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Wrapping Up The Performance Of The Mercedes F1 W14 Race Car In 2023

After enjoying eight consecutive Constructors Championships from 2014 to 2021, the streak of Mercedes F1 was finally broken by Red Bull in 2022. Since then, the team has struggled to outperform its rival. As 2023 ends, the three-pointed star marque reflects on the important lessons it learned over the recently concluded season. Mercedes F1 Not Contented With Their Performance Recently, The Race asked Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One whether or not the wrong decisions were made in the development of the W14. Technical Director James Allision wittingly responded, “Are we world champions?” Allison’s answer, although delivered with humor, served as a reflection of the team’s overall sentiment despite finishing as runner-up… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Reviews The Data Of Lewis Hamilton Due To Major Performance Gap With George Russell

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 may have capped the year as the runner-up in the Constructors’ Championship, but it’s not resting on its laurels. Now, it’s looking at the angle on its drivers’ huge performance gap. Reports said Mercedes F1 was perplexed at the significant disparity in the performances of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell during races, so it launched a review to find out the reason why. UK’s Daily Express suggested that the latter’s confusion over the matter caused the team to look into it. Hamilton finished 2023 in third place on the Drivers’ Standings with 234 points. Meanwhile, Russell concluded the year in eighth with 175 points. That’s 59 points… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Boss Toto Wolff Praises Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc

Mercedes F1 Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff recently praised Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for his “sportsmanlike behavior” at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Their respective teams headed to the race with only a four-point deficit between them in the Constructors and the venue proved to be the deciding factor of which group will emerge as runner-up in the rankings. The last moments of the Yas Marina race saw Charles Leclerc allow Red Bull’s Sergio Perez to overtake him, knowing the latter was carrying a five-second penalty and doing so would let him use DRS to gun for the finish with enough time gap between George Russell. This would still make… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 W14 To Have Its One Last Run Before Retirement

The Formula 1 season just concluded, giving Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 second place in the Constructors’ Standings. However, the W14 F1 car’s job is not yet over as it will have one final run on track before it’s finally retired in the Mercedes-Benz heritage collection. The Mercedes F1 W14’s Final Salute According to FanNation, the outgoing W14 F1 car will have a last hoorah on the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours as part of Pirelli’s tire development. The 2.741-mile track was part of the F1 races from 1991 until 2008. Apart from the source, the W14’s involvement in the Pirelli event does not appear to generate enough publicity. Most of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Tackles Power Unit Challenges Following Disappointing Brazilian GP

The recent Brazilian Grand Prix proved to be a critical challenge for Mercedes F1, negating the team’s positive momentum from previous contests, particularly in the Mexican GP. The Interlagos circuit, where George Russell secured the group’s sole victory in F1 2022, set the stage for unexpected difficulties. Despite being a close contender to Max Verstappen and Red Bull in recent races, Mercedes faced a tough weekend marred by tire degradation during the sprint race. George Russell Forced to Retire Due to Power Unit Concerns The woes continued for Mercedes F1 as George Russell failed to finish the race, with his W14 retiring due to peaking power unit temperatures. The team,… Continue Reading »

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George Russell Criticizes Formula 1’s Exorbitant Fines

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 driver George Russell just voiced his concerns about the recent decision by the FIA to raise the maximum fines for grand prix racers from the already steep €250,000 to an astonishing €1 million. Russell, who races for Mercedes, finds these elevated fines “unreasonable” and “excessive.” The move has sparked a significant debate among F1 drivers, who believe the substantial fines may have far-reaching consequences for emerging talents in the sport. A Burden on Rising Stars George Russell, who also happens to be the director of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA), argues in an interview that the massive hike in fines places an undue burden on… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Aims To Mend Fences Between Hamilton And Russell After Qatar Clash

In the aftermath of a fiery Qatar Grand Prix clash between teammates Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, Mercedes F1 is planning to hold private discussions to cool down tensions. The incident, where the veteran driver was sent crashing out of the race after a collision with the younger one, has prompted the team to act swiftly. The Qatar Grand Prix Clash During the opening lap of the Qatar Grand Prix, Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell found themselves in a high-stakes clash. A collision between the two sent Hamilton spinning into the gravel, prematurely ending his race. The incident, which occurred after months of simmering tension between the British… Continue Reading »

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