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F1: Schumacher to Retire After 2012 Season

Michael Schumacher is widely recognized as one of the best drivers to compete in Formula One, and now his career is coming to an end for the second time. “I have decided to retire from Formula One at the end of the season, although I am still able to compete with the best drivers of the world,” Schumacher said at a press conference prior to the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix that’s set to take place this weekend. “This is something that makes me proud, and this is part of why I never regretted my comeback. I can be happy with my performance and the fact that I was continuously raising… Continue Reading »

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It’s Official: Lewis Hamilton Joins Mercedes AMG Petronas for 2013

After months of speculation about the 2013 driver roster of Mercedes AMG Petronas, it is now confirmed that Lewis Hamilton will be part of the team. Hamilton, the champion of the 2008 F1 season, is set to replace Michael Schumacher after signing a 3-year contract with the team. “It is now time for me to take on a fresh challenge and I am very excited to begin a new chapter racing for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team,” Hamilton said. “Mercedes-Benz has such an incredible heritage in motorsport, along with a passion for winning which I share.” At this point in the 2012 season, Hamilton is fourth in the… Continue Reading »

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F1 Tickets, Schumi Meet-and-Greet Up for Grabs for Mercedes-Benz Buyers in India

In its capacity as an official partner for the 2012 Airtel Indian Grand Prix, to be held at the Buddh International Circuit this October 28, Mercedes-Benz is offering an exclusive promotion for buyers across the 31 showrooms within India. People who buy a Mercedes-Benz vehicle in India will be included in the raffle. Up for grabs are 100 grandstand tickets for race day, plus an exceptional grand prize for one lucky winner that includes an all-expense paid trip to the Indian GP bundled with a chance to meet F1 legend and current Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Michael Schumacher. “Mercedes Benz is synonymous with superlative customer experience,” said Mercedes-Benz India Sales… Continue Reading »

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2012 Hungarian Grand Prix: Hamilton Gets Pole as Mercedes Sputters in Qualifying

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position in the qualifying at the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix, while the Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers both struggled to get good runs. Nico Rosberg barely missed getting into Q3 and ended up finishing 13th, while teammate Michael Schumacher managed just 17th. Following Hamilton in the grid order are Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), Jenson Button (McLaren Mercedes), and Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus). “That was a difficult qualifying for us today, and we need to analyse why it turned out like that,” Rosberg said. “Qualifying is always a compromise and I was focused on finding a good race set-up for tomorrow as we… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher Finishes 7th as Alonso Wins German Grand Prix

After 67 laps of the 2012 German Grand Prix, it was Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who took the victory from pole position. Mercedes AMG Petronas had a good performance in its home race at Hockenheim, with Michael Schumacher starting at P3 and ending up at 7th place, while teammate Nico Rosberg finished 10th. Four German drivers went in the top 10. Aside from the Mercedes drivers, Sebastian Vettel was at secoond place after a controversial move that saw him go wide off the track to overtake McLaren’s Jenson Button in the race’s penultimate lap. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg finished 9th. It was a bit of a letdown because Schumacher was primed… Continue Reading »

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Schumi, Rosberg Tour Mercedes-Benz Facilities

It’s certain to be a busy weekend for Mercedes AMG Petronas GP drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, but they still managed to take the time to tour a couple of facilities near the Mercedes-Benz HQ in Stuttgart, Germany right before the 2012 German Grand Prix. The drivers’ day started off at the Rastatt plant, where the first of the new A-Class has just rolled out, and they then proceeded to Affalterbach to try and experience assembling some engine components at AMG’s main facility. Rastatt is set to celebrate 20 years of service. Both drivers entered their names into Rastatt’s Golden Book and even personally delivered a couple of new… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher Ends Up 7th as Webber Sneaks Into British GP Victory

The day started out with Michael Schumacher and Mercedes AMG Petronas having high hopes of a podium, and maybe even some chance at a victory at the British Grand Prix. However, those weren’t in the cards as Schumi ended up finishing in 7th place despite starting out at P3 on the grid. Meanwhile, Mark Webber of Red Bull upset Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to claim the race victory. Schumacher lost pace and barely managed to get out of 8th place by overtaking Lewis Hamilton late in the race. “We were pretty competitive towards the end of the race, but overall we knew that the characteristics of this circuit wouldn’t suit us… Continue Reading »

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