Tag Archive: Mercedes

Jun 24

Bottas leads Baku FP3 as Vettel, Verstappen hit trouble

Lance Stroll was ninth

Bottas leads Baku FP3 as Vettel, Verstappen hit troubleValtteri Bottas led Mercedes to the top of the timesheets in the final Formula 1 practice session for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon, edging out compatriot Kimi Raikkonen for P1.
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Jun 21

Mercedes unwilling to ‘interfere’ in McLaren-Honda relationship

“This is not our priority at the moment. First we would like to see Honda and McLaren sorting out their relationship.”

2017-06-09-09-06-51_0036Toto Wolff says that Mercedes is unwilling to “interfere” in McLaren-Honda’s current relationship amid speculation that it could be set to power the British team from 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Sauber has ‘trust’ in Honda despite ongoing issues

“We won’t be able to contribute that much. That’s also not the intention in the partnership”

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1596Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn says she ‘can only trust’ the work Honda is doing to bring its power unit up to speed ahead of its engine partnership deal in F1 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 15

Ferrari keeps ‘head down’ despite return of regular F1 wins

“We did not have any great celebration after Bahrain; we did not have any great celebration after Australia” – Arrivabene

2017-06-11_1248Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene says the Italian manufacturer didn’t chose revel in its first Monaco victory since 2001 in order to focus on its unrelenting pursuit for world titles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 14

Tales from the paddock: New arrival in the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-06-11It’s one big occasion after another at the moment as attention shifts from F1 in Canada to the DTM in Budapest. Just a short while ago, however, we received some happy news from the Di Resta household…

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Jun 12

Learning not updates key to Canada turnaround – Hamilton

“It’s crazy to think after 10 years that I enjoy driving every single lap as much as I did 10 years ago when I was 22 years old”

2017-06-11_1746Lewis Hamilton has credited Mercedes for its efforts in giving him such a formidable package en route to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks after the team was left at a loss to explain its lack of performance in Monaco.

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Jun 11

Landmark weekend in Canada as Montreal is confirmed as Formula 1 host until 2029

Lewis Hamilton sealed victory after equalling Ayrton Senna’s pole position record in qualifying

2017-06-10_1154A packed Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, with crowds up 20% from last year, played host to a thrilling race in Montreal on Sunday as Mercedes achieved the season’s first one-two finish.

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Jun 07

Mercedes reiterates equal driver philosophy

“We have two excellent drivers and we will hold true to our philosophy of letting them race each other”

Mercedes reiterates equal driver philosophyMercedes boss Toto Wolff has repeated his team’s policy of allowing both its drivers to race equally against one another, which comes off the back of Lewis Hamilton accusing Ferrari of favouring Sebastian Vettel over team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Tales from the paddock – Lucas Auer: “I’m simply enjoying the fact that it’s going well”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

2017-05-28 - Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Monaco GP 2017. Lewis HamiltonWhile the Silver Arrows continue their battle against Ferrari in Canada, Lucas Auer will be rising to the challenge of the ADAC GT Masters in what constitutes a home race for the current DTM championship leader at Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 06

Wolff: 2017 Mercedes car causing more complications

The reigning F1 world champions slipped to 25 points behind Ferrari in the world constructors’ standings

Wolff: 2017 Mercedes car causing more complicationsToto Wolff says despite three wins from the opening six races in 2017 the W08 has ’caused us more complications’ which has been blamed in part for his team’s stuttering form. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Bottas’ Monaco GP ‘exceptional’ despite missing podium

On a weekend that saw Mercedes struggle to get its tyres working relative to Ferrari

Bottas’ Monaco GP ‘exceptional’ despite missing podiumToto Wolff has branded Valtteri Bottas’ Monaco GP weekend as ‘exceptional’ despite Mercedes missing the podium with either of its cars for the first time in more than a year. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 30

Hamilton likens 2017 Ferrari car to Mercedes W07

“Just because you can’t afford [to be trailing] doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen” – Hamilton

Hamilton likens 2017 Ferrari car to Mercedes W07Lewis Hamilton is braced for a difficult remainder of the 2017 Formula 1 season, saying the rival Ferrari car “seems to work everywhere” just like the Mercedes W07 did through 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Horner would be ‘highly surprised’ if Mercedes helps Honda

“And Renault and Mercedes? I think the problem element would be Red Bull.”

Horner would be 'highly surprised' if Mercedes helps HondaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner would be “highly surprised” if Mercedes helped Honda get up to speed with its power unit for future seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada: Grandstand 15 is sold-out

22 days before the first free testing session

2016-06-10-14-40-41-0001At the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada the popular hairpin grandstand 15 is also now sold-out. The FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA announces today that all seats available in Grandstand 15 at the Hairpin have been sold. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

Hamilton defeats Vettel to win Spanish GP thriller

A race of flashpoints up and down the order

20170326-099Lewis Hamilton has clinched his second victory of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after coming out top of an absorbing battle with Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Raikkonen quickest in FP3 as Bottas loses track time

The only driver to hit trouble in FP3 was Vettel

Raikkonen quickest in FP3 as Bottas loses track timeFerrari bounced back from a disappointing Friday in Barcelona by topping the final Formula 1 practice session ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix through Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1

McLaren had another session to forget as Fernando Alonso suffered an oil leak

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1Lewis Hamilton headed up a one-two finish for Mercedes in the opening Formula 1 practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix as the updated W08 car made an impressive start to the race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 10

Mercedes reveals new W08 driver branding for Spanish GP

The team has made use of the much-maligned shark fin

Mercedes reveals new W08 driver branding for Spanish GPMercedes has revealed renders of its W08 Formula 1 car showing its new driver branding to aid identification ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 03

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantage

“I don’t think Ferrari has an advantage, I think they hit the ground running in Russia as we did, for example, in China.”

Hamilton insists Vettel tyre tests don’t give Ferrari an advantageLewis Hamilton has refuted the suggestion his absence from last year’s Pirelli tyre development tests have had an impact on his and Mercedes’ form relative to Ferrari in the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 30

Valtteri Bottas holds on for first F1 victory in Russia

In just his fourth race for the German marque

Valteri Bottas- GP Russie - photo WR12 Nextgen-AutoValtteri Bottas has added his name to the illustrious list of Formula 1 race winners following a controlled victory in Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix for Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

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