Scourge82Published on 10-15-2012 07:14 PM
Despite claims from the team that the car was well suited for the Korean circuit, the team fell flat and failed to score a single point. Schumacher managed to finish in 13th place, while Rosberg was forced to retire on lap 2 after a collision with Kobayashi on the first lap into turn 3. At the start of the race, both Mercedes driver made a clean get away after going into the first turn but Rosberg gets pushed to the outside and loses a few spots. Going down the straightaway to turn three Button, Kobayashi, and Rosberg arrive at the same time. Kobayashi gets sandwiched between them and as they brake, Kobayashi hits Rosberg in his side pod damaging his radiator and then takes out Button's front right wheel. Button had to retire on the same lap, while Rosberg continued until giving up down the same straight a lap later. ...Published on 10-13-2012 05:18 AM
Mercedes had a better qualifying session that last week in Japan. Nico Rosberg was able to grab 9th and Schumacher 10th. The car looked fairly stronger and more well suited for the Korean track. They easily made it into Q3 but at the start of the third session both Mercedes drivers parked their cars near the pit lane exit and sat there. When both driver finally left the pits they chose not to set a time and went straight back to the pits. near the end of the session, they went back out and set times that were good for ninth and tenth. ...Published on 10-08-2012 12:52 PM
Mercedes AMG F1 had a busy week. They announced the signing of Mclaren's Lewis Hamilton to a 3 year contract starting next year worth at least 60 million pounds. A few days later, Schumacher announced his retirement from F1 at the end of the season. On race weekend the team struggled. Both drivers failed to make it into the top 10 qualifying. Schumacher started 23rd because of a 10 place grid penalty from Singapore and Nico Rosberg started 13th. ...Published on 09-23-2012 09:54 PM
Rosberg was back on form this weekend and took advantage of a good start and two safety cars to finish in fifth place. Michael Schumacher trailed Rosberg all weekend and for the second year in a row, he saw himself crash into the rear of another driver which ended his race prematurely and cost himself valuable points at this point in the season. ...Published on 09-10-2012 06:49 PM
The Mercedes power fizzled out a bit this weekend as two Mercedes powered car retired, The first was Mclaren Mercedes' Jensen Button, who retired from 2nd place with a fuel pump malfunction and Force India's Nico Hulkenburg. Lewis Hamilton dominated the race from the start and looked unbeatable. He took off from pole position and never looked back. With his win, he jumps up to 2nd place in the championship standing, 37 points behind Alonso. The Mercedes AMG F1 team finished 6th and 7th with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. At the start of the race Schumacher was able to maintain his position of 4th, but by lap 7 fell to Vettel and Alonso aided by DRS and slipstream. Schumacher was forced to pit a second time with 10 laps remaining and fell to 9th place. being on fresher tires he quickly passed Senna, Kobayashi, and Di Resta to finish right behind Kimi Raikonnen. ...Published on 09-08-2012 05:07 PM
The Mercedes powered teams came to Ferrari land and have dominated the race weekend so far with Mclaren Mercedes leading the charge and Mercedes AMG F1 right behind them. This track suits the power of the Mercedes engines well with Red Bull Racing and Lotus Renault unable to challenge with their Renault engines. Ferrari broke the Mercedes dominance with Massa securing his qualifying spot in 3rd place. ...Published on 09-02-2012 06:28 PM
Mercedes AMG F1 entered Spa struggling, just like they left Hungary. They were unable to run on Friday because of the torrential rain which hurt them during qualifying and saw them outside of the top 10. Come race day, Michael on his 300th grand prix was able to finish in 7th place with an ailing car after he lost 6th gear with 10 laps to go. Rosberg fought back from 23rd to finish in a respectable 11th place. ...Published on 08-19-2012 09:51 PM
Mercedes AMG GP entered the 2012 season ready to mix with the top dogs of F1 and take that step to become a real championship contender after a lack luster season the year before. At the start of winter testing, they decided to use their upgraded í11 W02 car in Jerez, as the í12 car was still under development. The delay caused chatter among the teams thinking that the Merc team had something up its sleeve. Even though they used the update old car, the Mercedes team showed promise setting quick times. In Barcalona, Mercedes revealed their W03 car and continued to top the sheets with their double DRS system. The DRS stalled both front and rear wings when activated. The other teams tried to ban the system since they didnít know how it worked, therefore they couldnít copy it, but FIA ruled in favor of Mercedes. ...Published on 07-29-2012 05:08 PM
The Mercedes Works team went into the last race before the summer break in damage limitation mode after a horrible qualifying session that saw both drivers knocked out of Q2. Schumacher's woes started even before the race could start. After all the driver lined up on the grid for the start. Charlie Whiting, the race director had some issues with the race lights and Michael turned his engine off thinking the start was aborted. He was pushed into the pits to have his car restarted and start the race from the pitlane. ...Published on 07-28-2012 02:38 PM
The Mercedes AMG team so far is having a race weekend to forget. The team struggled with Fridays practice sessions and continued with qualifying. In Q1, The Merc team started off slow on the hard compound tires, setting times far off the pace setter. With 5 mins left in the first session, both Rosberg and Schumacher switched to the softer tires to avoid early elimination. Rosberg and Schumcher finished the session in 4th and 12th respectively. Lewis Hamilton in his Mclaren Mercedes continued his dominance this weekend and finished in 1st and the last 5 drivers are out. ...Published on 07-08-2012 09:01 PM
