In a move that is expected to help the team, Mercedes has swapped around several members of its drivers’ crew personnel. There are several differences between the Silver Arrow cars this season. The decision was made by the team to swap number one mechanics for 2016. New personnel turnover also paved the way for other swaps. There are no changes to the engineering personnel, however. Nico Rosberg praised the moves, saying that it can only help both drivers. “It’s good for the wider strength of the team to move people around and not have them become focused on a single car or driver,” said the German, who has come in second… Continue Reading »
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This year is another battle for the Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships. On March 20, the first race of the season starts at the 2016 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. With Ferrari, Williams, and McLaren showing huge improvements compared to last season, we are certainly looking at a whole new level of competition this year. Mercedes AMG Petronas is well aware of the threats coming to them, Nico Rosberg even admitted that their gap, especially with Ferrari, is narrowing. Recently, Daimler featured the sentiments of the key figures of the team as the first race of the season comes near. Lewis Hamilton The current Drivers’ Champion said his car… Continue Reading »
If you’ve been bored to death by the dominance of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 in the past couple of years, don’t worry. The Mercedes drivers recognize it, too, and in line with that, they think that the new rule tweaks in the sport set to go live this year should make races more exciting for those in the stands and watching at home.
The first Formula One race of the 2016 season is fast approaching. As of last Friday, February 18, Mercedes-AMG Petronas finally let loose its next championship car during a Promotional Event at Silverstone. According to Daimler, the new Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid left the garage for the testing a 10:15 AM. The car was driven by the two decorated drivers of Mercedes—starting with Nico Rosberg, then the reigning Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. On what the source described to be as a cold but clear day at the Northhamptonshire circuit, the Mercedes F1 car completed a run totalling 98.2 km. Unfortunately, no photos of the car were provided by Daimler yet. There… Continue Reading »
In the recent interview of Mercedes-AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff, he admitted that his team’s continuous dominance in Formula One might hurt the sport in the long run. Therefore, he is considering giving Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg more freedom in the races. According to Crash.net, citing a report from the Daily Mail newspaper, he said the ongoing dominance of Mercedes in F1 would diminish the interest of the fans as it would lose the sport’s element of unpredictability. He even made Star Wars references in illustrating the resulting scenario. Quoting his interview features in the source, the motorsport director of Mercedes stated, “Our dominance is bad for F1. It becomes… Continue Reading »
Previously, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff warned that the group might push through with the plan to change its drivers’ lineup if the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gets out of hand. The reigning F1 Drivers’ World Champion Hamilton reacted to his chief’s statement. He said in an interview featured in Sky Sports that it was unnecessary. Although Hamilton admitted that there has been an ongoing rivalry between him and Rosberg, he pointed out that the two of them has continued to bring in good results for the team. He mentioned that they keep on delivering 100 percent in terms of the job that they have been asked to do. The… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes-Benz Stars & Cars 2015 marked a period when the past, present and future vehicles plus superstars of the company were at a crossroad, then went on to challenge each other for bragging rights. The event commemorated the success of the three-pointed star brand this season wherein it bagged championships in the major motorsport organizations of the world. Formula One legends like Sir Stirling Moss, Mika Hakkinen, and David Coulthard graced the occasion together with other veteran sporting personalities from other motorsport organizations. Current Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg, who were both instrumental in making Mercedes-AMG Petronas bag its second consecutive F1 Constructors’ Championship,… Continue Reading »