Tag Archive: Mercedes

Sep 21

Mercedes takes to the track at Paul Ricard testing Pirelli’s 2017 wet tyres

These tests will continue tomorrow to complete the two-day session, again with Wehrlein at the wheel

PirelliThe first day of the latest Pirelli tyre test has concluded at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, with Mercedes. Pascal Wehrlein drove a mule car, modified to simulate 2017 levels of downforce, in order to test next year’s wider wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

F1 teams give first impressions of Chase Carey

“He seems to be a guy with a great track record in modernising sports and TV bills and he is interested in the sport” – Wolff
Chase Carey Both Toto Wolff and Eric Boullier have given a warm reception to new Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey and are hopeful he can inject fresh impetus into the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Wolff relieved Hamilton ‘Plan B’ didn’t cost Rosberg win

A relief for Wolff
Wolff relieved Hamilton 'Plan B' didn’t cost Rosberg winToto Wolff has suggested he didn’t expect the decision to move Lewis Hamilton onto ‘Plan B’ for his strategy to inadvertently almost cost Nico Rosberg a victory in the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Rosberg forges ahead, Hamilton left on back foot

A large lizard-like creature that wandered onto track made it across with no consequence
Rosberg forges ahead, Hamilton left on back footNico Rosberg has topped the third and final free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix by just 0.059s over Max Verstappen, while Lewis Hamilton’s troublesome weekend continued with two offs that leave him playing catch up coming into qualifying.
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Sep 14

Marchionne’s Ferrari pressure ‘realistic’, insists Vettel

“I think we know we need to improve for the future and that’s what we target”

2016-07-08-Friday-0136 A year on from the manufacturer’s most recent win in the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne is only placing as much pressure on the team as can be expected given the ‘high level’ of competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 12

Hamilton wary of Singapore struggles for Mercedes

“Last year was difficult and we hope it won’t be the same” – Hamilton
2016-07-08-Friday-0123 Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes is focused on learning from its mistakes at last year’s Singapore Grand Prix but feels any struggles could be used as an added weapon in the F1 world title battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Stroll takes major step towards Euro F3 Championship title with near-perfect performance in Germany

Three rostrum finishes including two wins, one fastest race lap achieved from three front row starts, two from “pole”

F3 - Stroll takes major step towards Euro F3 Championship Lance Stroll took another major step towards winning this year’s FIA European Formula 3 Championship title when the Canadian placed his Dallara F312-Mercedes first in the opening two races then second in the third and final race in Germany this weekend (10-11 Sep).

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Sep 08

Pirelli concluded test at Paul Ricard with Mercedes fitted with 2017 tyres

The 2017 tyre test programme will continue in two weeks time, 21-22 September at Paul Ricard with Mercedes on wet tyres

2016-09-06 - The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team began a three-day test with Pirelli (+photos) (2) The three-day Pirelli test of 2017-sized tyres concluded today at the French circuit of Paul Ricard, where Pascal Wehrlein has been driving a Mercedes, modified to simulate next year’s levels of downforce. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Pirelli two day test at Montmelo with Ferrari concludes

Tomorrow Mercedes will continue to test the 2017 tyres at Paul Ricard

2016-09-07 - Pirelli two day test at Montmelo with Ferrari concludes The two days of 2017 Pirelli tyre development tests on the Montmelò circuit have concluded, with Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel of a Ferrari mule car, modified to simulate the downforce levels of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

2017 Pirelli Tyre testing continues in Spain and France

111 laps were completed by Ferrari and 134 laps by Mercedes today with no issues

2016-09-06 - 2017 Pirelli Tyre testing continues in Spain and France Testing and development of Pirelli’s new 2017-sized tyres is continuing this week, with Ferrari and Mercedes in action at Barcelona and Paul Ricard respectively, using adapted mule cars designed to simulate 2017 levels of downforce. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Wolff: Verstappen refreshing but dangerous like Senna

“You can clearly see some guys around him are starting to think twice on how to overtake him”
2016-07-09-Saturday-0106 Toto Wolff says Max Verstappen’s recent surge through the ranks in F1 reminds him of Ayrton Senna and has called him ‘refreshing but dangerous’ after his latest on-track clashes. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Hamilton takes a third Mercedes PU change

55 positions of grid penalties all-but-guarantees a last place start
2016-07-09-Saturday-0099 Mercedes has confirmed Lewis Hamilton has taken a third and final power unit change ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, consolidating his grid penalties and ensuring he starts at the back of the grid.
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Aug 26

Hamilton guaranteed minimum 15-place grid drop

Mercedes has confirmed Lewis Hamilton will take at least 15 positions worth of penalties for the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend

2016-07-09-Saturday-0034 The championship leader will receive a new MGU-H that takes him outside of his allowed allocation, landing him a 10 place grid penalty. Together with a new Turbo Charger, ICE and MGU-K, Hamilton has accumulated 15 positions worth of grid penalties. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Felix Rosenqvist: “I find the allegations absolutely ridiculous”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season  – Tales from the paddock

Felix Rosenqvist Summer break comes to an end: Last weekend, the DTM entered the second half of the season in Moscow – and not without talking points. Next weekend, it’s the return of Formula 1 with a visit to the legendary Ardennes rollercoaster at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Hamilton leads but ‘still behind’ with penalty looming

“[There’s] at least in one race where I will have to start last, so I’m actually still behind”
2016-07-09-Saturday-0034 Lewis Hamilton insists that he still has a lot of work to do if he is to clinch his third straight F1 world title, and fourth overall, over the remaining nine rounds of 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Aug 11

Renault to evaluate Ocon against Wehrlein

Ocon will make his much anticipated F1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix later this month
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has hinted Esteban Ocon’s promotion to a Manor race drive for the remainder of the 2016 Formula 1 season is an opportunity to evaluate him for a full-time seat with the French manufacturer in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

I was right to leave Ferrari – Alonso reiterates

As for the future, Alonso revealed that no decision has yet been made
2016-06-10_0297 Fernando Alonso reiterates he thinks he was right to leave Ferrari when he did, but adds he takes no pleasure from the Maranello team’s current difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Vettel: Ferrari pain will become its gain

“The last couple of races have been harsh and tough for us, but very, very useful” – Vettel
2016-07-08-Friday-0136 Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari’s recent struggles will pave the way for improvements on its weak areas compared to Mercedes and Red Bull but has ruled out any quick fixes.
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Aug 04

Red Bull trials 2017 Pirelli rubber

After Ferrari gave the bold, wider dimension tyres a first run at Fiorano earlier in the week

Red Bull Racing has taken its turn to sample Pirelli’s prototype 2017 tyres in a test at Mugello as reserve driver Sebastien Buemi added another 82 laps to its tally. Read the rest of this entry »

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