According to sources, McLaren F1 technical director Paddy Lowe will not be joining the team at the 2013 season opener on March 17 at the Australian Grand Prix. What’s more, he is set to join the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team once his contract with McLaren expires at the end of the year. This casts more doubt on the future of current Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn, who had stated that Lowe won’t be on the team while Brawn remains at the helm. Then again, it’s not a given that Lowe’s move is going to make Brawn leave. New motorsport director Toto Wolff could be working some magic behind the… Continue Reading »
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The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is looking really promising. That’s the sentiment after Nico Rosberg took to the Circuit de Catalunya track in Barcelona for day 1 of the second round of preseason testing in Formula One, completing 54 laps and setting the fastest lap of the day at 1:22:616. “We had a mixed day today with some laps lost this morning,” said Rosberg, who was able to run for just 14 laps because of a gearbox problem in his F1 W04. “However we were able to work through a good programme this afternoon and, of course, it’s always nice to be quickest at the end of the day.”… Continue Reading »
As of late, news about Formula One, McLaren and Mercedes-Benz center on Paddy Lowe. Even the social media are going into a frenzy about his rumored jump to the Mercedes-Benz team. Despite all the noise, McLaren was quiet about this matter. However, this didn’t deter us from doing our research on the side of McLaren. So read on to see what we found out. According to Spain’s El Confidencial, McLaren is working hard to prevent Mercedes-Benz from luring Lowe into their Formula 1 team. Other sources also leaked that McLaren offered to give him a raise in his salary if he decides to stay. In any case, McLaren is definitely… Continue Reading »
We posted the news about the rumors fueled by BBC’s top Formula One analyst Eddie Jordan surrounding the possible move of Paddy Lowe from McLaren to Mercedes-Benz team earlier. A move that could potentially jeopardize the position of Ross Brawn as the group’s principal. Then, there were news about the reorganizations made by Daimler pertaining to Mercedes’ racing activities. But according to Brawn, there is no question about who holds the reigns of the team. He stood his ground by stating that he is still the team principal and he is in charge of the race despite people coming in like Toto Wolff. He said that Wolff can handle all… Continue Reading »
The next best thing that comes with being a Formula One driver for Mercedes-Benz, next to the hefty paycheck, is all the perks that you can get. One of them is getting to drive the 2014 CLA before anyone else does. Just check out the video above. Lewis Hamilton was all praises about the new car because of the driving quality it provides. He said he was quite comfortable driving it. He emphasized the amazing performance of its brakes as well. Hamilton may not be new with Mercedes-Benz, since the car he had at McLaren was equipped with a Mercedes-Benz engine, but he was surely impressed with the CLA.
Seeing former Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes AMG Petronas digs definitely takes some getting used to. If you’re one of the Mercedes fans holding their breath until you see Hamilton in action once the new season comes around, let’s fast-track the process of getting used to Lewis Hamilton as the new driver for the team. There’s this video, for instance, released by the Mercedes AMG Petronas YouTube channel, featuring Hamilton’s trip to Stuttgart. He speaks of adjusting, learning, and motivation for the upcoming season, among other things. Oh, and we get to see the new Mercedes-Benz CLA in the background in one part of the video. Clever placement,… Continue Reading »
Who else is jumping ship? This is a big question nowadays with all the big names going to the Mercedes team. First, the news was all about Lewis Hamilton being the new team driver. Then, Toto Wolff made the news when he left Williams team to join Mercedes-Benz as the company’s new director of Motorsport. Now, guess the next big name who is about to jump ship. Paddy Lowe. The shocking update was revealed this Tuesday by BBC’s leading Formula One analyst and former F1 team owner, Eddie Jordan. According to him, Lowe will be handling a more senior position on the team. That involves managing the group on a… Continue Reading »