Tuesday, March 10, 2015

F1: Mercedes likely to Dominate 2015 F1 Season once again with Williams nipping at their Heels...



Really? Will Y'all be surprised if the Mercedes Boyz done run away with the Formula 1 titles once again this season? Like who's gonna stop 'em? As cannot see Team Willy' knocking them off their championship perch...

Mercedes shook down its new W06 Hybrid at Silverstone before going testing in Jerez. (Image source: adamcooperf1.com)
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
Chassis: W06 Hybrid
Engine: Mercedes Benz
2014 Constructor Ranking: 1st; 701-points
Debut Race: 1954 French GP

Drivers
(Car#/Name)
6) Nico Rosberg
44) Lewis Hamilton

History
The reigning "Double" World Champions (Constructor's & Driver's titles) have a long and storied career, beginning originally as Mercedes Grand Prix, when the all conquering "Silver Arrows," in deference to then country of origin colours were piloted by the legendous' Juan Manuel Fangio and Sir Stirling Moss, with Fangio winning two of his five championship crowns aboard Mercedes: 1954-55 before the company's horrendous 1955 Le Mans crash put an end to their motor racing activities.

And while the current guise Mercedes F1 team comes via Brawn GP; having bought out Ross Brawn's 2009 "Double" world champions and emerging as Mercedes GP in 2010, this team (Brawn) itself can trace its roots back to the 1968 Tyrrell Racing Organisation, then subsequently British American Racing, (BAR) BAR-Honda, and Honda F1.

Notes
Every time I start to like Lewis Hamilton, he goes 'N does something stupid! Although I'm sure he's not the only F1 Driver to spurn a Fan's request or act like a total prima donna, but;


Alas, while everybody's picking Mercedes to repeat as "Double" world champions again, and how can you think otherwise? As they've got excellent drivers, a dominant chassis and the most powerful Power Unit on the grid! I only hope like last year, that "Brittany," aka Nico Rosberg can usurp Hamilton for the Driver's crown...



According to Adam Cooper, the FW37 Doesn't Have the Prettiest Nose! (Image source: adamcooperf1.com)
Williams Martini Racing
Chassis: FW37
Engine: Mercedes Benz
2014 Constructor Ranking: 3rd; 320-points
Debut Race: 1978 Argentine GP

Drivers
(Car#/Name)
19) Felipe Massa
77) Valtteri Bottas

Whilst F1 Femme Fatale Hopeful Susie Wolff has been elevated to Test Driver status, the Grove based squad has just inked Junior Formula Hot Schue and reigning GP3 champion Alex Lynn to a Developmental Driver role...


History
Currently the third most successful Formula 1 Constructor of all time, as Sir Frank's outfit rests only behind Ferrari and McLaren in terms of glory, albeit Team Willy' has won nine Constructors titles vs. McLaren's eight.

Williams Grand Prix Engineering was established in 1977, preceded by Frank Williams being "Punted" from Walter Wolf Racing and his abortive collaboration with AlessandroDe Tomaso in 1970, albeit having originally established Frank Williams Racing Cars Ltd in 1966, teaming up with Patrick Head and later chassis genius Adrian Newey.

As the team has righted its floundering ship, leapfrogging la Scuderia (Ferrari) for third place Constructor-wise in 2014 after finishing a lowly ninth place the year prior.

Notes
Felipe Massa was the  only driver besides the Mercedes duo to score a Pole last year, while both drivers tantalized us with grandeur  of winning a Grand Prix. Hence, can Valtteri Bottas "Break his Duck," and can Massa stand atop the podium after a long winless streak. Or can both drivers be victorious? As I certainly hope so...







To continue reading, see; F1: 'Bullish Horses...

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