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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has agreed on a two-year contract extension with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. This was announced hours prior to Saturday’s Austrian Grand Prix activities. Although Hamilton will roll off fourth on the grid for Sunday’s race, he’s excited to continue his strong partnership that began in 2013. “It is hard to believe it’s been nearly nine years working with this incredible team and I’m excited we’re going to continue our partnership for two more years,” said Hamilton in aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer At long last, seven-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton was finally confirmed Monday that he’ll stay with Mercedes-AMG Petronas for this upcoming season. Monday’s announcement meant the 2021 F1 grid was completed after months of not knowing if Hamilton will stay in the sport. However, all of that chatter were finally settled as the seven-time champion hopes to make more history. “I am excited to be heading into my ninth season with my Mercedes teammates. Our team has achieved incredible things together and weRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Both Williams Racing and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team made the news waves Wednesday morning following their announcements that George Russell will fill-in for Lewis Hamilton (COVID-19) at this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix. With Russell taking over Formula One’s most coveted ride, it gave Williams reserved driver Jack Aitken an opportunity to make his grand prix debut this weekend as well. Those decisions were mutually agreed upon, something Team Principal and CEO of Mercedes Toto Wolff took time of thanking Williams because it wouldn’t have beenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team announced Thursday that veteran driver Valtteri Bottas has agreed on a one-year contract extension to stay with the race team. The new deal will mark the Finnish racer’s fifth straight season piloting the No. 77 “Silver Arrow” where he’s scored all eight of his Formula One victories, including this year’s season opening Austrian Grand Prix. “I’m very happy to stay with Mercedes in 2021 and build on the success we’ve enjoyed together already,” said Bottas. “Thank you to everyone in the teamRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Valtteri Bottas has been retained by Mercedes for the 2020 Formula 1 season. The 30-year-old Finn currently has earned five victories and 10 pole positions since joining the German outfit in 2017. Additionally, he sits second in the championship standings. “I am very happy and proud to be part of the team for a fourth season and wish to thank every team member and the board of Mercedes for their trust and belief in me,” Bottas said. “My performances have been getting better and better eachRead More
By FIA The motorsport world is today mourning the death of Formula 1 legend Niki Lauda, who passed away last night at the age of 70. Paying tribute to Austrian legend, FIA President Jean Todt said: “Niki Lauda was a hero of motor sport, who inspired me in my youth. He is a milestone in the history of Formula One. All my thoughts go out to his family, friends and to Mercedes.” Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO, Formula 1 added: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the deathRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The cloudy future of Lewis Hamilton became has become slightly clearer. The 33-year-old Brit is in the final year of his contract with Mercedes, but after being crowned champion three of the past four seasons some doubt has crept in about his career beyond 2018. During an FIA press conference on Friday ahead of this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, Toto Wolff, Team Principal of Mercedes, candidly addressed the situation. “The contract we have been discussing before going into the winter holiday and then we kind ofRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The 2018 Formula 1 season just got underway with the first practice of the year and we already have a clash on our hands between Ferrari and Red Bull Racing. The head-to-head battle came between the team principals of both squads during Friday’s FIA press conference, with the focal point being the Italian squad’s hiring of FIA safety delegate Laurent Mekies. The situation under scrutiny comes on the heels of Renault’s move to bring on former FIA Technical Director, Marcin Budkowski late last year – thoughRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Mercedes Reveal 2018 F1 Car

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Mercedes unveiled their 2018 car today at a cold Silverstone circuit. The brand new W09 is the latest in the royal bloodline that has won four consecutive drivers and constructors championships. If the team can achieve that feat again this season, they will equal the success of the Michael Schumacher era at Ferrari. To do so the new W09 will need to be less of a diva than its predecessor which saw Ferrari put up a close fight and get Sebastian Vettel past Valtteri Bottas inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Mercedes has revealed its plans to continue to support Pascal Wehrlein for the upcoming season despite not finding a place on the 2018 Formula 1 grid. The 23-year-old German captured the DTM championship in 2015, which helped elevate him in the Mercedes program and into a seat at Manor the following year. He managed to score Manor’s only point of the season with a 10th-place effort in the Austrian Grand Prix. Moving to Sauber in 2017, Wehrlein wasn’t able to contend a Grand Prix until theRead More