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Ross Brawn Will Stay with Mercedes-Benz Team

Paddy Lowe’s entry to Mercedes-Benz team came with rumors that he will be replacing Ross Brawn as the principal. In fact, this has been going on since news leaked that he will be jumping to the team. However, a recent interview of BBC Sport to Brawn revealed that the current team principal of the team is there to stay. Brawn stated that the team is in its top shape for next year so he surely “wouldn’t want to miss all the fun”. Another reason why Brawn wanted to stay is the new regulations that will be implemented on 2014 which will feature turbo engines with extensive energy recovery said the report…. Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda Denies Luring Sebastian Vettel To Mercedes-Benz Team

Recently, we featured a report based on the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that Niki Lauda confirmed that he is trying to get Sebastian Vettel to move to the Mercedes-Benz team. However, another report by a U.K.-based source called The Independent said that he denied any involvement in any move that aims to make Vettel jump to his team. “We’re not trying to get him as he has signed a contract with Red Bull until forever,” said the non-executive chairman of the team according to the U.K. source. The Independent further added that Lauda told them that his team already has two of the best drivers in the circuit (Lewis Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Tops The Ranking During The F1 Test

After humbly admitting that Mercedes-Benz Team does not have what it takes yet to get on top of the rankings, the results of the Barcelona F1 test proved otherwise. Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both proved to be formidable opponents for other teams as they raked enough points to propel them on top of the test track’s rankings. In terms of combined times, Rosberg holds the top position with a time of 00:01:20.130. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari followed the young Mercedes driver with a clock record of 00:01:20.494 which is only 0.362 seconds away. Third is Hamilton with 00:01:20.558 which is only 0.428 seconds away from Rosberg. Then, despite of… Continue Reading »

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Wolff and Lauda Not Getting Involved in the Pit Wall

After Lewis Hamilton, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda’s move to the Mercedes-Benz team, rumors centering on another big name jumping ship like Paddy Lowe started. This ignited speculations about Ross Brawn getting edged out from his position. Despite the rumors, Brawn stayed with the the group and he strongly asserted his position as the team principal. He stated that he is very settled and he has no problems with the team, especially with the new entrants (Wolff and Lauda). Director Wolff confirmed Brawn’s statement by saying that he and Lauda will only be taking the back seat as it is Brawn’s duty to call the shots in the circuit. He… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Pleased with the Team’s Current Position

Despite a bad start in the Jerez racetrack, Mercedes-Benz team drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton remain optimistic. After completing a remarkable feat for the day, 145 laps to be exact, reporters from various news sources had a chance to get the thoughts of the 2008 F1 world champion. Hamilton stated that he is happy with where they are now, especially with the enhanced performance of the new Formula 1 car. He praised the effort of the technical crew of the team for the great job. The young driver also attributes the great performance of the 2013 Silver Arrow to the great relationship of all the people in the team… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton’s Car Goes Out of Control During Test-Drive

Troubles seem to follow Mercedes-Benz team during their testing in Jerez, Spain. After a very unfortunate electrical fault that caused fire to the rear end of the Silver Arrow driven by Nico Rosberg, the team experienced another setback when Lewis Hamilton crashed the F1 car he was driving. It was revealed through Mercedes’ Twitter feed that the crash was due to a loss of rear brake pressure which stemmed from the hydraulic brake line linking the right-rear calliper. Thankfully, the front brakes slowed down the former champ’s impact. As a result, Hamilton stepped out unscathed after ramming the car to a pile of tires. Mercedes-Benz news sources said that the impact… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg in High Spirits Despite Car Problems

The first day of testing of the Mercedes-Benz team in the Jerez racetrack did not go well because of an electrical fault. Nico Rosberg was the person behind the steering wheel when the incident happened. Short spikes of flames started around the rear end of the car while he was on the track. Based on a post on Twitter made by Mercedes-Benz, their technical group is already into it. They added that the car should be ready by tomorrow. Apparently, the cause of the problem is the wiring loom which requires some modifications. This was the part where the electrical problems originated. Rosberg actually completed 14 laps at the Jerez… Continue Reading »

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