“Every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style” – Toto Wolff
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Team boss Toto Wolff is not 100 per cent sure Mercedes will head into the 2015 season with an unchanged driver lineup.
With Nico Rosberg already under contract into the longer term, his teammate Lewis Hamilton is among those drivers speculatively linked with a sensational switch to the new Honda era at McLaren beginning next year.
Mercedes has revealed the cause of former championship leader Nico Rosberg’s steering wheel failure in Singapore.
Toto Wolff thinks Sunday’s Singapore grand prix proved F1 needs to rethink its new clampdown on radio communications.
Ultimately, a last-minute compromise meant only driver ‘coaching’ was banned in Singapore and for the rest of the season. But the governing FIA is still planning to outlaw all ‘performance’-related messages from the start of 2015, including any radio call that helps the driver to manage the technical systems aboard his car.
Mercedes unleash power on dying laps of qualifying session
Lewis Hamilton is on pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix after qualifying ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg by just seven thousands of a second. This is Hamilton’s third career pole position in Singapore, a pole position won on the final lap of qualifying as the clock ran out.
As day turned to night in the floodlit Singapore paddock, the big talking point was the FIA’s radio clampdown.
Actually, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone claimed the credit. “I was the one who started it off, yes,” he told reporters on Thursday. Earlier, in downtown Singapore, Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg welcomed the move.
Lewis Hamilton has pointed the finger at Pirelli in the wake of last weekend’s Italian grand prix.
In fact, despite his psychological title war with teammate Nico Rosberg, the Mercedes driver says the tyres supplied at Monza would have contributed to the German’s highly controversial ‘mistakes’ that handed him victory last Sunday.