Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Mercedes Exhausted and More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Mercedes Exhausted and More
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Formula One is all about noise, whether it occurs on the track or in an office.

In 2014 thus far, most of the sound has been produced in the latter, with the suits desperate to regain the spectacle that was lost when the drone of the new power units replaced the screech of the V8 engines.

Mercedes thought they had come up with a solution earlier this week, but were proved completely and utterly wrong with what was their first mistake of the season.

The world champions in waiting, however, have made steps in performance—the thing that really matters—which they believe will give Nico Rosberg a chance to step out of the shadow of Lewis Hamilton in Monaco next week.

One man who will be pleased with the lack of noise this year is Pirelli's Paul Hembery, who no longer has to answer to disgruntled drivers.

You suspect the ever-jolly Daniel Ricciardo was never one to complain to Hembery, and the news that he will remain at Red Bull beyond 2014 will only widen the seemingly permanent smile on the Australian's face.   

Ending this week's roundup is Derek Warwick, the BRDC president, who will oversee Silverstone's 50th anniversary as a grand prix venue in July. 

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