Mercedes

Mercedes GP - widely known among fans of racing, the German team in Formula 1. Moreover, it is the factory team of German automotive giant company Mercedes-Benz. The renowned company has exhibited his team to participate in the Grand Prix and World Championships twice. The first - in the middle of the twentieth century, the second - from the 2010 year. At the 1954th and the 1955th's Mercedes GP riders managed to win the title, promising for the fans and the team is 2010. Returning to the track after the break, the team gives great hope to win more and more awards. The way the team in Formula 1 from the beginning could not have been more successful. In the first year of participation in competitions Mercedes GP won the World Cup. The situation was repeated in the next, the 1955th year. However, in the same year, a successful team titled dramatically left the championship. The reason for this decision was the leadership of the accident the pilot Pierre Levega, which killed more than eighty people, including most drivers. Which had a chance to win the race "24 Hours of Le Mans" Mercedes GP team immediately withdrew from the competition. This situation has significantly undermined the reputation of Mercedes, and she was not involved in motorsports for nearly thirty years - to 1987-year. The tragic accident forced to radically revise relevant to the safety of racing, since the security rules have been significantly altered. Gradually, the holding of races had been postponed from public roads closed for special-purpose tracks on which to this day all of auto racing performed on stages in all parts of the globe. Concern Mercedes returned to the sport only when Formula 1 was to gain momentum at the expense of television broadcasts. The track has become a powerful new platform for advertising campaigns famous automobile brands. Since then, the group members supplied the Formula 1 world-class engine of its own production. Prior to 2008 the right to act on the engine had only Mercedes McLaren team. But in the year 2009 engines also received the team Brown and Force India. And finally, after a hiatus of more than half a century, Mercedes Grand Prix team triumphant return to Formula 1.
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Formula 1

2017-11-19 11:44:06

Hamilton will not change your number for the League edinichku

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, ahead of schedule has become this year's champion, refused to change his number "44" on the champion's unity.Lewis Hamilton "I don't plan to change his number 44 is my family. This is really weird, and I think every pilot knows your lucky number. Even my dad in his youth had chosen this room, and now he's mine.I have a picture with "43" on my car when I was still a young pilot. But this room was not mine because some kid just stole my. I remember when mark Blundell was on the track and handed out the trophies to the winners. It was the first time I saw the pilot of Formula 1.I think I will only use the number "44". You know, as the defending champion, have the right to use the number "1" instead of "44," but I don't really like this room. This room was different people, but most of all I remember Michael Schumacher. This is his number. I can't take someone else's number."In 2015 and 2016. Hamilton had number "44" that although he had the right to "1".

2017-11-19 11:44:04

Lewis Hamilton I feel so good

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he now feels very comfortable in the Mercedes team.Lewis Hamilton "When I remember that there was a number of years ago, I don't feel right. I was attached to the team, I could not move and develop.Yes, I had the best job in the world - pilot of Formula 1, but outside of the cars and tracks I wasn't happy. I couldn't do what I like. I used then 10 of its potential. Now to Mercedes, everything has changed. I feel so good".

2017-11-18 10:14:04

Niki Lauda denies Mercedes could leave the championship

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda denies Mercedes could join Ferrari, threatening to leave Formula 1.Niki Lauda "This is ridiculous. First, we want to see all the whole picture, to understand what will be the Formula 1 in 2021. We are unhappy with the proposed budget, as well as some figures and paragraphs in the rules, but that doesn't mean we're leaving".

2017-11-18 10:04:03

Toto Wolff, Bottas should be a "killer"

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that a full-fledged fight for the title of Valtteri bottas to not have enough aggression.Toto Wolff "It was the year of Lewis Hamilton, although our car wasn't the best. Over the past three years, as Lauda said, our advantage would make him a four-time world champion. But this year, Lewis gave us the title, and we helped him do it. The Ferrari was a strong contender.Valtteri began the year uncertainly, but in the end was able to recover. However, it should be "killer" if he wants to fight for the title".

