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Mercedes Will Dominate 2026 with a Key Change

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The upcoming 2026 season promises significant changes, particularly in the power unit regulations since the introduction of turbo-hybrid power units in 2014, Mercedes has been unstoppable. Their remarkable run includes eight consecutive constructors’ championships and seven straight drivers’ titles. This success isn’t limited to F1; Mercedes has also excelled in other motorsport disciplines, such as Formula E and the development of the Mercedes-AMG ONE Hypercar.

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Mercedes High Performance Powertrains (HPP) houses a wealth of expertience in future technology. Engineers and experts within HPP have been at the forefront of powertrain development. Their work on the current power unit and the hybrid technology in Formula E gives them a head start for the 2026 regulations.

The 2026 regulations will introduce power units with increased electrical power and 100% sustainable fuels. These changes aim to make F1 more environmentally friendly while maintaining performance. Mercedes, in collaboration with fuel and lubricant partner Petronas, is already making strides in developing sustainable drop-in fuels.

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Mercedes F1’s Search for Young Talent to Take the seat for 2025

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team has set its sights on the future by exploring young talent to join their ranks. Among the promising candidates is Andrea Kimi Antonelli, a 17-year-old racing prodigy who recently completed an impressive two-day test in a Mercedes W12.

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Kimi Antonelli hails from a racing family, which likely contributed to his passion for motorsports. He joined the Mercedes Racing Academy in 2019, catching the attention of team principal Toto Wolff.

Antonelli’s junior career has been nothing short of remarkable. His performances in lower formulae have showcased his raw talent and determination. Currently racing in Formula 2, Antonelli aims to make the leap to Formula 1 for the 2025 season. His rapid progression through the ranks has impressed both fans and team insiders.

Toto Wolff has acknowledged that Antonelli is a candidate to replace Lewis Hamilton in the future. However, much depends on other factors, including Max Verstappen’s decisions at Red Bull. Antonelli continues to excel, he could become the first rookie promoted to a Mercedes seat since the team’s return to Formula 1.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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