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Team Williams Confidently Reveals New F1 Car

Formula One team Williams Martini Racing just revealed its ace for the 2015 F1 season. The British team was the first to unveil its new car for this year. The new car, now called the FW37, sports some aerodynamic enhancements particularly evident in the nose of the unit. The race car does, however, retain its carbon fiber monocoque structure. The architecture of the suspension also remains the same. Meanwhile, its wheels are forged magnesium materials from RAYS. Then, AP Racing developed the brakes. Powering up the FW37 is a 1.6-liter Mercedes-AMG V6 engine. It functions in conjunction with two motor generators. One generator is located at the main driveline, and the… Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda is Confident that Hamilton will Stay with Mercedes

The three-year contract of Lewis Hamilton with Formula One Team Mercedes-AMG Petronas will be up by the end of the year. Various speculations about the status of the negotiations were raised by several news sources. However, Niki Lauda expressed his confidence that the 2008 and 2014 F1 World Champion will stay with his current team. In Lauda’s interview with PaddockTalk, he said, “I am not worried,” referring to the contract talks between Mercedes and Hamilton. Then, he stated, “both sides want to renew, so it will happen.” Despite only having one season left in Hamilton’s contract, Lauda confidently claimed a new contract will come in due time. “We are in no hurry,”… Continue Reading »

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Alonso and Bottas Considered by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as Fall Backs

A report suggested that Fernando Alonso and Valtterri Bottas have been singled out by Mercedes-AMG Petronas as possible fall backs if the negotiation between the Formula One racing team and Lewis Hamilton fails to materialize. According to Autosport.com, the discussion about the contract renewal of Hamilton has been put on hold temporarily in the 2014 season. The team reasoned out that they did not want to get the issue in the way while their drivers battled for the World Championship in the year that just ended. It should be noted that Hamilton reigned as the World Champion in 2014 after raking a total of 384 points in the season, and Nico Rosberg… Continue Reading »

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Pressure Mounts on Mercedes Due to the Double Points Issue

The ultimate fight is on, and everyone can feel the tension after Nico Rosberg took the pole position following the Formula One qualifying in Abu Dhabi. The drama all boils down to the double points scoring for the last race of the season, which was announced December last year. According to Bernie Ecclestone, the double points feature aims to build excitement for the end of the season. It was originally planned for the last three races of the season, but everyone in the top brass of F1 eventually agreed to use it only in the last race. Fans, sports analysts, and racing personnel were not receptive to the gimmick. Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Willing to Compromise Over F1 Engine Freeze Issue

Mercedes AMG Petronas Executive Director Toto Wolff stated in his interview with ESPN that he is open for a compromise regarding the issue surrounding the Formula One in-season engine freeze. He noted that he will agree to the idea if budgets will not rise dramatically. According to the source, Mercedes opposed the proposed relaxation of the engine freeze rules not because of performance reasons. Instead, the team is worried that it might jack up the costs related to the development of engines. Wolff noted the fact that Mercedes is supplying eight engines for various teams in F1. The figure is in contrast with the two Honda delivers, plus four that Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Gives Away a Total of £7 Million to Brackley Employees

Following the impressive win of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, the three-pointed marque finally got its hand on the most-coveted constructors’ championship. It should be noted that it is the first time for Mercedes to achieve the title since joining F1. To celebrate the important milestone in the sporting history of the German brand, the top brass of the company decided to release a total of £7 million to be distributed to its 700 employees in its Brackley facility, according to The Telegraph. Breaking down the amount, that’s around £10,000 bonus to all the staff there, including the engineer, chef and cleaner. The report claimed though… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Gets a New Reserve Driver

The battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg rages on. The people behind Mercedes AMG Petronas, making sure that they will have a Plan B in case one of their title-chasing drivers would be unavailable to race in the remaining events of this Formula One season, signed up a backup driver. Pascal Wehrlein, only 19 years of age, will function as a reserve driver for the team starting the next F1 race up to the finals. He will only get to the helm of the W05 if either Rosberg or Hamilton cannot race. The youngster will be balancing his duties in DTM with his role in F1. For the German teen, getting pulled in… Continue Reading »

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