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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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 »
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 »
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.