Renault and Mercedes have each been fined $50,000 for their roles in incidents that took place in the pit lane during the Hungarian Grand Prix. A wheel came off Nico Rosberg’s car and Renault’s lollipop man allowed Robert Kubica out of his pit box too soon, causing a collision with Adrian Sutil.
Having hoped to qualify on the third row Mercedes only scraped one car into Q3. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 11 9 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’15.026 (+0.008) 1’15.018 Race position 9 8 Average race lap 1’19.860 (+0.048) 1’19.811 Laps 66/67 66/67 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open … Continue reading Another setback (Mercedes team review)
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)
Ross Brawn believes a mis-application of the safety car rules cost Michael Schumacher a better finish in the European Grand Prix. Schumacher had to wait at the pit lane exit after taking his pit stop during the safety car period. Brawn said: As the leaders had not been picked up, Michael was waved through and … Continue reading Brawn criticises safety car rules
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
Michael Schumacher apologised for spoiling Lewis Hamilton’s lap at the end of second practice this morning. Schumacher said: Regarding Lewis, I must apologise as I did not see him and was not informed that he was there. As I was planning my lap at that moment and looking ahead, I was unfortunately in his way. … Continue reading Schumacher sorry for Hamilton block
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
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 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
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
Mercedes has confirmed it will revert to using the long wheelbase version of the W01 in next week’s Turkish Grand Prix. Ross Brawn added the team have “major and very challenging upgrades” planned for the next few races: I am encouraged that we have made progress over the last two races and that we have … Continue reading Mercedes revert to long wheelbase W01
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
The Mercedes drivers swapped positions on the first lap – and again after the last lap. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 7 6 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’14.590 (+0.046) 1’14.544 Race position 12 7 Average race lap 1’25.116 (+0.244) 1’24.872 Laps 78/78 78/78 Pit stops 1 1 Michael Schumacher Beat Rosberg away at the … Continue reading Monaco GP team-by-team: Mercedes
Monaco qualifying in pictures Nico Rosberg was frustrated to only qualify sixth for the Monaco Grand Prix having been quickest in Q2. He said: My pace has been really good here throughout the weekend and in the first two qualifying sessions today, so it was a disappointing result to only qualify in sixth position. I … Continue reading Rosberg rues missing front row
With a longer-wheelbase car and a radical new airbox this weekend Mercedes reckoned they made progress at the Spanish Grand Prix. But a look at the data suggests they might have done nothing more than transfer the weight of their problems from Michael Schumacher’s side of the garage to Nico Rosberg’s.
Mercedes are bringing a longer version of the W01 to the next race at Barcelona for both their drivers and Michael Schumacher will use a different chassis. But he doesn’t think it will be enough for last year’s constructors’ champions to take on the front runners just yet: Our step forward in Barcelona will be … Continue reading Schumacher not expecting leap to the front
Michael Schumacher continues to struggle on his F1 return after finishing 52 seconds behind his team mate – despite the benefit of a mid-race safety car period. Nico Rosberg, meanwhile, goes from strength to strength and is now second in the world championship.
Chinese GP racepreparation in pictures Michael Schumacher says he can still fight for the world championship despite having only scored nine points in the first three races. Schumacher believes the new points system introduced this year will help him get back in touch with the leaders – if Mercedes can develop the W01 quickly enough. … Continue reading Schumacher: we can still fight for title
Before the season began it looked like Nico Rosberg had the worst job in Formula 1 – team mate to Michael Schumacher. But, three races in, Rosberg can hold his head up – he’s doing a far better job against the seven-times champion than any of Schumacher’s previous team mates have.
Last year’s constructors’ champions enjoyed a largely failure-free 2009 – but Michael Schumacher’s race was ended by an unusual failure in Sepang. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 8 2 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’51.717 (+1.044) 1’50.673 Race position 3 Average race lap 1’43.576 (+2.828) 1’40.749 Laps 9/56 56/56 Pit stops 0 1 Michael Schumacher … Continue reading Malaysian GP team-by-team: Mercedes