Mercedes

  • Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg 1 week ago

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately. The Mercedes driver, who finished second after making a mistake at the first chicane while under pressure from winning team- mate Lewis Hamilton, could...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after team-mate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes team-mate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53-lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV to be launched in India on September 30 September 7, 2014

    Mercedes' onslaught of launches has been keeping our calendars choc-a-bloc. After bringing out a couple of new AMG vehicles and more, the German luxury carmaker is looking to launch its smallest SUV, the GLA in India on September 30. And in a week's time, we will also have the E...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg to duel again September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wing-to-wing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 1-2 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other entering the tricky...
  • Hamilton grabs pole ahead of Rosberg at Italian Grand Prix September 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday, although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever. Rosberg had taken four straight poles and six of the last seven. It's Hamilton's...
  • Mercedes play down suggestion of line-up change September 6, 2014

    Mercedes would consider dropping one of their title-chasing Formula One drivers only in a "very, very worst case" scenario that is unlikely to happen, motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Friday. The Austrian was clarifying comments made in a BBC radio interview when asked what might happen if the pairing of...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest in 2nd practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Monza: Championship leader Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton was hindered by car problems. Hamilton was more than half a second ahead of the pack in the morning session but took part only in the final...
  • Mercedes drivers manage to keep their distance September 5, 2014

    The Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton show rumbled into Monza on Thursday and this time the Mercedes team-mates kept their distance. The Formula One title rivals could at least be said to be obeying orders after a week dominated by the fallout of their second-lap collision at the Belgian Grand Prix...
  • Stewards should have punished Nico Rosberg, says Felipe Massa September 4, 2014

    Formula One stewards should have punished championship leader Nico Rosberg after he collided with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in Belgium and 'destroyed' his race, Felipe Massa said on Thursday. The incident between the two title rivals at Spa on Aug. 24 was deemed a racing incident by stewards, with Rosberg...
  • Lewis Hamilton determined to claw back points September 4, 2014

    Nico Rosberg was booed in Belgium after a collision with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton but the Formula One leader will raise a cheer from Ferrari fans if he does it again at Monza on Sunday. The chances of that happening at the 'Pista Magica', the venerable cathedral of Italian motorsport set...
  • Nico Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Lewis Hamilton crash August 29, 2014

    London: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team mate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said on Friday. Rosberg hit Hamilton on the second lap at Spa on Sunday and the Briton later retired from the race with a...
  • FIA will take no action against Nico Rosberg August 26, 2014

    London: Formula One's governing body will take no action against championship leader Nico Rosberg despite Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton accusing him of a deliberate collision at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. "The FIA will not intervene in this issue," said a spokesman for the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA). He...
  • My version of the accident is different, says Rosberg August 26, 2014

    London: Nico Rosberg has questioned Lewis Hamilton's version of events after the Mercedes team-mates collided while contesting the lead on the second lap of the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Hamilton told reporters at Spa on Sunday that the Formula One championship leader had told a team meeting after the race...
  • Lewis Hamilton wonders whether Nico Rosberg can be trusted August 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton says he no longer knows whether to trust Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg on the track after they collided at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix but has ruled out retaliation. The incident, with Rosberg's front wing making contact with Hamilton's rear tyre and causing a puncture on the second lap...
  • Beaming Ricciardo looms large in Mercedes' mirrors August 25, 2014

    For the benefit of those who might need reminding after reading Monday's sports pages, Daniel Ricciardo won the Belgian Grand Prix. It was easy to overlook that fact with the headlines dominated by the turmoil at Mercedes after Lewis Hamilton accused championship-leading team-mate Nico Rosberg of deliberately colliding with him. But if...
  • Nico Rosberg could face consequences for collision August 25, 2014

    Mercedes threatened to review their policy of allowing their drivers to race each other freely after Formula One leader Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton collided at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. "Unfortunately, yes," Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff told reporters when asked whether the dominant team might change their tactics. "It...
  • Nico Rosberg hit me on purpose, claims Lewis Hamilton August 24, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton accused Mercedes team-mate and Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg of deliberately colliding with him at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. The incident on lap two left Hamilton with a puncture and ultimately led to the Briton's retirement from the race, while Rosberg went on to finish second...
  • Red Bull's Ricciardo beats Rosberg to win Belgian Grand Prix 2014 August 24, 2014

    Spa: Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to win an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday, while Rosberg extended his championship lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in acrimonious circumstances. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas was third. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg...
  • Mercedes say Brembo not to blame for brake failure August 24, 2014

    Belgium: The Mercedes Formula One team have cleared Italian brake manufacturer Brembo of blame for a disc failure that caused Lewis Hamilton to crash in qualifying for last month's German Grand Prix. The team said in a joint statement with Brembo at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday that they had...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix August 23, 2014

    Spa: Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to clinch...
  • Valtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice August 23, 2014

    Belgium: Valtteri Bottas ended Mercedes' run of fastest laps with the top time for Williams in a damp final Belgian Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Finn clocked a time of one minute 49.465 seconds, with Australian Daniel Ricciardo second and 0.268 slower for champions Red Bull. Mercedes had finished one-two in...
  • Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in 2nd Belgian Grand Prix practice August 22, 2014

    Spa: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg as their positions from the morning session were reversed. Conditions were cool and overcast for both runs, although the rain stayed away on the 7-kilometer (4.3-mile)...
  • Nico Rosberg best in 1st practice session at Belgian GP August 22, 2014

    Belgium: Formula One leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in opening Belgian Grand Prix practice on Friday after renewing his duel with Mercedes team mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton. Returning refreshed from the August break, Rosberg set a best time of one minute 51.577 seconds around the classic Ardennes...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to play his cards right at Belgian GP August 20, 2014

    Spa-Francorchamps: Lewis Hamilton says his Formula One title duel with Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg is like a game of poker but the dominant duo may not hold all the aces in Belgium this weekend. Resurgent Williams have the same engine as the Mercedes works team and both Valtteri...
  • Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020 August 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday. The race, which has been run in the city's Albert Park since...
  • Mercedes' Rosberg grabs pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole postion on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him setting a qualifying time. Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds at the Hungaroring...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final Hungarian Grand Prix practice on Saturday to complete the Mercedes Formula One driver's sweep of the three sessions before qualifying. The Briton, 14 points behind championship-leading team mate Nico Rosberg after 10 races but favourite for Sunday, lapped the Hungaroring circuit with a best...