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Rosberg, Mercedes Settle for Second Place at Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo played the role of spoilsport, taking the title at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg had to settle for a second-place finish despite taking the pole position in qualifying. Even worse, contact between the two Mercedes cars early in the race resulted in a puncture in Lewis Hamilton’s ride, and the Brit eventually had to retire in lap 38. According to the commentators covering the race, Mercedes is pretty much pinning the blame for the incident on Rosberg, and most probably justifiably so. Still, it is a fairly common racing accident and there seemed to be nothing malicious about it. Regardless, this… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Top Earners in Formula One

Have you ever wondered how much does your favorite Formula One driver makes based on his contract? Recently, News.com.au revealed the list of the top earners in the sport. Based from the source, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the highest paid drivers in F1. Each driver has a salary of $31.7 million. Next to them is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with $28.8 million. He is followed by Jenson Button of McLaren with $23.1 million. Then, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes makes $17.3 million. The eight-digit figure paycheck ends with Rosberg as Felipe Massa of Williams, who comes after Rosberg in the listing, only earns $5.8… Continue Reading »

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Team Orders for Mercedes Coming Soon

There are reports right now saying that Mercedes AMG Petronas is planning to implement team orders in the following races this season. Of course, this matter did not sit well with a lot of Formula One fans. In the beginning of August, Grandprix.com posted an article about an interview with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, wherein the Daimler boss clarified that there would be no team orders for their F1 drivers, unless they are facing an emergency situation. He did not explain though what they consider to be an “emergency situation.” However, he said he expects his drivers to avoid impeding each other with varying strategies. For instance, when going for two… Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda Takes a Jab at Marko Over the Vettel and Mercedes Issue

Niki Lauda is known to say what is on his mind, and he is not someone who lightly tolerates nonsense. Recently, he slammed Dr. Helmut Marko, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull for instigating speculations that Sebastian Vettel is being courted by Mercedes AMG Petronas to jump ship in 2016. It should be recalled that the Red Bull advisor revealed in an interview with Sport Bild last month that Mercedes and McLaren have been proposing for Vettel to move to their respective teams. He noted the two even presented Vettel outrageously high offers. “All the speculation of bull*** Marko is absolute rubbish,” said the non-executive director of Mercedes during an interview. He also confirmed… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Confirms It has No Issue Over Hamilton

Critics continue to talk about the refusal of Lewis Hamilton to yield to a team order at the Hungaroring race. A lot of people have expressed their dismay to the Briton for his action during the event. However, the other half of the pundits also questioned the order given by the strategists of Mercedes AMG Petronas. Toto Wolff quelled all the controversy currently circulated by the press about his team. He said that they were comfortable with the refusal of Hamilton to take the call in the last Formula One race, according to a report from Sky Sports. The team Mercedes boss explained last Wednesday in an interview that all they wanted was to give… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes third and fourth at Hungarian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG Petronas was able to secure another podium at the very least at the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in third place. Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, finished fourth as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won his second GP of the season and maintained his status as the only other driver apart from Mercedes drivers to win a race in 2014. Adding a bit of drama to the race was a particular moment near the end of the race in which the team asked Hamilton to let his teammate pass–and understandably so. Hamilton drove a hell of a race, starting from the pit lane and working his way up the field…. Continue Reading »

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Is Sebastian Vettel Jumping to Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel of Infiniti Red Bull Racing played down rumors that he is planning on joining the Mercedes AMG Petronas bandwagon after the 2015 season. He also denied similar rumors that he will be joining McLaren after the next Formula One season. The speculations originated from the comments of Dr. Helmut Marko, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull, according to Sky Sports. Marko hinted that the four-time champion has received offers from Mercedes and McLaren. He further said that Mercedes is hoping to pair him with Nico Rosberg when Lewis Hamilton exits the team in 2015. However Vettel responded that although he considers any offer, nothing has changed. He added he… Continue Reading »

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