Mercendes Celebratations

Posted: October 11, 2016 by admin in Formula 1
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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg took time out from their title battle on Tuesday to join Mercedes bosses and factory staff in celebrating the team’s third successive Formula One constructors’ world championship.Mercedes F1 Team

“The smallest guy here, with the smallest part into our engine, is a winner,” non-executive chairman Niki Lauda told staff crowded into the ‘pitstop’ canteen for a champagne celebration at the Brixworth engine facility.

“I know how many hours you have to work, especially after Malaysia,” added the Austrian, himself a triple world champion as a driver.

“We have to keep on going at the same pace and work…to make sure that none of our cars in the last races have any problems.”

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Tour de Corse – Rallye de France 2016

Posted: September 29, 2016 by admin in Videos, WRC
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A new category may be formed from next year. PH Sport, which had begun as a Citroen Junior Team in 2008, runs the Citroen DS3 cars this year.

PH Sport wrc team

While the FIA does not allow the current-spec cars to be run in next year’s main class, the idea of a separate category for them has been brought up. Citroen team boss Yves Matton said:

“The cars [of 2016] are owned by PH Sport. They will run the cars, for sure.

“The idea of the FIA, and I hope for the end of August to have more news about that, is to have a kind of a championship for the 2016 cars, but the package is not clear for the moment.

“They told us in Finland that they want to set up something.”

Citroen team boss Yves Matton said almost every top WRC driver would be interested in joining his team next year, and confirmed meeting with several managers during Rally Finland.wrc citroen top drivers

Citroen, WRC’s most successful team of the past decade with Sebastien Loeb, lost its dominant status to Volkswagen in the past four years.

The French team has decided to take a sabbatical for 2016, only entering select rounds with the private PH Sport squad, in order to focus on developing the new car for next year.

Kris Meeke, who won his two previous WRC events, has been confirmed to stay with the team, but the second and the potential third seats are Read the rest of this entry »