Formula 1

Hamilton explains thinking behind Hungary tactics

Lewis Hamilton has said respect for both Valtteri Bottas and his team; Mercedes was the reason behind his decision to let his teammate retake the lead on the final lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix. During the race, Mercedes were experiencing glitches with their pit wall data systems. Hamilton put in a request to be(…)

Mick Schumacher on the radar of Mercedes

Mercedes are carefully monitoring Mick Schumacher, after a string of impressive performances in the junior levels of racing. The son of former World Champion Michael – who won seven titles between 1994 and 2004 – finished second in Formula 4 last season, and will make his debut in Formula 3 next season, driving for the(…)

Mercedes and Hamilton land knockout blow in Canada

Lewis Hamilton compared the damage he and his Mercedes team dealt out to Ferrari during the Canadian Grand Prix to that of a knockout punch by former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather. Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas came in first and second respectively, their first one-two of the season. Hamilton’s main title rival, Sebastian Vettel(…)

Toto Wolff: Mercedes battle with Ferrari has revived love for F1

The team boss of Mercedes Formula One team, Toto Wolff, has said that his outfit’s current, intense duel with a reinvigorated Ferrari team has revived his love for F1. Mercedes have been the dominant player in the sport since 2014, but the Ferrari driver and four times World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, currently leads Lewis Hamilton(…)

Mercedes v Ferrari fight good for Formula 1 says Toto Wolff

Despite admitting that it feels *word too naughty to print* losing to Ferrari, the Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff has admitted that the new duel between his team and the Italians is “good” for the sport. Already three races into the new season, it’s become obvious that Mercedes are not going to have it all(…)

Hamilton ‘at his best’ with Mercedes, says Toto Wolff

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton is at the top of his game as a Mercedes driver. Despite Hamilton finishing second place to Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel at the season curtain raiser in Australia, Wolff described the triple World Champion as being “in a league of his own” during practising on Friday and(…)

Mercedes have a fight on with Ferrari this year says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will duel it out with Ferrari for the title this season after Sebastian Vettal was victorious at the season opener in Melbourne, Australia. The British driver said he and the German team have “a race on our hands” after a revitalised Ferrari impressed at the weekend. The race saw the introduction(…)

Rivals have caught up says Mercedes chief

As we head towards the F1 season opener in Australia, Mercedes Head of Motorsport, Toto Wolff, says he believes after a long period of Germanic dominance, their rivals have finally caught up. During pre-season testing, Ferrari lapped almost seven-tenths faster than Mercedes. This is proof Wolff believes, that Melbourne may not be the cake walk(…)

Bottas set to replace Rosberg at Mercedes

The deputy principal at Williams has said Valtteri Bottas is close to leaving the team, and will replace retired world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes. Rosberg retired five days after winning the title, leaving an empty seat at the Constructor’s world champions and Lewis Hamilton without a teammate. When asked if it was just a(…)

Mercedes-AMG ‘Project One’ hypercar set for September launch

AMG is set to be 50 this year, and the company’s celebrations will peak with the reveal of the highly anticipated 1,000bhp-plus Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt motor show this September. The CEO of Daimler Dr Zetsche said of the forthcoming ‘hypercar’: “The hypercar will be the missing link legitimising the integration of AMG(…)