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

2018-01-17 10:04:03

Sergio Marchionne Ferrari is no place for Niki Lauda

Sergio Marchionne Ferrari is no place for Niki Lauda

Ferrari President Sergio Marchionne said that the Scuderia was no longer a place for the former champion.Sergio Marchionne "Niki Lauda is fundamental for Mercedes. He always understood what was going on in the mind of the pilot, which is very valuable, and he is rarely wrong in assessing what makes the pilot.However in our team there is no place for such a prophet as he. Maurizio Arrivabene does an excellent job with the pilots Ferrari".Lauda played for Ferrari in 1974-1977 and won two titles. In the early 1990s, the Austrian worked in a consultant.

2018-01-17 09:54:06

Bottas believes that the new car will suit him more

Bottas believes that the new car will suit him more

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas expects the new car season, the 2018 must be suitable to his driving style more than last year.Valtteri Bottas "the Car was very fast but did not fit my style of piloting, as designed by Nico and Lewis.But the new car will be more suited to me. What I have seen, I was pleasantly surprised. I believe that everything he learned last season will help me in the future".

2018-01-16 15:04:04

January nomeromania 16 - Nick Heidfeld, 2001

January nomeromania 16 - Nick Heidfeld, 2001

In 2001, the Sauber team for the first time was in the top four. Her best pilot was Nick Heidfeld, who performed on the car under the number "16".Career of nick, received in the Junior series the nickname "quick Nick" "Nick the Quick", supported by Mercedes, while tightly collaborated with McLaren. Thanks to Heidfeld in 1999 he became a test pilot "silver arrows". In 2000, the German with the support of Mercedes debuted as a prize pilot in the composition of Prost. A year later he found a place in the Sauber.In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Sauber team actively cooperated with Ferrari, the Swiss used transmissions and many other sites from Maranello, and badged Petronas hiding customer Ferrari engines. The chief designer Sergio Rinland in 2001 built a decent chassis C20, using a number of unusual solutions in aerodynamics and mechanics, including dvuhkilevoe mount front suspension.

2018-01-16 13:24:03

Chief mechanic Mercedes Three engines for a season is insane

Chief mechanic Mercedes Three engines for a season is insane

This year the limit of use of the engines during the season will be shortened from four to three. Andy Cowell, head of Mercedes, responsible for the creation of motors, believes that this will lead to a considerable increase in costs.Andy Cowell "Three engines for the season is insane. We will have to redesign many of the nodes to increase their reliability.Will not be any savings. We have to collect about 80-100 engines, then to stand to take three or four engine with better characteristics. The cost of the mechanics will increase significantly".

2018-01-16 12:44:05

Giancarlo Minardi Ferrari can replace Raikkonen during the season

Giancarlo Minardi Ferrari can replace Raikkonen during the season

The former head of the eponymous Formula 1 team Giancarlo Minardi believes that Kimi Raikkonen is the weak link in Ferrari, and it can change during the season-2018.Giancarlo Minardi "We expect an interesting season. Many pilots at the end of the year over the contracts, and they need to go all out to prove yourself to potential employers.The extension of the contract with Kimi Raikkonen, I think, was due to the wishes of Sebastian Vettel. But in the second half of the season, Raikkonen has shown inconsistent results.To win the Mercedes, Ferrari should have two strong pilots, and I think that during the season changes may occur".Raikkonen came to Ferrari in 2007 and immediately became a champion. After two not very successful seasons Finn was asked to leave the team. In 2014 Kimi back, but since then has never won the race.

2018-01-16 11:44:03

Lewis Hamilton We need less safe turns

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton believes that championship is more risky sections on the track.Lewis Hamilton "the FIA has done a wonderful job in the part of improving safety on the road. But the work turns and the security zones, it was time to stop.Not to cut the corner and not lose time. Before, if you traveled outside of the track, it definitely was a waste of time. Now you can approach the turn, knowing that if you go to 5 more than possible, you can pass it widely and to get back on track without losing speed. I don't like it.I used to like Oulton Park and Donington. In t old Hairpin was a nightmare - you have to use downforce, abandoning the brakes and using only the gas pedal. There is always the gravel outside the white line. Catching the gravel, you is definitely not able to leave.Pass to the limit in a turn Donington - a feat. There's all the turns harder than in the Formula-1".

