Tag Archive: Mercedes

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 »

Aug 03

Hamilton reflects on ‘crazy’ 62 point swing back

“It’s kind of crazy, it’s gone by so quickly”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0147 Lewis Hamilton says it is ‘crazy’ that he heads into the summer break with a comfortable lead in the 2016 Formula 1 points’ standings having transformed a 43 point deficit into a 19 point advantage in just seven races. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Bottas relaxed despite Williams future uncertainty

“It’s been no problem, no distraction.”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0014 Valtteri Bottas says he is ‘not worried’ about his F1 future despite admitting he is heading into the summer break with no firm indication that he will remain with Williams for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts

Mercedes There are two highlights of the 2016 season coming up next weekend: for the Silver Arrows, # F1isBACK in Germany; meanwhile, AMG Customer Sports teams will be competing in the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Hamilton grabs F1 lead with Hungarian GP win

Daniel Ricciardo completed the podium
Lewis Hamilton has moved into the lead of the Formula 1 World Championship standings for the first time in 2016 with a comfortable victory over Nico Rosberg in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
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Jul 24

Mercedes undecided on whether to green light ‘Halo’

Drivers were shown a presentation detailing the pros and cons of the divisive concept
2016-07-08-Friday-0006 Toto Wolff says he is yet to decide whether he will vote in favour of or against the so-called ‘Halo’ cockpit protection device at this week’s crunch Strategy Group meeting, but insists his Mercedes vote will be on safety factors only. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Hamilton top as Mercedes dominates Hungary FP1

Mercedes wasted no time in establishing their advantage once the surface was dry
Lewis Hamilton has topped first free practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix as Mercedes exerted a sizeable early margin over Ferrari and Red Bull Racing at the Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Hamilton: Barcelona fired me up

“It’s a wonderful feeling winning in front of your home crowd”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0176 Lewis Hamilton says a fortified mental approach has been the key to his mid-season resurgence which was sparked by his first-lap crash with Mercedes team-mat Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Rosberg welcomes Red Bull battle

“It was great to have a battle with Max [at Silverstone] and for sure we need to keep an eye on them”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0152 Despite having had his hands full dealing with Max Verstappen at last weekend’s British Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg says that an improving Red Bull team can only be good for his own Mercedes outfit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Vettel: Silverstone a blip for Ferrari, not others catching

Vettel doesn’t believe Red Bull has leapfrogged the Italian manufacturer in the pecking order
2016-07-10-Sunday-0029 Sebastian Vettel says while Ferrari remain ahead of Red Bull in the F1 world constructors’ championship he won’t be concerned by the threat from his former team and feels his squad suffered a poor British Grand Prix rather than his rivals catching up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Saturday

Flagworld.com report from the British Grand Prix – Saturday

2016-07-09-Saturday-0086 Day 3 getting writers cramp. Saturday, the day it starts to get serious, finally the rain they have been promising all weekend arrived, it started 40 minutes before FP3 just as most of the photographers were leaving to take their vantage points to shoot the session, needless to say there was a minor stampede back to the media room for the appropriate wet weather gear.

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Jul 08

FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Friday

Flagworld.com report from the British Grand Prix – Friday 

2016-07-08 - Friday Friday began just as Thursday did with a 6am alarm call, Surprisingly though the short drive from my home to the circuit was a lot quieter than the previous day’s journey, I would like to think this theme continues but somehow I don’t think it will!

Flagworld photo album

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