2017-11-17 11:04:03

Lewis Hamilton We will fly like in the WEC

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that next season will have to fly carefully as possible because of the season 2018 begin to act rules restricting the number of engines to three.Lewis Hamilton "the Race will be worse, that's for sure. We will have to fly as pilots WEC.And if you include Halo, the maneuvers will be similar to driving a bus.The cars will be as heavy as a NASCAR, the braking distance will be longer, of course, is not what we want to get from these races. We would like to use the full potential of the machine, and not to return to austerity.

2017-11-17 10:34:03

Niki Lauda Hamilton and Bottas - not friends

Niki Lauda Hamilton and Bottas - not friends

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are not friends.Niki Lauda "Hamilton and Bottas - not friends. But not hate, what was between Lewis and Nico. Poor relations between pilots is bad for the team, but not for them because it forces them to become faster".

2017-11-15 11:14:03

Valtteri Bottas wants to fight to the last

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas does not exclude that he can still achieve second place in the standings. Before the final race between him and Sebastian Vettel, 22 points difference.Valtteri Bottas "Yes, this is possible. The difference is 22 points, and 25 points still available, but I will need one good race.Of course, this is not the same as to fight for the championship, but second place is always better than third. Especially for the team.Will I help Lewis or not - it depends on the situation. Lewis has his ambitions. Like any other pilot, he wants to win.I don't expect someone to completely ruin your entire race for me, all depends on the situation".

2017-11-15 11:04:03

Niki Lauda I am concerned about the views of Liberty

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda admitted that he is concerned with politics Liberty Media aimed at the future of the championship.Niki Lauda "I'm worried. They need time to figure out what Formula-1, but this time will soon be over, and what they think about the future, worries me.Brown says that we need to increase the speed, but the DNA of Formula 1 in the other. It is wrong to assume that in order to make racing more attractive, every weekend should have a new winner.Of course, I'm sure we'll find a satisfactory compromise. The source of the problem is rising costs and reduced income. But where we want to go We need ideas, but I don't see them.I heard from Sean Bratka what they want to see the children accompany the pilots on the track. But this new idea is simply copied from footballFiscal policy is logical and correct, but we need a three-year plan for its implementation. Want us to send thousands of employees into the streetAt the moment Liberty just announced that it wants to submit, but not how she intends to do it".

2017-11-14 13:24:04

Alonso Hooray There was only one race with a Honda

Alonso Hooray There was only one race with a Honda

Fernando Alonso was happy to comment on the fact that left to play only one race with Honda engines.Fernando Alonso in an interview with Nextgen-Auto "I can't wait, when will the cooperation with Honda. Ahead of Abu Dhabi, and I hope the last time we will hold the race in such conditions.For three years we constantly need more power. Surprisingly, while in Brazil we were able to deal with the Weight, which Mercedes engine".

2017-11-14 12:54:04

Felipe Massa Robbery in Brazil - an obstacle to the Grand Prix

In Brazil the staff of Mercedes, Williams and FIA was subjected to an armed assault during movement between the track and the hotel. Felipe Massa believes that this is a big problem for the future of his homeland.Lewis Hamilton "I was terrified when I found out about the incident. The saddest thing is that I'm already in the League for about ten years, and every year at least someone from the paddock becomes the victim of local bandits. The organizers are also responsible, because they must guarantee us security."Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "Brazil is a great country, but we don't need armored vehicles to safely travel from the hotel to the highway".Felipe Massa "It's very sad not only for those who are experiencing such problems, but also for Brazilians. All of this suggests that the time has come for the country to develop further and not to stand still.We race in Mexico, we were in India, and I don't know, is it dangerous there as it is here.But for the responsible people it is a problem, because they have to ensure safety for everyone who comes onto the stage.I love Brazil, but at the moment I'm not coming back here to live. My son is studying in Monaco, he speaks three languages, which is important for its future. Perhaps in the future I would like to come back here when there are safer and better".

