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The Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team is Dominating in 2014

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The 2014 turbocharged Mercedes that has won 7 out of the first 8 Formula 1 races this season.

The 2014 Formula 1 season started this year on March 16 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Melbourne, Australia. Before the season, 9 out of 10 race enthusiasts would have bet that Sebastian Vettel would have easily taken the Drivers Championship for Infinity Red Bull Racing as he has each of the last four Formula 1 seasons. However, Vettel and Infinity Red Bull racing have seen their reign end unceremoniously only halfway through the 2014 season. This is due to a Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas driver winning 7 out of the first 8 races of the season, including the most recent race on June 22. This win was especially hard to predict because this years Austrian Grand Prix took place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, which is essentially the home-court of Infinity Red Bull racing.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are the drivers for the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas team. They have won enough points in the first half of the season to virtually eliminate the chance any other driver for any other team can win the Drivers Championship. Mercedes-Benz has all but already won the Constructors Championship trophy given to the team whose cars do the best overall. In the first 8 races, the two Mercedes F1 cars have taken first and second place 6 times. In the other two races one car was forced to retire early and in each of those races the other Mercedes won or took second place. In each of the first 8 races this season, the worst a Mercedes car has finished is 2nd place.  At this point in the season, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are only competing against each other, while Vettel has yet to finish better than 3rd place.

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