2018-01-15 11:54:06

Riccardo Daniel this year we will be able to get closer to the leaders

Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo believes that this year his team will be able to stop the Mercedes to hold in their hands the title.Daniel ricciardo "I think this year we will reduce the backlog. Is it enough to fight for the title I think we can get closer, but we'll see.Max got better in recent times. I will not say that he has come a long way, because he's in the race so long, but he's definitely improved, and I think next year Verstappen is an even more dangerous enemy.

2018-01-13 14:34:04

Mercedes will continue to support Pascal Wehrlein

Mercedes will continue to support Pascal Wehrlein

The Mercedes team will continue to support Pascal Wehrlein, although in the season of 2018 for it and no place.Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes "Pascal definitely deserves a place in Formula 1. He is one of the fastest pilots.At the moment the situation seems a bit complicated in respect of available places, but he will remain in our team.It is unknown whether he will participate in a category outside of Formula 1, but he'll certainly remain a part of our team".

2018-01-13 14:24:04

Valtteri Bottas trains unsparingly

Valtteri Bottas trains unsparingly

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that working hard to become the best pilot in 2018.Valtteri Bottas "I Think last year I played good times, bad times. There were many good moments, but there were many disappointments. Lewis won the title as my teammate, so we had a car capable to fight for victory in every race. I learned a lot, and that's why I really look forward with optimism.I think hard racing was those lessons where I learned the most. I feel that last season I worked a lot on becoming a pilot. I still continue my work on myself, so look forward to the start of the new season".

2018-01-10 10:44:02

Jacques Villeneuve continues to give advice to Mercedes

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes that the Mercedes team must change pilots.Recall that Valtteri Bottas is only a one-year contract with Mercedes in 2018.Jacques Villeneuve "Mercedes winning just because they have the best technique, but it can only be used by Lewis. Bottas is not able to achieve the most in every race. I said that Bottas is the second number. Now I will repeat that this is his maximum. The team needs new blood. They have Wehrlein. I would place Mercedes took this guy. He is fast, young and hungry.

2018-01-08 16:34:04

January nomeromania 8 - Mika Hakkinen, 1998

January nomeromania 8 - Mika Hakkinen, 1998

Mika Hakkinen - a vivid example of how the young pilot joined the team was in crisis, survived her difficult times and succeeded.Hakkinen came to McLaren in 1993, even as a test pilot, and at the end of that season, replaced the fired Michael Andretti. After the departure of Ayrton Senna Finn became the de facto leader of the team, experienced two shifts of mechanics, and three failed season. Victory to the McLaren back in 1997, with the advent of the Mercedes engines, new title sponsor and Adrian Newey.In the season of 1998 radically changed the technical regulations, and best of all coped with the task Newey, prepared McLaren MP4/13. Machine was efficient aerodynamics, a powerful Mercedes engine and the Bridgestone tires, which in most of the races had an advantage over Goodyear. In accordance with the position in the constructors ' championship, McLaren has received a start number "7" and "8". As in the previous season best was David Coulthard, he formally received the status of a first pilot and a "seven" on the nose. The Hakkinen went to the "eight".

2018-01-06 10:54:03

Toto Wolff This winter more festive

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the winter this year is more relaxed than a year ago.Toto Wolff "It's definitely less stressful than last year. But who knows what will happen in the coming days - you never know what he thinks of Lewis.The team's performance and Lewis was incredible, and he had motivation, even after four Championships. I think he sees seven-time champion Michael Schumacher are within reach, and we will do our best to give him a car to beat the record.I am also happy that Lauda has left his position on television. It was a very personal decision, and its role in the Supervisory Board team had nothing to do with it. But it's good for us, because he now has more time, although in the past he was always first on the team. When Nicky gets to the boxes, cleaners, usually still working".

2018-01-06 10:34:03

Bernie Ecclestone is no longer attending Formula 1 races

Bernie Ecclestone is no longer attending Formula 1 races

The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone said that he can no longer attend Grand Prix.Bernie Ecclestone "I Have a feeling that my successors don't want to see me on the track.I am proud of the Formula 1, and I want it was always good. I'm glad the fight Ferrari vs Mercedes mobilized fans.I actually apologized to the promoters because they paid for the old Formula-1. They all work. Now they again get the money".

