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Mercedes swaps crew personnel for Rosberg and Hamilton

In a move that is expected to help the team, Mercedes has swapped around several members of its drivers’ crew personnel. There are several differences between the Silver Arrow cars this season. The decision was made by the team to swap number one mechanics for 2016. New personnel turnover also paved the way for other swaps. There are no changes to the engineering personnel, however. Nico Rosberg praised the moves, saying that it can only help both drivers. “It’s good for the wider strength of the team to move people around and not have them become focused on a single car or driver,” said the German, who has come in second… Continue Reading »


F1: Mercedes has spent 19 engine development tokens so far

Mercedes’ engine has dominated Formula One since the introduction of the new power unit setup, but it isn’t leaving stones unturned. The engine supplier has alerady spent 19 of the 32 engine development tokens allocated to it as per the new rules, second-most among engine builders heading into the season opener in Australia this weekend. The leading token-spender is Ferrari, the foremost challenger to the defending champs, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, this season. The prancing horse has spent 23 tokens to date, meaning the team only has 9 left to use for the remainder of the 2016 season. Relatively new engine supplier Honda has spent 18 of their tokens, with the ramped-up development… Continue Reading »


Mercedes F1 drivers weigh in on rules changes

If you’ve been bored to death by the dominance of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 in the past couple of years, don’t worry. The Mercedes drivers recognize it, too, and in line with that, they think that the new rule tweaks in the sport set to go live this year should make races more exciting for those in the stands and watching at home.


Mercedes gets one-two finish at Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate Nico Rosberg, giving the team a much-needed one-two finish after the disaster in Singapore’s night race. Hamilton has now tied Ayrton Senna for with 41 career wins; they are tied for fourth place on the all-time list led by Michael Schumacher (91 career wins). Alain Prost is next at 51, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is third with 42. “To come here, where I used to love watching Ayrton drive, and match his career wins, is amazing for me,” said an ecstatic Hamilton. With Vettel just one win away as well, there’s a good chance Hamilton can… Continue Reading »


F1: Rosberg upsets Hamilton to win 2015 Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg claimed his third-straight Monaco Grand Prix victory, after a questionable decision to pit Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s car when the safety car went out caused the latter to re-enter the race in third, putting the Briton’s dominating weekend to waste. This marks the second consecutive race win for Rosberg, while the team is now six out of six when it comes to getting both drivers to finish on the podium. Hamilton had once again built up a considerable gap from out in front, at least for a good first 64 laps until Max Verstappen’s accident prompted the safety car to come out. It was then that the decision was… Continue Reading »


F1: Mercedes opens 2015 season in front row at Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton will be opening his title defense in pole position as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team claimed its first front-row lockout after Saturday’s qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix. The 2014 drivers champion relatively easily beat out teammate Nico Rosberg, 1:26.327 to 1:26.921, in action reminiscent of the majority of last season’s give and take between the two in-team rivals. Behind the Mercedes cars, other teams were close in Q3. Felipe Massa (1:27.718) continued where he left off in 2014 with a great qualifying to start the new season. His Williams will start in P3, followed by the Ferrari cars. New Scuderia driver Sebastian Vettel looks like he’s back in form after a change… Continue Reading »


Qualcomm is Mercedes AMG Petronas team’s new Official Technology Partner

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has just announced a partnership with Qualcomm Incorporated, in which the telecom equipment and semiconductor company’s subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies will be an Official Technology Partner of the team, developing advanced communication features for the defending Formula One constructors champions. Terms of the multi-year agreement will involve the development of new connected-car tech aimed at improving the on-track performance of the Mercedes team. Qualcomm’s vast experience in the mobile industry will be the key here, as you might have heard of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon systems-on-a-chip and telecommunications chipsets powering some of the most powerful mobile phones on the planet today. Performance aspects that will be tackled by this new partnership will… Continue Reading »


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