Fifth for Rosberg (Mercedes race review)

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Mercedes kept constructors’ championship rivals Renault at bay by out-scoring them at Monza. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 12 7 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’23.388 (+0.333) 1’23.055 Race position 9 5 Average race lap 1’27.349 (+0.283) 1’27.066 Laps 53/53 53/53 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times … Continue reading Fifth for Rosberg (Mercedes race review)

Recovery drives (Mercedes race review)

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Despite starting from what was by far their worst grid positions of the year – 14th and 21st – the Mercedes duo scored 14 points. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 21 14 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’47.874 (-0.011) 1’47.885 Race position 7 6 Average race lap 2’01.814 (+0.072) 2’01.742 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops … Continue reading Recovery drives (Mercedes race review)

First zero of 2010 (Mercedes race review)

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Mercedes failed to score for the first time in 2010 at the Hungaroring. And Michael Schumacher came in for criticism after a dangerous move on Rubens Barrichello. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 14 6 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.630 (+0.819) 1’20.811 Race position 11 Average race lap 1’28.262 (-1.436) 1’29.699 Laps 69/70 15/70 Pit … Continue reading First zero of 2010 (Mercedes race review)

Strategy goes awry again for Schumacher (Mercedes race review)

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Had Mercedes not brought Michael Schumacher into the pits during the safety car he might have enjoyed the seventh-placed finish which went to Kamui Kobayashi. After the race Ross Brawn said he felt Schumacher’s race had been spoiled by a mis-application of the safety car rules. However Nico Rosberg salvaged some pride with a point … Continue reading Strategy goes awry again for Schumacher (Mercedes race review)

Poor qualifying disappoints Mercedes

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European Grand Prixqualifying in pictures Mercedes suffered their worst performance in qualifying for the second race in a row. Tenth and 13th on the grid in Canada two weeks ago had been their worst to date. But Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher will start tomorrow’s Eureopean Grand Prix from 12th and 15th respectively after both … Continue reading Poor qualifying disappoints Mercedes

Mercedes “within striking distance” – Brawn

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Ross Brawn believes Mercedes are “within striking distance” of the championship leaders. He expects to cut their deficit with an upgrade package at next week’s European Grand Prix: Looking ahead to Valencia, the circuit is similar to Montreal in many ways with long straights connected by slow corners which should suit our car. We have … Continue reading Mercedes “within striking distance” – Brawn

Schumacher slumps to 11th as Rosberg takes points (Mercedes race review)

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Michael Schumacher’s move on Felipe Massa came under scrutiny after the Canadian Grand Prix – but the stewards rightly concluded the Mercedes driver had done nothing wrong. The same goes for his early dice with Robert Kubica, although that left him with a puncture which compromised his race. Meanwhile team mate Nico Rosberg had a … Continue reading Schumacher slumps to 11th as Rosberg takes points (Mercedes race review)

Mercedes focus on top speed for Canada

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Mercedes are aiming for a better straight-line performance from their W01 in the Canadian Grand Prix. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is reputed for being a circuit where straight-line speed is crucial for a quick lap. Michael Schumacher said: The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is all about top speed so we have worked very hard on this, … Continue reading Mercedes focus on top speed for Canada

Turkish GP team-by-team: Mercedes

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With Ferrari struggling, Mercedes were the third-fastest team around Istanbul, though a long way off Red Bull and McLaren. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 5 6 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’26.857 (-0.095) 1’26.952 Race position 4 5 Average race lap 1’32.392 (-0.02) 1’32.412 Laps 58/58 58/58 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Turkish GP team-by-team: Mercedes

Schumacher’s Monaco penalty will stand after Mercedes withdraw appeal

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Mercedes have withdrawn their appeal against Michael Schumacher’s penalty in the Monaco Grand Prix. However they described Schumacher’s penalty as “disproportionate” and said the FIA has agreed to discuss the terms of article 40.13 under which Schumacher was punished. They added they were supportive of drivers having a role on the stewards’ panel. Damon Hill, … Continue reading Schumacher’s Monaco penalty will stand after Mercedes withdraw appeal