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James: Mercedes Formula E project has "added to rich heritage" in motorsport

Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James was pleased that the squad could "play a part" in the German manufacturer's 128-year motorsport history, as it bows out from the championship.

How Storm Eunice delayed Mercedes' F1 porpoising alarm

Mercedes only got a full grasp of how severe its porpoising issues were in Formula 1 pre-season testing after Storm Eunice impacted its first 2022 car shakedown at Silverstone.

De Vries "would be even smaller" without halo after Seoul E-Prix crash

Nyck de Vries has praised Formula E's halo after submarining under Sebastien Buemi's Nissan in the Seoul E-Prix's opening lap pile-up, suggesting "I would be even smaller" without it.

Russell: Spa F1 flexi floor clampdown could bring Mercedes into the mix

George Russell hopes the flexi floor clampdown from the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix will bring Mercedes closer to the fight at the front against Ferrari and Red Bull.

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Hamilton's first experience of turning silver into gold

The seven-time Formula 1 world champion has been lumbered with a duff car before the 2022 Mercedes. Back in 2009, McLaren’s alchemists transformed the disastrous MP4-24 into a winning car with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel. And now it’s happening again at his current team, but can the rate of progress be matched this year?

Hamilton: I'll end my F1 career before I'm completely burnt out

Lewis Hamilton intends to remain in Formula 1 while he still has “fuel in the tank” but says he won’t push until he is “completely burnt out” before retiring.

Mercedes: Flashes of F1 form are “annoying” trait of W13

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin admits that the W13 has an “annoying” characteristic of showing glimpses of real potential in Formula 1.

Russell: Hungary pole justifies faith in Mercedes F1 car concept

George Russell believes Mercedes’ pole position and double podium finish in Hungary last weekend justifies its decision to stick with its current Formula 1 car concept.

Verstappen condemns "disgusting" burning of Mercedes merchandise by fans

Max Verstappen has condemned the “disgusting” burning of Mercedes merchandise by Formula 1 fans in Hungary amid the ongoing clampdown against abusive behaviour.

Wolff: Mercedes must remain cautious after Hungarian GP 'perfect storm'

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff thinks his team needs to stay cautious about its pace deficit to Ferrari and Red Bull after believing it may have “landed in the perfect window” in Hungary.

Hamilton: "Huge" for Mercedes to beat both Ferraris in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton says beating both Ferrari cars was a “huge” result for Mercedes in Hungary given its struggles to compete so far this year in Formula 1.

Mercedes: Ending year as F1’s "first loser" not the target

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that overhauling Ferrari to finish second in the Formula 1 world championship this year matters less than getting back to winning ways later this season.

Verstappen hopes Mercedes "do me a favour" in Hungarian GP

Max Verstappen believes his Hungarian Grand Prix will be “a bit tough” from 10th on the grid, but hopes Mercedes “do me a favour” against Formula 1 title rival Ferrari.

How "unconventional" approach helped Mercedes to shock Hungary pole

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes his team’s willingness to try "unconventional things" in Formula 1 is behind its surprise pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

De Vries loses London E-Prix Formula E podium for robust defending

Nyck de Vries has been handed a five-second penalty after Formula E's London E-Prix, dropping from third to sixth place after using more than one defensive manoeuvre against Nick Cassidy.

Russell: "Very shocked" if Mercedes faster in race trim compared to pole lap

First-time Formula 1 polesitter George Russell will be “very shocked” if Mercedes turns up with a car that is faster in the Hungarian Grand Prix than it was for qualifying.

The old and new ideas that Mercedes has brought to the Hungarian GP

Mercedes continues its quest to join Red Bull and Ferrari in the fight at the front of Formula 1, as it revealed further design tweaks at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Mercedes still needs "a lot of lap time" to fight for F1 wins - Wolff

Mercedes believes it still needs to find a "lot of lap time" before it can realistically think about challenging Red Bull and Ferrari for Formula 1 wins.

Horner: Mercedes "getting closer and closer" to Red Bull, Ferrari

Christian Horner believes Mercedes is “getting closer and closer” to Red Bull and Ferrari at the front of the Formula 1 pack after recording a season-best result in France. 

Mercedes has no answer for "no performance" at French GP

Mercedes has no answer yet to what has gone wrong with its form at Formula 1's French Grand Prix, as it was left ruing "no performance" from its W13.

