Tag Archive: Lewis Hamilton

Feb 23

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport launches W08 EQ Power+, looks ahead with excitement to 2017 challenge

New car livery includes electric blue visual signature to denote Hybrid powertrain

2017-02-23 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport - W08 EQ Power+ (4) 2017 challenger christened W08 EQ Power+, launched exclusively online to fans in innovative 360 degree live broadcast during 100 km Filming Day in Silverstone, UK.

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Feb 23

Hamilton: The big unknown is Red Bull

“I hope it’ll be close so we’ll be fighting with Red Bull and Ferrari. That’s what the fans want to see.”
Hamilton: The big unknown is Red BullLewis Hamilton says the 2017 F1 technical regulation revamp is ‘a completely new slate’ for all the teams and has already picked out Red Bull as the rival he’s most intrigued to understand.
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Feb 22

Mercedes launch: Mercedes teases first look at W08

Blue and green graphic swooshes appear over the central bodywork

Mercedes teases first look at W08The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has released a series of teaser images of the new W08 car ahead of its official unveiling at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Data sharing between team-mates bad for F1 – Hamilton

Hamilton revealed he was against the practice
2016-06-12_2644 Lewis Hamilton says it is time to stop team-mates from seeing each other’s data and telemetry as it is up to each individual driver to find the limit themselves.
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Feb 15

Nico Rosberg has been awarded the Laureus Breakthrough of the Year gong for his F1 world championship victory last year

Rosberg lifts Laureus Breakthrough of the Year award

The German beat a weighty category to be honoured with the World Breakthrough of the Year Award by Laureus after claiming his maiden F1 title in a titanic battle against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, before shocking the sporting world by retiring just five days after clinching the championship in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to Bottas

“I would tell him don’t expect an easy ride, that’s for sure”
Rosberg won’t divulge Hamilton secrets to BottasNico Rosberg says he is prepared to offer advice to Valtteri Bottas on how to integrate within the Mercedes AMG Petronas team this year but will not go as far as revealing ‘secrets’ on how to defeat Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Wolff: Bottas a good fit alongside Hamilton

“I think the balance between Valtteri and Lewis works” – Wolff
2016-06-12_2300 Toto Wolff says he has no fears of a similar breakdown in team-mate rivalries as seen between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton with the arrival of new Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas.
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Feb 07

The most aggressive F1 drivers in history

About a dozen drivers whose reckless driving and short-fuzzed temper have caused quite a tempest

1981_15AlainProstRenault1 Motor sports in general have always been considered as some of the most thrilling and exhilarating racing sports, but also as some of the riskiest professions out there.

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Feb 06

I’d have preferred Alonso to replace me – Rosberg

Nevertheless, Rosberg insists Bottas remains an ideal choice for Mercedes

I’d have preferred Alonso to replace me – RosbergNico Rosberg has revealed he would have been pleased to see Fernando Alonso replace him at Mercedes because of the ‘fireworks’ it would have created with Lewis Hamilton.

Jan 30

Niki Lauda says Mercedes will not miss Nico Rosberg in F1 2017 and he believes his replacement Valtteri Bottas is “at least as good”

Lauda: Mercedes won’t miss Rosberg, Bottas ‘at least as good’

Lauda: Mercedes won't miss Rosberg, Bottas 'at least as good'Bottas was finally confirmed by Mercedes a few weeks ago, with the Finn drafted in alongside Lewis Hamilton after Rosberg’s shock decision to quit the sport – the German making that decision just days after he had clinched the 2016 Formula One Drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton & I will be a great pairing – Bottas

“Lewis will be a great reference”
2017-01-16 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Valtteri Bottas Announcement (4) Valtteri Bottas is confident he can establish a positive working relationship with new Mercedes AMG Petronas team-mate Lewis Hamilton following the confirmation he will join the title-winning team for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton and many more stars of Formula One unite to support charity work ahead of Barcelona test

CharityStars.com, in conjunction with Pirelli, the official tyre supplier to F1, are delighted to be handling the on-line pre-bidding of the auction

WellChildFormula One is the pinnacle of motor sport – and many F1 luminaries are combining to create an unprecedented auction of personal racing items to raise money for children in need of special care.

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Jan 16

Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport for 2017 (updated)

Bottas joins Mercedes as Rosberg replacement for F1 2017

Valteri Bottas - MercedesLewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will race for the Silver Arrows in 2017. Valtteri Bottas becomes the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the Silver Arrows. Nico Rosberg accepts ambassadorial role with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Toto Wolff: “It’s time to see how Valtteri can step up to challenge for wins and Championships”. Valtteri Bottas: “I’m grateful to Mercedes for trusting my skills and giving me this opportunity” Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Bottas Mercedes deal poised to be confirmed

Despite the offer of Wehrlein, Williams is set to call upon Felipe Massa to replace Bottas and partner rookie Lance Stroll
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas’ much speculated move to Mercedes could be announced this week as Claire Williams confirmed Williams Martini Racing won’t stand in a way of his deal with the title winning team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 car

Mercedes become the second team to confirm its 2017 F1 car launch date after Ferrari
Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 carMercedes AMG Petronas has revealed the launch date for its 2017 F1 car, the W08, for Thursday 23rd February which will be officially unveiled at Silverstone.
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Jan 02

Final pieces of F1 2017 jigsaw set to fall into place

Sources suggest a contract has been signed
2016-06-12_0574 The significant final pieces of the Formula 1 2017 jigsaw are expected to be confirmed imminently with all signs pointing towards a move to Mercedes for Valtteri Bottas following a reported pre-Christmas seat fitting.
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Dec 30

F1 2016 driver salaries – who earned most?

The full breakdown is below…

F1 2016 Driver salaries – who earned most?The annual list of Formula 1 salaries has again been published with Lewis Hamilton ousting Fernando Alonso from the top position. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 22

Pressure a ‘new experience’ for Mercedes – Horner

Indeed, Horner describes the new regulations as a ‘great opportunity’ for Red Bull to recover ground on Mercedes

Pressure a ‘new experience' for Mercedes - HornerRed Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner says he hopes Red Bull Racing can push Mercedes towards the ‘new experience’ of pressure in 2017 as the team seeks to mount a Formula 1 world championship title next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?

Mercedes has confirmed that it will not reveal the identity of Rosberg’s replacement until January 2017 at the earliest
Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?Claire Williams has for the first time revealed that the Williams Martini Racing team will be willing to release Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes, but only if it can source an experienced alternative to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?

“I think it’s not a big secret that both myself and Kimi [Raikkonen] have a contract for next year, so it should be clear”

Vettel rules himself out of Mercedes drive?Sebastian Vettel has played down talk linking him to Mercedes’ unexpected vacant seat alongside Lewis Hamilton, saying his position with Ferrari for 2017 is ‘clear’. Read the rest of this entry »

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