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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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Schumacher To Start Third at Silverstone

After his breakthrough performance at the European Grand Prix two weeks ago, the disappointment seems to have turned into big expectations for Michael Schumacher. No big deal, it seems, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas driver qualified for P3 on the grid when the British Grand Prix gets under way in around an hour. Getting a victory is definitely not out of the question today at Silverstone, but Schumi will face a tough challenge as Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso starts at pole position and Red Bull’s Mark Webber just a spot below. “We were competitive on both the intermediate and wet tyres, so I would welcome more rain tomorrow,” said Schumacher. “Third… Continue Reading »

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F1: Select Mercedes AMG Petronas Quotes for Silverstone

The British Grand Prix is fast approaching, and while all eyes are on the British trio of Jenson Button, Paul di Resta, and Lewis Hamilton, there’s no telling who’ll really come out on top. Mercedes AMG Petronas is clearly going to do its best to score a win behind drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. Here are some quotes from them as a preview for the upcoming race this weekend. “Racing in Silverstone is a special moment every year,” Schumacher said. “It’s quite simply the home of motorsport and I’m always amazed by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the British fans—as a racing driver, it’s great to experience this passion… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas to Hold Fans Forum in Stuttgart

We’re not even done with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend and we’re already getting some more action slated for after that. This is after Mercedes-Benz announced that the Mercedes AMG Petronas team will be holding a German FOTA Fans Forum in Stuttgart on July 18, days before the Mercedes home race at Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix on July 22. At the Forum, fans will be able to throw questions out to distinguished German F1 drivers like Mercedes AMG Petronas duo Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, and Marussia’s Timo Glock, as well as Mercedes-Benz Motorsport head Norbert Haug. Only 200 pre-registered fans… Continue Reading »

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F1: Schumacher Claims Podium Finish in European GP

All things finally fell into place for Michael Schumacher, at least for one race. The German, who has struggled since his comeback, finally took a podium finish by nabbing third place at the 2012 European Grand Prix, boosting Mercedes AMG Petronas’s bid in the constructors standings and lifting Schumacher’s own dismal personal record so far this season. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso took the victory in a race filled with incidents, not the least of which was the one that took out Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado, who were then contesting P2. This opened things up for the rest of the pack, particularly Schumacher. Alonso, who started at 11th, now breaks the… Continue Reading »

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F1: Rosberg 6th, Schumacher 12th as Vettel Takes Pole in Valencia Qualifying

At the end of such a closely fought qualifying session for the European Grand Prix, the dust settled and found Nico Rosberg at sixth. There was, however, a tighter contest for the pole position, which Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel finally claimed from McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. “We had a lot of potential going into qualifying, but unfortunately I can’t be happy with the outcome today,” said Rosberg. “We were quick throughout but when I was just about to start my final lap, Lewis was slowing down in the last corner. I had to start my quick lap behind him which made it impossible to improve my time.” In a rather… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes Drivers Optimistic for European GP

Without a doubt, everyone at Mercedes AMG Petronas has their work cut out for them. Still, the team remains optimistic going into the European Grand Prix at the Valencia Street Circuit. Here are some select quotes from the drivers. “The track is another street circuit but it’s quite a unique one as it is quicker and has a more open feel than somewhere like Monaco or Singapore,” said Nico Rosberg, who is currently fifth in the drivers’ standings and is just 21 points behind leader Lewis Hamilton. “I was at the factory this week and I know how hard everyone is working to improve the car, so we will hope… Continue Reading »

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