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Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hamilton stays with Mercedes until the end of 2020

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Lewis Hamilton today announced the agreement of a two-year contract extension for the 2019 and 2020 Formula One seasons. Since joining Mercedes in 2013, Hamilton has, to date, won three world championships and 44 Grands Prix with the team. By the end of 2020, he will have spent eight seasons as a works Mercedes driver, his longest period with a single team in the sport. "This contract extension has basically been a formality since Toto and I sat down during the […]

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Dramatic race for Mercedes

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport score 30 points in front of the Silverstone crowd despite an eventful race that saw both of its drivers fighting until the very last lap. After a collision on the opening lap, Lewis Hamilton fought his way back through the field to claim P2. Valtteri Bottas came home P4 in the British Grand Prix after fighting for the win for much of the race. "It was a difficult race, but I gave it everything and I’m grateful to make it back up […]

Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

2018 Australian GP - Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES –Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing) PRESS CONFERENCE A question to all of you to start with, what sort of shape are you in relative to each going into this new championship? After all, one of your is likely to be the world champion team at the end of it. Christian, why don’t you start? Christian HORNER: First of all, it’s great to be back in Melbourne, good to be going racing again. It seems like a long winter […]

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017

Lauda and Wolff extends Mercedes deal

Mercedes-AMG Petronas officially confirmed that Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have signed new contracts, which will keep them with the World Champion team until the end of 2020. This date aligns with the expiration of the current Commercial Agreement with Formula One Management. Niki Lauda began working with Mercedes in late 2012. Since 2013, he has held the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the board of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd and holds a 10% stake in the Team. “The last few years have been some of the […]

Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016

Wolff thrilled by Rosberg contract extension

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has described Nico Rosberg as the “real deal” after the German’s contract extension until the end of 2018 was confirmed on Friday Negotiations between the parties came to a conclusion when it was announcedthat the long-time Mercedes driver will remain part of the set-up for a further two years. Rosberg has taken all of his 19 race victories and 25 pole positions with Mercedes, and currently leads the 2016 standings, having finished as runner-up to Lewis Hamilton in 2014 and 2015. […]

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016

Wolff suggests Mercedes team orders possible

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has stated for the first time that the squad may have to implement team orders after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided for the third time in five races. Hamilton chased Rosberg for victory and pounced on the final lap of the race in Austria, but the pair made contact at Turn 2, which left Rosberg with a broken front wing, dropping to fourth. Stewards deemed that Rosberg was responsible and handed him a 10-second penalty, which made no difference to […]

Posted on Monday, June 13, 2016

Wolff hails 'sensational' Hamilton drive

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff heaped praise on a "sensational drive" from reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton as he collected the 45th victory of his Formula 1 career at the Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton dropped to second at the start and survived a brush with team-mate Nico Rosberg before he scrapped with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel for victory. Ferrari elected to stop Vettel twice at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve while Mercedes opted to service Hamilton only once, a decision which proved crucial to the Briton's eventual success. […]

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016

Wolff: Mercedes has 'no breathing space'

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the reigning champions have "no breathing space" as it bids to win a third successive title, and is wary of an increasing threat from rivals Red Bull. Red Bull claimed victory in Spain courtesy of Max Verstappen after Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg collided, while Daniel Ricciardo was on course to triumph in Monaco until a botched pit stop. Hamilton went on to secure his first win of 2016 but Wolff is nonetheless adamant that Mercedes cannot afford to slip […]

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016

Wolff hails 'incredible' Hamilton drive

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff hailed Lewis Hamilton's "incredible" drive as the Briton secured his first victory of 2016 at the Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton started from third place on the grid in wet conditions before Mercedes ordered Nico Rosberg to cede position, elevating Hamilton to second. Hamilton inherited the lead by staying out on Wet tyres and made his sole stop to switch to Ultra Soft tyres when the circuit dried, and retained his track position, aided by a slow stop from Red Bull. "What […]

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Mercedes won't change approach to racing

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists the outfit will continue to allow Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to race, despite their collision at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton ended up on the grass as the pair battled on the approach to Turn 4, with the Briton losing control of his W07 Hybrid and careering into the path of Rosberg. Both drivers ended up spinning into the gravel trap and retiring from the race, marking Mercedes' first failure to score a point since 2012 […]

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2016

Mercedes working 'day and night' on MGU-H

Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe says the operation is working "day and night" in order to fix the issues which have plagued Lewis Hamilton across recent races. Hamilton suffered an MGU-H failure during qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, which left the reigning World Champion at the back of the grid, from where he recovered to seventh. The problem struck once more following Q2 in Russia, leaving Hamilton in 10th place, before the Briton went on to finish the race as runner-up to Mercedes team-mate […]

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mercedes feared double retirement - Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the outfit briefly feared that neither Nico Rosberg nor Lewis Hamilton would finish the Russian Grand Prix due to technical issues. Rosberg dominated from pole position while Hamilton recovered from a set back in qualifying to complete a 1-2 for the team at the Sochi Autodrom. Mercedes warned Hamilton during the race that he was suffering from a water pressure issue, but Wolff also revealed that Rosberg faced a problem at the head of the pack. "That race was anything […]