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Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg: Who was the Better Driver Last Season

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are probably the best team line-up that Formula 1 has to offer. To prove that, the tandem were very instrumental in putting Mercedes-Benz in the second place of the overall team rankings of F1. Despite sharing the same team and being considered as actually good friends, people can’t help but compare the two. The question about who is the better driver gets thrown out a lot by pundits and a subject of debate to many fans. While it is already given that Hamilton bested Rosberg in terms of points in the 2013 F1 Drivers’ Rankings, their difference is only mere 18 points (Hamilton scored 189… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes F1 Team Put Paul di Resta on Reserve Role

The re-entry of Paul di Resta to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters under the Mercedes team has been making waves recently in the online community. Recently, it was revealed by Yahoo! Sport that the former Force India driver has not only signed for driving role in DTM. In addition to that, his contract includes a reserve role for the Formula 1 team of Mercedes-Benz. Di Resta Denies Dual Role with DTM and F1 The source stated that di Resta denied of such deal but he indicated in his interview that he would be willing to have a dual role this year with DTM and F1. After seemingly struggling in the previous… Continue Reading »

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Can Lewis Hamilton Win the Championship this Season

Sir Jackie Stewart is a veteran in the Formula 1 circuit and a recipient of multiple world championships. So, he definitely knows what it takes to be a champ. In Flying Scot’s recent interview with UK’s Daily Star, he stated that Sebastian Vettel’s reign in F1 may finally come at an end this season. He said that Lewis Hamilton could be the one who can finally foil Vettel’s fifth straight world championship. Hamilton is Currently the Fastest Driver Sir Jackie stated that he is betting on Hamilton this season simply because he is the fastest driver in F1 right now. He added that the 29-year old Briton has the sheer… Continue Reading »

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Would the New F1 Engine Regulations Spell Disaster?

January 28 marks the start of the Formula 1 testing at Jerez, Spain. So, by now, the F1 teams are probably at their final stages of getting their cars fitted for the new challenges this year, particularly the technical challenges posed by the implementation of the new engine regulations. Toto Wolff has coolly denied the speculations circulated by the press that the implementation of the 2014 engine regulations would spell disaster to many teams. According to Wolff, he recognizes that there would be some problems that would come out of the testing at Jerez. However, they are only normal and not as severe as what the media thinks. In my… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes W05 will Make its Debut on First Day of Testing at Jerez

Even though Mercedes was rumored to be more focused on the development of its new engines that would comply with the 2014 regulations during the 2013 season, its team surprisingly came out second on the overall rankings. Then, its two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, came in fourth and sixth, respectively, in the overall rankings of drivers. In the interview of Toto Wolff, Team Mercedes has definitely overachieved its targets. All Eyes on Mercedes Following the good performance of the team in the 2013 season, all eyes are on Mercedes this time, especially that they have been hyping their new engine for the 2014 season as early as the… Continue Reading »

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Authorities Seek New Video of Schumacher Accident

Before the year 2013 ended, Formula 1 fans were shocked after news about the Michael Schumacher accident broke out. Following the event, the seven-time F1 champ got into a medically-induced coma. Schumacher’s condition is still critical but doctors say that it is already stabilizing. The events that led to the Schumacher accident are currently being investigated by French authorities. But according to the multi-time F1 champ’s son, who was with him that time, Schumacher smacked his head on a rock following a mishap. To further aid investigators, the family of Schumacher has already given the camera mounted to his helmet during the accident. But whether it was turned on during… Continue Reading »

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Jazeman Jaafar Evaluated by Team Mercedes

The Malaysian racer Jazeman Jaafar underwent an evaluation test with the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team which he completed Friday last week (November 29). The 21-year-old former kart driver was able to take part in the test due to his strong backing from the Petronas Talent Development Programme according to AutoSport. The said Malaysian firm is the F1 sponsor of Mercedes. The news source stated that Jazeman Jaafar completed the course using a 2011 car on demo tires. However, it did not deter him, in any way, from achieving his most significant F1 mileage to date. His previous experience with an F1 car was only from a street demo in his… Continue Reading »

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