2018-01-06 10:24:04

Head of Mercedes Bottas should be better

Head of Mercedes Bottas should be better

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Valtteri Bottas has to be better next season.Toto Wolff "that's what he should do. We've seen some positive moments in Sochi and Austria, and then, after the summer break, Lewis came back very strong, and the step that made Lewis made Valtteri to go in the opposite direction.At the end of the season, Bottas managed just to get ahead. He's a Finn with a strong mentality, and I expect he'll be back stronger and faster pilot in the season of 2018.I think he's the first who wants to prove it to yourself. He knows his flaws and he knows he has strengths.Valtteri I know ten years - ten years ago, a small child appeared in the winter in my office in a small sweater without a jacket, without a father. He has a strong will, iron will and character, and I have no doubt that we will see the best of Valtteri in 2018".

2018-01-05 13:44:04

Lewis Hamilton Perhaps at Paul Ricard we will have the best Grand Prix

After the recent criticism of the track Paul Ricard, where this year will take place the Grand Prix of France, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dramatically changed his point of view.Lewis Hamilton "the Most important thing for us is that we come back to France. This country is important for the European part of the championship. Even here there are other good tracks, I still think that in Paul Ricard, we can get the best race of the season. Let's see who knows".Recall, the Grand Prix of France returns to Formula 1 after ten years.

2018-01-05 13:34:03

Jacques Villeneuve Bottas only "number two"

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes Valtteri Bottas second in the Mercedes.Jacques Villeneuve "the Mercedes Team won, because they still have the best engine, but only Hamilton was able to take advantage of it. The performance Bottas was just awkward.He's a solid number two, not more. I would rather chose the Wehrlein.Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen, too, is the "number two". But this is much better than Finn Bottas".

2018-01-05 12:54:03

Toto Wolff believes that Hamilton will remain in the team

Toto Wolff believes that Hamilton will remain in the team

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff expects Lewis Hamilton will stay at Mercedes.Toto Wolff "I don't think Lewis will leave the team as suddenly as did Rosberg. But certainly you never know.We never expected anything like this in 2016, but then we got a call Niko.I expect that he will remain in the team next year. We are happy to work with him, and he is pleased with us."The current Mercedes contract with Hamilton expires at the end of this year.

2018-01-04 12:14:03

Ferrari Chairman we Now have a Corrado Iotti

Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat reports that Ferrari expects to receive an additional 40 HP in 2018, although the main mechanic Lorenzo Sassi goes to Mercedes.The President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne "I don't know who said that Sassi is our trump card. I don't recall saying that.It is true that our problems were not only with him. Our intention was to keep him in GT, but unfortunately, he decided to leave and continue his career elsewhere.It is a normal phenomenon, and now we have Corrado Iotti, and he's all right.

2018-01-04 11:54:04

Charlie whiting Our problem - three fastest teams

Race Director FIA's Charlie whiting believes that Formula 1 has one main problem - the top three fastest teams.Charlie whiting "the biggest problem we faced this year is that the top three teams - Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull much quicker than everyone else.In an ideal world you would want all the teams were very close to each other. In the middle of the peloton, the speed difference is minimal. But the truth is that these three teams are just doing their job better than others. This is not new to Formula 1".

2018-01-03 12:04:03

Lewis Hamilton We want to introduce a new season of gatherings

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is hoping that his team will be able to spend the new season absolutely no gatherings.Lewis Hamilton "We plan to complete each circle is our goal. Of course, it will be difficult to do this, but that's what we plan to do in the new season.I have faith in the team. They are able to commit this technological wonder. This is a huge, huge task, but possible. 2017 Golden year for us, but there is no reason not to repeat it again.I think that between us, Ferrari and teams with Renault engines will be a tough fight. Each of us can become a champion.But, as I said, we plan to complete every race. We had the best reliability, we had all time performances. We will try to achieve more, working hard on a new car."Last season, Hamilton drove the race of all races, and only in one case, he lost to the leader of a circle.

2018-01-03 11:24:03

Esteban Windows In Mercedes pleased with my performances

Esteban Windows In Mercedes pleased with my performances

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows said that the leadership of Mercedes, which supports his career, rather his achievements in his debut season.Esteban Windows "And in the Force India satisfied with what I'm doing, and Mercedes. And if all happy, I just need to continue to do everything in my power. With Toto Wolff most of the time we talk on the phone, sometimes on the track.They called me for a meeting at 35-40 minutes to see where I stand, what my problem, do I need to improve. They also hold a meeting with Force India, to see how my development goes. They are very close to me, they are closely related to my career. But that's OK, because Mercedes is investing money in me.They are really interested in what I do, and I think it's good for my career."It is possible that in 2019, the Windows will partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.

