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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes reveals Hamilton’s ‘secret’ 2019 F1 seat fitting

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes reveals Hamilton’s ‘secret’ 2019 F1 seat fitting

Reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has completed his seat fitting for the 2019 season, a Mercedes video has revealed. Hamilton, who won 11 races on his way to beating Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to a fifth world title in 2018, joined teammate Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes’ factory in Brackley this weekend for the team’s…

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Formula 1 – F1: Alonso didn’t win as much in F1 as talent deserved – Brawn

Formula 1 – F1: Alonso didn’t win as much in F1 as talent deserved – Brawn

Fernando Alonso did not win as much in Formula 1 as his talent deserved, according to sporting boss Ross Brawn. The Spaniard took part in what is expected to be his 312th and final grand prix start at the 2018 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as he finished just outside of the points for McLaren.…

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Formula 2 – Wolff: We all had to raise our game

Formula 2 – Wolff: We all had to raise our game

After an exciting and challenging Formula 1 season, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport was on Friday awarded the trophies that represent the culmination of a season of endeavour, commitment and tenacity. Toto Wolff received the fifth consecutive FIA Formula One Constructors’ Championship trophy on behalf of the team, and Lewis was awarded his fifth Drivers’ Championship trophy…

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Formula 1 – F1 Mercedes: ‘No doubt’ Mick Schumacher has potential for F1 success

Formula 1 – F1 Mercedes: ‘No doubt’ Mick Schumacher has potential for F1 success

Reigning European Formula 3 champion Mick Schumacher has the potential to enjoy a successful Formula 1 career, according to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, claimed eight victories on his way to beating highly-rated Red Bull junior Dan Ticktum to the European F3 title in his sophomore campaign with…

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Formula E – Mercedes confident of balancing F1 and Formula E

Formula E – Mercedes confident of balancing F1 and Formula E

Yesterday, 13:51 , by Matthew Scott Toto Wolff is confident that Mercedes can marry efforts in both Formula 1 and Formula E from next year, having ditched a successful DTM programme in order to switch to the all-electric series. Mercedes will take the place of their affiliate HWA on the FE grid in 12 months’…

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Formula 1 – Brawn: Current F1 engine suppliers have pulled up the drawbridge

Formula 1 – Brawn: Current F1 engine suppliers have pulled up the drawbridge

Ross Brawn says existing Formula 1 engine suppliers know “they can’t shut the door” on new manufacturers but concedes a compromise would have to be negotiated for a new engine maker to join the grid in 2021. F1’s managing director of motorsports had been hit by the admission that potentially no new constructors’ would be joining…

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Formula 1 – F1: The Winners and Losers of F1 2018 | Feature

Formula 1 – F1: The Winners and Losers of F1 2018 | Feature

With 2018 wrapping up it’s time to pick apart who triumphed and who faltered away from the Formula 1 world championship standings – with a few surprising results. Winner With the obvious candidate of Lewis Hamilton as reigning Formula 1 world champion being an assumed winner, there is no argument against including the Mercedes driver in this…

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Formula 2 – ‘Mick Schumacher has chosen between Ferrari and Mercedes’

Formula 2 – ‘Mick Schumacher has chosen between Ferrari and Mercedes’

Yesterday, 15:48 , by Matthew Scott Mick Schumacher is set to sign a deal with Ferrari to join their junior driver programme, having turned down a similar approach from Mercedes, according to reports in Italy. The Italian edition of Motorsport has claimed that the European Formula 3 champion has opted for Maranello in a battle…

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Formula E – Formula E: Mercedes curious to see if Formula E is ‘racing’ or ‘more an event’

Formula E – Formula E: Mercedes curious to see if Formula E is ‘racing’ or ‘more an event’

Toto Wolff says Mercedes is “excited and curious” to enter Formula E in 2019 and find out if the championship is “racing” or “more an event” for manufacturers to prove their electric credentials. Mercedes announced in July 2017 it would be joining the Formula E grid from the start of the series’ sixth season in…

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Formula 1 – F1 Hamilton and Vettel: Verstappen ready for 2019 F1 title push

