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Mercedes-AMG GT R: The Official Safety Car of F1 Gets a New Livery

As the different Formula One teams are gearing for their first race this season after numerous cancellations and postponements, the Mercedes-AMG GT R safety car makes its return. The auto features a new look in response to the social climate of the world. The AMG GT R retains its technical and mechanical specs. That means its 4.0-liter biturbo V8 is intact, which produces 585 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. The numbers allow the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. According to Mercedes, only the top speed of the vehicle has been adjusted to meet the minimum requirements of F1, so it can now… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Caps the Azerbaijan GP with 1-2 Victory

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One finished the Azerbaijan Grand Prix with a one-two victory following the win of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton trailing behind in the second place. It looks like Bottas is having a good start this year as he managed to cap two wins in the first four races of the 2019 season. In terms of number of wins, he is tied with his teammate, Hamilton, who bagged the Drivers’ Championship last year. However, despite the Mercedes drivers having two wins each, Bottas was able to grab the first place in the current Drivers’ Standings while Hamilton settled at second. The Finn has 87 points in his… Continue Reading »

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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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Lewis Hamilton Outlines Mercedes’ Priorities Following Summer Break

The Formula One title race, for the constructors and drivers, has been one of the most closely contested affairs that we’ve seen in many years. Heading into the summer break, Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes had crept back into the lead following wins in Germany and Hungary while Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari had slipped from the top after retiring at the Hockenheimring. Twenty-four points separate Hamilton and Vettel while Mercedes only lead Ferrari by ten points. In a season where marginal differences have split the two frontrunners for the championships, Lewis Hamilton has outlined the areas which his team need to improve. The main focus now is Formula One qualifying…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes During the F1 Summer Break

Formula 1 is currently having is summer break. Currently, the Mercedes AMG Petronas team is leading the 2018 season of the sport in both the Drivers and Constructors Standings. Let’s see the latest happenings within the team as they approach the Belgian Grand Prix on August 26. Lauda is Recovering Three-time F1 champion and Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda caught a flu while on a holiday in Ibiza, which later developed into pneumonia and a “severe lung disease”. Lauda’s worsening condition resulted into an operation that required a fresh pair of lung transplants. Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff said that Lauda is already recovering after his treatment in Austria. The… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Takes the Lead in the German GP

Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton just finished the Formula One German Grand Prix in an impressive fashion. The Briton is once again on top of the Drivers’ Standings after his rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari was taken out of the race. Hamilton stormed the lead after a frustrating qualifying last Saturday. He went from the 14th place of the grid to the checkered flag in a dramatic race. Vettel appeared to be gunning for the win again, but with only 15 laps remaining, his car suffered a crash. The German driver was poised to win the event when his teammate Kimi Raikkonen was given instructions over the radio to let… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Admits Many Mistakes Have Been Made

The pressure is still on Mercedes AMG Petronas’ shoulders as its biggest rival, Scuderia Ferrari, is still leading the scorecards in Formula One both in the drivers’ and constructors’ standings. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff admitted that his team’s “own mistakes” had set them back going to the July 22, 2018, race at the Hockenheimring in Germany. In Wolff’s interview with BBC Sport, he said, “We didn’t score as many points in the triple-header as we had hoped for.” He added, “A lot of that was down to our own mistakes.” It should be noted that the last win of Mercedes F1 going to the German Grand Prix was in… Continue Reading »

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