Russell: F1 rivals may fall into "traps" as they develop cars

George Russell believes rival teams may fall into "traps" that Mercedes has already discovered as it has tried to improve its 2022 Formula 1 car.

First images of Mercedes French GP F1 upgrade revealed

The first glimpses of Mercedes’ latest Formula 1 update have emerged, with a new nose design being spotted in the pitlane at the French Grand Prix.

De Vries to replace Hamilton in FP1 at French GP for Mercedes

Mercedes Formula 1 reserve driver Nyck de Vries will feature for the team at this weekend's French Grand Prix, replacing Lewis Hamilton in Friday's first free practice session.

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Mercedes feared missing Austrian GP if cars were damaged in sprint race

Mercedes Formula 1 technical director Mike Elliott admits the team feared that one of its cars might miss the Austrian Grand Prix if it was damaged in Saturday’s sprint race.

Hamilton: “Mind-blowing” that F1 fans cheered Austria qualifying crash

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has condemned as “mind-blowing” the cheering by some spectators of his qualifying accident at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday.

Wolff: Mercedes garage looked like a Lego car had been dropped

Toto Wolff reckons the Mercedes Formula 1 garage looked like “somebody dropped a Lego car” after the Austrian Grand Prix qualifying crashes for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

Verstappen: Mercedes floor is the most flexible in F1

Max Verstappen does not understand why Mercedes is so happy about Formula 1's flexi-floor clampdown, because he thinks the German car manufacturer is one of the worst offenders.

Verstappen: ‘Nice at 37 Hamilton can learn how to hit an apex’

Max Verstappen responded to Lewis Hamilton’s suggestion that racing “sensible” Charles Leclerc is “very different” by saying it’s nice he “can still learn how to hit an apex” at 37.

Hamilton ‘truly believes’ Mercedes can win an F1 race this year

Lewis Hamilton feels confident Mercedes’ recent Formula 1 car updates have moved it in the right direction, saying: “I truly believe we can get a race win this year.”

Russell: "Natural reaction" to check on Zhou after Silverstone F1 crash

Mercedes Formula 1 driver George Russell says it was a “natural reaction” to run and check on Zhou Guanyu following the Alfa Romeo rookie’s horrifying British Grand Prix crash.

Mercedes no longer "fighting to survive" with troubled W13 F1 car

Mercedes says it is no longer "fighting to survive" with its current W13 Formula 1 car, as its British Grand Prix updates appear to have opened up its true potential.

Mercedes still not "too optimistic" despite British GP victory challenge

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff sees no reason to feel "too optimistic" about his team’s Formula 1 chances for the rest of the campaign, despite its victory challenge at the British Grand Prix.

Mercedes still trying to solve "mystery" over inconsistent F1 car bouncing

Mercedes is still trying to understand the "mystery" of its W13 Formula 1 car bouncing that changes like "an on and off switch", according to team boss Toto Wolff.

Hamilton is right: it's about action for the future, not giving the past a platform

OPINION: The emergence of racist comments from Nelson Piquet has restarted the discussion about how Formula 1 tackles discrimination. Lewis Hamilton is therefore rightly demanding and providing action to ensure archaic views, which do not belong in modern society, are no longer part of motorsport's future

Hamilton: Mercedes made “small step forwards” despite “harsh” bouncing

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes has made a “small step forwards” with its Formula 1 car updates despite still struggling with “harsh” bouncing at Silverstone.

Mercedes reveals extent of F1 upgrades for British GP

Mercedes has revealed the scale of the updates that it is bringing to Formula 1's British Grand Prix having altered numerous areas of its car.

Russell: Mercedes could match pace of Red Bull and Ferrari at Silverstone

George Russell believes Mercedes can match the pace of Red Bull and Ferrari at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix if the team can unlock the potential of the W13.

Russell: Copse won’t be flat in 2022 Mercedes F1 car at Silverstone

George Russell doubts he will be able to go flat through Copse at Silverstone in the current Mercedes Formula 1 car due to the ongoing bouncing problem the team faces.

