Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff reiterated his threat to drop one of their two drivers if Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can’t get along, reports Sky Sports. It is unsure if he also mentioned “stopping this minivan right here” or “not being mad, but disappointed,” about the pair, but perhaps he should have.
If there’s one defining characteristic of the 2015 Formula One season, it’s the rivalry between Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. However, Mercedes F1 team executive director Toto Wolff told Motorsport.com that if the rivalry ever hurts the team, they may replace one of the pair.
Nico Rosberg gave Mercedes-AMG teammate Lewis Hamilton a challenge at the end of the season, winning three races in a row and beating Hamilton by eight seconds in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix finale. But the run didn’t help, because his three-straight wins came after Hamilton won the championship in Texas.
Mercedes AMG driver Nico Rosberg won his second Brazilian Grand Prix in a row on Sunday, finishing a whole 7.7 seconds ahead of teammate and Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. For those wondering, Hamilton did show up for the top-three photo this time around.
The Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying results look about like everyone expected them to, with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel topping the charts. But no one would know by just looking at the top-three (or two-ish?) photo after qualifying, because Hamilton skipped out on it.
Following in the footsteps of Circuit of the Americas and Sochi Autodrom, the podium hats at today’s Formula One Mexican Grand Prix were a rad symbol of the local culture. I’m talking about the best hat you can possibly wear to an F1 race: a sombrero.
While Formula One Mercedes AMG teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are busy throwing hats at each other and upping their rivalry on track, boss Toto Wolff is basically sitting back to enjoy the show.
There’s no love lost between teammates at the United States Grand Prix today. Lewis Hamilton just pushed his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg out of the way on the first corner of the first lap.
It’s so miserable outside for Free Practice 3 that Circuit of the Americas told fans not to show up at the circuit until noon. The FIA decided to run Free Practice 3 at 10:00 a.m. as planned, however, and it’s going about as well as you’d think.
Silver Arrows? Perhaps Silver Huevos is a better name. Here’s Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg outbraking Williams’ Valtteri Bottas at the chicane during today’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. You’re welcome.
Heartbreak in unlikely cars today: Nico Rosberg’s supposedly more reliable Mercedes engine blew right up with two laps to go at the Italian Grand Prix. While it looked like it was powered by jets for a second, this meant that Rosberg had to retire out of the race. Now the team’s been called to the stewards. Huh?
F1 legend Niki Lauda has never sugar-coated his opinions on modern racing, so you know when he’s giving praise, it’s legit. The most recent target of Lauda’s goodwill is current world champ Lewis Hamilton.
Hmm. That’s not gone well, has it now?
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg timed their dual wipe-out just right during this morning’s qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix. Both drivers went off at the end of the third and final qualifying session after driving to P1 and P2 starting positions, respectively.
One thing that was made clear when Formula One banned teams from relaying certain kinds of information to their drivers was that comparative information about a teammate was not to be shared. “Lewis, Nico is safe on fuel—safe on fuel—but a little bit more critical on brakes,” seems like it might bend this rule, no?
Everyone figured the Monaco Grand Prix was decided before the race was even halfway over with Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton making short work of increasing the gap on teammate Nico Rosberg. Not so. Here’s how Hamilton lost his first-place finish in one pit stop.
After spending most of this season playing second banana to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton — and even accusing the star of slowing him down during the Chinese Grand Prix — Nico Rosberg cruised to victory at today’s Spanish Grand Prix.
In a semi-stunning upset, Nico Rosberg defeated Lewis Hamilton for pole position by 0.267 seconds at the Spanish Grand Prix. This is the first time this season that Hamilton was beaten in qualifying.