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Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mid-season review: Fighting for the title

The final part of our mid-season review takes a look at the fortunes of Lotus, Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull

Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hamilton bags pole on mixed day for Mercedes

Briton Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position at the German Grand Prix on a mixed Saturday for Mercedes, whose misjudgement left last week's Silverstone winner Nico Rosberg 11th on the grid for their home race. Hamilton won the last race at the Nuerburgring in 2011 with McLaren and delighted his new bosses by putting his Silver Arrows on the front of the grid at one of the homes of German motorsport. "It's really overwhelming. P2 and P3 (the second and third practice sessions) were just […]

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013

McLaren could return to orange F1 livery

McLaren's cars could go orange in the near future, team boss Martin Whitmarsh has admitted. Although the Woking based team's cars have been silver since 1997, orange is actually McLaren's traditional race colour, dating back to the Can-Am days of the 60s. After 2014, however, it looks likely McLaren's long relationship with 'Silver Arrows' carmaker Mercedes will end. Whitmarsh said in Barcelona on Sunday that he could not comment on reports McLaren will definitely be Honda-powered in 2015, saying the matter was "confidential" between the […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kubica testing in Mercedes' F1 simulator

Robert Kubica has been conducting secret Formula One tests at the wheel of Mercedes' sophisticated driver simulator, German newspaper Bild reports. The Pole tested the German marque's DTM car over the winter, but ultimately signed up with Citroen for the second-tier world rally championship in 2014 as he continues his return to full speed in the wake of his near-fatal crash two years ago. But 28-year-old Kubica, who raced for BMW and Renault in F1 until the end of 2010, has never hidden that - […]

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013

Can the magician go one better?

Fernando Alonso came within a whisker of winning the 2012 championship. Here's why he can go one better in 2013...

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013

Mercedes move for Wolff, Lauda becomes shareholder

Mercedes has confirmed that Toto Wolff has become a new shareholder and executive director of the team. Mercedes has also confirmed that Niki Lauda, also acquires a stake in the team. A statement released says 'Together with Ross Brawn, Lauda and Wolff will complete the management of the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing team.' "As an entrepreneur, investor and motorsport manager, Toto Wolff has proven that this sport runs in his blood; at the same time, he is also well aware of the economic necessities of […]

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012

No regrets for outgoing Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he has no regrets over his decision to leave McLaren for Mercedes. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes that Hamilton will come to rue his decision to leave for the Silver Arrows, although Hamilton insists that is not the case. "I was a little bit surprised to hear that. It's clearly not the case", Hamilton said in Thursday's press conference ahead of the United States Grand Prix. "I'm sure everyone has emotions in the team and of course it's quite emotional […]

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012

Perez was Mercedes' 'plan B' after Hamilton

Sergio Perez was another candidate to oust Michael Schumacher at Mercedes, a German magazine claimed on Monday. Auto Motor und Sport said it means the great seven time world champion was therefore only the third choice to line up alongside Nico Rosberg in 2013, after Lewis Hamilton and Mexican Perez. Ultimately, Mercedes secured its number one choice Hamilton, leaving McLaren to sign Mexican Perez to succeed him -- and Schumacher out in the cold. Prior to signing Hamilton, "the Silver Arrows bosses had stretched out […]

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012

Lewis Hamilton to race for Mercedes

Mercedes press release Following the signature of the commercial agreement with FOM this week by Mercedes-Benz, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is pleased to announce that Lewis Hamilton has signed a three-year agreement to race for the team from the 2013 Formula One season. Lewis’ career has been supported by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren since its earliest days. In 2000, he and Nico Rosberg were team-mates at TeamMBM.com in Formula A karting. Lewis drove with Mercedes-Benz engines during his two seasons in the Formula […]

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Strategic Q3 abandonment for Mercedes

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will start the Singapore Grand Prix from the fifth row of the grid after electing not to set a lap time in Q3. Team principal Ross Brawn admitted that the Silver Arrows decided not to set a lap time in order to choose what tyres to start the race from. "I am reasonably pleased with our qualifying result, considering what we have seen this weekend", said Michael Schumacher. "Of course, we could have tried to make up one or two […]

Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2012

Australia: Qualifying Debrief

Questions answers, more questions asked. That was the case after qualifying on Saturday at Albert Park. Lewis Hamilton leads an all-McLaren front row that suggests the Woking based team will have the car to beat. Hamilton looked at ease behind the wheel of the MP4-27 and everything he did came to him effortlessly. As predicted yesterday, Mercedes proved to be the dark horse. Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will start 4th and 7th yet Ross Brawn admitted disappointment with their Q3 performance. The car appears […]

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011

Rosberg admits early McLaren link

Nico Rosberg has admitted he had talks about switching to McLaren while he was under contract to Williams some years ago. "It's true, there was a first discussion, but there was never the possibility of changing because I had a contract already," the German told Kolner Express newspaper. "So it wasn't a topic for me at all," added Rosberg, who now drives for Mercedes. "I am glad that I was with Williams and now Mercedes is my challenge." Highly competitive alongside seven time world champion […]