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What the 2014 F1 Engine from Mercedes-Benz Sounds Like [Video]

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team’s official YouTube channel just upped a vid that features the sounds of the new 2014 F1 V6 engine by Mercedes-Benz. The video takes a simulated F1 car across a full lap on the Monza circuit It’s the first real insight we have on the new engine apart from the fact that it’s a 1.6L turbocharged unit with max rev limit of 15,000 rpm and up to 125,000 rpm for a single turbocharger. You’ll notice that there’s a noticeable difference between how the current engines sound, although we might want to wait for a real field test. Note that this video’s audio was run through… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hamilton Happy to Get Win, Rosberg Remains Upbeat

After winning the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was finally able to get a big monkey off his back. It took him nine races to get his first win as a driver for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, but he’ll take it gladly and it couldn’t have come at a better time, heading into the midway break of the season. It was Hamilton’s 22nd career race win, and his fourth overall at the Hungaroring. “We really didn’t expect this when we came here this weekend and I said last night that I would need a miracle to win today,” said the British driver. “Well, just maybe… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Lewis Hamilton Wins 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton cruised all the way to the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix title with a magnificent drive and with some breaks going his way in a track on which it was hard to overtake. The decisive win effectively keeps his championship hopes alive. He certainly took advantage of his third-straight pole position, finally converting it into a win, which was incidentally his first as a Silver Arrows driver. Hamilton is no stranger to starting in P1 only to be overtaken by Red Bull cars off the five red lights. This time, Hamilton was able to retain P1 this time around, with Sebastian Vettel in P2 being distracted by a blazing-fast… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Quotes after Hungarian GP Qualifying

With Lewis Hamilton claiming a third-straight pole position at the qualifying for the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg starting in the second row at P4 on the grid, there are high hopes for the Silver Arrows for Sunday’s race. Here are some quotes from key personnel after the qualifying session. “I was really surprised when the guys told me over the radio that I was on pole today,” said Hamilton, who incidentally passed Ayrton Senna on the all-time career pole list. “It was a good lap but I thought Sebastian had done enough. So it’s fantastic – and also to get three pole positions in a… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Lewis Hamilton Grabs Hungarian GP Pole Position

When the Mercedes drivers did exceptionally well in Q1 and Q2 for the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, no doubt the question on everyone’s minds was whether the two Silver Arrows could hold on. While Nico Rosberg topped the first two rounds of qualifying, it was Lewis Hamilton who claimed pole position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race at the Hungaroring. This latest pole makes it three in a row for Hamilton, the first time in his career that he has achieved this feat. It’s also his fourth pole in 10 races so far this season. So far, though, he hasn’t been able to convert any of those into race… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hungarian Grand Prix Preview for Mercedes AMG Petronas

The Hungarian Grand Prix is almost upon us, and F1 fans need to breathe in all the racing action before an almost month-long summer break puts it the season on hold. This is a GP where cars running Mercedes-Benz engines have won five out of the last six races, and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team will surely work hard to get good results before the hiatus. Nico Rosberg, who has won 2 Grands Prix and qualified in pole position thrice so far this season, will try to bounce back from a ninth-place finish in his home race at the German Grand Prix. He says he enjoys the challenging track… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Lewis Hamilton Worried Over Young Driver Test Ban

As a follow-up to concerns already voiced by Toto Wolff, Lewis Hamilton has also expressed some measure of worry at the fact that the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team will not be able to get any runs in at the young driver test scheduled next week at the Silverstone circuit. Team officials have already stated that they believe they should get some time on track in order to prevent any safety concerns from popping up in future races. That’s becausr new Pirelli tires will be on hand at the test, and all the teams save for Mercedes will be able to get some vital information about those tires. “I don’t… Continue Reading »

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