Mercedes
Dec 1

F1: Norbert Haug Doubts Mercedes Can Break Vettel’s Dominance

Niki Lauda (L) is seen with Norbert Haug in the F1 paddock. (Photo: Getty Images)

Niki Lauda (L) is seen with in the F1 paddock. (Photo: Getty Images)

Norbert Haug, the former competition boss, has bad news for the hopeful German marque.

To now be headed by Paddy Lowe, Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda, Mercedes is bullish about its 2014 hopes, having finished second in 2013 to the runaway champion team, Red Bull.

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Nov 30

F1: Whitmarsh Not Sure Mercedes Will Have A ‘Competitive’ Engine

McLaren will switch to Honda engines in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

will switch to Honda engines in 2015. (Photo: Getty Images)

has admitted he is not sure if will supply a “competitive” engine in 2014.

According to the paddock grapevine, the German manufacturer has an early performance head-start over its turbo V6-producing rivals Renault and Ferrari.

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Nov 28

F1: Brawn Quits Mercedes, Hands Reins To Wolff And Lowe

Ross Brawn has called it quits at Mercedes. (Getty Images)

has called it quits at . (Getty Images)

Ross Brawn is to leave the Mercedes team on Dec. 31, handing the reins to Toto Wolff and Paddy Lowe.

The team said that the following “an extended period of open discussion between the team’s key stakeholder Ross has chosen to hand over the team leadership to Executive Director (Business) Toto Wolff and Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe.”

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Nov 22

F1: Rain Washes Out Pirelli’s Chance To Test 2014 Tires

Drivers were unable to test the 2014 Pirelli dry-weather test tires Friday at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Drivers were unable to test the 2014 dry-weather test tires Friday at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Pirelli’s plans for teams to run its prototype 2014 tires in practice in Brazil Friday were scuppered by rain.

The day was about providing Pirelli with a comparison with its current tires and also giving the teams some aerodynamic information. To the surprise of many observers, did complete one lap, in the rain, on the tires.

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