Championship Driver Team Event Location Prime Article type Date
7,376 articles
Clear all filters
Article type

Latest news on Mercedes


Hamilton: 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: Zero complacency over F1 2022 100% finishing 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"
Video Inside

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 did not follow right procedure with F1 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 porpoising issues are 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.

Canadian GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, which charts the position changes.

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 Canada F1 set-up experiments 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 F1 explains difference between porpoising and bouncing Azerbaijan GP
Video Inside

Mercedes F1 explains difference between porpoising and bouncing

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 F1 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.

Hamilton wouldn’t miss Canada "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”.

No "holy cows" on Mercedes 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 admits to "strange experience" of fearing Baku F1 accident

Lewis Hamilton admits he had a "strange experience" in the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix after fearing he would lose control of his porpoising Mercedes and hit the wall.

Wolff concerned Hamilton’s back pain could put him out of Canadian GP

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff fears Lewis Hamilton’s back pain from porpoising could yet have "consequences" for his participation in next week’s Canadian Grand Prix.

Azerbaijan GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Azerbaijan GP at Baku City Circuit, which charts the position changes.

Failed F1 experiments won't force Mercedes change of approach

Mercedes says recent failed car experiments by Lewis Hamilton will not force a change of approach in trying to improve its Formula 1 car.

Russell: "Only a matter of time" before dangerous F1 bouncing goes wrong

Mercedes driver George Russell believes it is "only a matter of time" before Formula 1's "dangerous" bouncing issues will cause a major incident.

Hamilton refutes Baku F1 stewards' call for alleged slow driving

Lewis Hamilton says he was well within his delta time after being called to the Formula 1 stewards' office for driving unnecessarily slowly in Azerbaijan Grand Prix qualifying.

Wolff: Draggy Mercedes F1 "parachute" causing one-second Baku deficit

Mercedes Formula 1 team principal Toto Wolff says the team's lack of top speed in Baku is the result of a draggy "parachute" of a car coupled with a return of its bouncing issues.

Hamilton: F1 drivers should speak out despite Ben Sulayem criticism

Lewis Hamilton has urged all his fellow Formula 1 drivers “to be more outspoken” in response to the FIA president initially seeming to question his and Sebastian Vettel’s activism.

Mercedes F1 potential is “dangerous” admits Red Bull’s Marko

Red Bull’s chief Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko believes that Mercedes’ recent flashes of potential means it remains a threat in the 2022 world championship.

Vandoorne: Jakarta attack mode miss cost Formula E podium shot

Stoffel Vandoorne says a "bizarre" experience with the Formula E attack mode loops denied him a podium chance at the Jakarta E-Prix, and rued a lack of pace in qualifying.

Wolff: F1 budget cap allowance would help adjust staff salaries

Mercedes teams principal Toto Wolff says a compromise to adjust Formula 1's budget cap to account for increased energy and freight costs would allow the team to adjust staff salaries for inflation.

Wolff: Hamilton just needs better luck to be matching Russell

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff reckons Lewis Hamilton just needs his spell of bad luck to stop for him to match teammate George Russell’s results.

Monaco GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Monaco GP at Circuit de Monaco, which charts the position changes.

Russell “playing with fire” after Monaco Q3 barrier touch

George Russell says he was “playing with fire” after clipping the barrier at the entry to the chicane during qualifying for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Bad luck ‘bound to stop at some stage’ after Monaco red flag

Lewis Hamilton said it “would be nice to have some luck for once” after a late red flag in Monaco Formula 1 qualifying left him eighth on the grid.

Mercedes: Monaco F1 expectations lower than any other circuit

Mercedes remains cautious about its chances for Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix, despite the progress it showed in Spain last weekend.

Hamilton: I wasn’t defeatist with Spanish GP call to save F1 engine

Lewis Hamilton says he was not being defeatist in his suggestion to retire and save the engine on his Mercedes Formula 1 car in Barcelona after clashing with Kevin Magnussen.

Ferrari downplays Mercedes' Spanish GP revival

Ferrari thinks people should not get too carried away by the Mercedes recovery at the Spanish Grand Prix, as its Formula 1 rival is still far behind on pace.

Mercedes: Spanish GP progress has renewed F1 title ambitions

Mercedes says its return to form at the Spanish Grand Prix has renewed belief that it can still join the fight for the Formula 1 championship this year.

Analysis: Did Hamilton have the pace to win Spanish GP?

Lewis Hamilton’s recovery from near the back of the Spanish Grand Prix field to finish fifth in Barcelona left his Mercedes team hugely encouraged. But did he have the pace to actually win the race without his lap one contact with Kevin Magnussen?

