Tag Archive: Mercedes

Sep 26

Wolff considers ‘danger’ of Mercedes’ surprise Singapore F1 result

“The result in Singapore came as a surprise for us all, and the danger of a result like that is to misjudge your own level of performance”

2017-06-09-09-06-51_0036Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff has stressed the “danger” of reading too much into its surprise victory in Singapore eight days ago as the team prepares for the final title run-in against Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

Manufacturers’ decision for the benefit of the series – Berger: “A strong signal for DTM”

he way for abolition of the performance weights has been clearedWith a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Hamilton happy to play villain for Ferrari

Hamilton and team-mate Bottas were continually greeted with animosity from the Tifosi

Lewis Hamilton says he’s happy to be portrayed as a villain at the Italian Grand Prix in front of the loyal Ferrari fans as he stakes his authority on the Formula 1 world title race.

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Sep 03

Hamilton dominates Italian GP, takes championship lead

Lance Stroll finished seventh 

2017-06-11_1432Lewis Hamilton moved into the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time this season in style with a dominant victory in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, leading Mercedes to a one-two finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

McLaren nears 2018 engine decision, will make final call ‘early this month’

“The best thing for McLaren is to make the best sporting decision possible, and in the business will follow suit” – Brown

2017-06-09_730McLaren executive director Zak Brown has confirmed that a final call on its Formula 1 power unit supplier will be made “early this month” as it looks to push on with plans for its 2018 car and end the ongoing saga surrounding its engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Bottas happy to support Hamilton title bid – but not yet

“But I don’t want to think about it at this point, I just want to focus on this week and I just need to perform.”

2017-06-10_1458Valtteri Bottas will be happy to support Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton’s bid for the drivers’ championship should the opportunity arise, but is not yet ready to write off his own title challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

“This cannot happen!” – Verstappen blasts latest technical failure

His fourth technical related DNF of the season

2017-06-11_1359“Frustrated, disappointed, and really not happy. For a top team, this cannot happen. In the beginning you can say it’s bad luck, those things happen but if it’s happening again and for the sixth time this year you can’t call it bad luck anymore.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 25

Hamilton confident that Ferrari man Vettel would not consider a move across to Mercedes in the future to become F1 teammates

Hamilton doubts Vettel would want to be F1 teammates

2017-06-10_1442Lewis Hamilton believes it is “highly unlikely” that Sebastian Vettel would want to race in the same Formula 1 team despite personally being “game to race whoever”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 18

Marko: P3 ‘the best Red Bull can get’ with Renault engines

Red Bull is still over 170 points behind Mercedes at the head of the constructors’ championship

2017-06-11_1349Trailing Mercedes and Ferrari in the F1 constructors’ championship, Red Bull has struggled to keep up through the first half of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 07

’Not a big change’ for Haas joining Strategy Group meetings

“Everybody was happy because we were treated with respect and didn’t try to run the show.”

2017-06-09-08-59-08_0033Haas Formula 1 chief Günther Steiner felt it was “not a big change” being allowed to join the Strategy Group meeting, saying there was no backlash from the pre-existing members. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Call to swap Hamilton and Bottas ‘extremely difficult’ – Wolff

“Lewis’ pace seemed to be quicker” – Wolff

2017-06-08_0687Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says the decision to swap Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas during Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix was “extremely difficult” to take, but praised both drivers for their sportsmanship.
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Jul 30

Vettel holds on for contentious Hungarian GP win

Vettel nursed his car to the line ahead of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen

Vettel holds on for contentious Hungarian GP winSebastian Vettel scooped his fourth victory of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix despite encountering a handling issue early in the race.
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Jul 28

Ricciardo leads opening Hungary F1 practice

Red Bull arrived in Hungary hopeful of putting the aerodynamic strength of the RB13 chassis to good use 

2017-06-09-14-04-13_1446Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull sent a warning shot out to Formula 1 rivals Mercedes and Ferrari by sweeping to the top of the timesheets in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday morning.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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 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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