Monday , 23 October 2017

Tag Archives: Mercedes

Formula 1’s engine penalty problem

McLaren Media Centre

Wet qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix was somehow a dramatic, exciting farce. Lewis Hamilton took the outright record for most pole positions of all time. This, regardless of any given person’s opinion of the driver in or out of the car, should be celebrated. Yet, Formula 1’s engine penalty problem was the talking point in the run-up to the …

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How will the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season pan out?

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

Nine races remain in what has been a scintillating 2017 Formula 1 season. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leads the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas by 14 and 33 points respectively. It is by far the tightest season in F1 since the turbocharged engines returned to the sport. Controversial collisions, team orders and the extreme speeds boasted by this …

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Nico Rosberg to Retire from F1 Immediately

Rosberg celebrates his title win in Abu Dhabi

In a post on his Facebook page today, the news that Nico Rosberg to retire from F1 with immediate effect has stunned the world, on the eve of his coronation in the official end of season prize giving. Rosberg, winner of 23 Grand Prix and 30 pole positions, will be the first driver to not attempt to retain his crown …

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Rosberg’s status as a deserving champion is not to be debated

Rosberg celebrates his title win in Abu Dhabi

It seems remarkable that after nine wins out of 21 against a very competitive teammate, Nico Rosberg’s worthiness as a champion is being doubted by some in Formula 1. Stats, a common occurrence on this website, are often touted to prove that Lewis Hamilton is the better driver. After all, he did win 10 races to Rosberg’s nine, and secured …

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Lewis Hamilton at 50 Grand Prix Wins

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

The United States Grand Prix saw three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton record a landmark 50th Grand Prix win. This remarkable achievement puts him just one race win behind the great Alain Prost in the all-time rankings, but still some way off Michael Schumacher’s extraordinary 91 Grand Prix wins. Hamilton is continuing to set new records, something he has been consistently …

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F1 needs tweaking, not re-building

For all the negativity around Formula One lately, Silverstone did serve up a cracker of a race. Great starts, accidents, safety cars, virtual safety cars, rain, rain stopping and more rain. It really did have everything. Maybe someone should have told the 140,000 crowd at Silverstone about the negativity towards F1. The talk of boring races, a crisis in the …

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Celebrate good times… (unless you luck into a win)

Perhaps the most exciting part of the weekend, apart from Max Verstappen going wheel-to-wheel with Pastor Maldonado at Monaco, was the decision by Mercedes to pit Lewis Hamilton under the safety car. Or maybe it was the social media reaction afterwards. One of the main criticisms of race winner Nico Rosberg was the fact he had the audacity to celebrate …

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2014 Season Stats

Williams F1

F1 over for another year, so probably a good time to sum up the season with stats on all drivers and teams.

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