Mercedes boss slams ‘worst Friday I can remember’ in Malaysia

Mercedes boss slams 'worst Friday I can remember' in Malaysia

Mercedes boss slams ‘worst Friday I can remember’ in Malaysia Disappointed Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff described his team’s woeful performance in practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix as “the worst Friday I can remember”. Wolff did not pull his punches after championship leader Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas could manage only sixth and seventh fastest respectively in both of Friday’s practice runs. “Whether it was in the wet, the dry, long runs or single lap, we lacked pace today,” team principal Wolff told a press conference. “We only have…

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2018 BMW X6 M vs. 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe

2018 BMW X6 M vs. 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe

2018 BMW X6 M vs. 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe Mercedes : Gather ’round the fire, folks, and let Uncle Car and Driver tell you a little story. Some people might call it a fable or a fairy tale, but there ain’t fairies in this tale or brownies or sprites, not even a wisecracking woodland gnome. Where were we? Right, way back in the mists of time known as the 1920s, before interstate highways and chairs that give massages, there was a land known as the Irish Hills. Now, that name is…

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NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE

NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE

NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE The triple champion was comfortably leading an already eventful race when the headrest material worked loose, forcing him to pit for safety reasons and dropping him out of the podium places. LONDON – Formula One world champions Mercedes refused to play the blame game on Monday as they sought answers for a headrest failure that cost Lewis Hamilton a victory in Azerbaijan. The triple champion was comfortably leading an already eventful race when the headrest material worked loose, forcing him to pit for safety reasons…

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Canadian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Wins as Mercedes Reel Off One-Two Finish

Canadian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Wins as Mercedes Reel Off One-Two Finish

Canadian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Wins as Mercedes Reel Off One-Two Finish Canadian : It was the three-time champion’s sixth victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve — where he claimed his maiden triumph in 2007 — as well as his third this season and the 56th of his career. Lewis Hamilton revived his bid for a fourth driver’s world title when he cruised to victory in the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. It was the three-time champion’s sixth victory at the Circuit Gilles…

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MICHAEL SCHUMACHER UPDATES: MERCEDES DITCHES #KEEPFIGHTINGMICHAEL TAG ON F1 CARS

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER UPDATES: MERCEDES DITCHES #KEEPFIGHTINGMICHAEL TAG ON F1 CARS

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER UPDATES: MERCEDES DITCHES #KEEPFIGHTINGMICHAEL TAG ON F1 CARS Fans of the legendary racer Michael Schumacher were dismayed with Mercedes’ decision to remove the “KeepFightingMichael” hashtags on their F1 cars. The automobile giant made the controversial move amid the German racer’s undisclosed condition. According to reports, the “KeepFightingMichael” hashtag is no longer part of the 2017 silver Formula 1 cars of the Mercedes F1 team. Apparently, the car manufacturer ditched the slogan purposely to free the way for “future usage of the message,” Auto Week cited. In an interview…

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F1 testing round-up: Have Ferrari really got the measure of Mercedes?

F1 testing round-up: Have Ferrari really got the measure of Mercedes?

F1 testing round-up: Have Ferrari really got the measure of Mercedes? Want a headline from two weeks of Formula 1 pre-season testing? Here it is: Ferrari look like genuine challengers to world champions Mercedes. They might even be faster. Two weeks before the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, that is the inescapable conclusion from the best evidence after eight days of testing at Spain’s Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The usual caveats apply – it’s very hard to determine an exact competitive order from testing because the teams do not reveal the specifications…

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Formula One testing was all about magnificent Mercedes, a qualifying shake-up and a forgetful Lewis Hamilton

Formula One testing was all about magnificent Mercedes, a qualifying shake-up and a forgetful Lewis Hamilton

Formula One testing was all about magnificent Mercedes, a qualifying shake-up and a forgetful Lewis Hamilton Formula : Everything we learnt from testing featuring Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, with the start of the Formula 1 season in Melbourne fast approaching No team completed more laps in testing than Mercedes Even back in the days of the V8 engines, which almost never broke down, this sort of mileage would have been impressive. In just the third season of the hybrid era, it was a remarkable achievement. “Amazing”, was the blunt…

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Ferrari better. Mercedes brilliant. What we learned from F1 testing

Ferrari better. Mercedes brilliant. What we learned from F1 testing

Ferrari better. Mercedes brilliant. What we learned from F1 testing Are Ferrari about to bounce back to the front of Formula 1? That is what the headline lap times from the first pre-season test suggested. All, though, is unlikely to be as it seems. Everyone looks at the list of fastest times of the day in testing. You can’t help yourself. But they are essentially meaningless, as it is impossible to know the specification in which the cars were running – and there are so many variables, whether it be…

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Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes on first pre-season testing day

Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes on first pre-season testing day

Lewis Hamilton fastest for Mercedes on first pre-season testing day Mercedes and Ferrari had impressive starts to pre-season testing as Red Bull and McLaren hit trouble. Lewis Hamilton was fastest as Mercedes completed 152 laps with both their drivers at Circuit de Catalunya. Hamilton was 0.113 seconds faster than Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari, which also ran reliably and used the slower medium tyre with the Mercedes on the soft. By contrast, the mileage of Red Bull and McLaren was limited by recurring reliability problems in Barcelona. Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas, a…

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