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Rosberg Scores Historic Win for Mercedes GP

Nico Rosberg finally felt how sweet it is to win a Formula One Grand Prix event at the Chinese Grand Prix last Sunday. It was historic for both the driver and Mercedes AMG Petronas GP, as the win marked the first victory in 57 years for an F1 car that rode purely under the banner of the Silver Arrow. Rosberg cruised to victory, ending up with a 20.6-second lead on the next guys, who happened to be driving Mercedes-powered cars. McLaren-Mercedes teammates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton finished second and third respectively to join the German race winner on the podium. Incidentally, it was also Rosberg’s first time to start… Continue Reading »


Puma is Now Partners with Mercedes GP Petronas

Starting January 1, 2012, the sports brand Puma will be the exclusive licensing partner of Mercedes GP Petronas for their footwear, accessories and apparel. The agreement also includes the ability to get their brands on MP W03, teamwear products and the 2012 race car. Puma will also provide the Mercedes Petronas team with its latest developments in fireproof race wear for pit crew and drivers. The company was known for its fire retardant technology which helped improve driver race wear by maintaining optimal performance in comfort and safety while also making sure that the weight is not too heavy. “PUMA has a long and successful heritage in motorsport and, having… Continue Reading »


New Addition to the Mercedes GP Petronas Team Announced

To further strengthen the technical structure of Mercedes Petronas Team, the company announced the appointment of Geoffrey Willis as the Technology Director effective October 17 and Aldo Costa as Engineering Director starting December 1. Costa will be assigned in the development and design while Willis will handle the aerodynamics, control system and simulation functions. They will both report directly to Bob Bell, the technical director. Both Costa and Willis have extensive experience in their respective field. Costa worked as a Technical Director with the Ferrari Team having eight World Championship at Maranello before leaving on May 2011. Willis meanwhile, was a consultant with Hispania and has also taken a post… Continue Reading »


Michael Schumacher Number 5 at the F1 GP in Spa

Bouncing back from 24th after the crash that happened the last time, Michael Schumacher is now at number 5. The very happy Mercedes-Benz F1 pilot said, “We have made the most of the race – I’m satisfied. The duel with Nico was interesting, he has also made wide – but I had a little more excess of speed. Yesterday it started disappointingly, it can only get better – and it was at the end. Thanks to the fans around the track! ” Schumacher, who’s also celebrating his 20th year as an F1 driver, got the 5th place at +0.41.464, followed by his team mate Nico Rosberg at +0:48.674. “The launch… Continue Reading »


Michael Schumacher Crashed at the F1 Qualifying in SPA

Michael Schumacher only ran for 67 seconds at the F1 qualifying in Spa. He said that it was a bizarre accident. His right rear wheel was detached at the start of the Q1. Thus, he starts at 24th place, his worst grid position ever. “At first, I wasn’t sure what had happened, as I just felt myself lose the back end suddenly which is why I instantly apologized to the team. But then I saw the wheel off the car and understood the reason why I had lost control,” he said. According to GP Update’s website, he also said that he would have wished that this did not happen, meanwhile,… Continue Reading »


Mercedes GP Fails to Finish in Points at Monaco

In the middle of the 2011 Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes GP was still in the thick of things, with both Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher poised to finish in the points with a well-placed push. However, it was not meant to be. Red Bull dominated again, with Sebastian Vettel winning another race and Mark Webber finishing fourth. McLaren Mercedes’ Jenson Button had as much as 14 seconds ahead of Vettel at some point earlier in the race, but when the safety car was brought in for the first time, it allowed the rest of the contenders to get close. Teammate Lewis Hamilton managed to keep his sixth-place finish despite having… Continue Reading »


Vettel Gets Another Win as Schumi, Rosberg bags 6th and 7th

Another race, a familiar result—Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel keeps winning, and he did the same at the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix. Vettel held off a furious challenge from McLaren-Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton to claim the top spot, while Jenson Button grabbed third place. Meanwhile, the Mercedes GP drivers took consecutive places with Michael Schumacher having an impressive outing at sixth and Nico Rosberg getting seventh. Schumacher, starting at tenth position on his 272nd grand prix, was able to finish strong to take the sixth spot. This was a good way of silencing critics who were questioning whether the 42-year-old driver was still fit to compete. Incidentally, Schumacher is the sole active… Continue Reading »


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