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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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[F1] Mercedes Still Hoping to Get Some Run at Young Driver Test

The Mercedes F1 team got a fairly minor punishment for its role in what has come to be known as TyreGate, being suspended from the scheduled young driver test on July 17 to 19 at the Silverstone circuit. However, it turns out that the team is still hoping to get some time on track within that period. According to a Toto Wolff interview with AUTOSPORT, it all has to do with safety on the track, and the whole thing is ‘a work in progress’ at this point. Wolff, the Mercedes-Benz motorsport chief, it would be for the best if all teams got to work on their cars if safety is the… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hamilton Fifth, Rosberg Ninth in German GP as Vettel Wins German GP

The Mercedes F1 team had high hopes after Lewis Hamilton took pole position in the team’s home race at the German Grand Prix, but he was passed by the trailing Red Bulls right from the start and he never recovered enough to even challenge for the win. The Brit had to settle for P5, while teammate Nico Rosberg was able to improve his standing and finish in P9. Sebastian Vettel took the win in this race, marking the first time the German driver has won his home race. Overall, the race pace for the Merceds AMG Petronas cars were good; however, getting passed by the blitzing Red Bulls from the… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes with Solid Friday Practice Runs for German GP

The conditions were great, and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team showed great form in the first two practice sessions for the 2013 German Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg placed second in the two sessions, while Lewis Hamilton topped the first practice and settled for P8 in the afternoon after some tweaks. “It’s a great track and a lot of fun to drive here with my current Silver Arrow,” said Rosberg. “It was an interesting day for us as we had to adapt to the new tires. They are different and require a different set-up, so today was a good opportunity to learn something.” Rosberg added that it was important to… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg Visit Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen Facility [with Gallery]

It’s almost time for German Grand Prix weekend, but before that, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team drivers geared up for a visit to the automaker’s Sindelfingen factory. Lewis Hamilton and recent race-winner Nico Rosberg went with Motorsport chief Toto Wolff to the facility located near Stuttgart on Wednesday. Hamilton, Rosberg, and Wolff were taken on an assembly line tour by Works Manager Willi Reiss. They went to look at the S-Class assembly line, which just started this year at this particular facility. The drivers had a chance to fit some wheels onto an S-Class. Hamilton said that it was a ‘new experience’ and expressed how glad he was that… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton has Literal Flying Lap with RAF Red Arrows

Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? Sometimes, though, F1 drivers have way better perks than most of us. Take Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, for instance. He just spent time with David Coulthard and the RAF Red Arrows last Friday, a side event leading up to this weekend’s British GP. Hamilton and Coulthard hopped onto a Hawk T1 jet, going through some loops and rolls during their 30-minute flight in a three-ship formation. They were subject to up to 4.5G’s of force, although they do encounter similar forces during every F1 stint. After that run on the RAF Aerobatic Team jets, Hamilton then took his MGP… Continue Reading »

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