Tag Archive: Mercedes

Dec 20

Marchionne in no rush to decide Vettel, Raikkonen futures

Raikkonen and Vettel will enter into their third year racing alongside one another at Ferrari
Marchionne in no rush to decide Vettel, Raikkonen futuresSergio Marchionne says he has no assurances that either Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Raikkonen will continue with Ferrari beyond the 2017 Formula 1 season, saying it is up to the team to give them a strong car first.
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Dec 19

Liberty to table controversial F1 budget cap?

Chase Carey will work alongside Ecclestone for the time being
Chase Carey A budget cap imposed on Formula 1 teams is reportedly being considered by the sport’s new owners Liberty Media in an effort to reduce costs and lure fans by promoting fairer competition.
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Dec 16

Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?

Mercedes has confirmed that it will not reveal the identity of Rosberg’s replacement until January 2017 at the earliest
Williams open to Bottas release, Massa to return?Claire Williams has for the first time revealed that the Williams Martini Racing team will be willing to release Valtteri Bottas to join Mercedes, but only if it can source an experienced alternative to replace him. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

Hulkenberg doubts Force India can improve on 2016

Hulkenberg joins Jolyon Palmer at Renault in 2017 while Esteban Ocon takes up the second race seat at Force India alongside Sergio Perez
Hulkenberg doubts Force India can improve on 2016Nico Hulkenberg says Force India’s lack of budget and squad size compared to the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull means the team will struggle to trump its 2016 F1 campaign in the future.
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Dec 12

Mercedes sets sights on Bottas to replace Rosberg

Bottas is currently contracted to race with Williams for a fifth consecutive season in 2017
2016-06-12_1108 Mercedes has engaged in negotiations with Williams to release Valtteri Bottas from his contract to replace Nico Rosberg in the title-winning team, it has been reported.
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Dec 10

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks near

Mercedes is understood to be coming under pressure to retain Lowe’s services

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks nearPaddy Lowe is reportedly being chased by several teams as he prepares to decide whether he will commit to Mercedes or consider options elsewhere beyond 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Mercedes hints at Wehrlein but rules out Bottas?

Toto Wolff has revealed he is prepared to make a ‘brave’ choice when deciding who will replace the retired Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes F1 team.

2016-06-10_45849 Following last week’s shock revelation that Rosberg will retire from the sport just days after landing his first F1 world title, attention has now turned to who will replace the German in the triple title-winning team.
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Dec 07

2017 F1 entry list published, four seats to fill

The Provisional 2017 F1 entry list

2016-10-23The FIA has published its provisional entry list for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship with four seats still to be filled between Mercedes, Manor and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

Mercedes will consider Alonso for vacant seat

“But he is in a contract with McLaren-Honda at the moment and we just need to weigh all the other options up.”
2016-07-10-Sunday-0033 Toto Wolff has hinted Mercedes will be willing to pursue Fernando Alonso as a replacement for newly-retired world champion Nico Rosberg, but McLaren has indicated it isn’t open to letting its star driver go.
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Dec 04

Mercedes ponders options as drivers come forward

The bookies favourite remains Mercedes junior Pascal Wehrlein

2016-12-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Nico Rosberg - Sindelfingen (24) Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has revealed the team is looking to make a ‘quick’ decision on who will replace Nico Rosberg following the new world champion’s shock decision to retire. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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