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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2017-05-29 11:44:03

Chapter Mercedes Today was dominated by Ferrari

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that in Monaco shone the Scuderia, not his team.Toto Wolff "Today was dominated by Ferrari, first and foremost, we must congratulate them on this performance. Our task is to analyze what happened to us this weekend, and then figure out how to add in Canada.Today we had to minimize losses, and the pilots were working as best they could. It is a pity that Bottas missed out on third place, but Lewis broke through to seventh position. It was the ceiling tonight.Overall, we have some developments for the future after this Grand Prix. In the meantime, we will focus on training in Montreal".

2017-05-29 11:04:03

Lewis Hamilton I'm very happy with my 7-m result

Lewis Hamilton I'm very happy with my 7-m result

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton after starting from the 13th position and finished in Monaco only 7. Lewis Hamilton "I'm very, very happy that I could win, finishing seventh. Our strategists said that in tenth place was the maximum possible, so it is nice to kill these indicators. To get six points was really important, especially after the start from the middle of the peloton.To overtake today was impossible, I tried everything to pass Sainz, but I couldn't. I'm just grateful that was the seventh. We are confident that the fight for the title is not over. In Canada, we will reply a good result."In Canada, Hamilton to win five of the nine races.

2017-05-29 10:54:03

Valtteri Bottas it's a Shame to miss out on the first podium in Monaco

Valtteri Bottas it's a Shame to miss out on the first podium in Monaco

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in Monaco finished 4th. For Finn's first points at this track.Valtteri Bottas "it's a Shame to miss out on the first podium in Monaco. Was a long week and we worked so hard, so disappointed just don't have time. I'm stuck in traffic, and Daniel just worked in a clean space. It cost me a place on the podium.The weekend was very hard for us, roughly speaking, the speed was not. Ferrari were very strong this weekend, and for some reason the car seems more easy to aerobatics. We need to take a step forward if we want Canada to impose the struggle for the victory".

2017-05-28 17:04:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Monaco

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix Monaco

144654 - Today from pole position for the first time since 2008 will start Kimi Raikkonen.144722 - Beside him - his partner in the Ferrari and the championship leader Sebastian Vettel.144748 - the Main rival of Vettel in the fight for the title - Lewis Hamilton - will take at the start only 13-th position.144836 - But the other Mercedes, running Valtteri Bottas will start 3rd 144900 - Over the last 20 years in Monaco won only pilots, which started with the first three positions.144916 - In 11 cases were won by the pilot, starting from pole position.145155 - Fourth starting position from max Verstappen. The Dutchman twice started in Monaco and twice went off the track.145212 - the Fifth position from last year's winner of the pole position Daniel Riccardo.145259 - Before the start.

2017-05-28 14:04:02

Martin Brundle Ferrari ask Raikkonen to miss Vettel

The ex-pilot of Formula 1, and now a television commentator Martin Brundle is sure that in Monaco the Ferrari team will use team tactics.Martin Brundle "Hamilton far behind. Sure, in this situation, Ferrari will not want to lose seven points just because of the fact that Raikkonen would be ahead of Vettel.I think if Kimi will be able to take the lead in the race, then towards the end it will ask to skip ahead of Sebastian".Recall, Raikkonen and Vettel will start from the first and second positions respectively, while Lewis Hamilton is at the start only 13-th position. In the championship Vettel ahead of Mercedes driver on 6 points.

2017-05-27 18:24:05

Qualifying score after six stages

After six qualifications in three teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-1Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-3Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 5-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 6-0McLaren, Jenson button - Stoffel Vandorn 1-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 6-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 3-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-4.

2017-05-27 17:04:03

Sebastian Vettel, Bottas surprised me

Sebastian Vettel, Bottas surprised me

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed the 2nd result. His team-mate, he lost 43 thousandths of a second, but 2 thousandths won against Valtteri Bottas.Sebastian Vettel "I was very surprised by the speed of Bottas. Mercedes looked very hesitant, but in the last round, Valtteri has shown excellent results. Kimi drove a great circle, and even though I wanted to win, this time he was the best.Today a lot of our fans in the stands, nice to see the flags of the Scuderia - it gives me strength. It was very interesting to fight for the pole position, is one of the most complex and exciting qualifications in the year. In the second sector I lost a little time - it's a shame, but the result is the result.Congratulations again to Kimi. The team can be satisfied with the first row".