What to expect from Mercedes as F1 returns to Silverstone

OPINION: The British Grand Prix is a home event for Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, with their Mercedes team based just a few miles away too. But there’s another reason why the Silver Arrows squad is eager to arrive at Silverstone this weekend, which may help it fix its remaining problems with its 2022 Formula 1 challenger

Mercedes hopes for swift resolution to 2026 F1 engine rules delay

Mercedes is eager that the FIA doesn't delay for too long finalising Formula 1’s new engine regulations for 2026, amid speculation that the plans could fall back beyond this summer.

Horner tips Mercedes to be strong at Silverstone and Paul Ricard

Christian Horner anticipates Mercedes will pose a greater threat at the front in the coming races, believing Silverstone could be “the most challenging” race for Red Bull.

Hamilton thinks Mercedes will be "more cautious" with F1 set-up experiments

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes will be “a little bit more cautious” with its Formula 1 set-up experiments from now on after often taking responsibility for them this season.

Mercedes: No complacency over F1 2022 reliability record

Mercedes insists it is not getting complacent about its finishing record in Formula 1 this year, despite rivals Red Bull and Ferrari having big reliability headaches.

Wolff: Mercedes needs to be "careful" with F1 expectations

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged his team to be "careful" in thinking it can soon challenge Red Bull and Ferrari, despite its pace gains in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Marko: Mercedes F1 push for FIA help on porpoising has "backfired"

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko believes Mercedes’ lobbying of the FIA to help cure porpoising in Formula 1 has "backfired".

Russell: Mercedes ‘falling into traps’ with F1 car set-up

George Russell says his Mercedes Formula 1 team keeps falling into traps as it tries different set-up directions with the W13.

Ferrari: FIA didn't follow right F1 procedure with porpoising technical directive

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto says the FIA did not follow correct procedures in the way it tried to help solve Formula 1's porpoising problems.

Mercedes claims its F1 car porpoising issue is now "solved"

Mercedes believes it has solved its main porpoising problems in Formula 1, and instead its issues are now caused by how stiff and low it needs to run its car.

Horner: Mercedes car concept, not F1's 2022 rules, to blame for issues

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes' car concept, rather than failed Formula 1 rules, is to blame for the porpoising issues the team has faced.

Hamilton: Canada F1 podium ‘overwhelming' after recent struggles

Lewis Hamilton says his podium finish in Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix was ‘overwhelming’ after recent struggles with Mercedes.

Mercedes: Too early to abandon work on troubled W13 F1 car

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks it too early for his team to abandon work on its current Formula 1 car and switch all focus to its 2023 challenger.

Russell: Zero regrets over ‘high risk, high reward’ slick tyre gamble

George Russell felt no regrets over his decision to gamble on slick tyres towards the end of the wet Formula 1 qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Wolff: F1 teams have to be “protected from ourselves” over porpoising

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that Formula 1 teams “need to be protected from ourselves” by the FIA intervening on the porpoising and bouncing issue.

Hamilton labels Mercedes F1 set-up experiments in Canada a "disaster"

Lewis Hamilton says a set-up experiment he tried in practice for Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix was a "disaster" - as he reckoned his Mercedes was getting worse.

Russell: Mercedes can’t keep relying on others’ misfortune in F1

George Russell has warned that Mercedes cannot keep relying on other teams’ misfortune to challenge for Formula 1 podiums as it looks to unlock more performance from its car.

The tiny change that shows Mercedes is not only thinking of porpoising

While Mercedes is still chasing answers for the porpoising problem on its W13 Formula 1 car, it showed in Baku that it is not focused only on its key issue.

Mercedes explains porpoising and bouncing are different problems with F1 car Azerbaijan GP
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Mercedes explains porpoising and bouncing are different problems with F1 car

Mercedes Formula 1 chief strategist James Vowles has stressed the porpoising and bouncing experienced by Lewis Hamilton and George Russell this year are different phenomena.

What's gone wrong for Mercedes since its Barcelona breakthrough?

Lewis Hamilton’s agony as he climbed out his Mercedes Formula 1 car in Baku was a world away from the joy he was greeted with after the Spanish Grand Prix.

Mercedes: No ‘holy cows’ on W13 F1 car as it ponders 2023 concept revamp

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists that there is nothing sacred on its Formula 1 car that will not be changed for 2023 if it cannot get on top of its current W13 concept.

Hamilton wouldn’t miss Canadian GP "for the world" despite back struggles

Lewis Hamilton has dismissed concerns about his participation in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix after his back pain struggles in Baku, saying he “wouldn’t miss it for the world”.