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)
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Brawn criticises safety car rulesPosted on
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
Poor qualifying disappoints MercedesPosted on
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
Schumacher sorry for Hamilton blockPosted on
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
Mercedes “within striking distance” – BrawnPosted on
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)Posted on
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 CanadaPosted on
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: MercedesPosted on
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 revert to long wheelbase W01Posted on
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
Schumacher’s Monaco penalty will stand after Mercedes withdraw appealPosted on
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
Monaco GP team-by-team: MercedesPosted on
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
Rosberg rues missing front rowPosted on
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
Progress or favouritism at Mercedes? (Spanish Grand Prix team-by-team)Posted on
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.
Schumacher not expecting leap to the frontPosted on
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
Rosberg leads Schumacher home again (Chinese GP team-by-team: Mercedes)Posted on
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.
Schumacher: we can still fight for titlePosted on
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
Nico Rosberg off to a good start doing the hardest job in Formula 1Posted on
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.
Malaysian GP team-by-team: MercedesPosted on
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
Schumacher and Rosberg meet Mercedes fans in Malaysia (pictures)Posted on
Mercedes drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg made an appearance in Kuala Lumpur today on behalf of the team’s title sponsor Petronas. Along with third driver Nick Heidfeld the drivers entertained fans in Kuala Lumpur with a current-generation F1 car as well as a classic Mercedes W196. See below for pictures.
Schumacher’s return: what’s changed?Posted on
October 22nd, 2006: Michael Schumacher makes his last F1 start. There are 22 cars on the grid, each with traction control, grooved Bridgestone or Michelin tyres, and a fraction of the fuel needed to complete the race. F1’s changed a lot since the last time Schumacher raced. How will he cope on his return?