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Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Better mood at Mercedes as new package arrives

Mar.10 (GMM) Nico Rosberg sounded more confident after testing some of Mercedes' upgrade package for the start of the 2011 season.

Team figures had said the W02 is a second off the leading pace, insisting however that the launch model was "basic" and...

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mercedes confirms upgrade test plan

Mercedes GP has elected to take a step-by-step approach to delivering its Melbourne Grand Prix upgrade package at this week's Barcelona test.With the new W02 featuring a revised exhaust layout and other bodywork tweaks during Wednesday's running, the t...

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011

Brawn: Mercedes needs a second

Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has admitted that the upgrade package being fitted to the W02 for next week's Barcelona test needs to make the car one second quicker if it is to be a frontrunner.The team has had a troubled start to winter testing, and ha...

Posted on Friday, March 4, 2011

Mercedes now 'a second off' the pace - Brawn

Mar.4 (GMM) Ross Brawn has revealed that Mercedes' 2011 car is "about a second" off the pace.

There had been concerns about the W02's performance following the initial winter tests, but team figures insist a major upgrade package is scheduled for the...

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mercedes not panicking over form

Mercedes GP is hopeful that it will be in 'reasonable' shape by the time the season starts in Australia - despite the struggles it has faced so far in early testing.The new W02 has not been a match for early favourites Red Bull Racing and Ferrari in te...

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Mercedes 'not a bad car' - Brawn

Mar.1 (GMM) Ross Brawn has admitted that Mercedes will be pushing for performance at the final test of the pre-season next week.

Asked by Auto Motor und Sport about his assessment of the new W02 car so far, the Brackley based team's boss said: "I wou...

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011

Barcelona test dates tweak emerges

Feb.25 (GMM) An extra test day has been added to the forthcoming four-day schedule in Barcelona, it has emerged.

Following the cancellation of the Bahrain test, the F1 teams agreed instead to simply regroup at the Circuit de Catalunya early next mont...

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

W02 quickest in a straight line?

The Brackley based Mercedes GP might not have the best car during testing for 2011, but the W02 is quickest enough to top a straight line. That is the report from Auto Motor und Sport.

Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Mercedes quickest in straight line - report

Feb.23 (GMM) Mercedes might not have the fastest car overall for 2011, but the W02 is the quickest in a straight line.

That is the finding of Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, after the team's Norbert Haug admitted in Barcelona last weekend that the ca...

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Berger doubts Mercedes can catch up in 2011

Feb.22 (GMM) Over a month ahead of the new 2011 season opener in Australia, Gerhard Berger doubts Mercedes can be a contender for the world championship.

The former Ferrari and McLaren driver notes that the silver W02 car is already behind on the win...

Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011

Mercedes GP in trouble?

After nearly 3 tests, a running order has emerged and it is Mercedes GP who appear to be the team in real trouble. Whilst there are rumblings of McLaren's design team taking the wrong term, it is the real silver arrows who have big issues with the W02

Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011

Haug admits new Mercedes not in top ten - Haug

Feb.21 (GMM) A confusing message emerged from the Mercedes camp as formula one teams tested in Barcelona.

Late on Saturday, the German marque's Norbert Haug appeared to admit that the W02 is not as good as the Brackley based team would like it to be....