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

2017-07-29 09:04:03

Sebastian Vettel goes to Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel has been associated with many rumors about his transfer to the camp Mercedes, but he seems happy to stay in, stressing on Thursday that his delay in signing a new deal was caused by the full concentration on the League.Sebastian Vettel "Why do I delay I think the fact that we are fighting for the title, fight for every point, speaks for itself. About the contract to think.Summer will be a little more time, a couple of weeks, when not racing, but at the moment I believe that the main attention should be paid to work on the car.I'll work in the simulator, I will be a lot of time to spend on communicating with the team. In the summer I enjoy not going.The contract can be signed quite quickly, so it's not a problem.As I said, I'm not in a hurry, I don't think the team is also in a hurry. I have a good relationship with the team, so I think they will be happy to see me and then next to him".

2017-07-28 21:44:03

Max Verstappen I have been struggling with balance

Max Verstappen I have been struggling with balance

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen on the results practices Grand Prix of Hungary was in 6-th line of the Protocol.Max Verstappen "For me, practices were not entirely successful. I constantly struggled with the balance of his car. We have many things changed in my car, and at the end of the second practice I tried to show the fastest lap, but each time I prevented the yellow and red flags.But my long runs are looking great, so we quietly prepare for the remainder of the weekend. In qualifying the Mercedes, of course, will return to fight for the first places, but we only need that to add quite a bit to be faster than them".

2017-07-28 21:34:03

Sebastian Vettel Just after lunch I found a rhythm

Sebastian Vettel Just after lunch I found a rhythm

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel showed the 2nd result practices Grand Prix of Hungary.Sebastian Vettel "I was happy with my speed, and just after lunch, the car began to increase the tempo. I think that now we look not so bad, but to analyze the outcome of the session difficult. Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull are very close to each other - tomorrow will be fun. We need to find better settings for tomorrow and a little work with the tire, and then everything will fall into place.Today I slightly damaged the car too aggressive after the curb. Even had to return to the pits, but nothing happened.I remember two years ago had made of the victory. This is a difficult race, but we have a good chance to compete for first place on the podium".

2017-07-28 21:14:03

Valtteri Bottas we still have a job

Valtteri Bottas we still have a job

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas in the practice of the Hungarian Grand Prix showed the 3rd result.Valtteri Bottas "it is Clearly evident that we still have work to do. Three teams now look very fast and about equal in strength.I'm not entirely happy with the balance of the car, especially the stability of the rear in turns. It is expected that temperatures tomorrow will rise, and this means that we need to do something to the back of the machine was more stable. I think it would be the main theme well Saturday.The struggle in qualifying is supposed to be interesting.

2017-07-28 20:24:03

Lewis Hamilton Not the easiest start to the weekend

Lewis Hamilton Not the easiest start to the weekend

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on the results practices Grand Prix of Hungary was on 5th position.Lewis Hamilton "It's not the easiest start to the weekend. The conditions were just unpredictable. I finished fifth, but the car is clearly capable of more.Red Bull is now among the leaders, so the weekend is expected to be very interesting. This should be good for the fansAt night we will work on balance - the only way we can make the machine what you want. We can make progress, and this is just what we need before the start of qualifying. One in ten will have the value".

2017-07-28 12:04:03

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

Nico Rosberg will be the team principal of Formula E

It seems that the champion of the season-2016 Nico Rosberg is preparing to become the head of the factory Mercedes team in Formula E, which will appear in 2019.This week the German automaker shocked the racing world by announcing that after 2018 he will be leaving DTM for electric series.Now Auto Bild reports that Rosberg, the recently retired reigning world champion, is first in line to head the new team.Auto Bild "the President has already met with the head of Formula E, Alejandro Agawam in Monaco. If that happens, Rosberg will become the second world champion of Formula 1, was appointed to lead the team in Formula E. the First is a four-time world champion and head of the factory Renault team Alain Prost".

