other ancillary systems associated with the powertrain. “With new powertrain regulations being introduced next year, I can’t think of a better partner to work with as Formula One enters a new… Continue Reading »

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Malaysian GP: Mercedes’ Hamilton P4, Rosberg P6 on Starting Grid

Mercedes AMG Petronas continued to roll at the start of the 2013 Formula One season, getting a solid performance in qualifying at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton managed to snag P4, while Nico Rosberg will start at P6 on the grid tomorrow. Rosberg actually paced Q2 with his 1:36.190, but couldn’t really sustain that pace in the third and final round. Rain started to pour down in Q2 and the team shifted into the intermediates for the last phase of qualifying. “In the dry conditions I had a great balance today and everything went perfectly which was nice to see,” said Rosberg. “Once it began to rain, unfortunately we… Continue Reading »

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