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Is Ferrari Sabotaging Mercedes in Formula 1?

Mercedes AMG Petronas recently addressed the issues regarding their first lap collisions with Scuderia Ferrari in Formula 1. A key figure within Mercedes F1 said that the incidents were either deliberate or a result of incompetence on the side of Ferrari F1. Last Sunday’s British Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in the F1 Driver Standings over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by 8 points. The latest race resulted to a 20-point lead by Ferrari against Mercedes in the Constructor Standings as well. Hamilton suffered from a collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen during the first lap of the race. The ace of Mercedes eventually recovered from the mishap and finished… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Unveils the Biggest Aero Upgrades in Their Formula One Cars

Brace yourselves because Mercedes AMG Petronas just revealed their biggest upgrades so far in the 2018 Formula One season. The team unveiled major enhancements in the aerodynamics of their Silver Arrows W09 cars. These prove that they are not slowing down as they approach the Austrian Grand Prix. Autosport recently got a closer look at the W09 cars at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Styria, Austria, and they noticed key changes on the side pods, mirror stalks and rear wings of the units. New Design for the Side Pods For the side pods, Mercedes ditched the concept introduced by Ferrari in 2017, which was replicated by other F1 teams…. 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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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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