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Rosberg settles for Second Place as Ricciardo wins Canadian GP

It took seven Grands Prix before anyone else was able to claim a victory, and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was as good a bet as any to break the Mercedes AMG Petronas win streak. Ricciardo claimed his maiden GP win by overtaking the struggling Mercedes of Nico Rosberg with only three laps remaining in the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix, and the Australian driver never looked back. The two Mercedes cars pushed hard against each other as their rivalry continues to heat up. However, it looks like the competition is getting the better of their cars. Rosberg nursed a rear-brake problem, which slowed his car down and allowed Ricciardo to get past him, although kudos to him for still… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg takes pole at Canadian GP in another Mercedes front-row lockout

Mercedes AMG Petronas is the clear frontrunner in the drivers standings, and another front-row lockout should go a long way toward padding its 141-point lead over Red Bull Racing some more. Nico Rosberg won pole position over teammate Lewis Hamilton, making it a total of seven pole positions for Mercedes in as many races so far in the 2014 Formula 1 season. The pole puts the Rosberg-Hamilton head-to-head matchup at 3 wins to 4 in qualifying, although Rosberg is still ahead in the drivers’ standings. The German driver has 122 points to Hamilton’s 118. The next guy? Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso at a distant 61 points. Such has been Mercedes’ dominance in this transitional season…. Continue Reading »

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C-Class Estate debuts at Mercedes-Benz Bremen facility

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranks have just been bolstered by the new Estate variant, with this wagon model debuting at the automaker’s Bremen, Germany facility, which is so far the only plant to be producing this particular model on top of the sedan and coupe variants. Apart from the official debut of the C-Class Estate, this presentation also seeks to showcase the German luxury car company’s commitment to automotive manufacturing ops in Germany. While the company has been expanding its operations across the globe in order to streamline supply processes in various markets, German plants such as Bremen no doubt are still at the forefront of the company’s production capabilities. “We are proud to be the… Continue Reading »

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Production starts at second Mercedes-Benz C-Class plant

There’s a lot of demand for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and as such, the German automaker needs to have enough facilities to ensure the supply of this high-selling model line. Things should get a boost now that the second of a planned four total locations, at the new East London facility in South Africa, has just started production. The first dedicated C-Class production facility in Bremen started production some three months back. Now, the car manufacturer can ramp up its production for the well-received C-Class line. The Bremen plant is the lead plant that’s responsible for controlling the production of the other facilities. The last two locations are in Tuscaloosa in the US and in… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Spanish GP and headlines another 1-2 finish

Another race, another Mercedes one-two finish, and the tension is mounting for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammates. Lewis Hamilton shook off the challenge from Nico Rosberg and held on to win the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. As the race wound down to a close, the two teammates were silent right before the post-race interviews. With the win, Hamilton takes over the top spot in the drivers’ standings, with 100 points to Rosberg’s 97. Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing took the final podium spot, while his teammate and 3-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel jumped up from P15 at the start of the race all the way to fourth place by the time the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas front row to start Spanish Grand Prix

In what is starting to be a repetitive result, the Mercedes AMG Petronas cars once again took the top two spots in a qualifying session. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take the front row when the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix starts in several hours, and it should be yet another exciting battle for the two frontrunners so far this season. This is Hamilton’s fourth pole (out of five races) this season, and we’ll see if he can make it his fourth victory as well once the race proper rolls around. Rosberg actually was the fastest guy at the Circuit de Catalunya for the first two rounds of qualifying, but Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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Renamed: The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid

From here on out, the Mercedes AMG Petronas race car for the 2014 Formula One season will be known as the F1 W05 Hybrid, in honor of the technology that’s present in the new Power Unit and as a testament to the commitment Mercedes-Benz has to this automotive technology. The car will now carry the familiar ‘Hybrid’ branding present in the hybrid passenger cars from the German automaker. This branding will be displayed prominently right on the engine cover. We’ll be seeing this on the Mercedes AMG Petronas cars this weekend at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. “What we are seeing in Formula One today is the next generation of innovations that… Continue Reading »

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