2017-05-27 16:54:06

Lewis Hamilton I don't know what to say

Lewis Hamilton I don't know what to say

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed only 14-th result. To achieve greater prevented their own mistakes and the accident of Stoffele of Vandorn.Lewis Hamilton "I don't know what to tell the team. Now I'm not sure in your car and do not know what led to the halt. The car just kept track. Seriously, I don't know what happened the tires or the settings - I don't know.Yellow flags prevented me, but without them I would not be able to fight for a good position. Well that Bottas has dealt with the problems and managed to show good speed".

2017-05-27 16:54:04

Valtteri Bottas It was a good round

Valtteri Bottas It was a good round

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas at the end of qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed the 3rd result.Valtteri Bottas "It was a really good round. I am pleased that I start from the second row. Kimi was very good today, he drove an excellent lap. I'm very happy for him. We lost a lot of time at practices, we were unable to prepare the car as in Ferrari.But the race is tomorrow, so we'll see what happens. We are perfectly able to reverse the situation".

2017-05-27 10:44:03

Head of Mercedes a hint about the composition of the pilots for the season-2018

Head of Mercedes a hint about the composition of the pilots for the season-2018

Head Mercedes Wolff has hinted that Mercedes will not make any changes to the driver line-up for 2018.Toto Wolff "Nico Rosberg has played a fundamental role in the development of these machines. His brain was working like a real engineer, but Valtteri Bottom we found the best replacement. The dynamics of the team changed completely.With Lewis and Nico we have gone through different phases from the friendship and rivalry to hostility and arrogance. But Valtteri and Lewis are no differences.They respect each other and look forward to a good result from each other. I think Lewis has changed over the winter. He moved from a solo to a true team player".

2017-05-26 10:34:03

McLaren will remain a partner of Honda

McLaren will remain a partner of Honda

There were rumors that the McLaren after an unsuccessful three-year partnership with Honda will return to the customer Mercedes engines, but in Monaco the leadership of the British team gave to understand that working with Japanese minders will continue.Zach brown "We need to be consistent. We will work with Honda, no changes to this plan will not be".It is known that negotiations with Mercedes have occurred. However, the deadline for the announcement of the suppliers of engines has passed, so it is unlikely that McLaren will replace the partner. Besides, active work is underway on a car of 2018.

2017-05-26 09:34:03

Valtteri Bottas We were looking for a speed range

Valtteri Bottas We were looking for a speed range

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in the practices of the Monaco Grand Prix showed 10-th result.Valtteri Bottas "the Second practice was difficult. We were looking for speed on a single rapid circle. The team made some changes in the settings between practitioners, but we obviously went in the wrong direction. Therefore, the results are appropriate.When the settings are bad, the car it immediately loses speed. We tried to return to the previous settings - and it worked, however, we have already used up their rubber composition. At least we learned what not to do with the settings.Let's see what we can do before Saturday".

2017-05-25 19:14:04

Mercedes made a mistake with the settings

On the first day in Monaco the two Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were on the 8-th and 10-th positions, respectively. Mercedes technical Director James Allison admitted that the team made a mistake with the settings.James Allison "the First practice was a success. The second practice became difficult. Obviously, when working with the settings we went in the wrong direction.Tomorrow will be a day to fix it. We're being positive, because the first experience has shown that we are able to show good speed".

2017-05-25 17:24:05

Lewis Hamilton had problems with tires

Lewis Hamilton had problems with tires

In the first practice of the Monaco Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton showed the best time. The second practice Mercedes driver fell back to eighth position, losing the leader of the championship of 1.2 seconds.Lewis Hamilton "the First practice was successful, and the second had problems with the tires. We just weren't able to make it work as it should.Until Saturday we have to deal with this problem. Well, there is an extra day to work with the machine".

