Tag Archive: Mercedes

Oct 14

Alonso calls selective Pirelli 2017 tests ‘unfair’

“I think it is always nice to prepare on exactly what you expect from the tyre and its behaviours for the following year if you have some tests”
Alonso calls selective Pirelli 2017 tests ‘unfair’Fernando Alonso feels F1 teams and drivers who have enjoyed private Pirelli tyre tests with the 2017 prototypes ahead of next season will gain an advantage with its behaviours and response. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona (+photos)

Testing will now continue in the more representative conditions of Abu Dhabi

2016-10-13 -  Pascal Wehrlein concludes the latest Pirelli Tyre test  with Mercedes in preparation for 2017 at Barcelona 4 Cool Temperatures, Fog, And Rain Affect The Test Programme: Only 91 Laps Completed In Total Over Two Days, With The Final Day Interrupted. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Hamilton forced to miss Pirelli F1 test

Lewis Hamilton will not get his first taste of Pirelli’s 2017 specification tyres as planned after he was forced to pull out of testing in Spain due to a ‘sore foot’

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The title contender was due to sample the new tyres as part of Pirelli’s testing schedule ahead of the 2017 F1 season at the Circuit de Catalunya, but opted out of the test due to the foot complaint.
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Oct 12

Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 Size (+photos)

Cold temperatures made it hard to establish representative  results. Rain and testing on full wets in the afternoon.

2016-10-12 - Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 S The first of two days of the latest Pirelli 2017 tyre test has concluded today at Spain’s Montmelò circuit – just north of Barcelona – with championship leader Nico Rosberg at the wheel. Rosberg drove a Mercedes W06 mule car, which had been modified to simulate next year’s increased downforce loads. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Hamilton ‘proud and humbled’ by Mercedes success

“All the hard work everyone has put in to get us where we are is just remarkable”
2016-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team (4)Lewis Hamilton says he is ‘excited’ by the prospect of spearheading Mercedes’ attempts for a fourth Formula 1 World Championship title in 2017 after the manufacturer sealed a third consecutive constructors’ crown in the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Oct 11

Hamilton functions best when under pressure – Wolff

Lewis functions best when he is under pressure and when he has a target
Hamilton functions best when under pressure - WolffThe 2016 Formula 1 World Championship is not simply Nico Rosberg’s to lose according to Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss saying Lewis Hamilton is at his best ‘when he has a target’.
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Oct 09

Mercedes drops Verstappen complaint as Hamilton criticises protest

“There is no protest from either myself or MercedesAMGF1”

Mercedes drops Verstappen complaint as Hamilton criticises protestMercedes has withdrawn its protest against Max Verstappen for his defence of second place during the closing stages of the Japanese Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton insisted he did not support the decision to complain in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Hamilton refuses to be drawn to Sepang conspiracy

Lewis Hamilton has shrugged off any theories of Mercedes favouring Nico Rosberg by reiterating his belief in his team ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Hamilton refuses to be drawn to Sepang conspiracyFocusing on bouncing back at Suzuka, a race he’s won for the past two years, Hamilton feels he was happy with his performance in Malaysia and aside from the pain of being denied the win by engine failure he hasn’t dwelled on the disappointment.
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Oct 05

Mercedes still searching for engine break cause

“Malaysia was a bitter pill to swallow. We let Lewis down in a big way” – Lowe
Mercedes still searching for engine break causeMercedes technical boss Paddy Lowe says the team is still undergoing a complete investigation into what caused Lewis Hamilton’s engine blowout while leading the race at Sepang.
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Oct 04

Wolff certain engine blows won’t dictate title battle

“It is a mechanical sport, and these things happen”
Wolff certain engine blows won’t dictate title battleMercedes F1 team principal Toto Wolff has refuted the idea the series of engine failures Lewis Hamilton has suffered will put a tilt on the world title race towards Nico Rosberg but has concede the German has enjoyed the majority of luck in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Hamilton prepared to skip sessions as engine confidence wavers

His first technical DNF of the season, Hamilton heads into the final five rounds of the season facing a 23 point deficit to Rosberg
Hamilton could skip sessions as engine confidence waversLewis Hamilton says he would be prepared to skip practice sessions in the five final races of the 2016 Formula 1 season if it meant protecting his remaining engines following a dramatic exit from the Malaysian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Title win before season end: Lance Stroll is new FIA Formula 3 European Champion

Lance Stroll takes FIA Formula 3 European title during penultimate race weekend at Imola

Title win before season end Lance Stroll is new FIA Formula 3 European Champion For the sixth time in succession after Felix Rosenqvist (2015), Esteban Ocon (2014), Raffaele Marciello (2013), Daniel Juncadella (2012) and Roberto Merhi (2011), Prema Powerteam have nurtured the new champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Hamilton ahead as Mercedes goes clear in Malaysia

Having seen his car go up in flames in FP1, Kevin Magnussen did get back out on course in his Renault
Lewis Hamilton has topped the timesheets on the first day of action for the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes stamped its early mark on proceedings around the Sepang International Circuit.
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Sep 28

Toto Wolff says Mercedes will be unrelenting at Sepang in aiming to win the third and final race it failed to achieve victory at in 2015

“Mercedes must keep pushing to right wrongs of 2015” – Wolff

Wolff: Mercedes must keep pushing to right wrongs of 2015The Mercedes team principal has overseen a year of almost complete control by the German manufacturer over its F1 rivals by winning 14 of the 15 races so far this season – the only exception being in Spain when Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton took one another out on lap one. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Hamilton unsure if or when momentum will return

Rosberg leads Hamilton the F1 world championship by eight points with six rounds remaining
2016-06-12_1475 Lewis Hamilton says he can’t be sure if or when the momentum in the F1 world championship battle will return his way having seen Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg take a hat-trick of wins and the points lead since the summer break. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Mercedes takes to the track at Paul Ricard testing Pirelli’s 2017 wet tyres

These tests will continue tomorrow to complete the two-day session, again with Wehrlein at the wheel

PirelliThe first day of the latest Pirelli tyre test has concluded at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, with Mercedes. Pascal Wehrlein drove a mule car, modified to simulate 2017 levels of downforce, in order to test next year’s wider wet tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

F1 teams give first impressions of Chase Carey

“He seems to be a guy with a great track record in modernising sports and TV bills and he is interested in the sport” – Wolff
Chase Carey Both Toto Wolff and Eric Boullier have given a warm reception to new Formula 1 Chairman Chase Carey and are hopeful he can inject fresh impetus into the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Wolff relieved Hamilton ‘Plan B’ didn’t cost Rosberg win

A relief for Wolff
Wolff relieved Hamilton 'Plan B' didn’t cost Rosberg winToto Wolff has suggested he didn’t expect the decision to move Lewis Hamilton onto ‘Plan B’ for his strategy to inadvertently almost cost Nico Rosberg a victory in the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Rosberg forges ahead, Hamilton left on back foot

A large lizard-like creature that wandered onto track made it across with no consequence
Rosberg forges ahead, Hamilton left on back footNico Rosberg has topped the third and final free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix by just 0.059s over Max Verstappen, while Lewis Hamilton’s troublesome weekend continued with two offs that leave him playing catch up coming into qualifying.
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Sep 14

Marchionne’s Ferrari pressure ‘realistic’, insists Vettel

“I think we know we need to improve for the future and that’s what we target”

2016-07-08-Friday-0136 A year on from the manufacturer’s most recent win in the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel insists Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne is only placing as much pressure on the team as can be expected given the ‘high level’ of competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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