Mercedes

  • Nico Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Lewis Hamilton crash 8 hours 0 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Niki Lauda apologises to Ferrari for derogatory comment July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Niki Lauda has apologised to Ferrari for making critical comments about his former team's Formula One car. The retired triple champion, who is now non-executive chairman of championship leaders Mercedes and also a television pundit, was quoted in Spanish newspaper El Pais last weekend as saying Fernando Alonso was driving...
  • Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix practice July 25, 2014

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, escorted by team-mate Nico Rosberg on Friday. Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds, was 0.238 seconds faster than Rosberg's in the second session. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nine of the...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice July 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he meant to continue, with the fastest lap in Friday's first free practice and championship-leading Mercedes-team mate Nico Rosberg behind him. The winner of the last two Hungarian Grands Prix lapped the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest with a best time of one...
  • Lewis Hamilton hopes to agree new deal this year July 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton hopes to agree a new deal with Mercedes this season even though his current contract still has more than a year to run. "I am sure something will happen this year," the 2008 world champion told British reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday. "But now is not...
  • Lewis Hamilton looking for a high five in Hungary July 23, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula One driver needs a win to cut into team-mate Nico Rosberg's 14-point championship lead after 10 of...
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG launched in India at Rs 68.50 lakh July 22, 2014

    Mercedes-Benz India has launched the CLA 45 AMG performance saloon in the country at Rs 68.50 lakh ex-Delhi. Based on the NGCC platform, the CLA 45 AMG is the most affordable performance car from the German manufacturer in the country as of now. Inspired by the CLS four-door coupe, the CLA...
  • Lewis Hamilton feared for safety of marshals July 21, 2014

    HOCKENHEIM: Lewis Hamilton said he had feared for the safety of German Grand Prix marshals who ran across the track during the race to push clear Adrian Sutil's stranded Sauber while other cars were lapping at speed. The Mercedes driver, who finished third in a race won by team mate Nico...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Nico Rosberg back on top in final German Grand Prix practice July 19, 2014

    Germany: Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the timesheets in final practice for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Mercedes again ended the session clear of the rest. Rosberg, who leads team mate Lewis Hamilton by four points at the halfway stage in the Formula One championship, lapped...