Posted on May 8, 2012

What is Mercedes’ place in Formula 1? Is it one of the great names of the sport, given that its cars were winning Grands Prix in the 1920s and 30s, before F1 was even invented? Or is is another flighty car manufacturer which comes and goes as it pleases and as the markets dictate and which was absent from the sport from 1955 to 1993? This question is at the forefront of people’s minds at the moment as the German manufacturer is at odds with commercial rights holders CVC and Bernie Ecclestone over its place in the sport and what More…

Posted on May 17, 2011

I posted on Monday about how this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix will be the acid test for the new rules, because the Catalunya circuit is the worst of all the F1 permanent circuits to overtake on. I’ve since had some interesting data sent to me by Mercedes which goes into detail about what we have seen in the past in Spain in terms of overtaking and what we’ve seen this season with the DRS wing, KERS and Pirelli tyres. 16 of the 20 races held at the circuit have been won from pole position, including every one in the past More…

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