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Rosberg Gets 5-Place Gearbox Penalty

Nico Rosberg was looking forward to vying for a win in his home race at the German Grand Prix this weekend, but he’s already getting a tougher challenge than he anticipated before he could even start his qualifying run. The Mercedes AMG Petronas driver was slapped with a 5-place grid penalty after the team had to put in a fresh gearbox onto his MGP W03. There are a bunch of German drivers looking to get a good finish at Hockenheimring, not the least of which are Rosberg and teammate Michael Schumacher. Of course, Mercedes-Benz is also a German automaker who wants to win at home. “Unfortunately we have to change… Continue Reading »


F1: Mercedes AMG Petronas Tests at Wet Mugello Track

With the European swing of the 2012 Formula 1 season set to begin in a couple of weeks, F1 teams began preparations with testing on the Mugello track. What greeted them was a morning that was mostly marred by wet conditions, the sort of thing that frustrates drivers and technicians alike. Mercedes AMG Petronas, however, took every positive bit they could out of the wet track. According to driver Nico Rosberg, who gave the Silver Arrow the victory in China, the team managed to get some very useful data out of the testing. He deemed it especially useful in that it should help address a weak point in the team’s… Continue Reading »


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