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Mercedes-Benz F1 Team Tire Trouble Not Yet Through

The Mercedes-Benz F1 car possesses a great engine with two very talented drivers. But there have been complaints from them due to the car’s lack of downforce. Then, there is also the problem with the rear tires. According to Yahoo! Sports, the overheating tires are one of the key reasons why the team has been having problem bagging the victory. However, Ross Brawn stated in an interview that they have already made progress on the issue. Despite the said “progress”, the drivers were warned though that the team is not yet on top of the tire issue. It remains to be seen if the developments are enough to increase the… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Wolff: Brawn ‘is Team Principal and I Don’t Want to Change That’

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team principal Ross Brawn was vocally backed by superstar driver Lewis Hamilton in last week’s Bahrain GP, and now it’s team executive director Toto Wolff’s turn. In an interview with the official F1 site, Wolff said that Brawn is still the team principal of the team. The statement came at the heels of a question asking about the arrival of McLaren’s Paddy Lowe to the Mercedes team next year. “One doesn’t obviate the other,” said Wolff. “Ross is team principal and I don’t want to change that.” He added that it is important for the team to focus on stability, referring to the ‘mountain of work’… Continue Reading »

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Is Ross Brawn Leaving the Team?

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 »

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Wolff and Lauda Not Getting Involved in the Pit Wall

After Lewis Hamilton, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda’s move to the Mercedes-Benz team, rumors centering on another big name jumping ship like Paddy Lowe started. This ignited speculations about Ross Brawn getting edged out from his position. Despite the rumors, Brawn stayed with the the group and he strongly asserted his position as the team principal. He stated that he is very settled and he has no problems with the team, especially with the new entrants (Wolff and Lauda). Director Wolff confirmed Brawn’s statement by saying that he and Lauda will only be taking the back seat as it is Brawn’s duty to call the shots in the circuit. He… Continue Reading »

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Impressive Performance of Hamilton Praised by Team Mercedes

According to Ross Brawn, Lewis Hamilton has really proven that he has the right off-track skills and the mindset to succeed. He added that the young driver really did great during the first week of testing despite the technical problems that car was experiencing. The team principal also stated that the determination of the 2008 F1 world champion to move Mercedes-Benz team forward was certainly shown in his performance during the past week. Brawn acknowledged that Hamilton is definitely a skillful driver. However, there are more to just being a driver. The other factors are what most talented drivers lack said the man holding the reigns of the team. Luckily,… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton Completes 145 Laps in Jerez Testing Finale

The final day of testing in Jerez, Spain saw Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Lewis Hamilton log 145 laps around the track, as the newly acquired driver continues to familiarize himself with the F1 W04. With a very productive fourth day, the Mercedes team gets a better feel for the car and what to improve upon, considering the rough first two days in the first F1 winter test for this season. In his first outing, Hamilton managed to run a mere 15 laps. “Today we managed the kind of mileage that the car is capable of and I think we have a good platform to start working from,” said Hamilton,… Continue Reading »

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Hot Facts from the Q&A with Ross Brawn and Toto Wolff

Team Mercedes-Benz has definitely made plenty of noise in the sporting world lately. It started with the retirement of Michael Schumacher from the team. Then, the acquisition of the group of big names such as Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff made it to the top headlines. Controversies further made them subjects in the television and various news sites. So, if you are among the fans out there who are looking for more information about the hottest topics surrounding the team, check out the facts that we acquired from the interview conducted by Formula 1 with Ross Brawn and Toto Wolff. The Change in Management Brawn commented that this… Continue Reading »

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