July 16th, 2013
Mercedes will receive data on Pirelli’s findings about its new tyres at the young driver test this week, despite being banned from taking part in it. Although the Brackley-based outfit is not allowed to run at Silverstone this week as punishment for its illegal use of a 2013 car during a Pirelli test after the Spanish Grand Prix, it will still have access to some data from the three days
July 12th, 2013
Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff sees no need for major worry at his team on the back of the return of its tyre struggles in the German Grand Prix.
July 8th, 2013
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes Formula 1′s ban on tyre swapping played a major part in the return of his outfit’s race-day woes. Just a week after the Brackley-based team appeared to have made a breakthrough in tyre management with victory in the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg endured a tough afternoon at the Nurburgring. Pole position man Hamilton complained all race about a lack of grip as he was powerless to stop main rivals Red Bull, Lotus and Ferrari finishing ahead of him – while Rosberg never recovered from the team’s qualifying error that left him 11th on the grid.
July 5th, 2013
Lewis Hamilton edged out team-mate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes took command of the first German Grand Prix practice session.
July 2nd, 2013
Red Bull is upbeat that it has made good progress with its long-run tyre management, but it believes it faces a big fight for the world championship.
June 24th, 2013
Paddy Lowe will attend his first Formula 1 race in his new role with Mercedes at this weekend’s British Grand Prix, AUTOSPORT has learned. The former McLaren technical director has not been at a race since last year, following his off-season decision to join Mercedes
June 9th, 2013
Mercedes believes it will not be the only team facing tyre difficulties in the Canadian Grand Prix. Although the Brackley-based outfit concedes it is not yet on top of the tyre degradation issues that have blighted its campaign, team boss Ross Brawn thinks that it is not alone in heading into the Montreal race with some trepidation.