Lewis Hamilton has said that there is no top driver at Mercedes.
In the latter stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg repeatedly asked if he could take third place from his team-mate saying he was ‘too slow’. This has led to speculation that Hamilton was lured to Mercedes from Mclaren with a contract stating he was to be top driver for the team. Read more... (255 words, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
Fancy owning a piece of Formula One history? A ‘forgotten’ F1 car is to be auctioned off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
The car in question is a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 that was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio. The car is special because it featured a lot of innovative technology including a fuel-injected engine, all-round inboard-mounted brakes and a lightweight chassis. Read more... (120 words, estimated 29 secs reading time)
Lewis Hamilton is happy with the fifth place he secured at the 2013 F1 season opener in Melbourne.
“I always like to go forwards rather than backwards, but overall it is a really good step for the team,” Hamilton commented. “It was great. I’m really happy, way better than we ever expected for the first grand prix, so it’s a good place to start. Read more... (239 words, estimated 57 secs reading time)
Specialist publications are reporting a secret of the apparent speed of Mercedes’ new W04 car — a system known in the German squad’s garage as ‘Fric’.
German television RTL is saying it probably stands for ‘front and rear interactive control’, or in other words a type of legal active suspension. Read more... (109 words, estimated 26 secs reading time)
Having recently stepped down at Air Berlin, it is rumoured Niki Lauda could be looking to return to the world of aviation.
As he became a shareholder and the chairman at Mercedes’ works team, the famous Austrian stepped down from an existing management position at Air Berlin. Read more... (139 words, estimated 33 secs reading time)
Mercedes is better than McLaren at putting “the focus on the driver”, Lewis Hamilton has claimed after moving teams for the first time after six years in formula one.
It is believed one of the reasons the 2008 world champion decided to leave McLaren is because Mercedes was offering a lighter deal in terms of the team’s non-driving expectations. Read more... (119 words, estimated 29 secs reading time)
Having sat out the launch of the new MP4-28, McLaren’s technical director Paddy Lowe will now not travel to Australia for the 2013 opener.
The news continues the saga of Lowe’s uncertain future, with the Guardian newspaper claiming on Monday that a move to Mercedes for the 50-year-old is “a done deal”. Read more... (132 words, estimated 32 secs reading time)
According to Niki Lauda, Mercedes has taken “an important step forwards” since the end of the 2012 season.
“We’re not looking at wins at the moment,” Briton Hamilton, who has moved from McLaren over the winter, said after testing the new W04 late last week in Barcelona. “As I’ve said, we’re hoping to be fighting in the top ten.” Read more... (220 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Daniel Juncadella, who has been signed up by Mercedes for the DTM season in 2013, has played down reports he is set to also become the German marque’s F1 reserve driver. Read more... (173 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche has played down expectations ahead of Mercedes’ fourth-consecutive season as a works formula one team.
The Brackley based team has made big changes for 2013; swapping Michael Schumacher for Lewis Hamilton, ousting Norbert Haug and installing Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff in upper management. Read more... (262 words, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)