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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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F1: Mercedes Prioritizing Reliability for Schumi

With five retirements in the 7 races so far in the 2012 Formula One season, many are thinking this year might be the last we see of Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes uniform. Still, the Mercedes AMG Petronas team is gearing up to make sure that reliability problems will no longer affect Schumi’s subsequent races. At the last race, the Canadian GP, Schumacher was on pace to finish in the lower end of the points but had to retire when his ride’s DRS got stuck open. So far, the German driver and 7-time F1 champ still has only 2 total championship points. “Zero-defect reliability is our highest priority,” said Ross… Continue Reading »

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F1: Rosberg Settles for 6th as Hamilton takes Canadian GP

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and driver Nico Rosberg had to settle for a “decent” performance at the Canadian Grand Prix, with the German driver getting a sixth-place finish in a race that saw the seventh different winner in the first seven races of the 2012 F1 season—McLaren-Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes teammate Michael Schumacher, who was hoping for a better result in this race which he has won 7 times, started at ninth on the grid but had to retire after 43 laps because of hydraulic problems that ended up with his car’s DRS getting stuck. “Sixth place is a decent result today and it’s important for both me… Continue Reading »

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F1: Brawn Wants Schumi to Stay On

Even with one disappointing performance after another, there are some who now question whether Michael Schumacher would be back with the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team next year. As if to dispel any rumors, team principal Ross Brawn proclaimed that he would want the 7-time F1 champ to stay on if he himself believes he can still be competitive. “I think it would be everyone’s wish,” said Brawn. “We always said Michael himself will know when it’s time to retire and after a performance like that why should he?” If anything, Brawn—as well as everyone else who was watching the just-concluded weekend of the Monaco Grand Prix—has been more convinced… Continue Reading »

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F1: Driver Quotes from Monaco

The 2012 Monaco Grand Prix ended well enough for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team, with Nico Rosberg finishing on the podium in front of his home crowd. However, qualifying pacesetter Michael Schumacher wasn’t able to finish the race after new problems surfaced with his car. Rosberg was ecstatic. “It’s a fantastic feeling to be on the podium at my home race in Monaco today in front of all my family and friends. The team have done a really good job this weekend to get the car working so well. “Although we thought this track would suit our car, it’s been better than we expected. I had a clean start but… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg Bags Second, Schumacher Gets a DNF

Another race, another mixed finish for Mercedes AMG Petronas. The 2012 Monaco Grand Prix ended with Red Bull’s Mark Webber on top, followed by Nico Rosberg of Mercedes and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Michael Schumacher, who led everyone else in the qualifying sessions making a five-place grid penalty seem negligible, ended his Monte Carlo campaign with a thud after retiring in lap 65. It was yet another disappointing race for Schumacher, who was not able to finish after fuel pressure problems in his car caused the German to cut his stint short. There had been radio chatter picked up where Schumacher had been complaining of an unknown issue with the… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher: I Want to Pay Mercedes Back

After his stellar performance in qualifying for this year’s edition of the Monaco Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher expressed that his desire to pay Mercedes back figured in his determination to gain a good qualifying result even with a 5-place penalty knocking him back to P6 once the actual race starts. “I want to pay back to Mercedes for all the trust they’ve put in me,” said the 43-year old 7-time Formula One champ, who has struggled all season long but looks to make a big splash at one of the most anticipated races of every F1 season. “Let’s hope it is payback time on Sunday afternoon.” When asked about his… Continue Reading »

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