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Nico Rosberg is having a good week.
Already leading the world championship, the German got married, his beloved national team won the world cup, and he signed a new Mercedes deal worth a reported EUR 55 million.
“That way you would know where you stand.”
The big question ahead of Hockenheim is whether any team will lodge a protest against rivals running ‘Fric’ suspension systems.
Mercedes announced on Wednesday that Nico Rosberg is staying put for several more years.
Rumours of the German’s new deal emerged some time ago, but it has only now been confirmed that the current championship leader has signed a “multi-year contract extension”.
Nico joined the team when the Silver Arrows returned to the sport in 2010
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team is delighted to announce that it signed a multi-year contract extension with Nico Rosberg on 14 July 2014.
“It was meant as a joke”
Boss Toto Wolff has played down a spat between Mercedes’ race drivers over championship leader Nico Rosberg’s nationality.
Sebastian Vettel has admitted Red Bull will not be able to catch up with Mercedes in 2014.
Mere hours ago, reports suggested the reigning world champion was not yet writing off his chances of winning a fifth consecutive world title this year.
The word on everyone’s lips ahead of the German grand prix weekend is ‘Fric’.
In the days before scrutineering on Thursday, the biggest questions are: will teams continue to use the newly-controversial technology, and will their rivals lodge protests?
“The drivers must comply with the same number of pitstops”
Mercedes will restrict the race strategies that can be adopted by its drivers as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fight for the 2014 title.
Niki Lauda insists Mercedes’ two drivers will continue to enjoy a free run to the 2014 title.
Amid Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s ever-intensifying clash for the world championship, boss Toto Wolff warned recently that “transparency” within the Brackley based team was beginning to suffer.
Championship leader Nico Rosberg has married his long-time girlfriend Vivian.
The pair tied the knot at the registry office in Monaco, where they share an apartment in the same building as Mercedes’ other driver, Lewis Hamilton.
‘Fric’, or front and rear inter-connected, is a complex, hydraulically controlled system
In the days and hours before scrutineering at Hockenheim, uncertainty reigns when it comes to F1′s new technical controversy.
Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein has played down renewed hopes about Michael Schumacher’s health.
The seven time world champion’s wife Corinna had triggered optimism last week by appearing smiling and happy at an equestrian event, before telling a German magazine that her husband is “slowly improving”.
“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”
Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension.
Honda will make its return to F1 next year with the help of a Mercedes-linked company, it has emerged.
For the start of F1′s new V6 era this year, engine manufacturers Renault and Ferrari turned to the help of external suppliers for the design of the actual turbocharger unit.
As half-time approaches in 2014, changes abound in the world of F1.
The mid-season upheaval at Caterham continues apace, with media reports suggesting the now Colin Kolles-advised team is set to announce a new technical director.
Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to a major power boost at Hockenheim next weekend.
The 2012 Spanish grand prix winner, who chose to race the number ’13′ this year and beyond, has had a dire campaign since switching from Williams to Lotus over the winter.
Lauda called on the FIA to take a precise position on the legality of the system.
Mercedes will remove the complex ‘Fric’ system from its dominant F1 car ahead of next weekend’s German grand prix.
World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.
Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said at Silverstone last weekend that, “In 2015, we want to be on par with Mercedes.” After taking part in the post-British grand prix test on Wednesday, German Vettel said: “The gap to Mercedes is very big.
Lewis Hamilton left Silverstone without making a single comment to the media after testing on Wednesday.
He might have been advised to steer a wide course around the ‘Nico Rosberg is not German’ controversy. But there could be another issue he – and Mercedes – were keen to swerve.
Patrick Head has applauded Mercedes for letting its drivers race in 2014.
Williams co-founder Head, 68, is now only a rare sight in the F1 paddock, having effectively retired from the sport. But he was spotted during the British grand prix weekend, telling Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport that dominant Mercedes is doing “the right thing” by letting Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg go wheel-to-wheel rather than imposing team orders.
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