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Formula One Speed Trap Records in Jerez Showed Mercedes was the Fastest

Ferrari stole the show last week during the Formula One testing in Jerez. Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel grabbed headlines for logging the quickest finish in three of the four days of tests in Spain. Another Ferrari-powered car driven by Sauber’s Felipe Nasr also recorded the fastest time on one of the mentioned days. So, will this signal the end of the dominance of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team, and bring back Ferrari to its former glory? Not likely. Ferrari might have gained significant improvements in its power unit this season, but teams with Mercedes engines remain as forces to be reckoned with. This is particularly true with the 2014 Constructors’ Champion. According… Continue Reading »


Mercedes to unveil 2015 F1 car on February 1; could come with 2015-spec F1 power unit after all

While there has been speculation that Mercedes could simply use the superbly designed 2014 power unit for the first few races of the 2015 season and just upgrade it through the course of the season given the new rulings handed out by the FIA on engine development, new reports have surfaced that say those rumors are not true and that Mercedes is already hard at work to bring a fresh power unit by the first test at Jerez on February 1. The Jerez test will also be an opportunity to showcase the new car for 2015, the F1 W06 Hybrid. We will be seeing Nico Rosberg at the wheel on the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes could start 2015 season with old power unit

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, that, plus the development of the something new could still be under way. That’s how things stand for the defending Formula One constructors champion Mercedes AMG Petronas, who is reportedly set to use its 2014 power unit through the first four races of the 2015 season. Engine suppliers Mercedes, Renault, and Ferrari were recently allowed by the FIA to conduct ongoing development for the power units throughout the 2015 season, allowing for up to a 48 percent change between last year’s designs to the final one for 2015. The percentage is based on ‘tokens’ assigned to specific parts within the power unit. It… Continue Reading »


Nico Rosberg’s Never Give Up Attitude Impresses Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Nico Rosberg may not have been able to put up a great fight in Abu Dhabi in the 2014 season-ender race due to mechanical issues, but he surely gained the admiration of a lot of people in the way he handled the last fight, particularly Dr. Dieter Zetsche. According to Germany’s Sport Bild, the Daimler boss praised the success of the Mercedes Formula One team in an internal Christmas letter to employees. He commended the amazing performance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas, which led to its series of back-to-back wins and Constructors’ Championship. He expressed his pleasure as well with the triumph of the 2014 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. However, Dr. Zetsche was specifically impressed with the attitude displayed… Continue Reading »


Hamilton and Rosberg Rivalry Brewing Again in 2015

Formula One analysts and even rival team bosses still consider Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a major threat in the sport this 2015. With the talks about the easing of the engine freeze rule breaking down due to Mercedes’ disapproval of the terms proposed by other teams, Red Bull and Ferrari admitted that they are expecting the 2014 Constructors’ Champion to retain its dominance in the coming season. Add into the equation the very skilled drivers of the team—Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg—and Mercedes is likely gearing for a title win again next year. If Mercedes matches or surpasses its amazing performance in the season that just ended, we are looking at… Continue Reading »


Presenting the Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition

The Formula One team of Mercedes-AMG Petronas truly stood out in the sporting community in the season that just ended after handing rivals a crushing defeat and dominating majority of the races all year. The team not only became a Constructors’ Champion but its driver Lewis Hamilton also won the World Championship. It should be noted that Nico Rosberg trailed just behind his partner in the overall drivers’ rankings and would have put on quite a show in the last race if it weren’t for mechanical issues. To celebrate another major milestone in the German automaker’s history, it launched a limited edition Mercedes SL63 AMG. The new car is called the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes F1 team celebrates with 50,000 spectators at Stars & Cars

Freshly crowned 2014 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate slash 2014 runner-up Nico Rosberg, along with the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, were all joined by some 50,000 people on hand at the Stars & Cars event in Stuttgart, Germany. The event, which was held around Mercedes-Benz Museum, featured a 1.1-kilometer temporary show track where classic Silver Arrows and the current F1 car paraded. Hamilton was all praises for the team and everyone involved. “Winning this title was the best moment of my life,” said the two-time champ, who last held the driver’s title back in 2008 when he was still racing for McLaren. “The team turned in an… Continue Reading »


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