2017-07-28 11:54:02

Liberty will present the franchise model for Formula 1

Liberty Media is exploring the possibility of replacing current commercial contracts of Formula 1, the so-called Treaties the Consent to the franchising model.That's according to head of Mercedes Toto Wolff that sounds like thunder from a clear sky on the background of rumors about the future commercial direction of the championship after 2020 when the current Contract agreement will end.The current model of income distribution developed by the now ousted President Bernie Ecclestone, is debatable, as it is aimed at enriching only the rich teams.Toto Wolff "Liberty Media is building a very good approach in the future, any Contract Consent more generally will not.In principle, the teams in the future will have an ongoing franchise that will help to increase its value because they do not have to renegotiate the contract every eight years".

2017-07-28 11:14:05

Chapter Mercedes I don't know how we will do in this race

Chapter Mercedes I don't know how we will do in this race

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he did not know what the outcome of the Hungarian Grand Prix.Toto Wolff "I would not like to comment on this issue. We will win or not is a big question. To begin, I would like to see how the completed qualification because of Friday's results here absolutely have nothing to do with the real speed and capabilities of the teams. The result of this race will directly affect how the team will build a strategy for the development of the car in the second half of the season.

2017-07-28 11:14:03

Max Verstappen ready to leave Red Bull

Max Verstappen ready to leave Red Bull

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen said he was ready to leave the home team for the opportunity to play for a strong team.Max Verstappen "I know that Ferrari has a big history in Formula 1. Mercedes, incidentally, also has a championship history. Honestly, I just want to sit in the best car. Color doesn't really matter.But I believe in the power of Red Bull. We are on the right track. The car and the engine is constantly being improved".In the past ten races, Verstappen only five times got to the finish.

2017-07-28 10:44:02

Mika Salo Mercedes not favourites

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Mika Salo believes that Ferrari in Hungary to strike back at Mercedes.Mika Salo "I think Ferrari will be strong this weekend. Mercedes may have problems due to the large wheelbase.But of course Mercedes always strong on every type of tracks, plus a lot will depend on qualifications, because to overtake here almost impossible.It is also important to properly configure itself. Correct mental attitude is half the battle".

2017-07-27 11:14:05

Berger makes a DTM

The legend of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger instructed to save the German DTM series after a not very encouraging news about the closing of this championship.Mercedes said coming out of DTM to debut at the electric series Formula E in 2019.Gerhard Berger "it is Clear that the solution to Mercedes directly affects the other members of this series. However, Mercedes has made their announcement long before the end of 2018. This leaves time to maneuver, to develop a viable concept of the future.DTM is one of the most important racing series in the world. We are to keep".

2017-07-25 14:14:03

Ralf Schumacher Raikkonen can still win the race

The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Ralf Schumacher has defended Kimi Raikkonen.While the Italian team is not ready to leave Finn in 2018, there are reports that Sebastian Vettel will agree to a new contract, but only if Kimi Raikkonen will receive a renewal of his contract.42-year-old Schumacher has defended Kimi Raikkonen "as for talent, I think that Kimi is a brilliant pilot. He is already a world champion, but can certainly do better.Given his age, he perfectly copes with his work. For Ferrari it would be wise to keep it to yourself.This year he has a good car, but Sebastian Vettel was stronger. I think it's perfect for Sebastian, but Kimi could still win the race. Let's see what happens next season.I must say that the Formula 1 became very interesting when Ferrari and Mercedes began to fight each other".It should be noted that Raikkonen, who in October will celebrate 38 years, is now the oldest pilot of the championship.

2017-07-25 13:44:03

Lucas Auer thinks no more about Formula 1

Lucas Auer thinks no more about Formula 1

Lucas Auer, the nephew of the legend of Formula 1 Gerhard Berger will make his test debut in the car of the Royal race in Budapest next month thanks to the support of the BWT and its relations with Mercedes. But the pilot DTM does not think about the transition.Lucas Auer "At the moment I don't think Formula 1 is my goal because fully focused on DTM.In the DTM you need to spend three years in preparation for the fight for the title, so I am happy to stay with Mercedes next season. Let's see, what are my options".

