Tag Archive: W08

Jul 27

GP3: Russell to join Budapest F1 test

Series leader to test on both days with Mercedes

Russell to join Budapest F1 testGeorge Russell will stay in Budapest following the upcoming Round 4 at the Hungaroring to join Mercedes AMG F1 for both days of the Formula 1 test at the circuit, on 1-2 August. 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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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 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 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 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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Mar 19

Hamilton: With Bottas nothing is being held back…

“It’s been great so far” – Hamilton

2017-02-23-0001Lewis Hamilton has laid praise on new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas with his openness to share thoughts and information to develop the W08 into an F1 world title contender – with a small dig at former team-mate Nico Rosberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 14

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’

“Do we have more potential? Time will tell!”

Hamilton lauds Ferrari pace as ‘spectacular’Lewis Hamilton says he remains optimistic Mercedes has the package to fight at the front when the 2017 F1 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix despite describing Ferrari’s performance in pre-season testing as ‘spectacular’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – Bottas

“We are definitely not confident that we are in the front”

Mercedes not in a comfortable situation – BottasValtteri Bottas has echoed the sentiments of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by pointing to Ferrari and Red Bull being in much closer contention for the F1 world title scrap than last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

Mercedes launch: Mercedes teases first look at W08

Blue and green graphic swooshes appear over the central bodywork

Mercedes teases first look at W08The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has released a series of teaser images of the new W08 car ahead of its official unveiling at Silverstone on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 car

Mercedes become the second team to confirm its 2017 F1 car launch date after Ferrari
Mercedes sets launch date for 2017 F1 carMercedes AMG Petronas has revealed the launch date for its 2017 F1 car, the W08, for Thursday 23rd February which will be officially unveiled at Silverstone.
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