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Mercedes-Benz Celebrates Its 1955 Mille Miglia Victory

  Mercedes-Benz is celebrating its historic victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia at the Classic Days Schloss Dyck 2015. The event will be held on July 31 and will run up to August 2 against the backdrop of the Dyck Castle in Rhineland. Classic race cars in the storied past of Mercedes-Benz will be put on display in the paddock. A demo of the cars will also be showcased to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the victory of Sir Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in the legendary 1000-mile race. Key Highlights Of course, the highlight of the event is the number 722 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR race car driven by… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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The Mercedes-AMG GT3 Will Make Its Race Debut in July

The new Mercedes-AMG GT3 will finally make its racing debut next month. The event that it will be joining is the Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring or VLN long-distance championship. According to Autosport, the special variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT will make its appearance in the round four of the VLN on July 4. It will be driven by the test and development drivers of Mercedes namely Bernd Schneider, Jan Seyffarth and Thomas Jager. It should be noted that the car will serve as the replacement of the famous Mercedes SLS AMG GT3. Jochen Bitzer, head of AMG customer sport, said in the report that the outing of the race car in the… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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