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Hamilton to open 2017 F1 season in pole position

Lewis Hamilton will be in pole position to kick off the 2017 F1 season. The Mercedes driver won a tight qualifying which saw Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel take P2 (with a time of 1:22.456) and new Silver Arrows driver Valtteri Bottas claim P3 (1:22.481). Hamilton clocked 1:22.188, a mere 0.268 ahead of Vettel, while Bottas was just a shade behind P2 with a 0.025 difference between himself and the Ferrari. The pole position is the 62nd of Hamilton’s career. He is in third on the all-time list, and he’s closing in fast on Ayrton Senna with 65. Michael Schumacher is at the top of that list with 68. It’s not outside… Continue Reading »

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Meet the F1 W08 EQ Power+

Defending F1 champion Mercedes AMG Petronas has unveiled its 2017 entry, the all-new F1 W08 EQ Power+. The new car was launched at the team’s Silverstone facility, broadcast over live 360-degree video on Facebook as well as on YouTube and the team’s site. Not only does it sport a new naming convention and some new livery, it’s packed with the level of performance, technology, and engineering you would come to expect from the Silver Arrows. A familiar contender along with one new face will be behind the wheels of the F1 W08 for the team this season, which should see the fastest cars in the sport thanks to new aerodynamic… Continue Reading »

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Forza Horizon 3 DLC Features Mercedes-AMG GT R in Wintertime

The all-powerful Mercedes-AMG GT R makes its way again to the new downloadable content (DLC) of the Forza Horizon 3 racing simulator video game for the Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms. The expansion of the game is called “Blizzard Mountain.” The DLC of the Turn 10 Studios & Playground Games racing series was released just in time for the winter in December last year. As its name implies, the expansion allows players to experience exploring the peak of Blizzard Mountain in an open world environment. The new feature adds new races in the blizzards and other winter weather format challenges. The Snow Drift bucket list challenge introduced in the DLC lets… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Posts Classified Ad for Race Driver Position

The sudden retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One certainly caught a lot of people off-guard, including his team. Following the announcement of the newly-crowned World Champion, Mercedes F1 posted a classified advertisement for the seat vacated by the Finn. From the screenshot of the ad in Motorsport.com, it starts with the statement, “A vacancy has arisen for the position of race driver with the team.” Then it lists down the qualifications for potential applicants. That’s where humor kicks in. One of the requirements say, “Ideally, you will have a proven track record in skills including steering, braking and, in particular, accelerating.” It also mentions, “Possession of an FIA Super… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GT4 Previewed

Mercedes-AMG GmbH continues to expand its portfolio not only in road cars but also in the sporting community. During the end-of-season celebration of the company held on December 3, 2016, AMG boss Tobias Moers revealed that they are developing another race car that is configured to comply with the GT4 rules. He also showed renderings of the upcoming auto. According to the press release of the brand, the car will be called as the “Mercedes-AMG GT4.” The AMG GT4 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GTR. Aside from its powerful engine, AMG said that their GT4 car will be characterized by its “user-friendliness” and “excellent level” of safety. More details about… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes Brazilian Grand Prix, stays in hunt for title

Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix, and thus kept his title hopes alive. In a rainy afternoon at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Hamilton outraced his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to stay alive in the championship quest heading into the final race of the 2016 Formula One season. Rain persisted throughout the race, which led to repeated appearances by the safety car and also a couple of red flag situations. The race started under the safety car, and it would keep getting called back to the track because of the changing weather conditions. There were also two red flag situations in total, and at some point many doubted whether the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins Mexico GP; Rosberg in second

Lewis Hamilton took the victory at the Mexico GP to pull closer to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the last dash for the 2016 F1 title. Rosberg’s lead now stands at 19 points with two races remaining on the calendar. Daniel Ricciardo took the third place on the podium–but took the long route to get there. First, it was his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen who actually finished in third. However, a penalty for a skirmish with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel caused Ricciardo to get demoted to fourth place. This bumped Vettel–who finished fourth–up to third, but a penalty was also imposed on him. And so it was that Ricciardo was… Continue Reading »

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