Tag Archive: Mercedes

May 20

Horner would be ‘highly surprised’ if Mercedes helps Honda

“And Renault and Mercedes? I think the problem element would be Red Bull.”

Horner would be 'highly surprised' if Mercedes helps HondaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner would be “highly surprised” if Mercedes helped Honda get up to speed with its power unit for future seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada: Grandstand 15 is sold-out

22 days before the first free testing session

2016-06-10-14-40-41-0001At the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada the popular hairpin grandstand 15 is also now sold-out. The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA announces today that all seats available in Grandstand 15 at the Hairpin have been sold. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

Hamilton defeats Vettel to win Spanish GP thriller

A race of flashpoints up and down the order

20170326-099Lewis Hamilton has clinched his second victory of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after coming out top of an absorbing battle with Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Raikkonen quickest in FP3 as Bottas loses track time

The only driver to hit trouble in FP3 was Vettel

Raikkonen quickest in FP3 as Bottas loses track timeFerrari bounced back from a disappointing Friday in Barcelona by topping the final Formula 1 practice session ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix through Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1

McLaren had another session to forget as Fernando Alonso suffered an oil leak

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1Lewis Hamilton headed up a one-two finish for Mercedes in the opening Formula 1 practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix as the updated W08 car made an impressive start to the race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Mercedes reveals new W08 driver branding for Spanish GP

The team has made use of the much-maligned shark fin

Mercedes reveals new W08 driver branding for Spanish GPMercedes has revealed renders of its W08 Formula 1 car showing its new driver branding to aid identification ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantage

“I don’t think Ferrari has an advantage, I think they hit the ground running in Russia as we did, for example, in China.”

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantageLewis Hamilton has refuted the suggestion his absence from last year’s Pirelli tyre development tests have had an impact on his and Mercedes’ form relative to Ferrari in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 30

Valtteri Bottas holds on for first F1 victory in Russia

In just his fourth race for the German marque

Valteri Bottas- GP Russie - photo WR12 Nextgen-AutoValtteri Bottas has added his name to the illustrious list of Formula 1 race winners following a controlled victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix for Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 20

‘It feels s**t right now, but it makes winning feel better’

“Probably for Formula 1 it’s good as well if there’s a fight between Ferrari and Mercedes”

‘It feels s**t right now, but it makes winning feel better’Toto Wolff maintains the rise of Ferrari as potential title contenders for this year’s F1 world championship is a motivation to Mercedes, despite the bitterness of being beaten to victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressure

Mercedes went to great lengths to emphasise its equal opportunities ethos with Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Mercedes ponders team order dilemma amidst Ferrari pressureToto Wolff has admitted Mercedes may need to rethink its policy on ‘equal opportunities’ for its drivers if it is to give the team the best chance to defeat Ferrari in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 16

Vettel victorious in Bahrain, Hamilton second after penalty

Vettel managed to jump pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas in the first round of pit stops

Sebastian Vettel Victoire Bahrein - photo NextGen-AutoSebastian Vettel swept to Ferrari’s second win of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after a time penalty hindered the Briton’s chances of victory.
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Apr 14

Verstappen puts faith in mutual Ricciardo ‘respect’

“Of course you want to be there and challenge for a victory, but if it’s not possible you just have to deal with it”

20170326-017Max Verstappen has dismissed the suggestion his relationship with Red Bull Racing team-mate Daniel Ricciardo could change if there are higher stakes at play in races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 11

Bottas: I’m very close to matching Hamilton

“I know that I am very close now, I will improve and we’re going to have some very good fights together in the future”

20170323-039Valtteri Bottas insists he is now ‘very close’ to matching Lewis Hamilton in terms of pure pace at Mercedes despite a disappointing Chinese Grand Prix weekend hampered by a clumsy spin that left him sixth at the chequered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 10

Ferrari got even quicker in China – Hamilton

“It’ll be interesting to see how that varies through the next races with temperature and different types of track”

20170326-050Lewis Hamilton believes that Ferrari made another step forward in pace over the Chinese Grand Prix weekend, forcing the Mercedes Formula 1 team to respond in a big way so it could claim victory in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 06

Vettel confident Mercedes still favourite for China F1 victory

F1 Chinese GP

20170326-044Sebastian Vettel is adamant that Mercedes’ remains favourite for victory in Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix despite winning the Formula 1 season-opener in Australia for Ferrari two weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 30

Hamilton: Title hunger has frickin’ doubled!

“I want to win the world championship more than ever before”

20170326-100Lewis Hamilton says the exit of Nico Rosberg has done nothing to diminish his determination for reclaiming his Formula 1 title crown, insisting the renewed threat from rivals has seen his ‘hunger double’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Wolff on Bottas – Now it is about joining the dots together

Bottas is still developing but is sure he will ‘join the dots’ and get the most from the car

20170326-097Valtteri Bottas performed to expectations ‘under a lot of pressure’ in his first race as a Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver, according to team boss Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 27

‘About time’ Ferrari won in F1 again – Marchionne

Lead of the constructors’ championship for the first time since Australia 2013

'About time' Ferrari won in F1 again - MarchionneFerrari CEO and chairman Sergio Marchionne said it was “about time” the Italian marque returned to winning ways in Formula 1 in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 26

Australian GP win a ‘surprise’ to Vettel, but no title thoughts

“For today I’m just very happy and for sure whatever happens this year, the race today doesn’t hurt.”

20170326-086Sebastian Vettel called his victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix a “positive surprise” for Ferrari, but is refusing to think about a challenge for the Formula 1 drivers’ championship after just one race.

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Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

A new rulebook and the unknowns of performance

20170323-033There is an unknown nature to this race. In testing, the Ferrari looked like it had a lot more pace and a lot of it was drawn from the high speed corners. The car looked more planted than any other car, including the Mercedes.

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