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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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 »
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 »
Paddy Lowe’s entry to Mercedes-Benz team came with rumors that he will be replacing Ross Brawn as the principal. In fact, this has been going on since news leaked that he will be jumping to the team. However, a recent interview of BBC Sport to Brawn revealed that the current team principal of the team is there to stay. Brawn stated that the team is in its top shape for next year so he surely “wouldn’t want to miss all the fun”. Another reason why Brawn wanted to stay is the new regulations that will be implemented on 2014 which will feature turbo engines with extensive energy recovery said the report…. Continue Reading »
Finally, all is set for Paddy Lowe to join the F1 team of Mercedes-Benz. In a recent report by BBC Sport, the McLaren technical director has been granted an early release by his team. That means, he will start his new job at Mercedes in June 3 this year which is 6 months earlier than what was anticipated by everyone. In a statement by Mercedes, Lowe will work hand-in-hand with the team principal, Ross Brawn. The company also explained that Brawn will resume all his work with the sporting and technical matters to clear out the speculations that Lowe might be replacing him.
Okay, so the rumors ignited by BBC’s F1 analyst Eddie Jordan were true. Paddy Lowe is already set to jump ship to the Mercedes Team. My compliments to Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda for playing down the rumors by the way. Although many already saw it coming, everyone is still surprised when it was finally announced. But as the smoke finally cleared and the rumors are confirmed now, F1 and Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts cannot help but ask where does that leave Ross Brawn? Lauda and Wolff assured fans that Brawn will still remain in the team, like what they always did in previews interviews. However, BBC’s inside sources say that Brawn… Continue Reading »
According to sources, McLaren F1 technical director Paddy Lowe will not be joining the team at the 2013 season opener on March 17 at the Australian Grand Prix. What’s more, he is set to join the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team once his contract with McLaren expires at the end of the year. This casts more doubt on the future of current Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn, who had stated that Lowe won’t be on the team while Brawn remains at the helm. Then again, it’s not a given that Lowe’s move is going to make Brawn leave. New motorsport director Toto Wolff could be working some magic behind the… Continue Reading »