Tag Archive: Mercedes

Dec 03

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces Rosberg

“It’s going to be very, very strange and it will be sad not to have him in the team next year”

Hamilton: It doesn’t matter who replaces RosbergLewis Hamilton say he doesn’t care who Mercedes picks as F1 world champion Nico Rosberg’s replacement, following the shocking news of the German’s retirement from the sport with immediate effect.
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Nov 29

Pirelli resumes 2017 tyre tests with F1 teams

The unmarked tyres are expected to be a variety of the dry compound options

Pirelli resumes 2017 tyre tests with F1 teamsThe future of Formula 1 became clearer with the start of the 2017 Abu Dhabi tyre test including Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, with Lewis Hamilton making a surprise return to action just two days after missing out on the world title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 25

Hamilton jibes Rosberg over Mercedes mechanics swap

Rosberg insists the change was made to help unify Mercedes

Hamilton jibes Rosberg over Mercedes mechanics swapLewis Hamilton has joked he will ‘reveal all’ in his book to explain the reasons behind Mercedes’ decision to swap his and Nico Rosberg’s mechanics after the German declared it was to help bind the team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Rosberg: Closer F1 showdown gets the more excited I feel

“Obviously, the result in Brazil wasn’t the one I was going for. But Lewis did a great job and second place wasn’t a disaster in the end”

2016-10-23_72680 Nico Rosberg says the closer his F1 world championship decider against Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton gets the more pumped-up he feels and wants to seal a maiden crown in style with victory in Abu Dhabi rather than rely on the minimum top three finish. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Experienced Magnussen will push Haas forward – Grosjean

By joining Haas, Magnussen will become the first driver to have sampled Renault, Mercedes, Honda and Ferrari V6 Hybrid engines.

2016-10-23_72163 Romain Grosjean feels Haas stands to make good gains next season following its decision to sign Kevin Magnussen for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Brawn warns new regulations may not end dominant era

Brawn’s argument echoes that of Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff
2016-10-22_70944 Ross Brawn says there is a good chance one team could continue to dominate F1 despite a change in technical regulations aimed at growing competition amongst the leading teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

F1 Brazilian GP: Hamilton beats Rosberg to crucial Brazilian GP pole

Lewis Hamilton gets the better of Nico Rosberg to claim pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Kimi Raikkonen third

GP Bresil 2016 logo Hamilton has maintained the pressure on title favourite Nico Rosberg ahead of the penultimate round of the season after qualifying on pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Wolff: Brawn back in F1? He gets my vote…

Toto Wolff says he would be very happy to see Ross Brawn back in Formula 1 amidst talk he could be in line for an FIA/FOM role.
Wolff: Brawn back in F1? He gets my vote…Toto Wolff says he would be happy to see former colleague Ross Brawn return to Formula 1 despite apparent acrimony between the pair during their time together at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Ross Brawn ready to return to F1

“If you ask me what F1 needs, it needs a plan; a three-year and a five-year plan”
Ross Brawn ready to return to F1Multiple F1 title winning team principal and engineer Ross Brawn has revealed he could be tempted back to Formula 1, but only in a role at the top of sport and not with a team.
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Oct 27

Wolff assesses title swing between Rosberg, Hamilton

“The game for 2017 has also already started, so when you throw all these factors into the mix we are looking at an exciting end to this season”
2016-10-22_71023 Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has given his analysis into how the F1 world title race has flipped between his two drivers and says both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are feeling the pressure to perform over the final three races. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Tales from the paddock – Chantal Kroll: “As for 2017, we’re obviously hoping for a successful defence of our title in the 24H Series”

Tales from the paddock – Chantal Kroll: “As for 2017, we’re obviously hoping for a successful defence of our title in the 24H Series”

2016-10-23_72788 Only three more races before we find out who is to be the 2016 Formula 1 world champion. After the spectacular US Grand Prix at Austin, the Silver Arrows are busy preparing for next weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Rosberg to continue attacking in Mexico

Nico Rosberg has refuted ideas of taking a conservative approach to secure a maiden F1 world title and aims to attack for victory in Mexico.

Nico Rosberg-Mercedes- Austin TX octobre-2016 The Mercedes driver saw his F1 drivers’ championship lead trimmed to 26 points by Lewis Hamilton’s win in Austin and despite losing out to his title rival the German can still afford to finish directly behind his team-mate in the final three races and seal the world title.
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Oct 23

Hamilton back to winning ways with US GP victory 23 October 2016

A must-win race for the defending champion having lost ground to Rosberg in each of the last five events
2016-10-22_70944 Lewis Hamilton has taken a small chunk out of Nico Rosberg’s points’ lead in the Formula 1 World Championship standings following a dominant United States Grand Prix win.

Oct 22

F1 US GP: Hamilton lays down gauntlet with US GP pole

Hamilton finds his best form to snatch pole position from Nico Rosberg for the United States Grand Prix

2016-10-21_70095 Lewis Hamilton will start the United States Grand Prix from pole position after defeating title rival Nico Rosberg in a breathless qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas.

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Oct 20

Wolff calls on Mercedes to give drivers fair title fight

“Our priority over the coming weeks is to give both our boys the best possible chance of winning the remaining four races”
Wolff calls on Mercedes to give drivers fair title fightMercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the squad has relished clinching its third straight F1 world constructors’ title but now must ensure a perfect end to 2016 to allow both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton a fair fight for the drivers’ championship.
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Oct 19

Rosberg out to right wrongs from last year

“Last year this race obviously didn’t work out so great for me, so I’m looking forward to getting back out there and doing my best”

Nico Rosberg says his sole goal is to right the wrongs from last year’s United States Grand Prix where he ultimately conceded the F1 world championship to Lewis Hamilton as he aims to make a decisive step towards the 2016 title.
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Oct 14

Alonso calls selective Pirelli 2017 tests ‘unfair’

“I think it is always nice to prepare on exactly what you expect from the tyre and its behaviours for the following year if you have some tests”
Alonso calls selective Pirelli 2017 tests ‘unfair’Fernando Alonso feels F1 teams and drivers who have enjoyed private Pirelli tyre tests with the 2017 prototypes ahead of next season will gain an advantage with its behaviours and response. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona (+photos)

Testing will now continue in the more representative conditions of Abu Dhabi

2016-10-13 -  Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test  with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona 4 Cool Temperatures, Fog, And Rain Affect The Test Programme: Only 91 Laps Completed In Total Over Two Days, With The Final Day Interrupted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Hamilton forced to miss Pirelli F1 test

Lewis Hamilton will not get his first taste of Pirelli’s 2017 specification tyres as planned after he was forced to pull out of testing in Spain due to a ‘sore foot’

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The title contender was due to sample the new tyres as part of Pirelli’s testing schedule ahead of the 2017 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya, but opted out of the test due to the foot complaint.
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Oct 12

Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 Size (+photos)

Cold temperatures made it hard to establish representative  results. Rain and testing on full wets in the afternoon.

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The first of two days of the latest Pirelli 2017 tyre test has concluded today at Spain’s Montmelò circuit – just north of Barcelona – with championship leader Nico Rosberg at the wheel. Rosberg drove a Mercedes W06 mule car, which had been modified to simulate next year’s increased downforce loads. Read the rest of this entry »

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