2017-11-14 11:24:04

Nico Rosberg believes in the victory of Sebastian Vettel

Nico Rosberg believes in the victory of Sebastian Vettel

Champion of the season in 2016 Nico Rosberg believes that Sebastian Vettel can win next year.Nico Rosberg "this year they had a great opportunity to win the championship, but Mercedes was stronger. So I think the gap between Mercedes and Ferrari may be even more in the new season.But let's face the truth, even Mercedes makes mistakes. Sebastian needs to work and believe that he will be able to take advantage of luck at the right time. He can win the title".

2017-11-12 21:34:08

Lewis Hamilton My fans enjoyed it

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton after starting from the pit lane broke through to fourth place. The winner of the race he lost a little more than five seconds.Lewis Hamilton "it's okay. I feel great. My car was great, very fast. I started from the pit lane and thus avoided the problems the first turn. I must admit that I was helped by the safety car. I did everything I could. It was very difficult, but my break turned out rapid.The team worked hard for this breakthrough. Bus at the end of the race is worn down, so I couldn't achieve the podium. Otherwise, everything went well.Mistakes happen, I repeat it again. It is impossible to go your entire career without error. Yesterday I crashed the car, but today very happy with my race. I am sure that my fans also enjoyed the show".

2017-11-12 21:34:05

Valtteri Bottas I'm upset lost leadership

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, started on the pole, lost the first position during start and finished second.Valtteri Bottas "I started from pole position, but after the first turn was sandwiched between the two Ferrari pilots. I attacked and put pressure on SEB as he could, but he defended very well. I am very upset about the lost leadership.I'm very happy for Lewis, he did an amazing leap forward from the last place. This is a good result for the team".

2017-11-12 20:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

184951 - Today from pole position for the third time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.185046 - Next to him is Sebastian Vettel.185102 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.185154 - Third row Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.185252 - the Spaniard sixth, and so high it didn't start in 2014, when he played for Ferrari.185319 - the Fourth row completely for Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.185341 - Completing the top ten Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.185405 - we Already know that Massa ends his career in Formula 1, so it's his last start on home track.185432 - Next Grosjean, Vandorn, Magnussen, Riccardo, Wehrlein, Stroll, Ericsson, Hartley and 185511 - Riccardo and the last four were different penalties one for replacement of transmission, some elements of the power plant.185525 from the pit lane will start Lewis Hamilton.185603 - British guy failed the first qualified in the status of four-time champion, breaking the car on the first lap. 185629 - Mercedes took advantage of the situation and replaced Lewis powerplant, so it will start from the pit lane.185724 - the Temperature is +28C and the track warmed up to +60C185818 - Round here short 4309 M185826 - race Distance - 71 185840 - There are two independent zones DRS185852 - Rain during the race is not 185926 - Raikkonen on the starting grid had problems with the electrics. But I guess everything was solved.190013 - Pilots go on warm-up 190027 - Most pilots chose the tires 190107 - On the harder Soft will start Riccardo he spent the second part of the qualification on these tires, Eriksson, went Out and 190130 - a Lot of live were greeted by the local 190202 - Machine return to the starting 190218 - All ready to 190230 - Lewis stands at the exit of the pit 190259 - START190327 - Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen.190334 - Behind the reversal 190406 - Grosjean and Windows simultaneously 190412 - On the road machine 190439 - Grosjean knocked out Windows, and Esteban is the first gathering in your career190502 - McLaren Vandorn 190515 Windows tried to get to the boxes, but still stood on 190527 - the Entire peloton rides through pit 190650 - 1 lap Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso, Massa, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Faded, Ericsson, Hartley, Stroll, Hamilton, Wehrlein, Grosjean, 190706 - Magnussen also 190724 - by car Riccardo changed the bow 190840 - During the launch.

