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Lewis Hamilton Drops in the 2018 F1 Driver Standings

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas only finished fifth on the recent Formula One Canadian Grand Prix while his partner Valtteri Bottas got the second place. Sebastian Vettel of Scuderia Ferrari took the lead going to the finish line in the event. As a result, the leading driver of the reds had overtaken the Silver Arrows’ lead driver by merely one point in the F1 Driver Standings. The failure of Hamilton to win in Montreal was caused by an overheating in the engine when his team decided to use an old power unit. The upgraded engine was set aside due to reliability concerns. The issue sprouted intermittent losses of power… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Talks About Mercedes Transfer of Daniel Ricciardo

The contract of Daniel Ricciardo with Red Bull is ending this year. This fueled rumors that he might move to either Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team or Scuderia Ferrari F1 team for the 2019 season. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton shared his thoughts on the potential move of his rival. In the interview of Hamilton with BBC Sport, he said that Mercedes is an unlikely choice for Ricciardo. The Briton also mentioned that he believes the future of the Aussie driver is with Red Bull. “There is only Ferrari and Mercedes he could consider—but it is unlikely he is coming here,” the 2017 F1 champion stated. Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Industry Should Take Note of Mercedes-Benz’s Exemplary Electric Plans

Many manufacturers in the car industry are edging towards electric vehicles; sometimes not wholly-electric cars, but certainly hybrids. To kick off 2018, Mercedes-Benz made a huge announcement that it is closing in on being able to produce electric vehicles in volume. Mercedes-Benz is set to become one of the leading names for electric vehicles, boasting what is among the most aggressive plans to electrify their range. They shall be producing electric vehicles in volume at six factories, as well as creating a global battery network to assist in their goal of providing an appealing electric version of all of their car models by the year 2022. It’s a huge stride… Continue Reading »

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Is Mercedes F1 Losing Their Dominance?

The result of the Formula One qualifying in China may be the turning point in the sport. Ferrari locked the front row of the grid ahead of their rivals in the Mercedes F1 team. “This is the turning point,” said Sky F1‘s Damon Hill. Sebastian Vettel finished the qualifying race with a new lap record of 1 minute and 31.095 seconds. His teammate Kimi Raikkonen was just behind by 0.087 second. Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton will be starting this Sunday’s race at third and fourth places, respectively. The two finished +0.580s and +0.701s following the time set by Vettel. The recent event marks the first time for Ferrari to bag… Continue Reading »

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Last Pagani Huayra Inspired by Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 Car

The Pagani Huayra is in its final stage of production. The last car of the series will sport the livery elements found on the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One car of Lewis Hamilton. The 100th example of the Huayra marks the final car of its range. It will be called “Il Ultimo”. The last Huayra is set to be delivered to the garage of Brett David, CEO of Prestige Imports. The Huayra is equipped with a Mercedes-AMG 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine. It is capable of producing 700 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque. AMG has been the engine supplier of Pagani for the Huayra since the coupe arrived into the… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Frustrated at Mercedes F1 Team During Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton didn’t mince words over the radio to let Mercedes F1 team know how he felt during the Bahrain Grand Prix. The defending champion ended third at the F1 Bahrain GP. The frustration of Hamilton began when he was pushed back to the ninth position away from the grid at the start of Sunday’s race. It stemmed from a penalty for changing his gearbox going into the second race of the season. Then, the Briton was involved in an early collision with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the early part of the race. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff defended his driver though by reasoning out that it was only… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton second in 2018 F1 opener as Ferrari wins big

Lewis Hamilton was able to get out to a smooth start to open the 2018 F1 opener, but Ferrari’s pit strategy and the virtual safety car helped shift the race to Sebastian Vettel’s favor. Vettel took home the Australian Grand Prix win and the early lead in the driver’s standings. Hamilton finished second, while Kimi Raikkonen fended off Daniel Ricciardo for the final spot on the podium. Hamilton pitted in lap 18 after Raikkonen, momentarily giving Vettel the race lead. Between lapping and Hamilton’s pace, Raikkonen is just unable to keep up. Romain Grosjean’s exit prompted an appearance by the virtual safety car, however, and Vettel was able to pit… Continue Reading »

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