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F1: Mercedes Prioritizing Reliability for Schumi

With five retirements in the 7 races so far in the 2012 Formula One season, many are thinking this year might be the last we see of Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes uniform. Still, the Mercedes AMG Petronas team is gearing up to make sure that reliability problems will no longer affect Schumi’s subsequent races. At the last race, the Canadian GP, Schumacher was on pace to finish in the lower end of the points but had to retire when his ride’s DRS got stuck open. So far, the German driver and 7-time F1 champ still has only 2 total championship points. “Zero-defect reliability is our highest priority,” said Ross… Continue Reading »


F1: Rosberg Settles for 6th as Hamilton takes Canadian GP

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and driver Nico Rosberg had to settle for a “decent” performance at the Canadian Grand Prix, with the German driver getting a sixth-place finish in a race that saw the seventh different winner in the first seven races of the 2012 F1 season—McLaren-Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes teammate Michael Schumacher, who was hoping for a better result in this race which he has won 7 times, started at ninth on the grid but had to retire after 43 laps because of hydraulic problems that ended up with his car’s DRS getting stuck. “Sixth place is a decent result today and it’s important for both me… Continue Reading »


Rosberg Starts 5th, Schumacher 9th for Canadian GP

Continuing a solid run in qualifying for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, Nico Rosberg was able to finish fifth in the qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. Teammate Michael Schumacher also had a good run, and he will start ninth on the grid at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. “Today’s qualifying session went pretty well and P5 is a good starting position to gain a strong result here in Montreal,” said Rosberg. “I can still hope for a podium finish tomorrow as we have worked very hard on our race pace over the weekend. That’s why I feel quite positive because the race will depend on good tyre management as… Continue Reading »


Rosberg Scores Historic Win for Mercedes GP

Nico Rosberg finally felt how sweet it is to win a Formula One Grand Prix event at the Chinese Grand Prix last Sunday. It was historic for both the driver and Mercedes AMG Petronas GP, as the win marked the first victory in 57 years for an F1 car that rode purely under the banner of the Silver Arrow. Rosberg cruised to victory, ending up with a 20.6-second lead on the next guys, who happened to be driving Mercedes-powered cars. McLaren-Mercedes teammates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton finished second and third respectively to join the German race winner on the podium. Incidentally, it was also Rosberg’s first time to start… Continue Reading »


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