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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011

Rosberg would have liked team order in Spain

May 23 (GMM) Michael Schumacher was happy with his step forward in Barcelona, while his teammate Nico Rosberg rued a step backwards.

After the "big joy" saga following Schumacher's poor showing in Turkey two weeks ago, Rosberg was narrowly beaten to ...

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011

Schumacher still strong insists Rosberg

May 13 (GMM) Nico Rosberg insists he is not getting complacent after proving stronger than his famous Mercedes teammate in the past two seasons.

Ever since seven time world champion Michael Schumacher returned from retirement in 2010, it has been 25-...

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2011

Red Bull wary but Vettel 'top of his game'

May 9 (GMM) Red Bull insists it is wary of other F1 teams after Sunday's Turkish grand prix but those competitors are not quite as bullish.

"Ferrari are back," team boss Christian Horner is quoted as saying by Tuttosport at Istanbul Park, where Ferna...

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Turkey upgrade 'fast' admits Rosberg

May 4 (GMM) After appearing to have podium-winning pace in China three weeks ago, Mercedes could be set to make another major step towards the front this weekend.

Bild newspaper reports that Nico Rosberg tried the W02 car's Istanbul upgrade in the Br...

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011

Drivers ask for DRS ban in Monaco

May 2 (GMM) Heikki Kovalainen agrees that the moveable rear wing 'DRS' systems should be banned in Monaco later this month.

His Team Lotus teammate Jarno Trulli said the overtaking aid could be "dangerous" and also ineffective on the famously tight b...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rosberg eats cheeseburger and plots Mercedes victory

Apr.27 (GMM) Nico Rosberg drowned his sorrows with a double-cheeseburger in China, albeit mindful that Mercedes may now be on the right track to victory.

The German was reportedly angry after the Shanghai race when, with potentially race-winning pace...

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rosberg to ease disappointment with Easter triathlon

Apr.21 (GMM) Nico Rosberg will put the disappointment of his missed Chinese grand prix podium behind him by taking part in a triathlon.

The Mercedes driver was reportedly angry after the Shanghai race when, in a strong position at the wheel of a resu...

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011

Rosberg angry after missed chance in China - reports

Apr.18 (GMM) Nico Rosberg was angry after Sunday's Chinese grand prix, according to German media reports.

The 25-year-old hailed such a "big step" for the W02 car in Shanghai that he spent time leading the race.

But he was then told on the radio to ...

Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mercedes board still committed to F1 - Haug

Apr.16 (GMM) There are no discussions about Mercedes' commitment to formula one in the German marque's boardroom.

That is the claim of motor sport director Norbert Haug, who said that despite struggling with the W02 car, Mercedes remains happy with i...

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011

Haug rules out losing Rosberg or Schumacher

Apr.15 (GMM) Norbert Haug has ruled out suggestions Nico Rosberg or Michael Schumacher could tire of Mercedes' push for pace and quit the German team.

The Brackley based outfit expected a better season in 2011 but is instead working to make the W02 c...

Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Stuck tells Mercedes to design 'new chassis'

Apr.14 (GMM) Hans-Joachim Stuck doubts Mercedes can turn its 2011 car into a winner.

"Maybe we need to rethink the concept of the car," team boss Ross Brawn, referring to the W02 that was off the pace in Melbourne and Malaysia, is quoted by TZ newspa...

Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2011

No quick fix for Mercedes rear wing problem

Apr.10 (GMM) The adjustable rear wing problem on Mercedes' 2011 car might not be fully fixed until the Turkish grand prix next month.

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg both had problems with the movement of the moveable flap in Malaysia as they set...