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Mechanics Swap in Mercedes F1 is Not an Issue

Nico Rosberg is on fire. He’s been unrelenting in the first four races of the 2016 season. Some analysts claimed that his advantage may have come from swapping mechanics with the reigning Formula One Drivers’ World Champion Lewis Hamilton. However, an expert does not agree with such analysis. Dominic Harlow, a former Williams senior operations engineer, commented on the matter in an interview featured at Sky Sports F1 page earlier. He said that the swapping of the five personnel of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team between the garage of Rosberg and Hamilton posed no significant impact in terms of car performance. Harlow explained that the performance change would only happen… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes gets one-two as Rosberg keeps rolling in Russian GP

It’s looking more and more like Nico Rosberg’s year, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver took home the victory for the fourth straight race this 2016 F1 season. Teammate Lewis Hamilton took advantage of an early appearance by the safety car to move from P10 in the starting grid to a second-place finish, giving the team its second one-two finish this year so far. Kimi Raikkonen took the final podium spot, but the Ferrari just did not have the pace to challenge the Mercedes cars in this one. The red cars’ efforts were also hampered early on after Sebastian Vettel was bumped from behind by Daniil Kvyat not once but twice,… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Looks to Ink New Deal with Mercedes F1

Nico Rosberg is expecting that Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team will ink a new deal with him when his contract ends this season. According to a report, the negotiations might start mid-2016. Rosberg stated that he is looking to spend more time with the Mercedes F1 group as he is happy in his current position. It should be noted that he has been with the team for seven seasons already. The German joined just the year after Mercedes took over Brawn GP. He even had the opportunity to team up with one of the greatest drivers in the sport, Michael Schumacher. Since the start of Rosberg’s tenure with the… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull F1 Would Win Races Again with Mercedes Engines

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone strongly believes that Red Bull Racing would be winning races again if it had managed to land an engine deal with its bitter rival, Mercedes-Benz. With the winning engine of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, it is no surprise that its rivals would also want a piece of its power unit, or at least be able to get its technology. As of last year, Red Bull indicated its intention to get an engine supply deal with its Mercedes. It wasn’t clear how the negotiations went, or if there was even an official negotiation between the two, as there were different versions of the story—depending on who was telling… Continue Reading »

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Hardware Problem to Blame in Formula One Bahrain GP

Despite being in high spirits, Lewis Hamilton once again failed to score a big win in the recently concluded 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg has been reaping from the opportunities presented by his teammate’s issues. The German has emerged triumphant in the first two races of the season. Toto Wolff, the motorsport director of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, recently shared his thoughts on the problem plaguing the reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion in an interview with Sky Sports. In the first two races of this year, the weakness of Hamilton was usually evident in first corners of the events. Slow getaways have resulted in the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Seeks New Clutch Design

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team recently requested its parent Daimler to come up with a new clutch design for the Silver Arrow race cars. According to GrandPrix.com, the appeal of Mercedes F1 to Daimler is aimed at fending off the threat posed by Ferrari. Based on the source, Mercedes F1 is worried about the progress shown by Ferrari this season. In the 2016 F1 Australian Grand Prix, Ferrari proved itself as a force to be reckoned with due to its quickness on the track. Its drivers appeared to have mastered the new rules limiting drivers to utilize only a single clutch lever for race starts. Despite landing on the first and second… Continue Reading »

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A Look at Mercedes F1 Before Bahrain Grand Prix

The 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix marks the second race of the season. Fresh from victory in the Australian GP is Mercedes AMG Petronas Team with Nico Rosberg leading the race followed by his teammate and reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. As a recap, the Bahrain GP last year saw Hamilton emerging triumphant with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in the second place. Rosberg fell in the third place that time due to a brake failure in his car. Will Mercedes F1 repeat or even do better on the same track this year considering the gains of Ferrari and other teams? How are the major players in the group holding… Continue Reading »

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