2017-07-24 11:24:02

Lewis Hamilton Fans want the second race in the UK

British pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton is confident that his fans are ready to support the race in London.Lewis Hamilton "I feel that the UK is home to Motorsport. Here are the base of almost all teams. Every racing weekend here just crowds of people in the stands. It would be a real shame for Motorsport to lose the British Grand Prix. Moreover, a lot of people here spend a lot of money during the racing days.I don't believe we will lose the British Grand Prix, because the sports world will probably erupt. I will do everything in my power to convince Liberty that it is impossible to abandon the race.We have in the UK a lot of great trails, and we can use Silverstone and other tracks. We used to have two Grand Prix in Spain. It would be cool to have one, the race was held on the stationary track and the second street ring."It is known that currently the company has plans Liberty of the race in London.

2017-07-23 14:04:04

Niki Lauda can't calm down

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda is still to comment on the decision of the FIA on Halo.Niki Lauda "Clearly, this is a huge mistake. There is no doubt that safety should be improved where possible but not at this price, when the appearance of the machine becomes a laughingstock.The risk for the head of the pilot of Formula-1 is minimized. We only further spoil the aesthetics of the sport in this way".

2017-07-22 16:44:03

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Valtteri Bottas decision on the contract will not be accepted in the near future

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas said that a decision on his contract will not be made before the end of this month.Valtteri Bottas "First we need to talk about it in the team before making any official announcement. We came to the point when everyone starts to talk with everyone. It's break time and the middle of the season. You will not hear anything in the next few weeks.As I said, the main goal - a long-term relationship with the team, that's what I want. We still need to wait a few weeks and see how it goes, but it's my goal.Bottas just 23 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel after 10 of the Grand Prix of the season-2017 and by 22 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton, despite the fact that he was the only driver of the trio, who have suffered because of leaving the race during the Spanish Grand Prix.

2017-07-22 15:54:04

Niki Lauda outraged by the introduction of Halo

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda was unhappy with the decree of the FIA to enter into force from next year, head-protection system Halo.Niki Lauda "We have tested Halo, Red Bull and Shield. But the problem is that as head protection, none of the options did not convince us 100 percent.FIA had to make the right decision in this situation. Halo is a wrong decision.The FIA has made Formula 1 safer than it is. In addition, the risk of flying wheels is substantially eliminated, because the wheels are stronger tied to the car. The risk for the pilots was minimal.We need to attract new fans to racing, to become closer to the viewer, and it collapses stupid innovations".

2017-07-22 15:44:05

Chapter Mercedes, the FIA had no choice

Chapter Mercedes, the FIA had no choice

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff believes that the FIA was just in a desperate situation, introducing Halo to the cars of season 2018.Toto Wolff "I think that the FIA had no choice but to enter the Halo. The mandate requires FIA to improve safety, we considered different systems, and none of them works. Halo is the only correct option.I don't like the appearance and aesthetics of Halo, but the decision was taken - now we need to do everything".

2017-07-20 11:24:05

Ferrari Chairman We will come back to fight

Ferrari Chairman We will come back to fight

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne urged the staff of his team after the British Grand Prix for an immediate response, Mercedes.Sergio Marchionne "I know that you are a team. We can't mourn this negative result, but instead expect an immediate response. We always knew that our opponent was very strong and dominant for many years.But I am convinced that we will return to the fight".

2017-07-20 11:24:03

Flavio Briatore Ferrari can't win

Flavio Briatore Ferrari can't win

The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore is convinced that Ferrari will not be able to beat Mercedes this season.Flavio Briatore "I say this with regret, but Ferrari could have had more chances to win, if better used, problems of Mercedes in the first half of the season.Mercedes had their difficulties, but they are now in the past. The problem is now the Scuderia. However, there is still half of the season. Let's wait".

2017-07-20 10:54:03

Head of Mercedes wants Hamilton in the team

Head of Mercedes wants Hamilton in the team

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that he wants Lewis Hamilton left the team.Toto Wolff "we are Now focused on the championship. The struggle is very dense. However, all the talk about the future is very positive.Lewis is closely associated with Mercedes, and we love him as a pilot. I think the same thing he feels towards us. We will try to find agreement for the future.He's in a better team in his hands the best car, we have a good basis for a contract. I do not think that the rumors about the Ferrari matter.The current contract of Hamilton with Mercedes expires at the end of 2018.

