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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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Vettel disobeys team suggestions – wins 2010 F1 World Championship

The youngest ever to win the Formala One World Championship, Sebastian Vettel was ecstatic as he cried into this radio upon crossing the finish line in Abu Dhabi. The 23-year-old German entered Sunday’s race as an underdog to Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber in terms of points, and was actually suggested by his team to let his teammate pass during the race. That order was never carried out, and Vettel kept his pace all the way from pole to finish, banking on a crucial strategic mistake on the part of Ferrari. The safety car came out early during competition which played a key role in Vettels win. Vitaly Petrovs amazing… Continue Reading »

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