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Confidence of Valtteri Bottas Diminishes Due to Lack of Wins in 2018

Being partnered to a four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and belonging to the top team in the sport today puts a lot of pressure to Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. The Finn has not won a race since the start of the 2018 F1 season. His last victory came in Abu Dhabi last year. The highlights of his career this year so far are his six podium finishes. The statistics of Bottas definitely pales in comparison with Hamilton’s seven wins this season. It was also nothing compared to his performance in 2017, which gained him three wins, 10 podiums finishes, and four pole positions. Bottas admitted in his interview… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Considers Giving Team Orders After Italian GP

After the shocking performance of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Mercedes is now considering giving team orders. The move by Mercedes F1 might come after the Italian GP this weekend. According to Autosport, despite the equal status shared by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in Mercedes F1, the team is currently pressured into reconsidering its overall strategy to keep both the Driver and Constructor Championships this season. The report said that it will likely result in Bottas getting a support role for Hamilton. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said that they will have to wait until the results of the Monza race before they decide… Continue Reading »

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F1 Belgian GP Results and Aftermath

The engine upgrades for both Mercedes AMG Petronas and Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 teams finally came into play at the recently-concluded Belgian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the race while Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton settled for the second place. The high hopes of Mercedes against their rival Ferrari were crushed when Vettel streaked past Hamilton and finished the race with an 11-point margin against the runner-up. “He drove past me like I wasn’t even there,” the Briton described the moment when the German driver beat him to the chequered flag. Hamilton started the race at pole position in the Belgian GP. However, when the Mercedes driver reached the Kemmel Straight… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Widens Gap with Ferrari in F1 Driver and Constructor Standings

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team just gained more breathing room following their win at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. The victory widened the gap between Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Driver Standings. The performances of the Briton and his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, also allowed them to maintain the leverage of their team in the Constructor Standings. Hamilton is now ahead of his rival by 24 points with a total of 213 points in his scorecard. On the other hand, Vettel is trailing behind with an overall score of 189 points. Meanwhile, the difference between Mercedes and Ferrari in the Constructors is only 10 points with… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Expresses Sympathy with Ferrari Over the Condition of Sergio Marchionne

Toto Wolff, Mercedes AMG Petronas owner and executive director, said that his thoughts were with Sergio Marchionne, Scuderia Ferrari president and chief executive officer, and his family. The Ferrari boss unexpectedly stepped down from his position on Saturday night citing illness as a reason. “Even in the joy of victory, our thoughts also remain with Sergio Marchionne and his family. Although we are rivals on the track, we are friends off it and we were saddened to hear the news of his illness,” Wolff told Sky Sports on Sunday night. The Mercedes boss added that he also felt bad about the crash that cost Sebastian Vettel’s victory at the Formula… Continue Reading »

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Is Ferrari Sabotaging Mercedes in Formula 1?

Mercedes AMG Petronas recently addressed the issues regarding their first lap collisions with Scuderia Ferrari in Formula 1. A key figure within Mercedes F1 said that the incidents were either deliberate or a result of incompetence on the side of Ferrari F1. Last Sunday’s British Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in the F1 Driver Standings over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 8 points. The latest race resulted to a 20-point lead by Ferrari against Mercedes in the Constructor Standings as well. Hamilton suffered from a collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen during the first lap of the race. The ace of Mercedes eventually recovered from the mishap and finished… 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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