Tag Archive: Mercedes

Nov 14

Brazil GP: Messy F1 splits, Massa’s final triumph and Bernie’s back

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Nov 11

Mercedes team members uninjured after gunpoint robbery in Brazil

“Following a number of enquiries, we can confirm that a team minibus was robbed at gunpoint last night”

2017-06-11_2796A Mercedes team minibus was robbed at gunpoint while leaving Autódromo José Carlos Pace on Friday night, with members of the Formula 1 team on-board losing valuables but suffering injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Verstappen supports idea of permanent stewards in F1

“I honestly think we have to head into that direction”

2017-10-22_0386Max Verstappen would give his backing to a permanent set of FIA stewards at Formula 1 events in the wake of the controversy surrounding his penalty at the United States Grand Prix last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 05

Felipe Massa confirms retirement from F1 at season’s end

“Once more, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this time”

20170323-042Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 30

Hamilton: Finishing P9 after fightback a ‘horrible way’ to win title

“I’ve got to say a big thank you to all the guys at Brixworth and Brackley.”

F1Lewis Hamilton said his fightback from first-lap contact to finish ninth in Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix was “a horrible way” to clinch his fourth Formula 1 world championship, having been unaware of the title permutations during the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 28

Alonso: McLaren ‘surprisingly competitive’ ahead of Mexican GP

“We know it’s going to be a difficult race anyway”

2017-10-20_1953Fernando Alonso says he’s been pleasantly surprised by McLaren-Honda’s pace during Friday practice ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix but is still expecting the race to be used as a glorified test ahead of bigger opportunities in the final two races of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

Wolff expects strong Mercedes threat from Ferrari, Red Bull in Mexico

“Our target may be clear, but it will not be easy to achieve this weekend in Mexico.”

2017-10-22_1218Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says the team will need to be at the top of its game if Lewis Hamilton is to wrap up his fourth Formula 1 drivers’ title in Mexico this weekend as Ferrari and Red Bull pose a bigger threat than at other races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Lauda: Hamilton is the best

“Lewis is the best, it is very simple, he is the best” – Lauda

2017-10-22_1317Niki Lauda has praised Lewis Hamilton as “the best” in Formula 1 and has witnessed an improvement in his performances during the 2017 world championship as he moves to the cusp of sealing the world title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 25

Tales from the paddock – Maximilian Günther: “The objective is to win the Macau Grand Prix”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoDTM Young Driver Test at the Lausitzring this week and then on to the street circuit of Macau: Mercedes test and substitute driver Maximilian Günther talks about the last two big dates in this year’s diary. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 22

Hamilton: I need silly mistake from Vettel for title at US GP

The Mercedes driver blasted to a second career pole position at the Circuit of the Americas

2017-10-21_0994Lewis Hamilton says he doubts he’ll be able to tie up the 2017 Formula 1 world championship this weekend despite storming to pole position for the United States Grand Prix with title rival Sebastian Vettel starting on the front row alongside him.

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Oct 20

Bottas ‘definitely not happy’ with gap to Hamilton at Mercedes

Bottas is currently third in the standings

2017-06-09-15-12-40_2049Valtteri Bottas says he “definitely not happy” with the current gap to Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton, wanting more than the two wins and two pole positions he has achieved this year.

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Oct 18

Wolff: Hamilton ‘on another level’ since summer break

Hamilton can wrap up the title in this weekend’s United States Grand Prix

2017-06-11_1845Now on the verge of a fourth world title, Lewis Hamilton has turned things up a notch since the F1 summer break according to his Mercedes team boss. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 08

Hamilton: I could only dream of F1 59-point lead

Hamilton can now claim the 2017 F1 world championship with victory in the next race in America

Lewis Hamilton says his stranglehold on the Formula 1 world drivers’ championship has come as a dream as he claimed victory in the Japanese Grand Prix coupled with Sebastian Vettel’s retirement for Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 07

Vettel expects close Japanese GP against Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel has qualified third for the Japanese Grand Prix

2017-06-11_0554Sebastian Vettel has predicted a tense and tight battle for victory at the Japanese Grand Prix after being promoted on to the front row in qualifying. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 04

Wolff: Helping Bottas a Mercedes priority

“It has been challenging for Valtteri and it is a priority for us to give him the car he needs to perform.”

2017-06-11_1495Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says enabling Valtteri Bottas to maximise the performance of his W08 has become a priority for the squad despite Lewis Hamilton’s battle for the Formula 1 world title. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

Toto Wolff says the emphasis is on Valtteri Bottas to demonstrate he deserves a long-term Mercedes deal by delivering the required results

Wolff outlines Bottas targets to earn long-term Mercedes deal

2017-06-11_1572Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says the emphasis is on Valtteri Bottas to demonstrate he deserves a long-term deal by delivering the required results for the end of the 2017 Formula 1 season and heading into 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Vettel sees Singapore start crash ‘part of racing’

“I think it’s part of racing and it’s also not the first time I’ve been in a situation like this and it’s also probably not the last.”

2017-06-08_0146Sebastian Vettel is eager to draw a line under his Singapore Grand Prix start collision with Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen and says it won’t alter how it attacks the blasts off the line. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 26

Wolff considers ‘danger’ of Mercedes’ surprise Singapore F1 result

“The result in Singapore came as a surprise for us all, and the danger of a result like that is to misjudge your own level of performance”

2017-06-09-09-06-51_0036Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff has stressed the “danger” of reading too much into its surprise victory in Singapore eight days ago as the team prepares for the final title run-in against Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

Manufacturers’ decision for the benefit of the series – Berger: “A strong signal for DTM”

he way for abolition of the performance weights has been clearedWith a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Hamilton happy to play villain for Ferrari

Hamilton and team-mate Bottas were continually greeted with animosity from the Tifosi

Lewis Hamilton says he’s happy to be portrayed as a villain at the Italian Grand Prix in front of the loyal Ferrari fans as he stakes his authority on the Formula 1 world title race.

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