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A Look at Mercedes F1 Team Before the Australian GP

This year is another battle for the Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships. On March 20, the first race of the season starts at the 2016 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. With Ferrari, Williams, and McLaren showing huge improvements compared to last season, we are certainly looking at a whole new level of competition this year. Mercedes AMG Petronas is well aware of the threats coming to them, Nico Rosberg even admitted that their gap, especially with Ferrari, is narrowing. Recently, Daimler featured the sentiments of the key figures of the team as the first race of the season comes near. Lewis Hamilton The current Drivers’ Champion said his car… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Impresses with Fastest Time Record in Practice

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team showed no signs of slowing down. The team continued to display its excellent form during the recent F1 practice. Nico Rosberg in particular logged the fasted pace in the latest pre-season test. According to BBC Sport, the Mercedes driver set a record of 1:23.022 in the event using only soft tires. The German’s time was 0.207 seconds faster than the one next to him who happened to be Valtteri Bottas of Williams at 1:23.229. McLaren showed improvement too. With Fernando Alonso in the helm during the practice, he set off a time of 1:24.735. It may be 1.7 seconds less than the time of Rosberg, but it… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Testing in Barcelona at Day One

The Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid of Mercedes AMG Petronas made its debut as of February 22. After that it was tested in the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car was driven by reigning and three-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. The testing opened at 9:00 AM until everyone took a break at 1:00 PM. Then the event resumed and went on up to 6:00 PM. Hamilton racked 66 laps during the first half of the testing. Then he proceeded to finish 90 more laps until the end of the afternoon session. Overall, the champion gained 156 laps in his race car, which is more than what everyone else achieved during… Continue Reading »

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First Look at the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid

The Global Media Site of Daimler recently released the 2016 Technical Briefing Pack of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. It shows the teams progress so far in relation to their new race car and the insights of some of the group’s key figures. However, the icing of the cake though are the pictures that came with the report, which show the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid in all its glory. Check out the images of the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid as well as the photos of its power unit in the gallery below: Mercedes F1 Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe was asked about the lessons learned last year and their progress going… Continue Reading »

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Brace Yourself for a Louder Engine Noise From Mercedes F1

The introduction of the current engine regulations in Formula One definitely turned the tide of the sport. Mercedes-AMG Petronas was the team that heavily benefited from it due to the amazing engineering of their hybrid engines. It gave Mercedes the needed leverage to break the years of dominance set by Red Bull Racing, and it earned the team a back-to-back Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships in 2014 and 2015. However, there was a major complaint from fans about the engine noise of Mercedes and other cars in F1 after the new rules came into play. From then on, Mercedes F1 came up with ways to integrate a better engine noise in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes says engines will be louder in 2016 F1 season

Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »

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