Hamilton: I could have fought the Red Bulls in Spanish F1 GP Spanish GP
Video Inside

Hamilton: I could have fought the Red Bulls in Spanish F1 GP

Lewis Hamilton believes he could have fought against the Red Bulls in the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix had it not been for his first-lap clash with Kevin Magnussen.

Russell: Spanish F1 GP "a survival race" for Mercedes Spanish GP
Video Inside

Russell: Spanish F1 GP "a survival race" for Mercedes

Mercedes Formula 1's George Russell said the Spanish Grand Prix was “a survival race”, in which both Mercedes cars were “hurt a lot” by overheating issues.

Spanish GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which charts the position changes.

Russell: Mercedes F1 has ‘real shot’ against Ferrari in Spanish GP

George Russell believes Mercedes has a “real shot” against Ferrari in today’s Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, predicting it will be a “chaotic” race with high tyre wear.

Wolff: Mercedes can start catching F1 rivals after solving porpoising Spanish GP
Video Inside

Wolff: Mercedes can start catching F1 rivals after solving porpoising

Toto Wolff believes his Mercedes Formula 1 team can finally start catching up to Red Bull and Ferrari after solving its car's crippling porpoising issues.

Mercedes F1 car improvements offer Hamilton "glimpse of hope" Spanish GP
Video Inside

Mercedes F1 car improvements offer Hamilton "glimpse of hope"

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes’ step forward with its Formula 1 car in Spain offers a “glimpse of hope”, but he is not giving thought to reviving his title hopes.

Mercedes: “Too early” to commit on development path on F1 car

Mercedes’ Formula 1 technical director Mike Elliott believes it is “too early” to rule whether it is best to develop its current car concept despite taking a “step forward” in Spain.

Hamilton: Mercedes "way better" as F1 upgrades dial out porpoising

Lewis Hamilton feels Mercedes is on its way to get back to the front of Formula 1, after upgrades in Spain helped it dial out much of its porpoising problems.

Mercedes' Spanish GP F1 upgrades spotted

The Spanish Grand Prix has been viewed as a critical Formula 1 weekend for Mercedes, with it hoping planned upgrades can help it unlock the potential it believes the W13 has.

The wide floor doubt over Mercedes' zero-pod concept

Mercedes heads to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix hoping to finally get an answer about whether or not its 'zero-pod' design has a future.

Berlin E-Prix: De Vries denies Mortara back-to-back wins

Nyck de Vries masterminded a controlling victory in the second Berlin E-Prix on the reversed Tempelhof layout, passing polesitter Edoardo Mortara at the start as Mercedes ran riot at its home Formula E round.

Hamilton: City races best way forward for F1

Lewis Hamilton believes future Formula 1 tracks need to be in cities if they are to truly capture the biggest interest from fans.

Wolff: Russell's F1 approach feels like he has been here "forever"

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says it feels like George Russell has been driving for the team "forever" after his first run of races for the squad.

Video: When Hamilton first had a bad F1 car
Video Inside

Video: When Hamilton first had a bad F1 car

Lewis Hamilton’s struggles with the Mercedes W13 have moved some to suggest that 2022 is the first time the seven-time world champion hasn't had the best car in Formula 1.

Russell: Bouncing Mercedes F1 car is a "killer to drive"

George Russell says his Mercedes W13 is a “killer to drive” as porpoising continues to frustrate the Brackley Formula 1 outfit.

The false dawn F1 puzzle that Miami gave Mercedes new hope

Mercedes had something of a false dawn at the Miami Grand Prix, with the Formula 1 team topping the times in Friday practice thanks to some upgrades.

Hamilton: Deciding F1 strategy in car "feels like you're gambling"

Lewis Hamilton says that being asked to decide on Formula 1 strategy sometimes “feels like you’re gambling” after an “unfortunate” situation when the safety car came out in Miami.

Mercedes not discounting ditching F1 zero-pod concept after Spanish GP

Mercedes has not ruled out abandoning its ‘zero-pod’ concept as it faces a crunch decision on the future of its Formula 1 car after the Spanish Grand Prix.

Miami GP 2022: Lap by lap visualization

Check out our animated timeline visualization of the 2022 Miami GP at Miami International Autodrome, which charts the position changes.

Mercedes: Miami promise shows W13 can fight at front of F1 in 2022

Mercedes thinks the Miami Grand Prix weekend has offered a glimpse that the ‘zeropod’ concept can allow it to join the fight at the front of Formula 1 this year.