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F1: Brazilian GP Preview—End of an Era as Schumacher Retires

It’s the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, the last stop of the current Formula One season. As it is the end of another exciting F1 year, this race will also likely herald the end of an era—the Michael Schumacher era, in the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. It will be the 7-time champion’s final race for the team, as Lewis Hamilton has been signed for next year to run alongside Nico Rosberg. Calling Michael’s brief, and rather uneventful, 3-year stint with the Mercedes team an ‘era’ might be a tad premature, but considering what he brought to the team, he still had a definite impact in the identity and visibility for… Continue Reading »


F1: Mercedes Fails to Finish in Points in Indian GP

It was yet another dismal run for Mercedes AMG Petronas at the 2012 Indian Grand Prix, as both drivers failed to finish with championship points. Nico Rosberg was only able to finish 11th, while Michael Schumacher only managed to complete 55 of the 60 laps in the race. Meanwhile, it was Sebastian Vettel winning again, pulling away from Fernando Alonso, who finished second. Mark Webber went third, while the McLaren-Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button went fourth and fifth, respectively. Schumacher had to retire on lap 59, for precautionary reasons. He also had a problem with a rear right tire puncture on lap 1 after colliding with Jean-Eric Vergne…. Continue Reading »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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