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Nico Rosberg Renews Contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg renewed his contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas. The new contract ties the German driver to the team of the giant automaker brand for two more years according to rumors. That means Rosberg will get to compete with team Mercedes up to the end of the 2016 Formula One season. A Mercedes spokesperson refused to disclose the nature of Rosberg’s new contract though, including its duration. However, the spokesperson did hint that it will be for a long term. Nico Rosberg Before His Run at Mercedes Nico Rosberg was born on June 27, 1985 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany. He is the son of the 1982 F1 World Champion… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Silences Critics with His Victories

Lewis Hamilton appears to be on top of his game once more, thanks to a series of impressive victories that followed after his failure to finish at the Australian Grand Prix. The recent Spanish Grand Prix catapulted him all the way up the rankings with 100 points, overtaking his teammate Nico Rosberg in the process who has 97 points in his scorecard. The consecutive wins of the Briton, which started in Malaysia, led a lot in the F1 community to believe that he might be able to relive his 2008 glory. Last year, when he started his contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas, a lot of critics questioned his decision to… Continue Reading »

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Megaphone Exhaust Attached to the Rear End of the W05

The implementation of the new engine regulations definitely changed the landscape of the Formula One races this year. The evolution of the sport has particularly benefited Mercedes AMG Petronas, which resulted into a series of victories for the team. However, one major setback seen by fans, even by F1 President and CEO Bernie Ecclestone, in the implementation of the new engine rules was the lack of noise of the cars. Ecclestone mentioned that he was “horrified” by the muffled sound of the race cars. As a result, Mercedes developed a solution to the issue. Last week, it announced its new prototype that will address the call for more tailpipe noise. When rumors… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Spanish GP and headlines another 1-2 finish

Another race, another Mercedes one-two finish, and the tension is mounting for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammates. Lewis Hamilton shook off the challenge from Nico Rosberg and held on to win the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. As the race wound down to a close, the two teammates were silent right before the post-race interviews. With the win, Hamilton takes over the top spot in the drivers’ standings, with 100 points to Rosberg’s 97. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing took the final podium spot, while his teammate and 3-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel jumped up from P15 at the start of the race all the way to fourth place by the time the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas front row to start Spanish Grand Prix

In what is starting to be a repetitive result, the Mercedes AMG Petronas cars once again took the top two spots in a qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take the front row when the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix starts in several hours, and it should be yet another exciting battle for the two frontrunners so far this season. This is Hamilton’s fourth pole (out of five races) this season, and we’ll see if he can make it his fourth victory as well once the race proper rolls around. Rosberg actually was the fastest guy at the Circuit de Catalunya for the first two rounds of qualifying, but Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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Assessing the Chances of Team Mercedes at Barcelona

Formula One teams are gaining on Team Mercedes AMG Petronas after its drivers displayed amazing performances from the start to the recent race. After the Shanghai Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg remains in the lead of the F1 standings with 79 points while Lewis Hamilton is not far behind with 75 points. However, the upcoming race in Barcelona is being seen by other teams as their redeeming factor. F1 analysts, including BBC Sports, indicate that the next race might be Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso’s time to shine, and a chance for other teams to derail the successive victories of team Mercedes. Barcelona by the Numbers The critics noted that the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas posts 1-2 finish at the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix

It is officially a trend. Mercedes AMG Petronas posted its third straight one-two finish at the Chinese Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton once again taking the win and Nico Rosberg finishing in second place. The win also makes it four victories in four races for the team, with Rosberg taking the title at the season opener in Australia. This particular win gives Hamilton 25 for his career, which puts him in a tie for eighth place on the all-time list along with Niki Lauda and Jim Clark. Rosberg finished in second place in remarkable fashion, driving composed even with a complete failure of his car’s telemetry system. That meant the… Continue Reading »

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