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Hamilton Lets Go of Frustration, Compares Mercedes Team to McLaren

It’s no secret that there is an animosity between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg lately, which escalated when the German took the escape route in the final lap of the qualifying race in Monaco. The incident triggered yellow flags, which slowed down the rest of the field and cost the Briton his pole position. The pole position then provided Rosberg the advantage that eventually led his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. The win also enabled the son of Keke Rosberg to snatch back the first position in the overall ranking of the drivers in Formula One. However, based on interviews, it is only Hamilton who is having issues with… Continue Reading »

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Will Team Mercedes Conquer Monaco

Despite the barrage of victories that the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas has since the Australian Grand Prix all the way to the Spanish Grand Prix, critics are still questioning whether Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will maintain their performance in Monaco. According to pundits, team Mercedes might face an upset in Monaco. Their forecasts were based on the history of the circuit in Monaco, wherein it produced unexpected results several times. They cited as examples the one-time victories incurred by Jarnu Turlli in 2004 and Olivier Panis in 1996. It should be noted that each driver mentioned only claimed one victory in his overall career in F1,… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Fulfills Wish of a Longtime Fan

One teen was definitely elated when he met his longtime sporting hero, Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix, which was the race that the team won last Sunday. Zaim Beekawa, a nineteen year-old boy diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (a form of cancer), was nominated by a social worker at the University College Hospital in London to realize his lifetime wish of meeting his idol, Hamilton. In Beekawa’s statement during his interview with “This Is Local London” website, he said that when he was asked to choose between a holiday or a gift, he decided that he would like to watch the F1 race instead. It turned out that he… Continue Reading »

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Organizers, Red Bull and Mercedes Share Their Story about Tire Test

The organizers of the Monaco Grand Prix confirmed that the official protest for the illegal tire test of Mercedes-Benz was lodged by its rivals Ferrari and Red Bull according to Channel NewsAsia. The complaint came after Nico Rosberg won the race. However, Mark Webber of Red Bull was quick to say that the tire test did not contribute to the team’s win last week because it was not a determining factor in the race. Red Bull Camp Statement In the statement of Mark Horner of Red Bull, he cleared out that the complaint was filed hours before the race even began. He argued that the tire testing was not done… Continue Reading »

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2013 Monaco Grand Prix Puts Pressure On F1 Team

The weekend of May 26 will see the 71st running of the Monaco Grand Prix. In terms of glamor and prestige in the motoring world, Monaco has few equals, with its population of exotic cars and exotic people, apart from being the venue of important circuit and rallying events in the motorsports calendar. The Mercedes F1 team admittedly wants to get the sub-par performance of the Barcelona race behind them, and Ross Brawn has said that no significant updates are to be expected with the car. Rather, the focus will be on setting up the car so that the drivers will be comfortable on the relatively slow, bumpy course. Cognizant… 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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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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