Tag Archive: Mercedes

Sep 04

Upgraded Mercedes dominate Monza FP1

Mercedes has stamped its mark on proceedings in first free practice for the Italian Grand Prix

Upgraded Mercedes dominate Monza FP1Making use of its upgraded engine, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg make it a clear 1-2 for Mercedes in FP1 for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

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Sep 03

McLaren eyeing 2017 to ‘re-balance’ in its favour

“Honda has the energy, the commitment and the resources and they will do it. Definitely, we trust them 100 per cent like they trust us”

2015-06-05_1185 Eric Boullier believes the change in the regulations for 2017 will coincide nicely with the development of the McLaren-Honda project. Eric Boullier considers the mooted change in regulations for 2017 to be a chance for McLaren-Honda to get back on terms with its rivals, saying its current concept will have ‘matured’ enough to deliver by then.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Wolff warns against Mercedes complacency

Toto Wolff says it can only take ‘one bad weekend’ to have a big effect on the Formula 1 World Championship

2015-02-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Barcelona - Lewis Hamilton - Toto WolffMercedes’ advantage at the head of the F1 standings may now stand at a mammoth 184 points, but Toto Wolff doesn’t see it as a reason to get complacent. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-term

Toto Wolff confirms that he sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg forming Mercedes F1 line-up for the foreseeable future…

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-termMercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff admits that, while he is excited by the up-and-coming talent on the marque’s roster, there is not plan to rush them into F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Mercedes waiting as Red Bull-Renault row intensifies

Toto Wolff says Mercedes will wait in the wings as Red Bull reportedly considers ending it deal with Renault a year early.

Mercedes waiting as Red Bull-Renault row intensifiesMercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says the manufacturer will not open discussions with Red Bull whilst it is discussing its future with Renault amidst rumours an early split is being considered. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

F1 Belgian Grand Prix: Rosberg insists ‘It’s all still to play for…’

Insisting that he is ready to take the title fight to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton

2015-06-07_2021 Nico Rosberg is determined not to make the same mistake as twelve months ago, as he and F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton go head-to-head into the Belgian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Another rare, significant Mercedes race car joins Lime Rock Historics slate

A 1908 Mercedes Brooklands

Murray Smith, chairman of Lime Rock Park’s annual Historic Festival, confirmed today that yet another Mercedes race car of note will be brought to the Labor Day weekend racing and concours event that this year celebrates Mercedes competition cars.

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Aug 04

Line goes cold on Renault – Toro Rosso buyout

“We have to wait for Renault’s move and announcement” – Tost

2015-06-07_1390 Franz Tost admits Toro Rosso’s future programme hinges on Renault’s F1 plans as he says it hasn’t followed up on initial interest in buying the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Allison: When you’ve got good pace…

“I am completely delighted, of course, with the victory”

Allison: When you’ve got good pace...Ferrari technical director James Allison reflects on Sebastian Vettel’s unexpected Hungarian Grand Prix win and what it means for the Scuderia going forward. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Emotional maiden win for BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa

In their sixth attempt at the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the Belgian BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS finally took their first win on home soil. The #46 BMW Z4 driven by Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala and Lucas Luhr completed 536 laps, taking fastest lap for good measure, crossing the line a lap ahead of the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT in a typically eventful race in changeable weather.

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Jul 26

Vettel stuns to win dramatic Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel claims a stunning Hungarian Grand Prix on a dramatic day that would see both Mercedes involved in controversial collisions

Vettel stuns to win dramatic Hungarian GPSebastian Vettel has taken a remarkable second win of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship season in an enthralling Hungarian Grand Prix that would see Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finish down the order on an afternoon of high drama. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Will BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS take its maiden win?

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 21 hours 30 minutes

With just over two hours to go in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa, the #46 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW holds all the cards and could take its very first win in their home race. No room for mistakes though because the best of the Audi contingent is on the same lap.

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Jul 26

And then there were three

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 19 hours

Five hours to go in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa and three cars on the lap fighting for the overall win.
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Jul 26

Battle for the lead hotting-up

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 16 hours

Eight hours remain and four cars are still battling for the podium position in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa. The lead changes hands head-over-fist, with the #2 Audi Sport Team WRT occupying the first position at the 16-hour mark. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Rowe Racing Mercedes still going strong at dawn

Blancpain Endurance Series – Total 24 Hours of Spa – Race update after 13 hours

Just over halfway through in the 67th running of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, track conditions in the Belgian endurance classic are still n

ot the easiest to cope with.

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Jul 13

Mercedes ‘sharpening pencils’ to address F1 engine costs

Toto Wolff insists that Mercedes will look into the feasibility of reducing the costs faced by customers buying its F1 engines

2015-06-06_1979 Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says that Mercedes will look into the possibility of cutting the cost of F1 engines for customer teams, but admits that it would likely have a major impact on the manufacturer’s business model. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Mercedes may relent on engine development for good of F1

“It has never happened before that one was asked to stop development, or to be frozen, to allow the others to catch up.”

2015-06-05_0004 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is willing to listen to proposals that would effectively allow Renault and Honda a chance to catch up in engine development. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Horner dismisses Aston Martin-Mercedes rumours

Christian Horner plays down the suggestion Red Bull will be considering a Mercedes customer engine deal in 2017

2015-06-07_1380 Christian Horner has played down the suggestion Red Bull could be considering a Mercedes customer engine supply from 2017 under the Aston Martin banner. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Arrivabene urges Ferrari to avoid ‘fake’ Friday runs

“Learning is good when you do something about it.”

2015-06-07_1644 Maurizio Arrivabene wants Ferrari to start running comparative fuel loads in Friday practice to avoid flattering to deceive with its pace. Maurizio Arrivabene says Ferrari must start working better during Friday practice sessions in order to get a better representation of its true pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Ecclestone: Mercedes not to blame for ‘one-sided’ F1

Bernie Ecclestone maintains that there is no reason to blame Mercedes’ dominance for the current air of discontent surrounding F1.

2015-06-07_1589 Bernie Ecclestone insists that Mercedes cannot be held accountable for the one-sided domination it is enjoying in the current era of F1, but admits that it would be better for the sport to have more competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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