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Mercedes F1 Team Admits Many Mistakes Have Been Made

The pressure is still on Mercedes AMG Petronas’ shoulders as its biggest rival, Scuderia Ferrari, is still leading the scorecards in Formula One both in the drivers’ and constructors’ standings. Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff admitted that his team’s “own mistakes” had set them back going to the July 22, 2018, race at the Hockenheimring in Germany. In Wolff’s interview with BBC Sport, he said, “We didn’t score as many points in the triple-header as we had hoped for.” He added, “A lot of that was down to our own mistakes.” It should be noted that the last win of Mercedes F1 going to the German Grand Prix was in… 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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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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Mercedes F1 Worried Over the Performance of Valtteri Bottas

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team boss Toto Wolff recently expressed his worry with the performance of Valtteri Bottas. However, he still showed his strong support for the partner of three-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. According to the interview of Wolff featured in Autosport, he found Bottas to be having more struggle in his car compared to his teammate. He explained that the driver’s problem is caused by set-up difficulties in his car, rather than in his abilities. Since changing a driving style is not something that comes easy, Bottas is still on the verge of making adjustments. The motorsport boss of Mercedes believes the Finn will later… Continue Reading »

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Is Mercedes F1 Negotiating with Sebastian Vettel?

There have been rumors that Sebastian Vettel is being lured by Mercedes AMG Petronas for a team switch possibly next season. However, Mercedes F1 recently denied such claims. According to the interview of Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff with Autosport, they had no formal discussions with Vettel for a future contract with them. He explained that the information was just a result of a “confusion.” He said that the only talks they had with the Ferrari driver only involved a “casual paddock chat.” The statements of Wolff were somewhat opposite of what the team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda told several sources. During one of his interviews, he mentioned that he had that discussion with Vettel… Continue Reading »

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Will Mercedes Leave Formula One Too After DTM Exit?

The exit of Mercedes-AMG from Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in order to focus on its entry to Formula E definitely came as a big blow to the organization and fans of the sport. The departure of Mercedes would only leave DTM with two constructors going to the 2019 season. Now, there is also a growing concern about the position of the team with Formula One. According to Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff in his interview with BBC, the entry of the German automaker in Formula E will not impact the participation of the company with F1. He explained that the two are complementary and not competitive. Wolff explained that their involvement in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes DTM Announces Exit After 2018 Season

Mercedes-AMG just announced that it will exit the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or DTM after the 2018 season. However, the three-pointed star brand confirmed its entry into Formula E. According to Motorsport.com, the move of Mercedes DTM would mean that only two constructors will be left in the sport by 2019. Currently, Mercedes is only rivaled by Audi and BMW in DTM. Mercedes DTM’s Fighting Spirit Remains Strong Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff assured everyone though that the planned exit would not mean they will be relaxing in their remaining seasons. Wolff said they will continue to gun for the titles as they owe it to the fans and to themselves…. Continue Reading »

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