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Organizers, Red Bull and Mercedes Share Their Story about Tire Test

The organizers of the Monaco Grand Prix confirmed that the official protest for the illegal tire test of Mercedes-Benz was lodged by its rivals Ferrari and Red Bull according to Channel NewsAsia. The complaint came after Nico Rosberg won the race. However, Mark Webber of Red Bull was quick to say that the tire test did not contribute to the team’s win last week because it was not a determining factor in the race. Red Bull Camp Statement In the statement of Mark Horner of Red Bull, he cleared out that the complaint was filed hours before the race even began. He argued that the tire testing was not done… Continue Reading »


Button Says Even without the Controversial Tire Test, Mercedes Would Still Win

Jenson Button was positive that the controversial “secret testing” of Mercedes-Benz has nothing to do with the team’s win when Nico Rosberg bagged the win in the recent Monaco Grand Prix. In the report of NBC Sports, Button said that the team did a great job. He added that even without the heavily talked about tire test, they would still have won the race. In his statement, he speculated that the other teams that protested only wanted clarification because they only wanted to have their own 1,000km run to understand the new tires. The Mercedes and Pirelli Side On the part of Mercedes and Pirelli, both companies have stood firm… Continue Reading »


[F1] Mercedes Faces Outcry over Secret Tire Tests

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is in trouble, as it faces potential protests over a series of tests using Pirelli tires in development for next season and also another design that is salted to be introduced at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix. Ninety percent of the testing was for next season’s tires, according to Pirelli’s motorsport director, Paul Hembery. The tests were done with the F1 W04, and with regular drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. They were also done over three days, between the Spanish GP and this weekend’s Monaco GP (for which the Mercedes team took a front-row lock-out to start the race). Teams are not allowed… Continue Reading »


MB UK Driving Academy & Pirelli Promote Winter Driving Course

As anyone who has driven in winter has experienced, snow is one of the most difficult surfaces to control a car in. Even without a snow-laden surface, a chilly road affects the handling of a car because the tires do not get up to proper operating temperature. In the UK, the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, in cooperation with Pirelli, are offering cold weather driving lessons for student drivers of all ages. MB UK Driving Academy’s fleet of A-Classes have been shod with Pirelli cold weather tires for just this purpose. With the cold weather setup, the car’s behavior allows students to experience advanced skid pan handling and other techniques to better… Continue Reading »


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