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[F1] International Tribunal Suspends Mercedes for 2013 Young Driver Test

The FIA’s International Tribunal has handed down its decision: both the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and tire-supplier Pirelli were found in breach of the regulations, and the team has been suspended for this year’s 3-day young driver training test. In a statement released through its official website, the team says that it acknowledges and accepts the decision as well as the penalties that go with it. The Tribunal did say it found the team acting in good faith all throughout the process and did not really intend to get unfair advantage through the tests. However, the other teams were not given the same opportunity to test, which was what… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Maintains Team Broke no Regulations; Verdict on Friday

The FIA Tribunal had convened and met face-to-face with the key people involved in the tire-test controversy that the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Pirelli have found themselves embroiled in. The proceedings finished late Thursday afternoon, so there won’t be a verdict until sometime on Friday. The Mercedes team, represented by team principal Ross Brawn, maintained that it did not break any of the sporting regulations that govern Formula One. However, according to the FIA, the aforementioned parties could have ‘contravened’ the International Sporting Code, particularly Article 151c that defines a breach as: Any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes, Pirelli Gear Up for FIA Tribunal

Thursday morning will see the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team principal Ross Brawn face a 12-man FIA tribunal amid a tire-testing controversy that the team and F1 tire supplier Pirelli got tangled in. There are some who speculate that the team could be thrown out of F1′s 2013 championship race, and that is really an unwelcome development as Mercedes has only started heating up and is currently making a push for the top. Most pundits see it as unlikely for the Mercedes F1 team to get banned from the championship altogether this year, as the repercussions to the sport itself could be more than just a team getting a stiff… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Canadian GP: Hamilton with Podium Finish Behind Vettel and Alonso; Rosberg P5

Nobody was able to provide a challenge for Sebastian Vettel at the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, so Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton had to settle for the battle for second place. He lost that, too, but at least managed to get his third podium finish in the last seven races. Hamilton said that his car ‘felt fantastic’ but lamented the lack of pace compared to Vettel and Alonso. “I was on the maximum that I could possibly drive and we got absolutely everything out of the car today,” said the Brit. “It would have been nice to have kept second place, of course, but Fernando was very quick today and… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Canadian GP: Hamilton in Front Row, Rosberg Starts P4

During rain-soaked qualifying, Lewis Hamilton had a chance to take pole position for Mercedes AMG Petronas, but had to settle for P2 alongside Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. It’s the first time in four races that the Brit managed to out-qualify teammate Nico Rosberg, who settled for P4 behind the surprising P3 of Valtteri Bottas of Williams F1. With conditions deteriorating in Q2 so much that there was a red-flag incident involving Felipe Massa, Hamilton was able to pace the pack with 1:27.649. Hamilton clocked at 1:25.512, with a critical miss in the turn-in right into the last corner that cost him pole position. Hamilton liked the front row start, but… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Aims to Build on Monaco Win at Canadian Grand Prix

With one win finally¬†in the bag, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is keen on keeping their momentum going. The team is hoping for another solid performance at the 2013 Canadian Grand Prix this coming weekend. The Canadian GP presents a challenge in terms of brake wear, as there are six times each lap where drivers brake from 250 kph or more. In addition, 11 of 14 corners are at 160 kph. Nico Rosberg, fresh off his Monaco GP win, where he led all laps (the first to accomplish the feat this season) from pole position, says that the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is among his favorite F1 tracks and is… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hamilton: Mercedes Can Win More Races

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 star driver Lewis Hamilton believes that the Monaco Grand Prix isn’t the last race the team will win this season. With a better understanding of the tires, Hamilton says that he thinks “another win is definitely on the books.” “I really do feel that this team is just going to continue to improve through the year,” said Hamilton, who also said that he had to focus on his driving and step up his performance. He was speaking at a media event for the upcoming British Grand Prix. Hamilton admitted that it was all about understanding the current set of tires some more. The car performs well… Continue Reading »

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