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F1: Hamilton, Rosberg could face suspensions for future collisions

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are locked in a tight battle for the 2016 Formula One driver’s championship, and it doesn’t help one bit that they are teammates. Competition between the two have led to some ugly crashes and unnecessary contact in the past, and now the two could face fines or even suspensions from Mercedes if they are to collide in a race again. This is seen as a way for the team to avoid actually issuing team orders. With contact between the Mercedes cars in three out of the past five outings, team officials are now forced to act to prevent excessive competition between their drivers from sabotaging their… Continue Reading »

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Hardware Problem to Blame in Formula One Bahrain GP

Despite being in high spirits, Lewis Hamilton once again failed to score a big win in the recently concluded 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg has been reaping from the opportunities presented by his teammate’s issues. The German has emerged triumphant in the first two races of the season. Toto Wolff, the motorsport director of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, recently shared his thoughts on the problem plaguing the reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion in an interview with Sky Sports. In the first two races of this year, the weakness of Hamilton was usually evident in first corners of the events. Slow getaways have resulted in the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Seeks New Clutch Design

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team recently requested its parent Daimler to come up with a new clutch design for the Silver Arrow race cars. According to GrandPrix.com, the appeal of Mercedes F1 to Daimler is aimed at fending off the threat posed by Ferrari. Based on the source, Mercedes F1 is worried about the progress shown by Ferrari this season. In the 2016 F1 Australian Grand Prix, Ferrari proved itself as a force to be reckoned with due to its quickness on the track. Its drivers appeared to have mastered the new rules limiting drivers to utilize only a single clutch lever for race starts. Despite landing on the first and second… Continue Reading »

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A Look at Mercedes F1 Before Bahrain Grand Prix

The 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix marks the second race of the season. Fresh from victory in the Australian GP is Mercedes AMG Petronas Team with Nico Rosberg leading the race followed by his teammate and reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton. As a recap, the Bahrain GP last year saw Hamilton emerging triumphant with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen in the second place. Rosberg fell in the third place that time due to a brake failure in his car. Will Mercedes F1 repeat or even do better on the same track this year considering the gains of Ferrari and other teams? How are the major players in the group holding… Continue Reading »

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A Look at Mercedes F1 Team Before the Australian GP

This year is another battle for the Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships. On March 20, the first race of the season starts at the 2016 F1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. With Ferrari, Williams, and McLaren showing huge improvements compared to last season, we are certainly looking at a whole new level of competition this year. Mercedes AMG Petronas is well aware of the threats coming to them, Nico Rosberg even admitted that their gap, especially with Ferrari, is narrowing. Recently, Daimler featured the sentiments of the key figures of the team as the first race of the season comes near. Lewis Hamilton The current Drivers’ Champion said his car… Continue Reading »

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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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