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Mercedes Gives Away a Total of £7 Million to Brackley Employees

Following the impressive win of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, the three-pointed marque finally got its hand on the most-coveted constructors’ championship. It should be noted that it is the first time for Mercedes to achieve the title since joining F1. To celebrate the important milestone in the sporting history of the German brand, the top brass of the company decided to release a total of £7 million to be distributed to its 700 employees in its Brackley facility, according to The Telegraph. Breaking down the amount, that’s around £10,000 bonus to all the staff there, including the engineer, chef and cleaner. The report claimed though… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Claims the Clash with Rosberg was Deliberate

Lewis Hamilton was reported “gobsmacked” after a post-race meeting with the people at Mercedes AMG Petronas. That’s because he allegedly learned that his clash with Nico Rosberg was premeditated. Quoting Hamilton’s interview with Sky Sports, BBC and other reporters in the aftermath of the recent Formula One race, he said, “We just had a meeting about it and he (Rosberg) basically said he did it on purpose. He said he did it on purpose. He said he could have avoided it.” The Briton added, “He basically said ‘I did it to prove a point’.” Hamilton stated the incident was the reason why Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe were not happy… 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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Lowe: Do Not Underestimate Hamilton and Rosberg

Paddy Lowe, the technical chief at Mercedes AMG Petronas, stated that fans should not underestimate Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg because of the superiority shown by their cars this Formula One season. He said the lack of mistakes made by Hamilton and Rosberg got them to where they are now in both the drivers and teams standings. Lowe mentioned that the nine wins, including six one-two victories and 10 out 11 pole qualifications achieved by his drivers, are not only indications of their superb W05’s, but they also reflect the skills of the team’s drivers. The Mercedes technical chief recalled that Hamilton and Rosberg displayed a very low error rate since the start of the 2014… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg takes pole at Canadian GP in another Mercedes front-row lockout

Mercedes AMG Petronas is the clear frontrunner in the drivers standings, and another front-row lockout should go a long way toward padding its 141-point lead over Red Bull Racing some more. Nico Rosberg won pole position over teammate Lewis Hamilton, making it a total of seven pole positions for Mercedes in as many races so far in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The pole puts the Rosberg-Hamilton head-to-head matchup at 3 wins to 4 in qualifying, although Rosberg is still ahead in the drivers’ standings. The German driver has 122 points to Hamilton’s 118. The next guy? Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso at a distant 61 points. Such has been Mercedes’ dominance in this transitional season…. Continue Reading »

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Wolff and Lowe Tell Mercedes Drivers to Be Relentless

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have been nothing short of impressive during the first four races of the season. So far, Rosberg is leading the overall Formula One scorecards with 79 points and Hamilton is trailing closely with only a four-point deficit from his teammate. The closest among Mercedes’ rivals to its drivers is Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso with 41 points, which is 34 points lagging behind Hamilton. Despite their superiority over the previous races, the team’s boss Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe warned the Mercedes drivers not to take it easy yet. Quoting Wolff’s statement in a BBC Sport interview, he said, “Our aim must be to increase… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton and Rosberg were Allowed to Race Each Other in Bahrain

It was recently revealed that Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg were allowed to race other during the Grand Prix held in Bahrain. In an article from BBC Sport, it appeared that Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe were also entertaining themselves with the on-track rivalry of Hamilton and Rosberg. As a result, they did not give the two team orders during the event. That means everything we’ve seen in the last race were two drivers giving their best to outlast one another and their performances were not in any way cooked up by the team. Lowe stated in his interview with the source that there’s no reason not to allow Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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