Tag Archive: Mercedes

Jul 26

Like it or not, Formula E is the future of motorsport

It’s up to manufacturers to jump on board or get left behind

Mercedes’ announcement that it would be snapping up its option on a Formula E entry and joining the electric revolution in 2019 caused quite a stir in motorsport circles when the news dropped on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

Tales from the paddock – Maximilian Götz: “We’ll be doing everything we can to win our class”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoThere are not one but two highlights on the motor racing calendar for next weekend: the Hungarian Grand Prix and the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps.

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Jul 25

Official statement of the ITR to the withdraw of Mercedes

The ITR as the organiser and promoter of the DTM regrets this step by Mercedes

Official statement of the ITR to the withdraw of MercedesWe have to respect the decision in a sporting and fair way. The DTM is one of the world’s most significant touring car series. Mercedes has announced its withdrawal at the end of the 2018 season well in advance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 21

Lauda slams ‘overreaction’ with Halo introduction

“You have to make the right decision in such a situation. The halo is the wrong one.”

2017-06-09-09-04-41_0035Three-time Formula 1 world champion and Mercedes non-executive director Niki Lauda has slammed the decision to introduce the ‘Halo’ cockpit protection for 2018, calling it an “overreaction”.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16

Hamilton dominates British GP as late drama strikes Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton eased to his fifth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday at Silverstone

2017-06-11_1674With one of the most comfortable displays of his Formula 1 career, leading home Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 15

Home hero Hamilton sees off rivals with stunning British GP pole

Lewis Hamilton swept to pole position for the British Grand Prix in style with a stunning final lap in Q3.

2017-06-11_4258Home favorite Lewis Hamilton swept to pole position for the British Grand Prix in style with a stunning final lap in Formula 1 qualifying at Silverstone on Saturday, finishing half a second clear of the field. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

Hamilton: Bottas has had a better season so far

“Valtteri did a fantastic job so he thoroughly deserved to win” – Hamilton

Hamilton: Bottas has had a better season so farLewis Hamilton says Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas has enjoyed a stronger start to the 2017 Formula 1 world championship despite being 15 points behind in the drivers’ standings.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 11

Can Bottas be the unsurprising shock of F1 2017?

Bottas called it ‘the start of my life’

2017-06-09_2There aren’t too many occasions when Formula 1 drivers will accuse a rival of cheating only for it to be quickly glossed over, but that’s what happened when Valtteri Bottas produced his ‘risky’ start to keep the all-important lead in Austria to power to victory and put his name on the world title contenders list.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 10

Bottas ‘getting better each race’, says he is an title contender

Bottas now 25 points shy of leader Vettel

2017-06-11_1572Valtteri Bottas says there is no doubt in his mind that he considers himself to be well in the hunt for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship title following his second win of the season in the Austrian Grand Prix, warning his rivals he is ‘getting better’ with each race.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Bottas scores second F1 pole in Austria, Hamilton to start P8

Lewis Hamilton receiving a five-place grid penalty for a gearbox change

Bottas scores second F1 pole in Austria, Hamilton to start P8Valtteri Bottas stormed to his second pole position in Formula 1 by topping qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix for Mercedes on Saturday, edging out championship leader Sebastian Vettel.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 07

F1 Austrian GP: Hamilton leads Verstappen in opening Austria practice

Verstappen’s time lifted him above Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton leads Verstappen in opening Austria practiceFormula 1 title contender Lewis Hamilton kicked off the Austrian Grand Prix weekend in impressive fashion by leading Mercedes to P1 in opening practice at the Red Bull Ring.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

Mercedes warns it is hitting ‘sweet spot’ more regularly now

Wolff is confident Mercedes will be the team to beat

2017-06-10_2324Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has sent an warning signal to rivals Ferrari by declaring the team is beginning to hit the ‘sweet spot’ more regularly as it continues to understand the tyres.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

Vettel faces D-Day over Hamilton ‘road rage’ clash

Decision to be communicated before this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix

2017-06-11_3280Championship leader Sebastian Vettel is set to learn today whether he will face further punishment for his part in the controversial coming together with Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

Tales from the paddock – Robert Wickens: “Fifty years of AMG is obviously a big deal, and I’m happy to represent that on my car”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2017 season

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport logoNext stop, Nuremberg – the race on the Norisring is generally considered to be the highlight of the DTM season. But first, Robert Wickens paid a visit to Road America… Read the rest of this entry »

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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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