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Mercedes F1 Team Weekend Wrap-up

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team just had an amazing weekend. First, the drivers of Mercedes F1 team both dominated the event with a 1-2 finish. The race in Canada marked the 56th career win of Lewis Hamilton. The event was also where the Briton got his fourth Grand Slam victory for claiming the pole position during qualifying, having the fastest lap plus leading every lap in the race, and eventually emerging triumphant in the end. Valtteri Bottas came in second while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull landed third. An unfortunate contact with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s car drove Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to the fourth rank. It should be… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Techical Chief Paddy Lowe Going to Williams

Despite being the most dominant team in Formula One for three straight years, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team may see two of its major players leave this year. After the shocking news about Nico Rosberg’s retirement following his win for the F1 World Championship, the group’s technical chief Paddy Lowe is reportedly packing up for a Williams switch next season. According to Motorsport.com, Lowe’s contract with Mercedes F1 team is set to expire on December 31 this year. Negotiations with his current team have been delayed until the end of the season. The gap allowed other teams like Williams to get into the picture. The report said Williams gave Lowe an offer… Continue Reading »

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Fernando Alonso Not Going to Mercedes F1 Team

After the retirement announcement of the newly-crowned Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team has been scrambling to find a replacement for him. One of the big names coming up as a possible partner of Lewis Hamilton next season is Fernando Alonso. However, the camp of the McLaren-Honda driver denied any possible team switch for the Spaniard. According to BBC, Flavio Briatore, the manager of Alonso, stated in an interview that his client will finish his contractual obligations with McLaren. Alonso’s contract with his current team runs until the end of 2017. With the recent developments, the options are down to Williams-Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas and… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Nearly Quit in the 2016 Formula One Season

After a two consecutive reigns as a Formula One World Champion, and a total of three drivers’ championships in his F1 career, Lewis Hamilton finally lost the title to his teammate Nico Rosberg. Despite the two drivers belonging in Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, their battle was never without controversy. Recently, it was revealed in an interview with Sky Sports that Hamilton nearly quit mid-way in the 2016 season of F1. The report said the incident at the F1 Spanish Grand Prix triggered Hamilton to the point of considering about walking away from the rest of the season. It should be noted that the event saw both Mercedes drivers eliminated from the… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg is 2016 F1 champion

Nico Rosberg did not win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix… but he didn’t need to. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton needed a miracle to overcome Rosberg’s lead in the points, and while Hamilton took the race win, Rosberg took second place, which was more than enough to become the 2016 F1 champion. This is Rosberg’s first F1 championship, having spent 11 seasons and accomplishing 206 starts so far in his F1 career. He capitalized on a hot start, winning the first four races of the season and scoring just enough points to keep Hamilton’s charge at bay. He became F1 champion 34 years after his father, Keke Rosberg, accomplished the… Continue Reading »

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4 Scenarios Where Lewis Hamilton Can Win the F1 World Championship in Abu Dhabi

Things just got more exciting in the last Formula One race of the season in Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Due to Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton bagging a win at the 2016 Brazilian GP, he remains a contender to the 2016 F1 Drivers’ World Championship. The next event will pit him against his teammate Nico Rosberg for the title. Currently, Rosberg leads the scorecards with a total of 367 points. Hamilton is just 11 points behind at 355 points. Far behind the current world champion is Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo with 246 points—excluding him from the title picture. In an interview with BBC, the three-time F1 champion Hamilton said he is facing “impossible odds”… Continue Reading »

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3 Things to Watch Out For in the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix

The Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix race is happening on Sunday. Stakes are high in the upcoming event, especially for Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, and below are the reasons why. 1. Last Two Races The Brazilian GP is the second to the last race of the 2016 season before it finally wraps up in Abu Dhabi. 2. Championship on the Line Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg is leading the 2016 season scorecard with 349 points. He currently has a 19-point advantage over his teammate and reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton who raked up an overall score of 330 points leading to the event in Brazil. The third-placer, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo,… Continue Reading »

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