2017-11-12 00:04:03

Max Verstappen I am unhappy

Max Verstappen I am unhappy

Max Verstappen qualified fourth. Result the pilot of Red Bull dissatisfied.Max Verstappen "For us it is the best result, but I am unhappy. During the whole racing weekend, we were looking for the balance of the car, but never found. So I would not expect that we will be able to impose on this track the fight to Ferrari and Mercedes.This track does not suit us here too long straight. But we did everything we could".

2017-11-11 23:54:03

Lewis Hamilton will start from the pit lane

Lewis Hamilton crashed the car in the first part of qualifying, so the race should start last. Mercedes decided to take advantage of the situation and announced the replacement of the power plant in the car of four-time champion.By car Hamilton will change the internal combustion engine, a turbine module and the MGU-H. Since you have to violate the closed Park, to start Lewis will have to pit lane.

2017-11-11 23:24:03

Qualifying score after Brazil

In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.

2017-11-11 22:04:03

Valtteri Bottas I had a very good round

Valtteri Bottas I had a very good round

In the absence of Lewis Hamilton defended the honour Mercedes Valtteri Bottas, who won the pole in Brazil.Valtteri Bottas in an interview with Sky Sports "In the course of the qualification Sebastian was very close, but in the end I managed a very good lap. Of course, it is a pity that Hamilton took off at the start of qualifying, but I'm glad I was able to defend the honor of the team.We have a great machine, but the fight against Ferrari will be very tight. Looking forward to the start of the race".

2017-11-11 21:44:03

Lewis Hamilton I'm human

Lewis Hamilton I'm human

For Lewis Hamilton qualification in Brazil ended in the second minute. Four-time champion went off the road and crashed his Mercedes.Lewis Hamilton "I'm fine. It all happened very quickly, but I have nothing to say. Very unfortunate departure, but challenges make life more interesting. Unusual for me, but I'm human, I make mistakes, too.In the race I will try to have fun. I was able to get on this track forward, I will try to do it again".

2017-11-11 12:34:03

Lewis Hamilton will follow up on Sebastian Vettel

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that will be focused on upcoming fight with Sebastian Vettel for the new title.Lewis Hamilton "Sebastian has just signed a contract with Ferrari for three years, and it was good. I will try to make his life harder. Perfection is my goal. I want to get as close to perfection. The fight with SEB will continue".

2017-11-11 09:34:05

Max Verstappen, Everything is in order

Max Verstappen, Everything is in order

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen Grand Prix of Brazil finished in 5th position with a gap of four-tenths of a second.Max Verstappen "Everything is in order. The result could be a little better if the balance was better, but, overall, it was a decent day. I struggled trying to cope with morning challenges, and we managed to progress to the afternoon work.A short series on the Supersoft look is not very good, but we can still fix this. Of course, I always want to be even faster, especially when Mercedes is faster than us. We have a chance to gain a foothold among the leaders, but we need to slow down in his work".

2017-11-11 09:34:04

Lewis Hamilton a good day

Lewis Hamilton a good day

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton showed the best result in practices the Grand Prix of Brazil.Lewis Hamilton "It was a good day. It was great to get out to the track and try the new speed, since this year's cars are much faster. Chase then became physically more difficult than in years past. It's just great.Today we tried a long series of circles and short. But the range here is very small, so to warm up the rubber need to go through sometimes two extra round. Overall, I was happy with everything. We are very close to another victory.

2017-11-11 09:14:04

Riccardo Daniel I'm happy Friday

Riccardo Daniel I'm happy Friday

Daniel ricciardo in the practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix showed the 3rd result. After qualifying Red Bull racing pilots will be fined in the form of loss of ten positions.Riccardo Daniel "I am very pleased with this Friday. We looked competitive. Long runs look promising, but Mercedes are the clear favorites. We can still improve tomorrow, but the opponents are not standing still.We don't need to change much settings and so good. I think we are going to compete with Ferrari than with the Germans. If it would rain, it could change the picture, and in the root. If I can get pole position, it is slightly easier on yourself, because of the penalty I will have to start from the depths of the peloton".

