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Mercedes F1 Revs Up Road For Redemption With The W15

Mercedes F1 CEO Toto Wolff guardedly voiced out in an interview his hope that the team is on the right track with their redesigned W15 race car. He believes the overhaul would signal his team’s potential comeback after two challenging seasons in Formula 1. The statements come amidst positive feedback from simulator driver Anthony Davidson, providing a spark of optimism for the Silver Arrows as they gear up for the 2024 F1 season. Simulator Success and the Two-Year Struggle Wolff’s optimism is anchored on the feedback of Anthony Davidson, who, after testing the car in the simulator, conveyed, “The car feels like a car for the first time in two… Continue Reading »


Mercedes F1 Renews Contract of Toto Wolff And James Allison

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team Principal Toto Wolff and Technical Director James Allison both renewed their contracts until at least the end of the 2026 season. Toto Wolff’s Tenure Wolff started his position as both principal and CEO of Mercedes F1 in 2013 and he is the current co-owner of the motorsport group. The year also marked the historic career of Lewis Hamilton with the team. The inking of the new contract guarantees his term for three seasons starting this year. Under Wolff’s guidance, the group achieved eight consecutive Constructors’ Championships between 2014 and 2021. Along the way, it also achieved seven successive Drivers’ Championships with Hamilton bagging six and… Continue Reading »


Wrapping Up The Performance Of The Mercedes F1 W14 Race Car In 2023

After enjoying eight consecutive Constructors Championships from 2014 to 2021, the streak of Mercedes F1 was finally broken by Red Bull in 2022. Since then, the team has struggled to outperform its rival. As 2023 ends, the three-pointed star marque reflects on the important lessons it learned over the recently concluded season. Mercedes F1 Not Contented With Their Performance Recently, The Race asked Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One whether or not the wrong decisions were made in the development of the W14. Technical Director James Allision wittingly responded, “Are we world champions?” Allison’s answer, although delivered with humor, served as a reflection of the team’s overall sentiment despite finishing as runner-up… Continue Reading »


Mercedes F1 To Introduce “Pretty Ambitious” Upgrades For The W15

Mercedes F1 is currently running “a pretty ambitious development” program for the W15 on the way to 2024. That’s according to the team’s technical director, James Allison. What are the Upgrades for the W15 Mercedes F1 Car? Mercedes F1 Technical Director James Allison hopes his team is on the right track this time. He is optimistic that the upcoming W15 will punch their ticket to the championship next season during an interview with the Performance People podcast. Allison didn’t elaborate on the direction they’re heading for the W15 aside from it being “pretty ambitious” but the rumor mill suggests Mercedes is finally heeding Lewis Hamilton’s previous recommendations. One key issue… Continue Reading »


FIA Dismisses Probe Against Toto And Susie Wolff

FIA swiftly dismissed its investigation against Toto and Susie Wolff after a faux pas moment that saw other teams deny their involvement in the alleged complaint. Probe on Possible Conflict of Interest Between Toto and Susie Wolff Early on, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) launched a probe directed to Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Principal Toto Wolff and F1 Academy Managing Director Susie Wolff. The governing body of Formula One (F1) claimed that its action was due to several complaints it received from other teams about a possible conflict of interest between the couple in their respective roles. Reports said the motorsport boss of Mercedes had inadvertently passed a confidential… Continue Reading »


Mercedes F1 Boss Toto Wolff Praises Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc

Mercedes F1 Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff recently praised Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc for his “sportsmanlike behavior” at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Their respective teams headed to the race with only a four-point deficit between them in the Constructors and the venue proved to be the deciding factor of which group will emerge as runner-up in the rankings. The last moments of the Yas Marina race saw Charles Leclerc allow Red Bull’s Sergio Perez to overtake him, knowing the latter was carrying a five-second penalty and doing so would let him use DRS to gun for the finish with enough time gap between George Russell. This would still make… Continue Reading »


Toto Wolff Contradicts Christian Horner About The Lewis Hamilton Controversy

The action spills out of the racetrack with just a day away from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Recently, Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff took offense at the comments of Red Bull (RB) chief Christian Horner claiming that Lewis Hamilton’s camp contacted them before the driver’s contract extension with his current team. For a bit of context, Red Bull Team Principal and CEO Christian Horner earlier revealed Mercedes’ star driver Lewis Hamilton “reached out” to them to inquire whether they have any interest in him. It should be noted that the previous news sources did not really make it clear who RB talked to from the former champ’s camp but… Continue Reading »


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