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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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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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