2017-05-25 17:24:03

Sebastian Vettel I don't know what happened to Mercedes

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel showed the best time on the first day of the Monaco Grand Prix. However, his main rival Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes team ended up only eighth.Sebastian Vettel "In the second practice, our work started with a slight delay, but the day still turned out to be productive. Don't know what happened with Mercedes. I'm sure Saturday they will seriously add. We are waiting for a close contest, participants of which will become the pilots of Red Bull".

2017-05-25 11:54:02

Hamilton is preparing to catch up with the achievements of Ayrton Senna

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton in Monaco can equal Ayrton Senna earned pole positions.Recall that Senna over ten years of career has made 65 starts in the first place.Lewis Hamilton "I grew up at the races Senna, I carefully watched him, watched the video. Every time I came home and watched the race Ayrton, I saw how he fights with the pilots, especially in Monaco. Every year I before the start of the Monaco Grand Prix watching him race in the Principality.I'm close to his record for pole positions. I used to think this is an unattainable number, but now I'm close to it. But if I don't get the pole position, don't be upset because I'm among the best.I don't feel pressure. If not now, then later this year I will achieve first place in qualifying".

2017-05-25 11:24:04

Lewis Hamilton New car difficult to fly

Lewis Hamilton New car difficult to fly

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that the new car is very difficult to keep on track.Lewis Hamilton "I really like that modern machines are difficult to fly. It's like when you are watching a cowboy trying to tame a bull or a horse. There is the same feeling when you sit in this car. From this moment begins the real challenge.In the past I have had machines that were beautiful and easy to manage. Before and the settings were more simple.I like this challenge, it really puts me and my engineers to the brink of the possible".

2017-05-25 11:14:03

Nico Rosberg I continue to follow the races

Nico Rosberg I continue to follow the races

Defending champion Nico Rosberg admitted that watching the championship events on TV.Nico Rosberg "Two children is a big responsibility and a big burden on parents. I have a lot of time to spend with his wife. But that does not prevent me to watch the racing.The first Grand Prix was really exciting for Formula 1 no one knew who would win. In addition, the fight between Mercedes and Ferrari - I want nothing more.".

2017-05-25 10:44:03

Valtteri Bottas I have learned the error

Valtteri Bottas I have learned the error

Mercedes driver Valteri Bottas admitted that in Spain he made a mistake at the start, which will not allow in the future.Valtteri Bottas "I could do better in the race, even at the start I worked better than Vettel, and the only bug threw me back. At the point of braking before the first turn I lost a reference point, located close to Sebastian Vettel.I misread the situation and initially braked too early, then by releasing the brakes, I created the opportunity for maneuver Kimi. I just didn't have more opportunities purely to enter a turn. Now I understand everything and do not allow such mistakes".

2017-05-24 11:34:04

The head of Renault We need time for reliability

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that his company has delayed the release of the new engine due to work on the reliability.Cyril abiteboul "We said that reliability is the main problem. That's why we are not prepared to supply their engines to customers.We had updates before Spain. We completed the program at the booth, and on Saturday afternoon all teams were updates. But major innovations must pass additional tests for reliability.We have not yet caught up with the Mercedes, but it's a small improvement. In Monaco will be more, and then even more when we think of its updated engine".

2017-05-24 10:34:03

Niki Lauda will go to watch the race Indy-500

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that I would go to watch the race Fernando Alonso in Indianapolis.Niki Lauda "I have been closely following the adventures of Alonso. Win at Indy for centuries. In my time the team would never have allowed me to go there, even though I had offers. If you can't fly in the US, I will definitely watch the race on TV".

2017-05-23 15:04:02

Niki Lauda vs Fernando Alonso

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda said that his team is not going to invite Fernando Alonso.Niki Lauda "Alonso is not in the list of our preferences. We are completely satisfied with Hamilton and Bottas. But, says Toto Wolff, never say never.Earlier, the head of the team Toto Wolff said that the candidacy of Alonso would not approve the company's management, as well there remember the scandal of 2007, when Fernando drove for McLaren-Mercedes.