2017-11-11 08:54:03

Valtteri Bottas the Day was very positive for the team

Valtteri Bottas the Day was very positive for the team

Valtteri Bottas on the results practices Grand Prix of Brazil showed 2-th result, losing to partner Mercedes just five hundredths of a second.Valtteri Bottas "I think it was a positive day for us. In the morning we worked with the upgrades that will be useful to us next year. Now we have some data to analyze. Also we have data from long series of circles and short. Settings look very good.All this can be considered a good starting point for work in the remaining days of the weekend. I enjoyed this track and look forward to the start of the race".

2017-11-10 15:34:06

Lewis Hamilton is ready to help to Valtteri Bottas

Lewis Hamilton is ready to help to Valtteri Bottas

Lewis Hamilton, ahead of schedule became the champion in Mexico, ready to help the partner to Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas in the fight for second place in the championship. Now Finn is inferior to Sebastian Vettel 15 points.Lewis Hamilton "I'm ready to help, but it is unlikely that the team will ask me about it. Yes, and Bottas want to achieve this result. But if the team asks for, we'll help".

2017-11-10 15:24:03

Pascal Wehrlein My last chance is Williams

Pascal Wehrlein admitted that it will lose a place in the team Sauber. The only chance to stay in Formula 1 - a contract with Williams.Pascal Wehrlein "Obviously, my results in the last races already on what will not affect. Everyone knows that in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, we hardly earn points. My last chance is Williams. Sauber seat for me there.If you have to miss at least one more year, to return to Formula 1 will not be easy. Of course, if I had 5-10 million dollars, and my chances were higher."The Williams team uses Mercedes engines. Maybe that's where it will take Wehrlein in exchange for a discount on the power plant, it is known that Pascal supports the German company.

2017-11-10 11:24:03

Mercedes the Last two races will be our tests

The Mercedes team in the official newsletter, declared that during the last two Grand Prix of the season-2017 will be to work on new products for next year.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "For the two races to the end of the season the balance of risk for the team has changed dramatically compared to the situation before the Grand Prix of Mexico.The last two races, so will be a good opportunity for us to test some interesting decisions for next year. We will conduct a series of experiments for two Fridays. We are even willing to sacrifice the races, if you get a chance to be better next year".The team has already secured victory in the constructors 'championship and the drivers' championship. However, there is still a chance to take second place in the standings, where Valtteri Bottas concedes Sebastian Vettel 15 points.

2017-11-09 14:44:03

Bottas is not going to be a co-pilot at Hamilton

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has hinted that next season he is going to fight for the title, so not going to play the role of the second pilot when the Lewis Hamilton.Before this season, Bottas moved from Williams to Mercedes. In Bahrain, Valtteri won the first pole, then was a victory in Russia. But after the summer break, the Finn's results fell, while Hamilton's improved and ahead of schedule became the champion.Valtteri Bottas in an interview with Sky Sports "In some races, but not as often as I would like I was faster than Lewis. He's very, very fast, but I still believe in myself. I'm not going to be a co-pilot. Otherwise, I'd rather be home.This year I learned a lot, but next season will be different. I just need to take into account lessons learned".

2017-11-09 10:04:03

Lewis Hamilton in the center of the scandal

World champion Lewis Hamilton was at the center of an international scandal relating to tax evasion.The documents, known as "the Paradise papers" shows that the pilot Mercedes, as well as rich companies, including Apple, Nike, and even the British Queen avoided paying taxes through a series of secret offshore transactions.British politician "We are talking about tens of billions that effectively washed away from our vital public services super-rich elite that holds a system of taxation and all of us in contempt".The lawyer representing Hamilton, insists that the claims against Lewis are illegal.