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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LEWIS Hamilton will drive in today’s European Grand Prix in Germany. The 22-year-old Tewin talent has been given the all clear by doctors to race after his 150mph (241km/h) crash at the Nürburgring yesterday afternoon during the final session of qualifying. In a statement released this morning, McLaren confirmed that the world championship leader from Herts would get behind the wheel. It said: “Vodafone McLaren Mercedes are pleased to confirm that Lewis Hamilton has been cleared to race in today’s European Grand Prix by the FIA medical delegate Dr Gary Hartstein and the chief medical officer of the event, Dr Klaus U Zerbian. “The entire team looks forward to enjoying… Continue Reading »
As we all know now, the SLR 722 will come out this summer with a 650hp strong engine, but has Mercedes really pushed the envelope with this car. The guys from RENNtech don’t believe so and have released a car that should have been made by DCX in the first place. “For most people, six-fifty is probably enough” says RENNtech’s Hartmut Feyhl “but you see that ‘722’ on the car and you start to want seven-hundred and twenty-two horsepower.” Such comments might be easily dismissed – but not when they come from Feyhl. No stranger to high-performance, Feyhl followed up his 12 year run at AMG by forming RENNtech –… Continue Reading »
This short documentary takes a look at this years Mclaren Mercedes F1 Team, and their dream to take the title after many season without any luck. It is very interesting how two drivers at opposite worlds, in terms of experience, will work together to create a successful team in the coming years. It’s unclear if Hamilton will be able to compete against the other veteran drivers, but as long as he can help Alonso win the races, his job would be complete. If you are Mclaren fan or even an F1 fan, I highlighly recommend that you watch it.
Here is something I am sure everybody already knows about. The story became popular over the weekend and at a time I wasn’t even able to walk. It is rumored that Mercedes has planned to build a convertible SLR sometime in the future, no other real detail of course about this car. The engine will probably not be changed, so either the 650hp 722 or the 626hp SLR engine will power the cabrio. P-shop looks good to me, but I am not sure if the convertible is necessary.
We all know a Formula 1 car is not just a car, but piece of art. Our beloved Mclaren team and its engineers will tell you in this video how everything works and why everything works. The latest and grates technology goes into these cars that push the boundary every two weeks on the racetrack. Not only that, but it also shows us how the engineers play a huge roll in winning a race. Enjoy!
Similar to the Maybach 62s, here is a video from the SLR introduction in Dubai. The guys at UnitedPicturesTV have taken the car out in the desert for a closer at the beast that has amazed everyone that looks at it. Both Clarkson and Tiff have praised the car for it overwhelming power and beauty, even though, Hammond had some issues with the car for whatever reason. Enjoy!