2012 Korean Grand Prix

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F1: Dismal Results for Mercedes in Korea

Mercedes AMG Petronas went into the 2012 Korean Grand Prix with high hopes, but those hopes weren’t rewarded with championship points as Michael Schumacher finished 13th while Nico Rosberg had to retire in lap 2 after Kamui Kobayashi hit Rosberg’s car in the first lap. Sebastian Vettel scores the win and punctuated a Red Bull 1-2 finish by claiming the lead in the driver’s standings. This was the first time this season that any team had a 1-2. “There are some races where nothing comes together and which you simply have to move on from straight away,” said Schumacher. “This was one of them.” “Unfortunately this has been the second… Continue Reading »


F1 Preview: Mercedes Gears Up for Korean Grand Prix

After a fairly solid run through the Friday practice of the 2012 Korean Grand Prix, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is in high spirits and should head into qualifying with a decent shot at good results. Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg combined for 112 laps through the Korea International Circuit without incident and managed to put in some aerodynamic development as well. Speaking after the Friday practice runs, Schumacher noted that the team should figure in the top 10 in qualifying and will work their strategy to suit this projection. “We have made some small changes, nothing major, and we looked ok on our long runs,” he added. “Of… Continue Reading »


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