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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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Formula 1 Drivers’ Numbers Revealed

The Formula 1 drivers’ numbers have already been revealed by F1′s governing body. The numbers chosen by the drivers shall remain permanent over the course of their careers with the only exception of the number 1. Under the new F1 rules, drivers are allowed to pick a number which they will carry over the rest of their careers. If ever there are conflicts with the selection of numbers, such as two drivers picking the same number, preference is given to the driver who ranked higher in the 2013 championship. Number 1 is designated as a special number which is only given to the reigning world champion. So, based on the… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg Finishes Second in Indian Grand Prix

The 2013 Indian Grand Prix will be best remembered as the race wherein Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth straight world championship. Still, it was a valiant effort from the Mercedes drivers as Nico Rosberg snagged second place and Lewis Hamilton managed a P6 finish. With the strong performance—the team’s best since August, where Hamilton and Rosberg finished third and fourth, respectively, at the Belgian Grand Prix—Mercedes moves back into second place ahead of Ferrari. It’s been clear that the team has been targeting second place, what with Red Bull’s dominance and clear path to the title. In fact, second place is not a bad spot at all, because of the… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hamilton on Mercedes’ Tire Test Controversy and Vettel’s Comments

Even though he’s just come off a fourth-place finish at the just-concluded Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton has had a fairly rough season so far. The F1 star chimes in on some issues plaguing him and his team. On the Mercedes Tire Test Controversy Hamilton just shrugged off any concern about the protests that the team is facing over its undisclosed testing of future Pirelli tires. With three new teams joining Red Bull and Ferrari in protesting the tests, the pressure is on FIA and on Mercedes. “We were required to do some work, we did some work,” said Hamilton. “Right now, I’m not concerned about… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Lauda Downplays Vettel Pursuit

We reported that Niki Lauda kind of confirmed courting defending 3-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, but apparently, there was really no need for Mercedes AMG Petronas fans to get excited. Aside from the stronger Ferrari rumors, Lauda is now downplaying the pursuit, saying that the Red Bull superstar is still signed to a contract and that Mercedes is happy with the combination of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. “We’re not trying to get him, as he has signed a contract with Red Bull until forever,” said Lauda to Osterreich, a newspaper in Austria. Then there’s also the confirmation that former F1 driver Robert Kubica had a stint in the Mercedes F1… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes AMG Petronas Courting Sebastian Vettel

Niki Lauda has confirmed that he is courting Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, the man who is arguably the most dominant driver in Formula 1 at the moment. This was confirmed via the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. The effort to have Vettel join the team is something that Lauda says was begun by the previous motorsport director at Mercedes-Benz, Norbert Haug. As well he should, according to Red Bull F1 consultant Dr. Helmut Marko. Vettel is currently on top of the drivers’ standings, 10 points ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. In addition, he is the youngest triple champion in the history of F1, among other records involving the word ‘youngest’… Continue Reading »

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Korean GP 2011 Qualifying, rosberg Placed 7th

For the first time this season, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was not able to grab the top spot. It was McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton’s turn in there with a time of 1m 35.820s. Meanwhile, Mercedes Petronas’ Nico Rosberg is on the 7th grid and Michael Schumacher is on the 12th place of the race at the Korea International Circuit. “I’m quite pleased with today. To find the right set-up for the qualifying and the race is always a compromise, particularly after such limited dry running, so I’m happy that we saved one set of option tyres. It will be tough to catch one of the top six drivers tomorrow but hopefully… Continue Reading »

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