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Hugo Boss Joins Mercedes Bandwagon in Formula One

McLaren and Hugo Boss have been in partnership for around 33 years in Formula One. However, a recent report revealed that the luxury fashion brand is about to end its alliance with the eight-time Constructors’ Champion in favor of Mercedes AMG Petronas, which is the dominant team in F1 this year. According to NBC’s MotorSportsTalk blog, Hugo Boss will no longer extend its partnership with McLaren up to 2015. This coincides with the F1 team’s decision to severe its engine deal with Mercedes in favor of Honda. While Hugo Boss is only a minor sponsor of McLaren, the loss would surely hurt the team as it has been its a long-time partner…. Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins British GP for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 British Grand Prix, giving the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team its eighth victory in nine races so far this season. It was also Hamilton’s fifth win this year and, coupled with the retirement in the race of teammate Nico Rosberg, allowed the Brit to get that much closer to the drivers’ standings lead. Despite retiring on lap 29 and thus scoring no championship points, Rosberg is still ahead of the drivers’ standings with an idle 165 points. However, Hamilton only trails by a mere four points now. Gearbox problems prevented Rosberg from completing more than half the duration of the British GP. It also equalises the number of retirements for… Continue Reading »

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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins pole position in 2014 British GP

Nico Rosberg gets right back in the saddle with his fourth pole position of the season, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas driver opens the 2014 British Grand Prix at the head of the pack. Teammate Lewis Hamilton settles for P6 on the grid after a trickier-than-usual qualifying session that had rain and rapidly changing conditions out on the track. “It’s a great opportunity to start the race from pole and I’ll give it everything to take the win tomorrow,” said Rosberg, who is atop the drivers’ standings, with 165 championship points ahead of Hamilton, who has 136. Hamilton acknowledged that it was his decision to pull out of his lap in Q3,… Continue Reading »

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Team Mercedes Gets Another One-Two Finish in Austria

Mercedes AMG Petronas once again reigned supreme in the recent Formula One race. Nico Rosberg reached the checkered flag first, and trailing behind him is his teammate Lewis Hamilton. The event marked the third victory of Rosberg in 2014. It was also the sixth time for Mercedes to get a one-two victory out of the eight races of the season. The momentum of Team Mercedes appeared to have been cut when Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull emerged victorious in the Canadian Grand Prix. Then, the qualifying saw Felipe Massa of Williams take the pole position in the starting grid. He was followed by his teammate Valtteri Bottas in the second position, which gained the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes slips in qualifying for 2014 Austrian GP

Is Mercedes AMG Petronas loosening its erstwhile ironclad grip on the 2014 Formula One season? A car apart from the Silver Arrows won at the last race, and now we see the first guy outside of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton to take a pole position this Formula One season. Williams’ Felipe Massa took the  first spot on the grid at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix, while teammate Valtteri Bottas assured a front-row lockout. Rosberg had to settle for P3, while Hamilton will start at the ninth position on the grid once the Austrian GP gets underway. Hamilton spun at Turn 2 in his second run in Q3, which also sent… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg settles for Second Place as Ricciardo wins Canadian GP

It took seven Grands Prix before anyone else was able to claim a victory, and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was as good a bet as any to break the Mercedes AMG Petronas win streak. Ricciardo claimed his maiden GP win by overtaking the struggling Mercedes of Nico Rosberg with only three laps remaining in the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix, and the Australian driver never looked back. The two Mercedes cars pushed hard against each other as their rivalry continues to heat up. However, it looks like the competition is getting the better of their cars. Rosberg nursed a rear-brake problem, which slowed his car down and allowed Ricciardo to get past him, although kudos to him for still… Continue Reading »

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