Despite not achieving podium, the pair of Mercedes GP Petronas drivers Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher were able to deposit double points into their score cards at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, having crossed the finish line in fifth and ninth spots respectively. And yes, if you’re wondering, Nico is still consistently beating his wing leader to the line. Nico was fighting vehemently with late-braking Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull towards the checkered flag but was unable to win fourth place. Thus, he had to settle for fifth which according to him ‘was an ok result’. Schumi, on the other hand, had a very clean start all the way… Continue Reading »
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After the safety car came in following some mishap between Karun Chandhok and Jarno Trulli, the track was ready to pass the checkered flag under the SC. Unfortunately, the Mercedes Benz SC went in the pits a couple more meters before the finish line which gave Schumacher the chance to overtake Alonso. After the race stewards determined Michael Schumacher’s move in the last remaining meters of the race was against the rules, Fernando Alonso placed 6th place in the Monaco Grand Prix. The FIA released a statement saying that Schumacher’s overtaking tactic received a 20 second penalty. Based on the rule 40.13 of the F1 regulation declares that “if the… Continue Reading »
That’s right, Michael Schumacher will be driving a new Mercedes in the Spanish Grand Prix next month. The Brackley based team is developing a newly-developed Mercedes W01 that will be on an entirely different chassis. But for now this are all speculations since the new chassis have to undergo a new FIA crash test prior to its debut. If the team didn’t make the cut, they will have to make it available from the second European race in Monte Carlo. Team principal Ross Brawn did not issue any comments regarding Schumacher’s next car in Spain, but admitted his baffle over the German’s poor pace in Shanghai. If the 7-time world… Continue Reading »
A crowd of 200,000 at Düsseldorf’s shopping street Kà¶nigsallee attended the DTM’s start for the 2008 season. The DTM presentation one week prior to the season opener in Hockenheim, the third one in a row in Düsseldorf, attracted 17,000 spectators more than one year ago. For the first time in 2008, all nine Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers introduced themselves to a record crowd. More pictures after the break.