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Mercedes Petronas and Starwood Hotels are Now Partners!

Michael Schumacher and Nick Fry announced the partnership deal between Starwood Hotels and Mercedes AMG Petronas team, which means that the team will stay in different Starwood hotels as they travel to different countries for the Grand Prix. Starwood in exchange, will present their Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program to the Formula 1’s audience. “We are extremely proud to be an official team partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. The Starwood Preferred Guest programme goes beyond gaining and redeeming points, it’s about building a deeper relationship with our guests. We want to offer our members exclusive experiences that they are most passionate about – be it sports,… Continue Reading »

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Rumor: Michael Schumacher, Retiring?

As David Coulthard commented on Mika Hakkinen’s return to racing, “a true racer never loses the speed, only the need to race,” this may be a statement that Mercedes Petronas’ Michael Schumacher can also use. That is, if the rumors are true that he is retiring after the next season. In an interview with Autosport, a British magazine, he said, “ I need a little bit more time to see about myself and how we are heading, and some input to see if that is what I want or not.” This sparked the issue in the world wide web that he might be retiring after. Also, he didn’t renew his… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher and Rosberg in the 5th and 6th Place at the Indian GP

Michael Schumacher placed 5th and Nico Rosberg placed 6th, which is a great result for the two drivers. The top spot was grabbed by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vette Truly, Mercedes GP Petronas team performed really well at the Indian GP at the Buddh International Circuit. “I am obviously happy about the race today. We achieved the maximum that we could hope for, and as a team we maximised our potential. Fifth and sixth places are a great result for us. On top of that, my car was very nicely sorted for the race and very stable. At the start, everything worked out according to my strategy as I deliberately didn’t… Continue Reading »

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Korean GP 2011 Qualifying, rosberg Placed 7th

For the first time this season, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was not able to grab the top spot. It was McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton’s turn in there with a time of 1m 35.820s. Meanwhile, Mercedes Petronas’ Nico Rosberg is on the 7th grid and Michael Schumacher is on the 12th place of the race at the Korea International Circuit. “I’m quite pleased with today. To find the right set-up for the qualifying and the race is always a compromise, particularly after such limited dry running, so I’m happy that we saved one set of option tyres. It will be tough to catch one of the top six drivers tomorrow but hopefully… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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