2017-05-22 17:24:03

Niki Lauda is against the supply of engines Mercedes team McLaren

On the background of the problems Honda was talk that McLaren can return to the Mercedes engines. However, Niki Lauda, non-Executive Director of Mercedes, against such cooperation.Niki Lauda in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport "I am opposed to this contract. Two years I played for the supply of engines team Red Bull, but now I am against such cooperation. We should focus on our battle with Ferrari, not to help competitors."Apparently McLaren next season, will remain with the Honda engines. Until the beginning of may all the suppliers of the engines had to inform the FIA about changing the number of clients, but we know only one fact-change motors the Sauber team has signed a contract with Honda.

2017-05-22 16:34:04

Mercedes has determined the cause of the gathering Bottas

Mercedes has determined the cause of the gathering Bottas

For Valtteri Bottas race in Spain ended in a DNF because of a failure of the power plant. Finn lost the third position and 15 points.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "it's a Shame to lose 15 points because of the gathering. We found the reason for the refusal, and it is associated with the turbine. We've not been faced with such a defect. This is a technical sport, and sometimes it just happens".

2017-05-21 13:34:03

Lewis Hamilton it is Important to be stable

Lewis Hamilton it is Important to be stable

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that stability will decide the outcome of the title this year.Lewis Hamilton "In my opinion, it is about stability. You can be the first in a single race, but to come second in the next. For me it is a question of adopting that form of struggle that is emerging at the moment.Now it is important to be as stable and consistent. Not so important, if I'm in the lead after the next race. It will be important in the lead after the last race. This is a very long and complicated thought process, that's what gives me the moral hardness. Of course I want to win in Monaco, but not the important points, and a real victory.Actually, from race to race pilots are learning how to reboot reset. Everyone uses their own techniques. Over time you perfect this art. Now I am very glad that you are still involved in the fight for the title. The fight is still very tight".After five races Hamilton concedes Sebastian Vettel 6 points.

2017-05-21 12:44:03

The head of Red Bull Mercedes will not help Honda

Head Red Bull Christian Horner is confident that the Mercedes mechanics won't make a move to meet colleagues from Honda.Christian Horner "Not that I know, but I'll be very surprised if Mercedes will start to share the development with Honda. Honda works with Mario Illiano, a very capable man who, I think, be able to understand the problem".

2017-05-20 10:34:04

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes We are not aiming to make the Bottom of the second pilot

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that his team is not going to make Valtteri Bottas pilot number two.Toto Wolff "Yes, the gap is now quite large after the Grand Prix of Spain. But we only had five races and there is still fifteen, so we have no reason to separate the pilots by the numbers. Not at such an early stage of the season.No, we will continue to work as before. Then we'll see."After five races on account of Lewis Hamilton 98 points, while Bottas only 63. However, in the last race and Valtteri was down due to machine failure.

2017-05-20 10:14:03

Helmut Marko No Le Mans for the Red Bull

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko said that his team in the near future will not go in the marathon 24 hours of Le Mans.Helmut Marko "No. We are focused on the Formula-1. Expenses in the WEC are quite large, but only one race is of great importance. We're not even going to consider the Cup from the point of view of sponsorship.We will not abandon the fight for the title in Formula 1. Our problem in the power plant. If you have a good engine, it's in the bag. The first four races of the Ferrari seemed to be the favorite, but after Spain Mercedes clearly made a huge step forward.

2017-05-20 10:04:04

Ross brown Vettel is the key to success of Ferrari

Ross brown Vettel is the key to success of Ferrari

Sports Director of the Formula 1 Ross Brawn believes that Sebastian Vettel has a huge impact on the situation in Ferrari.Ross Brawn "what Sebastian is doing in a red car, a great advertisement for Formula 1. Most fans want to see a successful team Ferrari, and Sebastian is the key to its success.Mercedes work just at the limit of their forces, while Sebastian is clearly with the comfort of fighting for wins and podiums. Ferrari is more consistent in this season".