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Wolff Will Let Hamilton and Rosberg Out of Their Leash in 2016

In the recent interview of Mercedes-AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff, he admitted that his team’s continuous dominance in Formula One might hurt the sport in the long run. Therefore, he is considering giving Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg more freedom in the races. According to Crash.net, citing a report from the Daily Mail newspaper, he said the ongoing dominance of Mercedes in F1 would diminish the interest of the fans as it would lose the sport’s element of unpredictability. He even made Star Wars references in illustrating the resulting scenario. Quoting his interview features in the source, the motorsport director of Mercedes stated, “Our dominance is bad for F1. It becomes… Continue Reading »

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Is Nico Rosberg Getting a Contract Extension?

Nico Rosberg’s contract will only cover up to the 2016 Formula One season. When Speed Week asked whether the driver will get an extension with the team, Mercedes-AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff said they won’t negotiate with him until summer. Rosberg has consistently trailed Lewis Hamilton in F1 Drivers’ Rankings since 2014. From that period until the season that just ended, he bagged the second position in the standings. His performance with his partner was instrumental in bringing their team a back-t0-back Constructors’ Championship in the sport too. However, Rosberg’s intense rivalry with Hamilton on the tracks led to Wolff warning them about a possible change in the team’s drivers lineup. It should be noted… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Reacts to Toto Wolff’s Warning About Driver Lineup

Previously, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff warned that the group might push through with the plan to change its drivers’ lineup if the rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gets out of hand. The reigning F1 Drivers’ World Champion Hamilton reacted to his chief’s statement. He said in an interview featured  in Sky Sports that it was unnecessary. Although Hamilton admitted that there has been an ongoing rivalry between him and Rosberg, he pointed out that the two of them has continued to bring in good results for the team. He mentioned that they keep on delivering 100 percent in terms of the job that they have been asked to do. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Warns Its Drivers Once More

Mercedes F1 Team boss Toto Wolff gave a stern warning to his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg once more. According to Autosport, he said that if the fierce rivalry of the two will get out of control next year, they will not think twice of having their current drivers lineup changed. Despite the news, the source reported that Wolff is trying to understand the situation where his drivers are in. He is considering the fact that the two have known each other since kids, so their animosity with each other should not be over-analyzed. Wolff cleared out that the dynamics of the two is ideal for the team because it provides them… Continue Reading »

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Is Niki Lauda Leaving the Mercedes F1 Team?

It seems the friction within the Mercedes F1 Team is not only confined between its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. According to several news sources, there is also a tension between the group’s chief Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Daily Mail‘s Jonathan McEvoy said, “So annoyed was Wolff that Lauda was being interviewed by journalists that he refused to conduct his own customary press conference. The team’s media manager told journalists that Wolff was their sole spokesman and that they should not speak to Lauda. This is ironic, if nothing else, because Lauda works for the German channel RTL during race weekends, offering his views on sundry… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Not Happy with Mexican GP Strategy

Lewis Hamilton doesn’t appear to be pulling back even if he was already guaranteed of the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship this season. After the Mexican Grand Prix he voiced out his dismay about the decision of his team to call for a pit stop. According to a report from BBC Sport, he felt that it denied him the chance to win the race. Hamilton said in his interview that he didn’t agree with the move, but he followed it anyway. He added he will have a talk about it with his team later. Based on the source, Peter Bonnington, the race engineer of Hamilton, told the driver to make an… Continue Reading »

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Can Nico Rosberg Still Win the 2015 Championship?

All is not yet lost for Nico Rosberg. Mathematically, he could still win the drivers’ title. But with other considerations involved, his chances are quite slim. Toto Wolff advised the German driver to “switch on to 2016 mode and bounce back next year” during his interview with Motorsport website. Currently, Rosberg has 229 points under his record in Formula One Drivers’ Standings. That’s 73 points behind the F1 Drivers’ Championship leader and his teammate Lewis Hamilton’s accumulated 302 points so far. With only four races remaining and the double scoring in play, he could still snatch an upset for the championship. However, that would mean Hamilton should score very poorly… Continue Reading »

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