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Nico Rosberg is Confident that Lewis Hamilton Will Bounce Back

It has been a bad start for four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton this year. However, Nico Rosberg still believes that his former teammate in Mercedes F1 will recover from his failure to win any Grand Prix in the 2018 F1 season. Rosberg said this period is just one of the four-time champion’s “typical phases.” He explained to BBC that when things don’t go perfectly, Hamilton tends to lose his edge a bit, which causes him to struggle for a while. The former champ warned the rivals of Mercedes F1 to maximize those races because Hamilton always comes back from such instances. Rosberg stated that when Hamilton comes back, he… Continue Reading »

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What Went Wrong with Mercedes at the F1 Chinese GP

“We just need to get our act together,” Mercedes AMG Petronas team boss Toto Wolff said in the aftermath of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix last Sunday. This was following their loss due to Red Bull’s strategy, which resulted in Daniel Ricciardo winning the race. Near the end of the F1 Chinese GP, Valtteri Bottas appeared to be gunning for the win, but the decision of Red Bull to pit for fresh, soft tires eventually paid off for Ricciardo. It looked as if Mercedes was about get back to its winning ways at Lap 32 when the Safety Car was deployed following the two Toro Rosso cars colliding to… Continue Reading »

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Is Mercedes F1 Losing Their Dominance?

The result of the Formula One qualifying in China may be the turning point in the sport. Ferrari locked the front row of the grid ahead of their rivals in the Mercedes F1 team. “This is the turning point,” said Sky F1‘s Damon Hill. Sebastian Vettel finished the qualifying race with a new lap record of 1 minute and 31.095 seconds. His teammate Kimi Raikkonen was just behind by 0.087 second. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will be starting this Sunday’s race at third and fourth places, respectively. The two finished +0.580s and +0.701s following the time set by Vettel. The recent event marks the first time for Ferrari to bag… Continue Reading »

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Last Pagani Huayra Inspired by Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 Car

The Pagani Huayra is in its final stage of production. The last car of the series will sport the livery elements found on the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One car of Lewis Hamilton. The 100th example of the Huayra marks the final car of its range. It will be called “Il Ultimo”. The last Huayra is set to be delivered to the garage of Brett David, CEO of Prestige Imports. The Huayra is equipped with a Mercedes-AMG 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine. It is capable of producing 700 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque. AMG has been the engine supplier of Pagani for the Huayra since the coupe arrived into the… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Frustrated at Mercedes F1 Team During Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton didn’t mince words over the radio to let Mercedes F1 team know how he felt during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The defending champion ended third at the F1 Bahrain GP. The frustration of Hamilton began when he was pushed back to the ninth position away from the grid at the start of Sunday’s race. It stemmed from a penalty for changing his gearbox going into the second race of the season. Then, the Briton was involved in an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the early part of the race. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff defended his driver though by reasoning out that it was only… Continue Reading »

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A Look at the Mercedes-AMG GT R F1 Safety Car

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the official Safety Car of Formula One. So far, it is the most powerful safety car of the sport. The mechanical specs of the new AMG GT R F1 safety car is the same as the road-going vehicle. It is powered by a 4.0-liter AMG biturbo V8 with 577 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. The acceleration of the auto from zero to 62 mph is 3.6 seconds. Furthermore, it comes with the AMG Track Package that provides it a roll-over protection system as well as high-performance compound braking system. Some changes were only made to the AMG GT R safety car’s exterior and interior… Continue Reading »

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Formula 1 2018 Season Preview: Mercedes Goes From Strength-To-Strength

Can Mercedes continue their reign of domination over Formula 1, and keep Hamilton at the top after a fiercely competitive season last year? Let’s break down their main competitors and see how the FIA has changed the rules in a big way for 2018. When it comes to Formula 1, every fan will definitively say that Mercedes is the dominant force in the sport – whether they love or hate the team. And on paper, 2018 is looking to be no different. With the announcement of their WO9 car for the new season, they keep the same advantageously longer wheelbase along with some slight changes to the aerodynamic design to… Continue Reading »

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