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Who is going to replace Rosberg? The Mercedes conundrum.

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With these words Nico Rosberg threw the world of Formula One into chaos. After days of speculation that, in fact, his teammate Lewis Hamilton could be out on his ear after disobeying team orders repeatedly the revelation that the current F1 world champion was leaving the sport caused the fans and press to immediately being searching for his replacement. Mercedes have dominated the sport for the last 3 seasons, sweeping driver and constructors titles with ease. Their only fumbles seemed to come from within, a rigid hierarchy and suitably Germanic obedience to the dogma of “Team First” putting them at odds with their drivers and a seemingly bullet proof car in testing becoming less reliable as the season went on.

Now with probably the most sought after seat in F1 up for grabs Mercedes are left pondering whether the experiment of two top tier drivers has really worked out for them. After all Lewis and Nico were old friends, climbing the ladder of success from karting to formula one. If 18 years of friendship could be turned sour in a matter of races then what is the likelihood of two strangers being able to form a cohesive bond and still push equally for the drivers title AND deliver Mercedes more constructor glory?

Many names have been thrown around for the vacancy but lets look at them and work out how likely each switch could be..

 

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The Last Lap Podcast – Season 4 – Ep 15 – Itlalian GP

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Classic Track but could the race live up to the history? Would Mercedes make it a cakewalk or coulf Ferrari mount a serious challenge. Would Williams take back 4th place from Force India? Who was making surprise annoucements and who’s future in F1 looks bright?

Find out with Andy and Sean in our latest episode!

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The Last Lap Podcast – Season 4 – Ep 12 – German GP

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Would it be a case of Deutschland uber alles in Hockenheim or could a plucky Englishman take the fight to the…. Ok, lets stop with the war analogies. Sean and Andy take a look at the German GP as F1 heads into its traditional mid-season break. Could Nico bounce back after 3 defeats? Would Lewis make it 4 in a row? Who was best of the rest? Find out in the latest episode!

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The Last Lap Podcast – Season 4 – Ep 11 – Hungarian GP

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Insert witty pun here…. Sorry, not sure I have anything after the Hungarian grand prix. Look, It’s late, the FIA keep changing the rules, twitter is still talking about yellow flags and it’s nearly time for Germany. Take a listen to what we made of the most interesting bits of the grand prix.

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