RedBull Racing's Mark Webber took the checker flag after an exciting weekend filled with rain that turned dry on race day. In front of 120,000 fans that braved the rain, Webber managed to take first spot from Ferrari's Alonso with four laps to go. Alonso managed to dominate the race, putting 12 sec between him and Webber at one point, but that lead disappeared with Alonso's fading tires. Webber's teammate Vettel managed to claim 3rd after jumping drivers through well placed pitstops. ...Published on 06-25-2012 11:19 PM
Michael Schumacher regained form and silenced critics by claiming a surprise third place podium ahead of the charging RBR of Mark Webber at the Valencia Grand Prix. This is his first podium since the Chinese Grand Prix in 2006. Schumacher started 12th on the grid and made the most of the different strategies, safety car and a collision to claim the spot. He now holds the record for the oldest podium finisher since Jack Brabham in 1970. Nico Rosberg finished 6th in between the Force India Mercedesí of Nico Hulkenburg and Paul Di Resta. But it was Ferrariís Fernando Alonso that claimed the win in his home country. Renaultís Kimi Raikkonen took second. This is a first for 3 former Ferrari Champions to be on podium. ...Published on 06-10-2012 05:40 PM
The Canadian Grand Prix has never disappointed and this year followed suit. Lewis Hamilton with his Mclaren Mercedes became the 7th winner this season. Hamilton raced with perfection to hold off Alonso and Vettel to claim the win. RBRís Vettel started the race first with Hamilton behind, but by the end of the first pit stop he dropped to third. Hamilton retained second and Alonso claimed the lead. ...Published on 06-09-2012 05:14 PM
This week F1 returns to North America for the Canadian grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole after the RBR team was forced yet again to modify their car. FIA deemed their wheel hub caps were illegal and had to have their vents block. Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took fifth after sitting out of Free Practice 3 in the morning with a fuel connector problem. Schumacher was on a two lap strategy but with the team mismanaging his release he failed to make his second qualifying lap and had to settle for ninth place. Lewis Hamilton was unable to keep up with Vettel's momentum and could only claim second place. While Alonso and Webber took third and forth respectively. ...Published on 05-30-2012 03:19 AM
Make that six different winners in six different races this year. Red Bull's Mark Webber starting on pole position after Schumacher's 5 spot grid penalty claimed the win, holding off a hard charging Nico Rosberg in his Mercedes car. Michael Schumacher had to retire to the pits a few laps before the end of the race with fuel pressure problems. ...Published on 05-26-2012 07:00 PM
The seven time world champion Michael Schumacher claimed his 69th pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix with a 1:14.301, just 0.08 seconds ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber. However due to the 5 grid spot penalty handed to him after the Spanish grand prix, Michael will start from 6th spot. Fellow Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took third. Mclaren's Lewis Hamilton starts behind them followed by Romain Grosjean, and Fernando Alonso. Ferrrari's Massa will start seventh breaking into Q3 for the first time this year, followed by Renault's Kimi Raikkonen. Williams driver Pastor Maldonado starts 9th. The current world champion Sebastain Vettel will start in 10th place, who struggled throughout qualifying and opted not to run in Q3 to save a set of tires for the race. To everyone's suprise, Mclaren Mercedes driver Jensen Button failed to make it into the final qualifying session and will start in 13th place. ...Published on 05-24-2012 05:08 AM
Five different races, five different winners. Unpredictable doesn't even begin to discribe the season so far. With the ban on off blown diffusers and higher degrading tires, the grid has never been closer. Mercedes AMG with Nico Rosberg already claiming the win in China, look to continue their success here in Monaco, while Michael Schumacher will continue to attempt to break into the podium. The Monaco Grand Prix is the most famous track in F1.This race shows the difference between a great driver and a good one. To win this race, a driver needs to be precise, quick, and brave. This is why it is considered a "must win" for drivers. The track, a combination of being technically difficult but also extremely glamorous and high profile. The circuit is one of the most demanding with no margin for error as the Armco barriers that line the track are at some points just inches from the cars. ...Published on 11-13-2011 01:34 PM
The Mercedes GP team started the race with aggressive battle on their first lap. On the exit of the first corner, Nico ran wide which allowed Michael to pass him, but Nico never gave up and passed him after a brief wheel to wheel battle. After that Nico never looked back and finished the race 23 seconds ahead of his older team mate in sixth place. After being passed by Rosberg, Schumacher also fell to Force India's Sutil, but managed to pass him in the pits, to finish behind his teammate.
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The penultimate race of the 2011 Formula One World Championship takes place in Abu Dhabi. Round 18 will be hosted at the Yas Marina Circuit and is the seasonís only day-night race. The light are switched on from the start of the race to ensure a seemless transition from day light to darkness. The first F1 race in Abu Dhabi was held in 2009 as the last race on the calender. Jessen Button had already secured the world title with Brawn GP(now Mercedes GP), while Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barichello were battling for second place. Sebastian Vettel would go on to win the race, while polesitter Lewis Hamilton retired on lap 18 with brake failure.
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Mercedes GP finished strong in the Inaugrual Indian Grand Prix. Michael Schumacher who started 11th on the grid finished in fifth place ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Schumacher at the start of the race was able to jump three to 8th by the end of the first lap and maintained a constant pace behind Rosberg. Before the second round of pitstops, Schumacher began to eat away at Rosberg's lead and brought the gap down to 1.5sec. While Nico pitted, Michael kept putting in his best lap times and after his stop, he emerged infront of Nico by 1.2 secs and maintained that gap to the end of the race.