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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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Mercedes F1 Seeks Help in Finding New Driver From Renault and Force India

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team continues to keep its 2017 drivers lineup a mystery. Is it also possible that the group hadn’t signed up a replacement for Nico Rosberg yet? Recently, Mercedes F1 asked Renault Sport F1 and Sahara Force India F1 if they had drivers to spare in an unusual way via social media. The Constructors Champion tweeted, “@RenaultSportF1 @ForceIndiaF1 Don’t suppose you’ve got any other drivers kicking about anywhere? We’re kinda short on numbers right now…” Force India replied jokingly, “@MercedesAMGF1 @RenaultSportF1 is that when you announce you are running a talent show to find the next big thing?” Renault Sport F1 joined the conversation with an answer saying, “(sorry… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Race Car Launch Confirmed

When Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team said that they will make a big announcement just after the New Year celebration, we assumed it will be about its new drivers’ lineup. However, it turned out that the group only confirmed the launch date of the new Mercedes W08 Silver Arrows. According to Sky Sports, Mercedes F1 will unveil its new race car on February 23. The company is also giving its fans a chance to attend the W08 launch next month via an online competition. Mercedes F1 stated that lucky participants in the contest will see the 2017 challenger of the Constructors Champion in the flesh. They will even witness the race… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Visited Mercedes Factory Before Christmas

The official announcement of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team regarding its 2017 drivers’ lineup is scheduled to be made a few hours from now. Reliable sources said that Valtteri Bottas is the likely replacement of Nico Rosberg. Another event that further fueled the speculations is the reported visit of the Finn at the Mercedes factory just before Christmas. According to ESPN, Bottas went to the plant to try out the cockpit of the 2017 Silver Arrow. Technical preparations were also made with Mercedes engineers for the coming racing season. Aside from Bottas, the other candidates that Mercedes was eyeing as a replacement for Rosberg include McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Manor’s Pascal Wehrlein…. Continue Reading »

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