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F1: Lewis Hamilton and His Malaysian GP Pit Stop Gaffe

Lewis Hamilton scored his first podium finish for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team on Sunday at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, incidentally the team’s home race. While the newcomer had a great race overall, he did have one funny moment on the circuit. On his first pit stop, a tire change in Lap 8, the former McLaren driver actually went into the McLaren pit stop box, which many of course found amusing. The gaffe prompted these tweets from McLaren’s official Twitter account: Smiles in the garage after a well-worked double pitstop with an unexpected twist. #F1 — McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) March 24, 2013 Feel free to pop in and say “hi”… Continue Reading »

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Mika Hakkinen: Mercedes Will Not Likely Come On Top

According to BBC, two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Hakkinen stated that Mercedes-Benz will unlikely come on top this season. He said that the speed of their car is not enough to catapult them to the peak of the rankings. The 1998 and 1999 champ added that McLaren seems to be in its great form this year so they will definitely get the top position. David Coulthard does not share his former teammate’s view though. He thinks that the Mercedes-Benz has a great engine plus a lot of talented people. So, if the team will get to perfect their car’s aero package, Lewis Hamilton will have a great chance of winning… Continue Reading »

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Hot Facts from the Q&A with Ross Brawn and Toto Wolff

Team Mercedes-Benz has definitely made plenty of noise in the sporting world lately. It started with the retirement of Michael Schumacher from the team. Then, the acquisition of the group of big names such as Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff made it to the top headlines. Controversies further made them subjects in the television and various news sites. So, if you are among the fans out there who are looking for more information about the hottest topics surrounding the team, check out the facts that we acquired from the interview conducted by Formula 1 with Ross Brawn and Toto Wolff. The Change in Management Brawn commented that this… Continue Reading »

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Revealed: McLaren Works Hard to Keep Paddy Lowe

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 »

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Mercedes-Benz Team More Determined to Win than McLaren

“There is a great spirit here. The guys seem hungrier than any group of people I’ve seen before. They seem seriously hungry to win and excited they have another shot at it this year,” said Lewis Hamilton in his statement to Reuters. “Every year there was always a great atmosphere at McLaren. But it’s a different environment to come to and a different feeling because it’s new and fresh. The guys seem to be just as on it if not more,” added Mercedes’ new team driver. The statement was in response to the issues circulating in the media concerning their team. Apparently, it was rumored that they are experiencing some… Continue Reading »

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Revealed: Another Big Name Set to Go to Mercedes Team

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 »

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Lewis Hamilton’s Arrival Signals a New Challenge for Mercedes Team

According to Nick Fry, Mercedes AMG Petronas CEO, Lewis Hamilton’s arrival is very exciting for the team but this also puts a lot of pressure to them. Now that Hamilton is under their banner, Mercedes AMG  team is under pressure to create a more competitive car that could complement the skills of the former F1 world champ. Hamilton bagged the F1 world championship in 2008, which was his first major world title. He signed up for Mercedes AMG Petronas following the retirement of Michael Schumacher from the Formula One scene last November. Although Nico Rosenberg recently won the Chinese F1 Grand Prix in the earlier part of 2012, one major… Continue Reading »

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