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On this day in 2007, Lewis Hamilton made his Formula 1 debut as a fresh-faced 22-year-old. Thirteen years on, he is inching closer to one of Michael Schumacher's long-standing records of grand prix wins, with 84 victories in 250 race starts.
Mercedes’ controversial Dual-Axis Steering device was likely to be the big story of the Australian Grand Prix, until the coronavirus pandemic became the only narrative in town. Now that the dust has settled on the non-start to the 2020 Formula 1 season, let’s take a detailed look at how this innovative system is installed in the W11 chassis.
Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes intends to use its DAS system in the Formula 1 opener in Australia, but admits the team will have to assess the possibility of a rival team protest.
World champion Lewis Hamilton says it is "shocking" that Formula 1 has gone ahead with the Australian Grand Prix amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
In a pre-season video, Mercedes introduced us to its 2020 challenger with technical director James Allison, who eloquently broke down some of the car’s key design aspects. So let’s take an in-depth look at the myriad detail changes he talked about.
Esteban Ocon says Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton's time management skills are key to him having "such a successful life everywhere".
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes innovations like DAS are the result of his team's push to "break’" engineers open to a new way of thinking.
Sebastian Vettel believes Mercedes' looked "more at ease" with its new Formula 1 car through winter testing, leaving Ferrari trailing ahead the new season.
Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas remain unsure whether or not the team will use its dual-axis steering system at the start of the 2020 Formula 1 season.
Lewis Hamilton has faith that Mercedes is doing all it can to get on top of its engine reliability problems before the Australian Grand Prix – despite admitting it has been a "difficult" winter for its power unit division.
Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes is battling "plenty of problems", as he admitted the engine reliability dramas that have hit the team are a worry.
Valtteri Bottas is refusing to read too much into Ferrari’s comments downplaying its Formula 1 pre-season testing performance, saying rivals often play “a weird game”.
Red Bull driver Alex Albon reckons rival Formula 1 teams would have discovered Mercedes' "sneaky" DAS steering development, even if it had not been picked up on pre-season TV footage.
Valtteri Bottas wants to avoid dragging out contract negotiations with Mercedes over a new deal for 2021, believing there was “too much unnecessary talk” outside the team last year.
If you were to base your expectations for the 2020 Formula 1 season on the face value of the opening week of testing, the outlook would be bleak.
Mercedes’ DAS system may have been given the all-clear by the FIA on the technical rules front, but it could yet be challenged as a breach of Formula 1’s parc ferme regulations.