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F1 2015: Mercedes concludes Barcelona testing with mixed results

After four days of rigorous testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team was able to complete a total of 444 laps over the track, allowing drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to get some significant run in the new F1 W06 hybrid. Day four saw Rosberg post a second-best lap time of 1:24.321 and a total of a whopping 131 laps. His time was eclipsed only by the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, who tallied 111 laps with a best time of 1:24.067. That was great performance on a day that Rosberg considered ‘difficult’, what with ongoing troubles with getting the tires to work properly… Continue Reading »

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Formula One Speed Trap Records in Jerez Showed Mercedes was the Fastest

Ferrari stole the show last week during the Formula One testing in Jerez. Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel grabbed headlines for logging the quickest finish in three of the four days of tests in Spain. Another Ferrari-powered car driven by Sauber’s Felipe Nasr also recorded the fastest time on one of the mentioned days. So, will this signal the end of the dominance of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team, and bring back Ferrari to its former glory? Not likely. Ferrari might have gained significant improvements in its power unit this season, but teams with Mercedes engines remain as forces to be reckoned with. This is particularly true with the 2014 Constructors’ Champion. According… Continue Reading »

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Alonso and Bottas Considered by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as Fall Backs

A report suggested that Fernando Alonso and Valtterri Bottas have been singled out by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as possible fall backs if the negotiation between the Formula One racing team and Lewis Hamilton fails to materialize. According to Autosport.com, the discussion about the contract renewal of Hamilton has been put on hold temporarily in the 2014 season. The team reasoned out that they did not want to get the issue in the way while their drivers battled for the World Championship in the year that just ended. It should be noted that Hamilton reigned as the World Champion in 2014 after raking a total of 384 points in the season, and Nico Rosberg… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg’s Never Give Up Attitude Impresses Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Nico Rosberg may not have been able to put up a great fight in Abu Dhabi in the 2014 season-ender race due to mechanical issues, but he surely gained the admiration of a lot of people in the way he handled the last fight, particularly Dr. Dieter Zetsche. According to Germany’s Sport Bild, the Daimler boss praised the success of the Mercedes Formula One team in an internal Christmas letter to employees. He commended the amazing performance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas, which led to its series of back-to-back wins and Constructors’ Championship. He expressed his pleasure as well with the triumph of the 2014 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. However, Dr. Zetsche was specifically impressed with the attitude displayed… Continue Reading »

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Watch the New Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition Commercial

Recently, Mercedes-Benz TV released a new commercial for its Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition. The ad featured the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, and the runner-up this year, Nico Rosberg. The video was titled “Stalemate”, which indicated the equal performance of the latest limited-edition SL63 AMG despite their contrasting looks. The Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition was made by Mercedes-AMG to commemorate the impressive performance of the German automaker’s team in F1 this year. Two versions of the World Championship Edition cars would be offered to buyers, but the models would only limited though by 19 units for each version. One version of the car was designed by Hamilton. Another was… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg Rivalry Brewing Again in 2015

Formula One analysts and even rival team bosses still consider Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a major threat in the sport this 2015. With the talks about the easing of the engine freeze rule breaking down due to Mercedes’ disapproval of the terms proposed by other teams, Red Bull and Ferrari admitted that they are expecting the 2014 Constructors’ Champion to retain its dominance in the coming season. Add into the equation the very skilled drivers of the team—Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg—and Mercedes is likely gearing for a title win again next year. If Mercedes matches or surpasses its amazing performance in the season that just ended, we are looking at… Continue Reading »

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Presenting the Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition

The Formula One team of Mercedes-AMG Petronas truly stood out in the sporting community in the season that just ended after handing rivals a crushing defeat and dominating majority of the races all year. The team not only became a Constructors’ Champion but its driver Lewis Hamilton also won the World Championship. It should be noted that Nico Rosberg trailed just behind his partner in the overall drivers’ rankings and would have put on quite a show in the last race if it weren’t for mechanical issues. To celebrate another major milestone in the German automaker’s history, it launched a limited edition Mercedes SL63 AMG. The new car is called the… Continue Reading »

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