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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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Mercedes F1 Team Eyeing to Reunite Alonso and Hamilton Under Its Banner

The retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One is still sinking in. However, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is now struggling to find a worthy replacement of the 2016 World Champion in the group’s drivers lineup. According to BBC Sport, Toto Wolff revealed in an interview that the Mercedes F1 team is considering McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for Rosberg. The motorsport head of Mercedes said that the “talent, speed and experience” of Alonso makes him a strong candidate for the vacant position. Based on the report, there are a couple of issues that may arise in the acquisition of Alonso though. First, Mercedes will have to buy out the driver’s… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Retirement and His Possible Replacement

The news about the Nico Rosberg retirement came as a shocker. That’s because the revelation came just after he finally won the Formula One World Championship that has evaded him over the years. According to the 31-year old Mercedes AMG Petronas driver, he is leaving F1 on a high note because he already achieved his goal. During an interview with The Guardian, he said he already climbed his mountain. He stated that the decision came because he wanted to focus on his family and have more children. Rosberg pointed out that F1 takes up so much of his time so he needed to retire if he wanted to pursue his… Continue Reading »

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3 Things to Watch Out For in the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix

The Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix race is happening on Sunday. Stakes are high in the upcoming event, especially for Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, and below are the reasons why. 1. Last Two Races The Brazilian GP is the second to the last race of the 2016 season before it finally wraps up in Abu Dhabi. 2. Championship on the Line Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg is leading the 2016 season scorecard with 349 points. He currently has a 19-point advantage over his teammate and reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton who raked up an overall score of 330 points leading to the event in Brazil. The third-placer, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo,… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton wins Hungarian GP, takes lead in championship race

Things are starting to heat up now. Lewis Hamilton took home the victory at the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, and in doing so, also takes the lead in the F1 drivers’ championship race for the first time all season. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg fought hard until the end but had to settle for second place despite starting from pole position. Rosberg led the pack since race one, and now finds himself 6 points behind Hamilton. The good news is he’s headed back to Germany after this, and should have a strong outing at his home race next weekend. Still, it was another one-two finish for Mercedes, which has been as dominant as… Continue Reading »

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