Tag Archive: Mercedes

Jul 06

Pirelli announces test calendar with new wider Formula 1 tyres for 2017

A modified Ferrari SF15-T will undertake the first track tests of Pirelli’s 2017-specification Formula 1 tyres

2016-07-06 - Pirelli announces test calendar with new wider Formula 1 tyres for 2017 There will be two days of testing from 1-2 August at Fiorano, which will be artificially dampened in order to carry out tests with Cinturato intermediate and full wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

British GP: Hamilton, Rosberg can’t influence team orders decision

Though Hamilton has urged Mercedes not to introduce team orders, Wolff suggests the matter is now out of the drivers’ hands
2016-06-12_1475Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg cannot make their case for or against the implementation of team orders, saying the decision will be taken by Mercedes internally.

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Jul 05

Horner: Mercedes should keep drivers competing

“It is enormously difficult because no matter how much those guys says they are team players they are contractors and racing for themselves”
2016-06-10_2991-16-01-05 Christian Horner says despite the ‘enormously difficult’ situation for Mercedes management after the latest clash between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, the Red Bull boss feels Toto Wolff can afford to allow them to keep battling. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Rosberg handed grid penalty after FP3 crash

Mercedes has confirmed Nico Rosberg will take a new gearbox ahead of qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix, landing him a five-place grid penalty

The German crashed heavily during FP3 after suffering left rear suspension failure on the Mercedes W07, but while investigations into what caused the issue is ongoing, the team has confirmed a new gearbox will be required. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 29

Wolff: Mercedes rivals growing and closing gap

“We didn’t maximise our potential in Baku” – Wolff
2016-06-10_2991-14-27-07-0002 Toto Wolff has picked out four different teams which Mercedes could come under pressure from at the Austrian Grand Prix and has echoed an ongoing sentiment that his team must ‘eliminate errors which have cost points’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

Rosberg sees Williams as biggest rivals in Austria

“It’ll be tough against the Williams cars in particular, as they’ve pushed us hard there before” – Rosberg
2016-06-12_1152 Nico Rosberg feels Williams will pose a greater threat than Ferrari or Red Bull to Mercedes at the Austrian Grand Prix as he hunts a hat-trick of victories at Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ecclestone plotting fairer F1 money distribution

“I told Toto not to think about banking any money yet” – Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he could shake up the way money is distributed across the sport by scrapping the bonus payments handed out to Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren.
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Jun 24

Prema Powerteam Norisring preview

The extremely quick racetrack located on the outskirts of Nurnberg has a fascinating history for both its location and history

F3 - Prema Powerteam - Lance Stroll One month after the previous round of the FIA F.3 European Championship at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, the Prema team is lining-up their four Mercedes-powered Dallara racecars again for the prestigious street event at the Norisring.

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Jun 21

Raikkonen: Gap to Mercedes is swinging

Raikkonen still feels Ferrari has a chunk of performance to make up to catch Mercedes
2016-06-10_2991-14-04-24-0003 Kimi Raikkonen says Ferrari’s performance deficit to Mercedes changes at each circuit and differing conditions but concedes his team must continue to improve to catch its rivals.
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Jun 15

Vettel wouldn’t object to a Ricciardo Ferrari swoop

Vettel says he wouldn’t raise objection should Ferrari target his former team-mate Ricciardo
2016-06-11_48378 Sebastian Vettel says he wouldn’t veto any potential move by Ferrari to make a swoop for Daniel Ricciardo, even if the four-time world champion reiterates he would prefer Kimi Raikkonen to remain.

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Jun 14

‘Necessary’ upgrades coming as Mercedes feel pressure

This week’s European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan is the first to be held on the streets of Baku
2016-06-10_2991-14-16-16 Toto Wolff says Mercedes is set to bring an aero upgrade for its car in time for the British Grand Prix as it begins to feel increasing pressure from improving rivals Red Bull and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Arrivabene: Ferrari’s hard work paying off

Arrivabene also stressed, however, that more work and more progress is needed to beat Mercedes
2016-06-09_0514 Maurizio Arrivabene thinks the Scuderia is definitely on the up and that the work put in is starting to pay off, even though the team missed out on victory in the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Jun 10

Ricciardo: Title bid could depend on Canada

“This race will be pretty telling”
2016-06-09_0248 Daniel Ricciardo says despite the mishaps in the past two races he never expected to be in the frame for the F1 world championship and although he prefers to play down his chances his opinion could be swayed with a strong result in Canada.
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Jun 09

Rosberg hopes bad luck is all used up

“Montreal is an unusual circuit…the track is far more aggressive on tyres than Monaco”
Nico Rosberg insists that he always expected to have a race or two where the Mercedes misfortune switched to his side of the garage, but hopes that his seventh place in the Monaco Grand Prix is the nadir of his season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Wolff: No breathing space due to threatening Red Bull

“There remains room for improvement in our reliability”
Toto Wolff says Mercedes left Monaco having seen ‘the very real threat from Red Bull’ and feels with previous mistakes still fresh in the memory his team has no room for further error heading to Canada.
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Jun 06

Raikkonen convinced Ferrari package stronger than 2015

“We keep working and even after a difficult weekend we know we can certainly do a lot better in the next race”
Kimi Raikkonen says he is convinced Ferrari has a more competitive package this season compared with last year’s car, despite it failing to mount a race winning challenge against Mercedes in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Wolff: Giving a b*****ing won’t solve reliability gremlins

“We are not blaming any person but we are trying to identify the root cause of the problem”
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will not apportion blame to members of the Mercedes team for the recent spate of niggling reliability problems that have disrupted its otherwise successful season so far. Read the rest of this entry »

May 31

Rosberg wants to be at Mercedes for ‘many more years’

Mercedes seeking a similar long-term agreement to that of Hamilton
Nico Rosberg insists he is not focusing his attentions on contract negotiations for the 2017 Formula 1 season, but insists he wants to stay with Mercedes for ‘many more years’.
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May 29

Hamilton denies Ricciardo in Monaco thriller

Rosberg’s lead of 43 points has been slashed to 24 points heading to round seven and the Canadian Grand Prix

2016-02-25 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton_37Lewis Hamilton has returned to winning ways in the Monaco Grand Prix after a pit-stop blunder by Red Bull Racing cost Daniel Ricciardo a likely victory for the second event in a row.

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May 27

Ricciardo sets sights on ‘feel good’ Monaco win

“If you could pick your wins on the calendar, Monaco is probably on top of the list”
Daniel Ricciardo knows that there is one race win on the F1 calendar that every driver wants to add to his CV it is Monaco and, after the frustration of missing out in Spain two weeks ago, he is resetting his sights on the Principality.
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