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Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes one-two

Lewis Hamilton became the first Brit to win the British Grand Prix from pole since 1994, relying on patience and good timing to edge out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and the Williams cars. With the win, Hamilton pads his lead in the drivers’ standings by another seven points, and also joins esteemed company in winning three British GPs. “For once, I made the perfect choice,” Hamilton said, regarding the decision to switch tires right as the rain started to pour. It was the difference in this race, giving the Brit the separation he needed from his teammate. After getting the win and before hitting the podium, Hamilton gave the home fans a… Continue Reading »


Mercedes’ Rosberg wins the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix; Hamilton second as team completes another 1-2 finish

Nico Rosberg took the lead heading into turn 1 and managed to keep Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in his rear-view mirror the rest of the way, winning the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix and closing the gap between himself and Hamilton in the drivers’ championship standings. Rosberg finished the race in 1:30:16.9, a comfortable 8.8 seconds ahead of his teammate. With the win, Rosberg is again within 10 points of Hamilton in the championship race, 159 points to 169. Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth this race, is a distant third with 120 points. Williams’ Felipe Massa had his first podium finish of the season to round out the top three in a race that… Continue Reading »


Hamilton leads another Mercedes front-row lockout in Austrian Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton was at the head of yet another Mercedes AMG Petronas front-row lockout at the qualifying session for the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg. Hamilton notched his 45th career pole position, including his seventh of this current season. In addition, this makes it 19 straight pole positions for Mercedes, dating back to last season’s Austrian GP. This also happens to be the sixth Mercedes front-row qualifying effort this season thanks to Nico Rosberg’s sixth front-row qualification. Both Mercedes drivers completed two runs each in all three qualifying runs, though they each spun when they were still trying to improve upon their Q3 times. Still, it didn’t matter as Hamilton’s 1:08.455 was enough… Continue Reading »


Lewis Hamilton cruises to Canadian GP victory as Mercedes clinches another one-two finish

Looks like Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton got over his Monaco heartbreak easily. He drove as well as he could have at the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend on his way to a race win from pole position, ahead of the fourth Mercedes one-two finish of the season. Hamilton finished  a comfortable 2.285 seconds ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, putting some separation (7 more points) between the two competitors. The defending champion is ahead in the championship race, 151 points to 134 after seven races. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas joined the two Mercedes drivers on the podium. Montreal is where Hamilton won his first F1 race back in 2007, so the… Continue Reading »


10,000th Sprinter Classic rolls of Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in Russia

Since starting production of the Sprinter Classic in September of 2013, the Mercedes-Benz Vans / GAZ plant in Nischni Nowgorod, Russia has now produced a total of 10,000 units of the company’s strong-performing multi-purpose van. The milestone comes off the heels of a record 6,600 units ssold in the country by Mercedes-Benz, cementing the Sprinter Classic’s status as the most popular Mercedes-Benz van in Russia and showing just how key the model line is for the company’s success in the country. Mercedes-Benz Vans Russia chief Soeren Haese cited each Sprinter Classic produced by the plant as a testament to the kind of quality the Mercedes-Benz brand represents. In addition, he noted that the… Continue Reading »


Over 8 million Mercedes-Benz C-Class units sold since 1982

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class occupies a sweet spot in the German automaker’s product portfolio, and this is cemented by the fact that there have been over 8 million C-Class Estate and Saloon units sold since it was introduced back in 1982. That’s consistent top performance over five generations of the model line. For the current generation alone, which started in 2014, there have already been more than 250,000 units sold. “With the all-new C-Class, launched last year, we continue a success story that spans more than 30 years, with no end in sight,” said Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales head Ola Kallenius. He pointed out the ‘tremendous appeal’ of the C-Class as… Continue Reading »


F1: Rosberg upsets Hamilton to win 2015 Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg claimed his third-straight Monaco Grand Prix victory, after a questionable decision to pit Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s car when the safety car went out caused the latter to re-enter the race in third, putting the Briton’s dominating weekend to waste. This marks the second consecutive race win for Rosberg, while the team is now six out of six when it comes to getting both drivers to finish on the podium. Hamilton had once again built up a considerable gap from out in front, at least for a good first 64 laps until Max Verstappen’s accident prompted the safety car to come out. It was then that the decision was… Continue Reading »


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