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Christian Horner Predicts a Mercedes Win in Bahrain

Mercedes AMG Petronas has been showing its dominance in the Formula One circuit from the pre-season tests right up to the actual races. So, far the team has been victorious in the first two races of the season. Not only that, it has displayed its superiority in an impressive fashion. In the Australian Grand Prix, Mercedes gained the upper hand over its competitors by logging a 25-second advantage when Nico Rosberg crossed the finish line (which turned out to be 26 seconds when Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified). It should be noted that if it weren’t for the car problems experienced by Lewis Hamilton during the event, he would have performed… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Wins Australian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg won the Australian Grand Prix held in Melbourne tonight. His victory came three decades after his father Keke won the inaugural Formula One event in Adelaide in 1985. The young German driver of Mercedes team started third in the grid. However, he suddenly gained the first position upon arriving at the first turn of the race. From there, he was able to maintain to his place which eventually led to his victory. Following Rosberg were Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen in the second and third ranks, respectively. Rosberg certainly lived up to the hype tonight by winning the first race of the season. It should be noted that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team’s “Early Bird” Attitude Pays Off

Mercedes could finish two laps ahead of its competitors in the opening of the Formula One racing season this March 16. This is such a bold claim and some of you may think that it is exaggerated. But surprisingly, this was what Christian Horner stated in his interview featured in Australia’s The Telegraph. And yes, it is the same Christian Horner who is the current team principal of the reigning F1 champion for the past few years which is Red Bull. At present, Red Bull’s performance is being hampered by technical issues. This was attributed by experts as a result of the team’s adaptation to the new F1 regulations. On the… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg May Be the Next F1 Champ

Sebastian Vettel has been on the number spot in Formula One since winning its championship in 2010. So, the F1 community has been rooting for a serious contender who could break Vettel’s championship streak for quite some time. Now, with Mercedes performing well in the current tests—not to mention the team’s impressive performance during the 2013 season—fans are expecting either Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to unseat Vettel from the top of the rankings this season. The expectations of hardcore F1 fans were further fueled when Rosberg was able to set the fastest lap in his Mercedes during the Bahrain testing last Saturday. During that said event, Rosberg was able… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Team Says It’s Too Early To Call Them A “Favorite”

Despite a disappointing first day of testing at Jerez when Lewis Hamilton crashed his Mercedes W05 to the rubber barrier after a mechanical failure, Mercedes team rebounded by showing a strong performance in the following days of testing by completing a race distance in the track. The good showing of Mercedes was opposite to the fortune of Red Bull, which experienced cooling and power unit issues. This has led fans to root more for Mercedes at the pre-season testing. Currently, the F1 community sees Mercedes as a potential world champion that would unseat Red Bull in the top ranks. Also, the team is being dubbed as a “favorite” this year…. Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Says Mercedes Overachieved in 2013 F1 Season Standings

Toto Wolff, the motorsport chief of the Mercedes Formula One team, stated that his group “overachieved” this year. That is after Team Mercedes established itself in the second place of the 2013 F1 season standings. Add to that the amazing performances of its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg this year who were able to bag the fourth and sixth positions respectively in the 2013 F1 season standings. Overall, the drivers of the team claimed eight pole positions, finished in the first place three times and added nine podiums during the season. Wolff noted that his team definitely “overachieved” after surpassing its target before the 2013 season started. He attributes… Continue Reading »

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Organizers, Red Bull and Mercedes Share Their Story about Tire Test

The organizers of the Monaco Grand Prix confirmed that the official protest for the illegal tire test of Mercedes-Benz was lodged by its rivals Ferrari and Red Bull according to Channel NewsAsia. The complaint came after Nico Rosberg won the race. However, Mark Webber of Red Bull was quick to say that the tire test did not contribute to the team’s win last week because it was not a determining factor in the race. Red Bull Camp Statement In the statement of Mark Horner of Red Bull, he cleared out that the complaint was filed hours before the race even began. He argued that the tire testing was not done… Continue Reading »

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