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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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Lewis Hamilton Found the Booing of Nico Rosberg Awkward

Lewis Hamilton admitted that he found the booing of his teammate Nico Rosberg very awkward as they stood on the Formula One podium following the Italian Grand Prix, according to Sky Sports. Mercedes AMG Petronas maintained its momentum leading to the world championship as it displayed another one-two victory in Monza. Hamilton, after trailing his partner behind in the majority of his races plus several unfortunate retirements, once again gained his footing by finishing first. Fans received the Briton with a warm cheer as he climbed the podium, but his teammate and rival in the drivers’ rankings did not get the same treatment. Fans audibly booed the second placer in the… Continue Reading »

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Did Rosberg Hand Hamilton the Victory in Italy

The Italian Grand Prix displayed another amazing feat by Mercedes-Benz in general. Not only did Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes-AMG Petronas came in the first and second place, the third and fourth places also belonged to Williams, another team carrying Mercedes engines. Although both Mercedes drivers made it into the finish line this time, some fans and analysts are raising another controversial issue centering on the them again. According to reports, the supposed error of Rosberg at Turn One in Lap 29 that allowed Hamilton to pass and eventually win the race was orchestrated by the people within the team. Others say it might be the German’s way of… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Claims the Clash with Rosberg was Deliberate

Lewis Hamilton was reported “gobsmacked” after a post-race meeting with the people at Mercedes AMG Petronas. That’s because he allegedly learned that his clash with Nico Rosberg was premeditated. Quoting Hamilton’s interview with Sky Sports, BBC and other reporters in the aftermath of the recent Formula One race, he said, “We just had a meeting about it and he (Rosberg) basically said he did it on purpose. He said he did it on purpose. He said he could have avoided it.” The Briton added, “He basically said ‘I did it to prove a point’.” Hamilton stated the incident was the reason why Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe were not happy… Continue Reading »

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