2018-01-03 10:34:07

Lewis Hamilton I don't consider myself a leader

Lewis Hamilton I don't consider myself a leader

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that it does not consider itself a leader on the team.Lewis Hamilton "I don't consider myself a team leader - I consider myself to be a small link in a huge chain.We're all here to play a key role. The key on the chain that makes our relationship as strong as possible. And we are all very well able to communicate".

2018-01-02 11:04:07

Lewis Hamilton a Conversation with Wolff was necessary

Lewis Hamilton a Conversation with Wolff was necessary

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that Frank conversation with Toto Wolff before the season 2017 it really helped.Lewis Hamilton "If you are in the office and your boss doesn't want you was there, then it's not a very good atmosphere, doesn't it You want to work there, but you don't. This is just a negative, distracting from what you're capable of.This meeting was really important to restart things, so when I joined the team after the meeting, everyone knew that I will do everything possible to win.If there are any negative or question without an answer, it is only holding you back, so it was almost a cleansing of the relationship and re-launch of the joint work. We re-started the business, the Foundation of which was laid many years ago".

2017-12-31 14:44:04

Honda concedes Mercedes 68 HP

The German edition Auto Motor und Sport has published data on engine power, Formula 1.Experts Auto Motor und Sport used the insider information and also made calculations with the help of GPS. In the end, the most powerful is recognized as the powerplant of the Mercedes - 949 HP followed by Ferrari 934 HP and Renault 907 HP As expected, at the end of the rating Honda with 881 HP.

2017-12-31 14:44:03

Wehrlein left Sauber for Ferrari

Pascal Wehrlein has earned the only points for Sauber last season, but he was forced to leave the Swiss team.Frederick Wasser, the head of the Sauber "We could not leave Pascal because it supports career Mercedes. We begin working more closely with Ferrari, so it made sense to sign a contract with their pilot.And during the season Marcus Ericsson is often not inferior Wehrlein".Ericsson has maintained a place in the Sauber, and his partner in the new season will be Ferrari protege Charles Leclerc.

2017-12-30 13:14:03

Lewis Hamilton, Magny-Cours better than Paul Ricard

In 2018, the Grand Prix of France will return to the Formula 1 calendar with the track at Paul Ricard. But the pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he would race in Magny-Cours, where the French stage was conducted in 1991-2008 Lewis Hamilton "to be Honest, I really liked the Magny-Cours circuit. It is to be honest with yourself.Paul Ricard is in a great location, but the track I personally do not like. It's not as good and exciting as in Magny-Cours.I think the most important thing that we have now the Grand Prix of France, because it is an important part of Europe, is an important part of the European tour.In France so many beautiful trails, for example, Le Mans, and for some reason we are still there. It would also be great."Hamilton has participated twice in the Grand Prix of France in 2007 he finished third in 2007- the tenth.

2017-12-30 12:24:03

The head of Red Bull It was the worst year since 2006

Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that it was probably the worst season for his team.Christian Horner "for reliability, reliability of the engine, it was probably the worst year that we had the season in 2006, when we worked with Ferrari engines.Our partner for the supply of engines working hard to solve all problems this winter. They need it for their own team.Hopefully we can organize together to truly challenge Ferrari and Mercedes, who just will not stand for next year.

2017-12-29 09:24:07

Toto Wolff Confidence has returned to the Bottom

Toto Wolff Confidence has returned to the Bottom

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that Valtteri Bottas is confident before the season started-2018.Toto Wolff "His confidence is back after the last race in Abu Dhabi, and we saw a really good qualification in Brazil and in Abu Dhabi in his performance. We never doubted the speed of Valtteri.In the past year, difficulties in interaction with the tires and chassis gave problems Valtteri. Lewis coped with them much better. Maybe next year everything will be easier".

2017-12-28 12:04:03

The new Ferrari will be longer

The new Ferrari will be longer

The Italian press reports that the new machine Ferrari will differ from its predecessor, an increased wheelbase.Chief designer Simone Resta took this decision after consultations with the famous engineer Rory Byrne who built a champion Ferrari Michael Schumacher. Increased wheelbase will create a more efficient aerodynamics, which will allow you to gain an advantage on highways, where strong was the car Mercedes.The car Mercedes has the largest wheelbase in the last season 3760 mm 3594 mm vs Ferrari. However, because of the "silver arrows" proved to be less competitive on a narrow and slow circuits in Monaco, Hungary and Singapore. The Germans, on the contrary, want to make a more compact car.