2017-07-20 10:34:02

Italian press the Grand Prix of great Britain was a turning point for Ferrari

The Italian publication claims that Ferrari after the failure at Silverstone should fear for the fate of the title.La Gazzetta dello Sport "the Race for Ferrari at Silverstone was the worst this season. The Scuderia returned home worried that the British Grand Prix may have been a turning point in favor of Mercedes. The last three races were tough, but now it's much worse."After the Grand Prix of great Britain Sebastian Vettel ahead of Lewis Hamilton by just one point.

2017-07-19 15:34:03

Christian Horner Mercedes will not agree to work with McLaren

Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Mercedes will not agree to supply its engines to McLaren, because she is afraid of competition from British team.Christian Horner "the other day I spoke with Zach brown, and he told me that the situation resembles the one in which we were two years ago. So do not take seriously the talk that McLaren next season will return to the Mercedes engines".Two years ago the Red Bull team decided to abandon the uncompetitive Renault engines, however, neither Mercedes, nor Ferrari agreed to work with four-time winner of the Cup of designers.

2017-07-19 12:14:03

Head of Mercedes protects Lewis Hamilton

Head of Mercedes protects Lewis Hamilton

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that the press has once again twisted his relationship with Lewis Hamilton.Toto Wolff "again the Press came up with a completely crazy story about the relationship between me and Lewis and Lewis and the team. It is actually the opposite.Lewis was absent on holiday in London. But this three-time world champion had just set another record for number of pole positions, so no doubt he knows how to prepare for race weekend.As a leader, I give him that freedom and if he thinks that it is better to stay away, spending time with friends, then so be it".

2017-07-19 11:34:03

Corriere dello Sport Ferrari need to start from scratch

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport believes that a fight for the title Ferrari need to start from scratch.Corriere dello Sport "Mercedes have managed to cope with their problems. At the same time, the speed of the Ferrari gradually weakened. Maranello needs to start from scratch.Form of the Ferrari is so weak that the fight for victory looks all the more pale. Over the summer the team need to change a lot".In the drivers ' championship gap to Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton was reduced to a single point. In the constructors ' championship Mercedes broke away from Ferrari on 55 points.

2017-07-19 10:04:03

Niki Lauda Ferrari should not have to risk

Niki Lauda Ferrari should not have to risk

Non-Executive Director of Mercedes Niki Lauda believes Ferrari should not have to risk a tire during the race at Silverstone.Niki Lauda "They paid for that decided to take a chance with tires. One would assume that it won't work".The distance of the race at Silverstone - lap 51. Vettel switched from the Supersoft to the Soft after lap 18, Raikkonen - after 24 lap Hamilton - after 25 circle. Two laps to go could not stand the front tyre from Raikkonen and Vettel.

2017-07-19 09:54:07

Lewis Hamilton I don't know what I will have mood for Christmas

Lewis Hamilton I don't know what I will have mood for Christmas

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton has hinted that before Christmas he was not going to think about a new contract.Lewis Hamilton "I like to drive in Formula 1. But in the future it could happen. It sounds unlikely, but I really don't know what mood I'll be for Christmas. The solution I can accept any".

2017-07-19 09:54:04

Chapter Mercedes I find it difficult to talk about Battese

Chapter Mercedes I find it difficult to talk about Battese

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff admitted that to make a choice for next season it is very difficult, especially considering the level of performance of Valtteri Bottas.Toto Wolff "I'm really happy with Valtteri. Given his performances, making a choice becomes very difficult. But we must think not only about next season, but for several years ahead. We have to collect all the pieces of the puzzle.After the race in Budapest I'll think about it on the beach. As for the season-2018, 90 sure that it will be Bottas".

2017-07-18 13:34:03

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

Sebastian Vettel I'm not panicking

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted that he is not worried about reduced to a minimum separation from Lewis Hamilton.Sebastian Vettel "there is No reason for panic or anxiety. The last race wasn't very good, but do not forget about how far we were from the leaders last year.It is true that Mercedes was stronger in the last races, but I think the biggest problem for us is qualification. At the same time, we have a quick car, and as soon as we can manage with some problems, the picture can change.