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Nico Rosberg Gets Two-Year Contract Extension with Mercedes F1 Team

Daimler announced that Nico Rosberg finally got his contract extension under its Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The company revealed that Mercedes and the German driver closed a two-extension in the latter’s contract. That means he will still be competing under the banner of the three-pointed star brand in the 2017 and 2018 F1 seasons. At the time of Rosberg’s signing. He was leading the 2016 F1 Driver Standings. However, the conclusion of the recent Hungarian Grand Prix drove him back to the second position of the rankings. He exchanged places with his teammate and reigning F1 World Champion  Lewis Hamilton after losing in the latest race. Currently, Hamilton is ahead… Continue Reading »

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Formula One Fans Get Chance to Win $50,000

The Official Managed Connectivity Supplier of Mercedes AMG Petronas and the Official Connectivity Provider of Formula One, Tata Communications, recently announced a new challenge that will allow motorsport fans a way to win as much as $50,000. According to Formula1.com the company is launching the 2016 Connectivity Innovation Prize. The contest includes two technology challenges aimed at F1 fans who are also tech-inclined. The first challenge calls on tech-savvy fans of the sport to develop ways to enhance the viewing pleasure of people watching F1 events from home. It challenges the participants to come up with ways to harness the power of virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) to boost the… Continue Reading »

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Hardware Problem to Blame in Formula One Bahrain GP

Despite being in high spirits, Lewis Hamilton once again failed to score a big win in the recently concluded 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg has been reaping from the opportunities presented by his teammate’s issues. The German has emerged triumphant in the first two races of the season. Toto Wolff, the motorsport director of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, recently shared his thoughts on the problem plaguing the reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion in an interview with Sky Sports. In the first two races of this year, the weakness of Hamilton was usually evident in first corners of the events. Slow getaways have resulted in the… Continue Reading »

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How Much Did Mercedes Lose in Formula One Last Year?

The report of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. recorded a loss of £76.9 million in Formula One last year. According to Autosport website, the team had £240.2 million operating expenses in the 2014 season. Based on the source, the overall expenditures of the team was £49.5 million higher than in 2013, wherein it only listed a figure of £190.7 million during that period. On the other hand, the losses incurred by the team was significantly higher in 2014 than in its previous year by £25.8 million. The higher spending of the group was attributed to higher wages, more performance bonuses, and other costs arising from the regulation change in the sport. It noted that the overall wages of the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg were Allowed to Race Each Other in Bahrain

It was recently revealed that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were allowed to race other during the Grand Prix held in Bahrain. In an article from BBC Sport, it appeared that Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe were also entertaining themselves with the on-track rivalry of Hamilton and Rosberg. As a result, they did not give the two team orders during the event. That means everything we’ve seen in the last race were two drivers giving their best to outlast one another and their performances were not in any way cooked up by the team. Lowe stated in his interview with the source that there’s no reason not to allow Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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Christian Horner Predicts a Mercedes Win in Bahrain

Mercedes AMG Petronas has been showing its dominance in the Formula One circuit from the pre-season tests right up to the actual races. So, far the team has been victorious in the first two races of the season. Not only that, it has displayed its superiority in an impressive fashion. In the Australian Grand Prix, Mercedes gained the upper hand over its competitors by logging a 25-second advantage when Nico Rosberg crossed the finish line (which turned out to be 26 seconds when Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified). It should be noted that if it weren’t for the car problems experienced by Lewis Hamilton during the event, he would have performed… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Remains as Favorite at Malaysian GP

With the Malaysian nation in mourning after it was officially confirmed that the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, some debate whether pushing through with the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix is proper or not. While it is understood that the tragedy is very hard to accept, especially for the families of the victims, the race must go on. Aside from the tourism potentials that the race can provide in the area, it would also be a great time for the F1 community to honor the death of the passengers and crew of flight MH370. As Formula One prepares for Malaysia this week, it was revealed… Continue Reading »

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