F1 tech update: Mercedes, Ferrari, Racing Point & Red Bull

In the ongoing development war between Formula 1’s teams, keep up to date with what’s new in our regular technical updates. Today, let’s look at four outfits at the British Grand Prix – Mercedes, Ferrari, Racing Point and Red Bull. Teams arrived at the British GP knowing that the track

Helmut Marko worried Mercedes will dominate until 2022

Helmut Marko isn’t hopeful of Red Bull catching Mercedes until 2022, saying the pace of their rivals is making the team nervous. After a strong pre-season, Red Bull was optimistic of closing the gap to the German team in 2020 and fighting for both titles. So far, however, that hasn’t

New all-electric Mercedes EQV: prices confirmed

Mercedes’s pure-electric EQV luxury passenger van is on sale in the UK now, with prices starting from £70,665 Mercedes has confirmed pricing for its second all-electric model, the EQV luxury minibus. Prices start from £70,665 – which means, as it costs more than £50,000, the EQV doesn’t qualify for the

2021 Mercedes S-Class gets frontal impact rear-seat airbags

According to Mercedes-Benz, the next generation S-Class will be equipped with airbags for rear-seat passengers to protect them in the event of a frontal impact. The company claims that the rear seat airbags in the new S-Class will be the first of their kind. They are said to be a

New Mercedes eVito 2020 review

The Mercedes eVito electric van comes with a 93-mile range and the usual air of Mercedes quality 3.0 out of 5 Verdict The Mercedes eVito is a decent electric van in what’s still a relatively niche area of the market. It’s refined, quiet and has a great payload weight, although

Mercedes still focusing on DAS despite ban

Mercedes technical director James Allison says the team are continuing to develop DAS, even though it will be banned from 2021. The Silver Arrows’ Dual-Axis Steering system allows the drivers to push and pull their steering wheel to adjust the position of the front wheels going into corners. It’s a

'Nothing Mercedes could do, Williams wouldn't let go'

Confirmed by Williams for 2021, George Russell says there was “nothing” Mercedes could do as Williams “wasn’t ready” to let him go. Russell, a Mercedes junior driver, entered Formula 1 in 2019 with Williams having signed a three-year deal with the Grove team. Although the Brit didn’t score a single

F1 tech news: Mercedes, McLaren, AlphaTauri & Racing Point

In the ongoing development war between Formula 1’s teams, keep up to date with what’s new with our regular technical updates. Today, let’s look at four outfits at the Hungarian GP – Mercedes, McLaren, AlphaTauri and Racing Point. Mercedes The reliability gremlins that Mercedes faced in the first race of

Mercedes didn't want to 'risk' fastest lap pit stop

Toto Wolff says there was “confusion” around Lewis Hamilton’s late pit stop as earlier in the day Mercedes had decided not to “risk” it for the fastest lap point. Hamilton was in sublime form at Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, building up a three second lead on the first lap alone.

Mercedes drivers surprised by gap to Red Bull in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas are surprised by the gap between Mercedes and Red Bull in Hungary Formula 1 qualifying after the teams fought for victory in 2020’s opening rounds. Red Bull hoped to be closer to Mercedes at the Hungarian Grand Prix after Max Verstappen took pole and battled Hamilton for the win