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Mercedes: Rosberg fined and punished for Belgian GP incident

According to an official statement from Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, Nico Rosberg has been reprimanded for making contact with Lewis Hamilton’s car during the last race in Belgium. The feud between the Mercedes drivers have gone from tolerable to very public and outright disastrous, coming to a head during the Belgian Grand Prix a weekend ago when Rosberg made contact with Hamilton’s car, sending the Brit limping off to the pits thanks to an unfortunate puncture in his rear tyre and to an eventual race retirement. Here is an excerpt from the official, if vague, statement issued by Mercedes, which you can find here in full: Suitable disciplinary measures have been taken… Continue Reading »

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Let Them Race Said Team Mercedes Fans in Twitter

Around 19 hours ago, Mercedes AMG Petronas tweeted the million-dollar question that has been generating a lot of buzz on the Internet and the F1 community. In the official Twitter account of the team, it asked the opinion of fans whether they should allow their drivers to freely race or is it time to finally implement team orders. Almost instantaneously, fans poured in their opinions. Just five hours after Mercedes tweeted the question, an answer was determined. Those in favor of the free racing led a landslide victory against the ones who supported team orders. Mercedes revealed in a latter tweet that 92 percent of the respondents preferred free racing while… Continue Reading »

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David Coulthard Defends Nico Rosberg Over Belgian GP Incident

Members of the Formula One community have differing opinions regarding the incident in the Belgian Grand Prix wherein Nico Rosberg clipped Lewis Hamilton’s W05 as he squeezed his way during lap two. The event led to the left puncture of the Briton’s car and eventually to his retirement. The incident put Rosberg on a negative light, and fans even booed him during a post-match appearance. However, David Coulthard came to the defense of the German. Although there was an alleged admission from Rosberg that what he did was a clumsy move, Coulthard believed it is unlikely that the German did it intentionally. The F1 Legend explained that while spectators may… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Claims the Clash with Rosberg was Deliberate

Lewis Hamilton was reported “gobsmacked” after a post-race meeting with the people at Mercedes AMG Petronas. That’s because he allegedly learned that his clash with Nico Rosberg was premeditated. Quoting Hamilton’s interview with Sky Sports, BBC and other reporters in the aftermath of the recent Formula One race, he said, “We just had a meeting about it and he (Rosberg) basically said he did it on purpose. He said he did it on purpose. He said he could have avoided it.” The Briton added, “He basically said ‘I did it to prove a point’.” Hamilton stated the incident was the reason why Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe were not happy… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg, Mercedes Settle for Second Place at Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo played the role of spoilsport, taking the title at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg had to settle for a second-place finish despite taking the pole position in qualifying. Even worse, contact between the two Mercedes cars early in the race resulted in a puncture in Lewis Hamilton’s ride, and the Brit eventually had to retire in lap 38. According to the commentators covering the race, Mercedes is pretty much pinning the blame for the incident on Rosberg, and most probably justifiably so. Still, it is a fairly common racing accident and there seemed to be nothing malicious about it. Regardless, this… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Takes Pole Position While Lewis Hamilton Sits Second

The exciting on-track rivalry of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton continues as Formula One resumes and takes its next race to Belgium. In the latest qualifying run for the Belgian Grand Prix, the German again emerged on top to secure the pole position for the car. His Briton teammate trailed behind on the second position giving Mercedes AMG Petronas an early advantage in the upcoming F1 event. It should be noted that Hamilton was complaining of cold brakes during the qualifying, which served as his handicap in his effort to outperform Rosberg. Despite that, he still finished a split-second behind his Mercedes partner. The official time of Rosberg was 2 minutes and 5.591… Continue Reading »

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Team Orders for Mercedes Coming Soon

There are reports right now saying that Mercedes AMG Petronas is planning to implement team orders in the following races this season. Of course, this matter did not sit well with a lot of Formula One fans. In the beginning of August, Grandprix.com posted an article about an interview with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, wherein the Daimler boss clarified that there would be no team orders for their F1 drivers, unless they are facing an emergency situation. He did not explain though what they consider to be an “emergency situation.” However, he said he expects his drivers to avoid impeding each other with varying strategies. For instance, when going for two… Continue Reading »

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