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F1: Malaysian GP – Mercedes finishes 2, 3 as Vettel grabs race win

It’s official: we have a competition in our hands for the 2015 Formula One season. Sebastian Vettel grabbed the victory at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of the two Mercedes cars, showing that there’s a lot of work to be done by the defending constructors champion if it wants to fend off Ferrari this year. Lewis Hamilton failed to convert a pole position into a race victory for the first time in the last eight poles, but still finished second while Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took the third and final spot on the podium at the Sepang Circuit. Hamilton finished a whopping 8.57 seconds behind the Ferrari, though. There was… Continue Reading »

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F1: Malaysian GP qualifying – Mercedes’ Hamilton takes pole; Rosberg in P3

Don’t look now, but Ferrari’s trying to spoil the party. Lewis Hamilton will start the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday in pole position, after edging out Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took P3 on the starting grid after a rainy qualifying session. The three Q3 times for the top 3 qualifiers were close: Hamilton posted 1:49.834, Vettel 1:49.908, and Rosberg 1:50.299. Hamilton actually set that time on his initial flying lap and never actually got to improve it, allowing Vettel to edge a bit too close for comfort. In the end, though, Hamilton was able to clinch his 40th career F1 pole position. Meanwhile, surrendering P2 to the Ferrari means ending a… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton takes 2015 opener ahead of Rosberg for Mercedes one-two

New season, more of the same. That’s how it looked — and they made it look easy — for the Mercedes team at the opening of the 2015 Formula One season in Australia. Lewis Hamilton took the race win ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg for another Mercedes one-two finish, showing the world that the team-to-beat has not changed. Sebastian Vettel made his debut for the Ferrari team in grand fashion, taking the third spot on the podium after fending off a relentless Felipe Massa. Hamilton and Rosberg were all praises for the team on the radio after clinching first and second, respectively. “Great work, guys. Really awesome car,” said Rosberg. The race was marred… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Dominates F1 Practice in Melbourne

Mercedes seems to be gearing for another impressive win in the upcoming Formula One Australian Grand Prix. In the most recent practice session, its drivers logged the fastest time on the track. Nico Rosberg led the practice with a time of one minute and 27.697 seconds. Lewis Hamilton, the defending F1 World Champion, came in next in just a split-second with a time of one minute and 27.797 seconds. Ferrari trailed behind Mercedes in the event. The multi-time and former F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, was the third quickest with 1:28.412, followed by his teammate Kimi Raikkonen at 1:28.842. On the other hand, Valtteri Bottas was fifth with 1:29.265. Last year,… Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda is Confident that Hamilton will Stay with Mercedes

The three-year contract of Lewis Hamilton with Formula One Team Mercedes-AMG Petronas will be up by the end of the year. Various speculations about the status of the negotiations were raised by several news sources. However, Niki Lauda expressed his confidence that the 2008 and 2014 F1 World Champion will stay with his current team. In Lauda’s interview with PaddockTalk, he said, “I am not worried,” referring to the contract talks between Mercedes and Hamilton. Then, he stated, “both sides want to renew, so it will happen.” Despite only having one season left in Hamilton’s contract, Lauda confidently claimed a new contract will come in due time. “We are in no hurry,”… Continue Reading »

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Alonso and Bottas Considered by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as Fall Backs

A report suggested that Fernando Alonso and Valtterri Bottas have been singled out by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as possible fall backs if the negotiation between the Formula One racing team and Lewis Hamilton fails to materialize. According to Autosport.com, the discussion about the contract renewal of Hamilton has been put on hold temporarily in the 2014 season. The team reasoned out that they did not want to get the issue in the way while their drivers battled for the World Championship in the year that just ended. It should be noted that Hamilton reigned as the World Champion in 2014 after raking a total of 384 points in the season, and Nico Rosberg… Continue Reading »

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Watch the New Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition Commercial

Recently, Mercedes-Benz TV released a new commercial for its Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition. The ad featured the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, and the runner-up this year, Nico Rosberg. The video was titled “Stalemate”, which indicated the equal performance of the latest limited-edition SL63 AMG despite their contrasting looks. The Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition was made by Mercedes-AMG to commemorate the impressive performance of the German automaker’s team in F1 this year. Two versions of the World Championship Edition cars would be offered to buyers, but the models would only limited though by 19 units for each version. One version of the car was designed by Hamilton. Another was… Continue Reading »

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