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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 »


F1: Hamilton wins 2015 Italian GP as Mercedes teammate Rosberg flames out

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Italian Grand Prix from pole position, taking his seventh win this season and third in the last four outings. The day was not as kind to Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, however, as the back of Nico Rosberg’s car caught fire two laps from the finish as he tried to pass Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Rosberg pulls over with back of his Mercedes flaming just two laps from end #ItalianGP #ForzaF1 — Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2015 Joining Hamilton on the Podium are Vettel and Williams’ Felipe Massa. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who was among the favorites to win this race after qualifying in the front row of the… Continue Reading »


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 »


Hamilton wins pole for Italian Grand Prix; Rosberg in row 2

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton captured yet another pole position, beating out Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen for the chance to start at the front of the grid at the 2015 Italian Grand Prix. Raikkonen’s teammate Sebastian Vettel qualified at P3, followed by Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in p4. The qualifying times were close, with Hamilton emerging on top thanks to his 1:23.397. Raikkonen was at 1:23.631, which was just a shade better than Vettel’s 1:23.685. Rosberg topped out at 1:23.703. This most recent pole is Hamilton’s seventh straight and eleventh out of twelve GPs so far in the 2015 Formula One season. Seven straight poles were the best done by Alain Prost… Continue Reading »


2015 Belgian Grand Prix qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes pole for Mercedes; Rosberg P2

Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to get back in the groove with another front-row lockout in qualifying for the 2015 Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton secured his tenth pole position in 11 races so far this season. Teammate Nico Rosberg stayed close until Q3, but was unable to take pole from Hamilton and thus settled for P2. Of course, a good start could see Rosberg right up there with Hamilton to start the race. With Rosberg competitive all weekend, there’s no doubt he’ll give Hamiton a run for his money. This pole also happens to be Hamilton’s sixth straight, and that puts him in a tie with Mika Hakkinen, who set… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz launches new SUV marketing campaign powered by celebrities

While compact cars are the primary driving force behind the banner year of German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, the company has high hopes for its growing SUV line. With that, the company is launching a new marketing campaign for its SUVs. It’s all about showing you that the Mercedes SUV range is “At home in every terrain”—that’s the overarching catchphrase for the SUVs. According to Dr Jens Thiemer, the aim is to present the full SUV family instead of showcasing individual models. The campaign is designed to inform people about the distinct characteristics of Mercedes SUVs: “effortless superiority, confidence and poise.” For the campaign, Mercedes enlisted five celebrity ambassadors: the company’s Formula 1 champion… Continue Reading »


F1 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Chief Demands Focus From Drivers

It’s nearly a month since the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix concluded. But no one in Mercedes-AMG Petronas was happy about how it ended. The event displayed Mercedes at its weakest this season. Lewis Hamilton finished sixth while Nico Rosberg came in eighth after a series of troubles encountered by each driver from the start up to the middle of the race. Thus, Toto Wolff called for more focus from its drivers in order to ensure their grip on the lead. With nine more races to go and the vulnerability displayed by the team last race, tension is running high. Wolff believes they could still lose if their drivers relax… Continue Reading »


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