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Lewis Hamilton to race against this year’s Summer Driving Challenge survivors

Wondering what to do for your next summer vacation? How about being part of Mercedes-Benz’s biggest summer holiday programme yet? To be held in its brand experience center around Weybridge, Surrey, the event offers several attractions that are sure to win the hearts of Mercedes-Benz fans everywhere. To begin with, the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy will be setting up guests to drive along with 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. It’s not going to be a leisurely drive though, as Lewis is unlikely to take things easily behind the wheel. If you win, though, no doubt you will be immortalized as the guest who beat Lewis Hamilton to the checkered… Continue Reading »

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A Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren can’t save you from danger

An unidentified Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren car owner in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was speeding through a corner and suddenly lost control going head to head with the pavement. As you can see on the picture above it is not a pretty sight. Apparently, that man wanted to dance with the devil and the devil, not so politely, rejected the invitation by slamming him to a stop. Miraculously, the man was unharmed during this debacle. Hope this serves a lesson to all of us. Most especially the reckless drivers, who doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase “Slow Down”. Speeding is one of the biggest factors that contributes to car accidents and… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg takes 3rd in Chinese Grand Prix

It was yet another disappointment for Michael Schumacher as he manages to finish tenth in the Chinese Grand Prix. His wingman, Nico Rosberg, kept his fight going to end up third on the podium. It was McLaren’s duo, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, who took 1-2 positions, with Button becoming the first driver to win a second time. The race in Shanghai was brutal for both drivers and crews as they struggled to find the right balance between slicks and intermediates. The unpredictable rain forced teams to reschedule their pit stops in order to change between dry and wet-weather setups. In the end, Schumacher was hit the worst by the… Continue Reading »

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McLaren initiated split from Mercedes

McLaren Racing Limited, the second oldest and one of the most successful teams in Formula One, together with boss Ron Dennis has revealed that his team initiated the split from Mercedes-Benz, and not the car maker. The team will still be running Mercedes engines until the end of the 2011 season, after that we don’t know what the future is in store for them. Mercedes-Benz bought a 40 per cent share in McLaren in 2006 and Dennis says the company made its interest in taking over the F1 team clear on many occasions. Dennis said that “They continuously over the years wanted to have control of McLaren and we continuously… Continue Reading »

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Video: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Speedster Spied Again

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Speedster was caught testing once again at the Nuerburgring in Germany, this time by Auto-Motor-und-Sport. We’ve seen the speedster before in another spy video, but the current video not only shows us the car sprinting around the track, but lets us actually hear hear the roar of the monster under the hood. It’s rumored that the top speed is at around 218mph and will be able to go from 0-300km/h (180mph) in 26 seconds. Enjoy.

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Formula 1 Grand Prix in Istanbul

This was another great F1 race on Sunday, unfortunately not a good outcome for the silver arrows, finishing on third and fifth place. The Scuderia team took places one and two right at the beginning and never really looked back at the trailing Hamilton, which ended up on fifth place after an incident with his tire, but fortunately Alonso was able to capture that last podium place with a bit of skill and a lot of luck. The start: For the fifth time this year, Lewis and Fernando had qualified second and fourth respectively. At the start, Lewis dropped to third behind the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Kimi Rà¤ikkà¶nen… Continue Reading »

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Prodrive F1 Team Will Use Mercedes Engines in 2008

In Red Bull-Toro Rosso style, McLaren and F1′s twelfth team Prodrive next year could use essentially the same Formula One chassis. Although news about David Richards’ incoming team has been sparing in recent times, it is reported this week that Prodrive is still on track to debut in Melbourne next March. Specialist German magazine Auto Motor und Sport claims that with three substantial Prodrive sponsors now on board, McLaren is now working closely with Richards’ outfit to put together effectively a ‘B’ Mercedes-powered team. To simplify the cross-over between the two teams, and because of time constraints, Prodrive is likely to run the 2008-specification MP4-23 single seater, probably with an… Continue Reading »

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