Formula 1 – F1 Hamilton and Vettel: Verstappen ready for 2019 F1 title push

Multiple world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel believe Max Verstappen is ready to challenge for Formula 1 titles, providing Red Bull and Honda can strike a successful partnership. Verstappen endured mistake-ridden start to 2018 but impressively recovered to outscore every driver except Hamilton in the second half of the year. The 21-year-old secured a…

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Formula 1 – F1 Technical: How Brawn’s F1 2019 rule changes aim to spice up racing

Formula 1 – F1 Technical: How Brawn’s F1 2019 rule changes aim to spice up racing

Next season’s technical regulation changes mark the first steps towards Ross Brawn’s vision of what Formula 1 cars should be from an engineering perspective. While the dramatic overhaul of the aerodynamic rules in 2017 were invented purely for aesthetics and speed, the 2019 regulations are aimed at improving the on-track spectacle, although there is expected…

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Formula 1 – F1 teams monitoring ‘not very pleasant’ Brexit situation

Formula 1 – F1 teams monitoring ‘not very pleasant’ Brexit situation

Formula 1 teams are monitoring the developing situation of Britain’s exit from the European Union amid fears the sport could be negatively impacted by the move. Prime Minister Theresa May is currently struggling to gather support from members of Parliament to support her Brexit deal, with the United Kingdom due to leave the EU on…

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Formula 1 – F1 Wolff: Monza the turning point in 2018 F1 title fight

Formula 1 – F1 Wolff: Monza the turning point in 2018 F1 title fight

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the Italian Grand Prix acted as the turning point in the 2018 Formula 1 title fight. A strong second half of 2018 and a development push helped Mercedes beat rivals Ferrari to both world championships as the German manufacturer maintained its perfect record of winning every…

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Formula 1 – F1 Todt: Halo justified its introduction in F1 2018 | News

Formula 1 – F1 Todt: Halo justified its introduction in F1 2018 | News

FIA president Jean Todt believes Halo “demonstrated it was a good decision” to introduce cockpit protection for the 2018 Formula 1 season. Halo’s mandatory introduction in F1 and Formula 2 for this year sparked controversy, though the driver cockpit protection device was tested on a number of occasions during major incidents throughout the season. Its…

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Formula 1 – F1: Red Bull needed extra 40kW for 2018 F1 title challenge – Horner

Formula 1 – F1: Red Bull needed extra 40kW for 2018 F1 title challenge – Horner

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner reckons his drivers could have challenged for championship titles during the 2018 Formula 1 season with an extra 40kW of power. Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo each won two races in 2018 while Verstappen ended the season by scoring the most amount of points by any driver apart from world…

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Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes saw a ‘new Lewis’ in final F1 2018 races after title victory

Formula 1 – F1: Mercedes saw a ‘new Lewis’ in final F1 2018 races after title victory

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff felt Lewis Hamilton’s on-track performances reached another level following his championship victory in Mexico, allowing the team to see a “new Lewis.” Hamilton clinched his fifth F1 world title with two races to spare in the 2018 season, moving into an unassailable lead following the Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton…

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Formula 1 – F1 Vettel: Ferrari ‘still too far away’ from Mercedes in F1 2018

Formula 1 – F1 Vettel: Ferrari ‘still too far away’ from Mercedes in F1 2018

Sebastian Vettel feels Ferrari was “still too far away” from Mercedes through the 2018 Formula 1 season, citing a “significant drop in performance” as proving costly in the closing stages of the season. Vettel led the drivers’ championship at the halfway point in the season ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, only to suffer a downturn…

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Formula E – Formula E: Mercedes manufacturer link key to Stoffel Vandoorne’s Formula E move

Formula E – Formula E: Mercedes manufacturer link key to Stoffel Vandoorne’s Formula E move

Stoffel Vandoorne’s decision to move into Formula E for the series’ fifth season was driven by a desire to link up with a manufacturer following his exit from Formula 1. Vandoorne made his final F1 start for McLaren in Abu Dhabi after being dropped from the team’s line-up for 2019, with the Belgian opting to…

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