After last week’s announcement that Lewis Hamilton was moving to the Mercedes AMG Petronas team to partner with Nico Rosberg, it was clear that Michael Schumacher’s future plans didn’t involve racing F1 cars for Mercedes. Today, Schumacher has made it official, announcing his second retirement from the sport at the end of the 2012 season. In a press conference from the Suzuka circuit (site of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix), the seven-time world champion claimed that he was happy with his performance, but that it was time to say goodbye. Admitting that he...
Is Mercedes Planning To Pull Back From F1 In 2014?
Since its return to Formula One on a full-time basis in 2010, Mercedes-Benz has sunk a considerable amount of money into the Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team (now the AMG Mercedes Petronas F1 Team) with very little to show for it. Despite the success of the Mercedes-engined Vodafone McLaren Mercedes...Kurt Ernst
The F1 Monocoque, Explained: Video
Of all the safety advances achieved in F1 racing over the years, the development of the carbon fiber monocoque is among the most significant. Not only is carbon fiber incredibly light, it’s also incredibly strong, which is a good thing when it comes to protecting the driver. In fact, it may...Kurt Ernst
F1 News: Aldo Costa Joins Former Ferrari Teammates At Mercedes GP
Ferrari's former technical director, Aldo Costa, will join former Ferrari teammates Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher at Mercedes GP in December.Kurt Ernst
Mercedes GP Unveils 2011 Formula 1 Race Car
The Mercedes GP team may not have fared as well as it had hoped to last year, especially considering that the team had two Formula 1 greats--Team Principal Ross Brawn and racing legend Michael Schumacher--on board. However, with the unveiling this week of the ‘W02’ Mercedes GP race car...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Official: Michael Schumacher To Race For Mercedes GP In 2010
The news was confirmed today by the Brackley-based team formerly known as Brawn GP.Viknesh Vijayenthiran