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Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2011

'Far ahead' Red Bull hard to catch - Rosberg

Mar.31 (GMM) Red Bull is "far ahead" and it will be very difficult for rivals including Mercedes to catch up.

That is the claim of Nico Rosberg, who after a promising winter campaign for Mercedes struggled for pace in the new silver W02 in Australia....

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

McLaren to scrap titanium diffuser for Malaysia

Mar.30 (GMM) McLaren has good reason to expect another step forwards in Malaysia next weekend.

After a dire winter period, the British team scrapped its complex 'octopus' exhaust system before Melbourne and moved onto the pace with a Red Bull-inspire...

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011

Horner jokes after Mercedes' Melbourne struggle

Mar.28 (GMM) Christian Horner poked fun at Mercedes after the German team's bad start to the 2011 season.

As the paddock took shape last week in Melbourne, Michael Schumacher predicted the W02 car might be Red Bull's closest challenger this year.

Bu...

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011

Australian GP - Friday analysis

So the first proper day of the new F1 season started with a tame couple of sessions but certainly raised a few eyebrows. McLaren going 1st and 2nd in FP2 was certainly a shock for the majority of the paddock, who had written off the MP4-26 after an awful winter. It is only practice, but whatever McLaren has done appears to be working. Red Bull took the honours in the first session and it appeared to be that they focused on race pace in the […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rosberg 'would love' long Mercedes stay

Mar.23 (GMM) Nico Rosberg has signalled a long tenure in formula one with Mercedes.

The 25-year-old showed impressively alongside the returning seven time world champion Michael Schumacher last year, and for 2011 the W02 car is expected to be better ...

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mercedes to be 'big surprise' of 2011 - Soucek

Mar.17 (GMM) Mercedes could be "the big surprise" of the 2011 season, according to Andy Soucek.

Speaking to Marca in Spain, the former F2 champion and 2010 Virgin tester was asked to give his verdict about the looming world championship.

"I see it b...

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Haug joking about cut-price new deal for Schumacher

Mar.15 (GMM) Norbert Haug has played down claims Mercedes would only retain Michael Schumacher beyond 2012 with a cut-price deal.

Haug was quoted in Germany last weekend that the marque will ink a new deal for 2013 "with pleasure" but only if the pri...

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brawn was 'nervous' before Barcelona breakthrough

Mar.15 (GMM) The combined timesheet from the final test of the 2011 pre-season makes interesting reading just over a week before the season begins.

With Mercedes' admittedly "basic" launch car finally fully updated, it was seven time world champion M...

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011

Schumacher open to new contract beyond 2012

Mar.14 (GMM) Michael Schumacher is not ruling out staying in formula one beyond the end of his current contract.

Mercedes' Norbert Haug at the weekend said he can imagine teaming up with the famous seven time world champion in 2013 "If Michael wants ...

Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2011

Schumacher can stay beyond 2012 'with pleasure' - Haug

Mar.13 (GMM) Mercedes has not ruled out extending its contract with Michael Schumacher.

Currently, despite his disappointing return to F1 last year, the seven time world champion's deal is not set to expire until the end of next season.

But Norbert ...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011

Updated Mercedes W02 hits the track

Mercedes GP hit the track with its updated W02 at Barcelona on Friday, with the team hopeful that the updates will deliver the step forward in speed that they promise.With the new parts - which include a revised front wing, new turning vanes and other ...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2011

Mercedes is shortest car in 2011 field

Mar.11 (GMM) Mercedes' 2011 car is the shortest on the grid, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

Bild newspaper has therefore christened the W02 the 'mini Mercedes' after learning that the wheelbase is 9cm shorter than the Red Bull, 5 than t...