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Silver Arrows Mercedes F1 Car Vs Yamaha R1M

How will the Yahama R1M fare against the Mercedes F1 car? During the Festival of Speed in Barbados, the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas Silver Arrows Formula One car was pitted against the sports bike. In the video posted by Supercars of London via YouTube, the Mercedes F1 car was driven by none other than Lewis Hamilton. The race car made laps together with the Yamaha R1M Superbike at the Bushy Park Race Circuit. The two vehicles made a truly amazing sight as they both put on quite a show. Despite the harder maneuverability of the F1 car compared to the superbike, it sure did put up a great fight. At… Continue Reading »

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Headrests of Mercedes F1 Cars Enhanced

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team announced that they will be enhancing the headrests of their race cars. The move is to avoid the repetition of the problem that caused Lewis Hamilton to lose the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. A victory by Mercedes F1 driver Hamilton last Sunday would have let him to secure the number one spot in the drivers’ rankings of the organization. However, he was forced to stop for the pits because of a loose headrest in his car. The incident made him finish fifth after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. As a result, the Briton is still 14 points behind his decorated rival in the F1 standings. Motorsport.com reported that the investigation of Mercedes F1 on… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas emerged victorious in the 2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix. The event marked the second win of Mercedes AMG Petronas this season and the Finn’s first win in his F1 career. Bottas overcame four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who was expected to win the race following his impressive showing during the practices in Sochi and in the qualifying race wherein he landed the pole position. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton sadly fell in the fourth place, failing to overtake the veteran and 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Bottas was elated in his triumphant finish after more than 80 career starts. His fellow drivers showed strong support in his… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 is Predicted to Remain Dominant in 2017 Season

New rules in Formula One will be introduced this year. However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is still seen as a dominant force most likely to emerge as Constructors’ Champion again in the coming season. It was reported that new rules in F1 will be put in effect this season. The amended regulations will bring in wider wings and tyres plus increased downforce for the race cars of the sport. In the interview of Jenson Button, he said that he believes the changes are not enough to cripple Mercedes F1. The former McLaren driver stated that Mercedes F1 remains as the team with the most superior engine in the sport. Any advantages in the… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Only Gets One-Year Guarantee in Mercedes F1

  When Nico Rosberg announced his retirement following his 2016 Formula One World Championship win, the search for the driver that will take his vacated seat in Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team was immediately set in motion. Forty-five days after Rosberg’s shocking announcement, Mercedes revealed that his replacement for the 2017 races is Valtteri Bottas. However it was discovered that the Finn’s contract with the 2016 Constructors Champion only has a one-year guarantee. According to Motorsport, Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff confirmed the nature of Bottas’ contract with the team. He said the decision was to provide his group’s options open when big name stars will be available for negotiations in the 2018… Continue Reading »

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Claire Williams Hints the Move of Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes F1

Claire Williams, the deputy principal of Williams Racing team in Formula One, hinted that Valtteri Bottas is moving to Mercedes AMG Petronas. The driver would come as a replacement to the now-retired 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg in Mercedes, and he will be partnered with the three-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. BBC Sport reported that when Williams was asked a question if there was already “crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s” regarding Bottas’ switch to Mercedes, she replied, “It is exactly that.” Williams said that when Rosberg made an exit from the sport, she already expected a call from Toto Wolff. She added that she doesn’t want to hinder a driver who… Continue Reading »

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Breaking News: Paddy Lowe Leaves Mercedes for Williams

After a very fruitful year with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team since 2013, Paddy Lowe is reportedly preparing for his jump to Williams Racing F1 team for the 2017 season. The move of the former Mercedes executive director is expected to speed up Mercedes’ acquisition of Williams driver Valtteri Bottas as a replacement for Nico Rosberg. According to Sky Sports, Mercedes already allowed Lowe to leave the team despite not serving a notice period. The source tried to reach Mercedes for comment and the team confirmed that Lowe has already begun his gardening leave. Craig Slater of Sky Sports News HQ said the sudden move of Lowe to Williams could be… Continue Reading »

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