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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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What Went Wrong with Mercedes at the F1 Chinese GP

“We just need to get our act together,” Mercedes AMG Petronas team boss Toto Wolff said in the aftermath of the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix last Sunday. This was following their loss due to Red Bull’s strategy, which resulted in Daniel Ricciardo winning the race. Near the end of the F1 Chinese GP, Valtteri Bottas appeared to be gunning for the win, but the decision of Red Bull to pit for fresh, soft tires eventually paid off for Ricciardo. It looked as if Mercedes was about get back to its winning ways at Lap 32 when the Safety Car was deployed following the two Toro Rosso cars colliding to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes unveils the F1 W09 EQ Power+

Formula One teams have been unveiling their 2018 cars day by day. Today we get the grand reveal for last year’s top teams. Mercedes AMG Petronas showcased the F1 W09 EQ Power+ at Silverstone. The most prominent change is the addition of the new halo system, designed to augment the protection for the cockpit. According to the team, this is their most advanced machine yet. It is said to be an improvement over last year’s car in almost every aspect. In addition to retaining key strengths that allowed Mercedes to set the pace, team boss Toto Wolff said the team was also hard at work to improve upon the flaws that… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Confirms Mercedes F1 Team Lineup For 2018

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Executive Director Toto Wolff just confirmed that he is happy with the current pair up of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in his team. He said that he has the best drivers right now for the group. The statement of Wolff came after rumors about Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo’s transfer to Mercedes F1 surfaced. However, the latest interview of the Mercedes F1 boss will likely put the issue to rest. It should be noted that Bottas just joined Mercedes F1 in 2017 when Nico Rosberg announced his shocking retirement. The Finn’s contract was only good for a year though. Then, along the way, there… Continue Reading »

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Silver Arrows Mercedes F1 Car Vs Yamaha R1M

How will the Yahama R1M fare against the Mercedes F1 car? During the Festival of Speed in Barbados, the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas Silver Arrows Formula One car was pitted against the sports bike. In the video posted by Supercars of London via YouTube, the Mercedes F1 car was driven by none other than Lewis Hamilton. The race car made laps together with the Yamaha R1M Superbike at the Bushy Park Race Circuit. The two vehicles made a truly amazing sight as they both put on quite a show. Despite the harder maneuverability of the F1 car compared to the superbike, it sure did put up a great fight. At… Continue Reading »

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Headrests of Mercedes F1 Cars Enhanced

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team announced that they will be enhancing the headrests of their race cars. The move is to avoid the repetition of the problem that caused Lewis Hamilton to lose the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. A victory by Mercedes F1 driver Hamilton last Sunday would have let him to secure the number one spot in the drivers’ rankings of the organization. However, he was forced to stop for the pits because of a loose headrest in his car. The incident made him finish fifth after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. As a result, the Briton is still 14 points behind his decorated rival in the F1 standings. Motorsport.com reported that the investigation of Mercedes F1 on… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Snatches the Win in 2017 F1 Russian GP

Valtteri Bottas emerged victorious in the 2017 Formula One Russian Grand Prix. The event marked the second win of Mercedes AMG Petronas this season and the Finn’s first win in his F1 career. Bottas overcame four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari who was expected to win the race following his impressive showing during the practices in Sochi and in the qualifying race wherein he landed the pole position. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton sadly fell in the fourth place, failing to overtake the veteran and 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Bottas was elated in his triumphant finish after more than 80 career starts. His fellow drivers showed strong support in his… Continue Reading »

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