Formula 1

Formula 1: Mercedes laugh off claims it helped Ferrari with engine

Mercedes and Renault have denied claims by Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone that they helped Ferrari develop its successful 2017 engine. Speaking to an Italian newspaper, Ecclestone suggested that Mercedes had helped Ferrari with its engine to ultimately make itself look better when it beat the Maranello team to Championship title glory. Toto Wolff, Mercedes(…)

Formula 1: Mercedes nail Constructor Championship for fourth year in a row

Lewis Hamilton’s impressive victory at last weekend’s US Grand Prix saw Mercedes pick up their fourth Constructors’ Championship in a row. The British driver, odds on for the Driver’s Championship, finished victorious with teammate Valtteri Bottas coming home in fifth place. The combined points total were enough to secure Mercedes the crown for the 2017(…)

Mercedes reveals Formula 1 technology ‘for the road’ in new Project One Hypercar

At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes pulled out all the stops with a extravagant stage show to showcase the company’s ‘green’ intentions for the future. The show featured a jazz-funk band, Broadway singers and Lewis Hamilton himself, who drove the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar onto the stage, where he chatted with Dieter Zetsche, the(…)

Bottas to drive for Mercedes in 2018

Valtteri Bottas will drive for Mercedes in the 2018 season. The Formula 1 team called the extension of the Finnish driver’s contract a ‘no brainer’. Bottas joined Mercedes from Williams just before the 2017 season and immediately hit the ground running, notching up impressive results. A podium finish in Australia, at the first GP of(…)

Mercedes-AMG bringing Formula 1 tech to the road with Project One car

Mercedes-AMG is to bring some of its extensive Formula 1 knowledge to the roads with the new Project One, a street-legal hybrid supercar. The car is set to be unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show mid-September. A few teaser details have been revealed about the new supercar’s high-tech powertrain which will be(…)

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(…)