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Setback Seen in Mercedes F1 Engine Development

It looks like things are not getting easier for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team as they prepare for the 2019 Formula 1 season. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff revealed that the new engine for the Silver Arrows is not performing as expected. Mercedes F1 just received both the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships at an award show held at the Grand Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lewis Hamilton and Wolff received the trophies handed over by F1’s governing body, the FIA. The Mercedes F1 head admitted that 2018 was a tough season for them. With the recent disappointing updates on their engine development for the 2019… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Awarded Titles, Wolff Eyes Mick Schumacher for the Team

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team was just awarded the Constructors’ Championship while Lewis Hamilton got the coveted Drivers’ Championship. The team also expressed interest on Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher. After an admittedly grueling¬†2018 season, Mercedes star driver Hamilton received the two trophies from FIA, F1’s governing body, at a gala in St Petersburg, Russia. “We all had to raise our game, each and every member of our team,” Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said. “Winning both titles is a testament to the incredibly hard work of the team,” he added. Out of the 21 races of this season, Mercedes F1 won 11… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton: The Second Most Successful Driver in F1

Lewis Hamilton finally took his spot as one of the Formula 1 greats when he grabbed his fifth World Drivers’ Championship (WDC) at the 2018 Mexican Grand Prix last Sunday. He is now tied with Juan Manuel Fangio in the record books in terms of having the most championships in the sport. The 2018 F1 season saw a rocky start for Mercedes as Ferrari started strong with Sebastian Vettel winning the first two races. The German went on to challenge the supremacy of Hamilton on several occasions, and he even led the F1 Drivers’ Standings at some points of the season. However, the resiliency and consistency of Hamilton in scoring… Continue Reading »

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Kimi Raikkonen Wins and Delays Fifth World Title of Lewis Hamilton

The 2018 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix should have been the defining moment of Lewis Hamilton as he was set to win his fifth World Drivers’ Championship. However, the unexpected win of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen held him back from his goal for at least another week. The race began with Hamilton on the pole position, so everyone saw his fifth championship reign coming in the US event. When the race went underway though, the Briton appeared to struggle when Raikkonen snatched the lead. The Finn gambled on softer tires with better grip but less durability, which paid off in his favor. The Ferrari driver maintained his position going to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Rewards Valtteri Bottas Equal Opportunity for the Championship in 2019

All that Lewis Hamilton needs to bag his fifth drivers’ championship is to win the next Formula 1 Grand Prix in the United States and hope that Sebastian Vettel finishes below the second place during the race. Some of his victories can be attributed to the efforts of his teammate Valtteri Bottas though. Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff warns that the full potential of the Finn will be unleashed in the 2019 season. Bottas has been labeled with a lot of names during his 2018 run. He was referred to as the “wingman“, “butler” and “second fiddle” by F1 personalities and the media because of his willingness to play… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Poised to Win Fifth World Title

Lewis Hamilton is on his way to tying the record of the legend Juan Manuel Fangio as his win at the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix allowed him to extend his lead against Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the driver standings. It’s only a matter of time until he clutches a fifth world championship in the sport. The Japanese GP saw a one-two victory for Mercedes F1 with Hamilton on top while his teammate Valtteri Bottas settled on the second place. The Briton closest rival in the standings, Vettel, was left out at the sixth place during the finish due to an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen that left… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wins in Russia, Thanks to Team Orders

Lewis Hamilton grabs another victory while extending his lead in the Driver Standings. The win came after team orders were given. The conclusion of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix saw Hamilton crossing the chequered flag first followed by Bottas. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel emerged third while his teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth. Both Red Bull drivers grabbed the fifth and sixth positions respectively with Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. The triumphant Hamilton increases the gap between him and Vettel by 50 points. Meanwhile, Bottas climbs in the standings at the third rank with 189 points, overtaking Raikkonen by 3 points. The big win of Hamilton can be attributed to Bottas…. Continue Reading »

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