Tag Archive: Mercedes

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

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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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Mar 23

Ferrari still quickest, downplaying hype – Hamilton

“I see Ferrari being the quickest at the moment. I think they will definitely be the favourites”

20170323-036Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton remains confident that Ferrari is the team to beat in this weekend’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix, having called the Scuderia out for downplaying its chances.

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Mar 22

Ricciardo optimistic Red Bull ‘can improve’

Red Bull were tipped as the main beneficiaries of the 2017 regulations

Ricciardo optimistic Red Bull ‘can improve’Daniel Ricciardo believes Mercedes is still the team to beat as the Australian Grand Prix prepares to get underway in Melbourne, though the local favourite is refusing to entirely rule Red Bull out of the 2017 equation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”

“What we’ve seen from Barcelona is that the margins at the front of the field have shrunk.”

“When the flag drops, the bullshit really stops”Toto Wolff is refusing to make predictions ahead of the 2017 F1 season but is certain the ‘margins have closed’ between Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull under the new ‘violent’ regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 19

Hamilton: With Bottas nothing is being held back…

“It’s been great so far” – Hamilton

2017-02-23-0001Lewis Hamilton has laid praise on new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his openness to share thoughts and information to develop the W08 into an F1 world title contender – with a small dig at former team-mate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 17

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda struggles

With Honda being hit by an unreliable and uncompetitive power unit at the start of 2017

McLaren sound out Mercedes switch as Honda strugglesMcLaren have reportedly made initial steps to see how viable a switch to Mercedes power units could be after its F1 pre-season testing nightmare with current partner Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Williams appoints Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer

Paddy will join Williams today, 16 March

Williams logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer for the Williams Group. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Bottas: It would be stupid not to watch Hamilton closely

“Obviously being aware of how he is setting up his car and seeing a bit more about his driving style and all these things”

2017-02-23Valtteri Bottas has warned Lewis Hamilton he’ll be watching his new Mercedes team-mate very closely in order to find any extra advantages as the pair prepare for battle in the 2017 F1 world championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 15

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007

The Finn ended testing with the fastest lap time from eight days of track action

Raikkonen talks F1 2017 vs F1 2007Kimi Raikkonen has played down suggestions the revised 2017 F1 regulations suit his driving style better than ‘newer’ rivals, though he acknowledges Ferrari has ‘done a decent job’ following an eye-catching turn in pre-season testsing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’

“Do we have more potential? Time will tell!”

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’Lewis Hamilton says he remains optimistic Mercedes has the package to fight at the front when the 2017 F1 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix despite describing Ferrari’s performance in pre-season testing as ‘spectacular’. Read the rest of this entry »

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