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Is Niki Lauda Leaving the Mercedes F1 Team?

It seems the friction within the Mercedes F1 Team is not only confined between its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. According to several news sources, there is also a tension between the group’s chief Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Daily Mail‘s Jonathan McEvoy said, “So annoyed was Wolff that Lauda was being interviewed by journalists that he refused to conduct his own customary press conference. The team’s media manager told journalists that Wolff was their sole spokesman and that they should not speak to Lauda. This is ironic, if nothing else, because Lauda works for the German channel RTL during race weekends, offering his views on sundry… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Not Happy with Mexican GP Strategy

Lewis Hamilton doesn’t appear to be pulling back even if he was already guaranteed of the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship this season. After the Mexican Grand Prix he voiced out his dismay about the decision of his team to call for a pit stop. According to a report from BBC Sport, he felt that it denied him the chance to win the race. Hamilton said in his interview that he didn’t agree with the move, but he followed it anyway. He added he will have a talk about it with his team later. Based on the source, Peter Bonnington, the race engineer of Hamilton, told the driver to make an… Continue Reading »

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Can Nico Rosberg Still Win the 2015 Championship?

All is not yet lost for Nico Rosberg. Mathematically, he could still win the drivers’ title. But with other considerations involved, his chances are quite slim. Toto Wolff advised the German driver to “switch on to 2016 mode and bounce back next year” during his interview with Motorsport website. Currently, Rosberg has 229 points under his record in Formula One Drivers’ Standings. That’s 73 points behind the F1 Drivers’ Championship leader and his teammate Lewis Hamilton’s accumulated 302 points so far. With only four races remaining and the double scoring in play, he could still snatch an upset for the championship. However, that would mean Hamilton should score very poorly… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes in Favor of Three-Man Teams in Formula One

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff stated that he is in favor of putting a third car in the races if the management of the sport decides to go for that direction. It should be noted that without a clear direction in terms of engine deal on the part of Red Bull, its owner Dietrich Mateschitz is contemplating on pulling out his team from F1, according to Autosport. The former Constructors Champion indicated that it will be ending its relationship with Renault after the conclusion of the present season following the latter’s failure to deliver a competitive power unit since the new engine regulations took into effect in 2014. Following that, it was… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Puzzled Over Lack of TV Time During Japanese GP

Mercedes-AMG Petronas motorsport chief Toto Wolff and non-executive chairman Niki Lauda recently commented about the lack of television time for their team in the duration of the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The race in Suzuka resulted to the reestablishment of Mercedes as the top dog in the sport after a disappointing event in Singapore GP. Its drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton both performed well in the circuit from qualifying to the actual race. Rosberg landed the pole position while Hamilton came next to him in the qualifying. Then their positions were reversed during the race on Sunday as the Briton ended winning the race and the German finished second…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Investigates the Engine Problem of Nico Rosberg

It seems the gremlins are at work again. In the recent qualifying race of Formula One for the Italian Grand Prix, the position of Nico Rosberg was compromised due to an engine trouble. According to Autosport, Toto Wolff said the incident remains “a big question mark” for Mercedes-AMG Petronas team. Rosberg had to revert to an engine with their previous mechanical specifications due to this unfortunate event. As a result, it only allowed him to finish fourth behind their contenders from Ferrari. It should be noted that Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are set to start second and third, respectively, in the Italian GP after the mysterious issue with the engine of the German Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull Exiting From Renault Engine Deal in 2016 in Favor of Mercedes

From consistently complaining about the continuous dominance of Mercedes-AMG Petronas in Formula One, Infinity Red Bull Racing might split up after the 2015 season. Early last month, it was revealed that Red Bull was considering a switch to the winning engine, that is going for Mercedes-AMG power units for its race cars. New reports from sporting websites say it is definitely happening. Mercedes remained officially mum on the matter though when the rumors leaked out, except for some hints from the personal interviews of the team boss Toto Wolff and its non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. Red Bull declined commenting on the subject too. Lauda immediately downplayed the possibility of the… Continue Reading »

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