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Mercedes spent £309.7 million to win 2017 title

The Mercedes F1 team spent a whopping £309.7 million to secure success in the 2017 season. The figures reflect only the running costs of the team and not engine development at their facility in Brixworth. Despite the lofty numbers, Mercedes parent company Daimler AG only forked out £60 million, meaning that income from sponsorships and(…)

Hamilton and Mercedes put themselves firmly into contention

Lewis Hamilton has put himself firmly in contention for the F1 drivers’ crown after his main rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out of the recent German GP. Vettel was leading the race with only 15 laps remaining but was caught out by a late rain shower and skidded off the circuit at the Sachskurve stadium section,(…)

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 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(…)

Rosberg says Hamilton’s tactics ‘In the past’

Newly crowned Formula One drivers’ champion Nico Rosberg has called for the investigation into the tactics used by Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to be ended. Finishing second behind Hamilton was enough to give the German driver his first title, despite Hamilton’s desperate attempts to back his rival into the chasing pack(…)

Mercedes to wait on decision whether to punish Hamilton

Mercedes have announced there is “no rush” on the decision as to whether or not they’re going to punish Lewis Hamilton following the season’s final Grand Prix at Abu Dhabi. In a vain attempt to back track team-mate Nico Rosberg into the rest of the pack, Hamilton drove the final section of the race deliberately(…)

Fernando Alonso could partner Hamilton at Mercedes – Toto Wolff

Mercedes chiefs are weighing up whether to sign Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for World Champion Nico Rosberg, who has recently announced his retirement from the sport. Should the move happen, it would reunite the two drivers who had a turbulent partnership when they both drove for McLaren back in 2007. Rosberg, 31, shocked(…)

Mercedes security beefed up following gunpoint robbery

Mercedes have tightened up security arrangements ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix, after one of their team was robbed at gunpoint at the previous race in Mexico. The member of Mercedes staff was held up whilst in traffic on his way back to the team hotel by armed robbers. The team are staying tight lipped(…)

Mercedes’ Toto Wolff: “It’s a really interesting dynamic”

Ahead of the penultimate Grand Prix of the season in Brazil, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes that all is still to play for as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out to secure the F1 Driver’s Championship at Rio’s Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace track. Wolff is of the belief that Rosberg is under(…)

Mercedes F1 team has ‘maxed out’ performance

Mercedes motorsport boss, Toto Wolff, believes the team has ‘maxed out’ on performance, under the current F1 regulations. Their third consecutive Constructor’s Championship was secured in Japan, its drivers meanwhile – Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton – are battling it out between themselves to secure the Driver’s World Championship. This year however, has not seen(…)