Tag Archive: Mercedes

May 24

Hamilton aims to be comeback king at principality

 Hamilton’s only victory at the principality came back in 2008

Lewis Hamilton has reiterated Mercedes boss Toto Wolff’s sentiments that the Barcelona clash with team-mate Nico Rosberg is in the past and is looking to return to winning ways at the Monaco Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Newspaper says Hamilton could miss Monaco

A mysterious incident involving Lewis

The next wild rumour is now firing in formula one, ahead of the championship’s ’jewel in the crown’ event in Monaco this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

McLaren will be team to defeat Mercedes – Dennis

Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button have repeatedly stated the chassis is as competitive as the front runners

Ron Dennis says McLaren will be the team to halt Mercedes’ dominance in F1, suggesting the forthcoming change in technical regulations will be its opportunity to claw back ground.

May 22

Renault hurries engine upgrade for Monaco

Renault has confirmed it will attempt to make its much vaunted engine upgrade available for the Monaco Grand Prix, a race earlier than originally planned

The French manufacturer, which also supplies the Red Bull Racing team, has spent much of the 2016 season working on a ‘B-spec’ power unit to replace the current engine, which is regarded as only a minor modification over the upgrade it introduced in the closing stages of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Hamilton: I don’t look at Ferrari and wish I was there…

“I look at my team, the Silver Arrows, and think I’m a part of this history”
Lewis Hamilton has dropped a clear hint that he plans to see out his Formula 1 career with the Mercedes team in order to remain an ambassador for the brand beyond the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Alonso: McLaren has stronger chassis than Ferrari

“Good to be in front of Williams, Force India, Ferrari in terms of chassis.”
Fernando Alonso says McLaren currently has the third-best chassis behind Mercedes and Red Bull on the F1 grid and is pleased to be ahead of Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Verstappen takes shock win as Mercedes’ collide

Max Verstappen scores a huge upset by claiming a maiden F1 race win on his Red Bull Racing debut
Max Verstappen has taken an astonishing victory in the Spanish Grand Prix after making a risky tyre strategy pay off to win on his Red Bull Racing debut, while Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg eliminated one another by colliding on the opening lap.
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May 02

Wolff lashes out at social media ‘lunatics’

Toto Wolff slams the suggestion there could be underhand tactics at play by Mercedes in the F1 title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg

Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff felt compelled to address the suggestion that the Three Pointed Star was deliberately hampering Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a title hat-trick after a tough start to the season for the Briton. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade ‘mischief’

He was thrilled with the result and the pace relative to Ferrar
Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade 'mischief'Christian Horner says Red Bull is already ‘snapping at the ankles’ of Ferrari in terms of pace as he admitted to being shocked by his team’s turn of form during the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for the Chinese Grand Prix, as Ferrari looks strong and finishes one-two
Raikkonen fastest in FP2 for FerrariKimi Raikkonen was quickest in second free practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, 0.109s up on Sebastian Vettel in the sister Ferrari, as the Scuderia showed promising, possibly even Mercedes beating pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

Hamilton slapped with Chinese GP grid penalty

He will start no higher than sixth for the race
Hamilton slapped with Chinese GP grid penaltyLewis Hamilton will receive a five-place grid penalty for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend after Mercedes opted to make a precautionary gearbox change.
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Mar 27

“Ferrari is developing towards F1 title bid” – Jock Clear

“If you were as good as you were 10 years ago, you won’t be anywhere near good enough now”
Ferrari is developing towards F1 title bid – ClearReputed engineer Jock Clear says he firmly believes Ferrari is well on course to getting back to title-winning ways in the coming years based on the development he has seen since joining the operation. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017

The much discussed device broke cover during testing
‘Halo’ set for F1 introduction from 2017The controversial ‘halo’ cockpit protection device is on course to be introduced to Formula 1 from 2017 as the FIA continues to work on its development following a public airing in pre-season testing.
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Mar 17

Lewis Hamilton says he expects Ferrari to be a “lot closer than they talk it” this weekend in the Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton worried Ferrari has something up its sleeve

Hamilton worried Ferrari has something up its sleeveHamilton and Mercedes start the year as the favourites off the back of title doubles over the last two seasons. However the Scuderia showed impressive pace over the winter during pre-season testing, and while Ferrari continues to play down expectations – with Sebastian Vettel doing just that on Thursday, despite saying he expects them to be closer – Hamilton is wary of the ‘red’ threat. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Rosberg ready to scratch race ‘itch’

Rosberg will go into 2016 as many people’s choice to be Hamilton’s biggest rival
Rosberg ready to scratch race 'itch'Nico Rosberg insists that he has never been more ready to start an F1 season as he prepares to deny Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton a third straight world championship title. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Vettel cautiously optimistic on closing gap to Mercedes

“The first impression was good and I think everything we built after that felt very positive” – Vettel
Vettel cautiously optimistic on closing gap to MercedesSebastian Vettel says he hopes the new Ferrari SF16-H has made the jump to catch the dominant Mercedes but stresses the team must be patient over the first few races in 2016.
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Mar 08

Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to Mercedes

F1 rule makers still searching for a decision on technical regulations for next year
Ecclestone hopes Ferrari, Red Bull take fight to MercedesBernie Ecclestone says he is ‘hoping upon hope’ that Ferrari and Red Bull can take a challenge to the domination of Mercedes and ensure the 2016 F1 world championship becomes a memorable season for the fans.
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Mar 05

Rosberg hints Ferrari could have edge on Mercedes

“Ferrari have been very quick, for sure”
Rosberg hints Ferrari could have edge on MercedesNico Rosberg insists Mercedes doesn’t have a clear-cut advantage and speculates Ferrari could even be ahead when action gets underway in Australia.

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Mar 04

‘Please no!’ – Hamilton urges F1 to ditch halo canopy

Lewis Hamilton urges F1 to rethink its plans to introduce a halo cockpit protection device, saying F1 is fine the way it is
‘Please no!’ - Hamilton urges F1 to ditch halo canopyLewis Hamilton has offered a candid view of the much discussed ‘halo’ canopy cockpit protection device, saying the ‘way F1 is now is perfectly fine’.
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Feb 29

Raikkonen: Why should I be worried?

“To get the first feeling of the car and I am sure that there is a lot of potential”

Raikkonen: Why should I be worried?Kimi Raikkonen has shrugged off the suggestion Mercedes could dominate the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship based on the early signs from pre-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

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