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The Impact Mercedes F1 Success has had on Mercedes Road Cars

Mercedes-Benz has long been involved in motorsports—from sports car racing and rallying to the high-speed adrenaline of Formula One. F1 has been the premier form of single seater racing since it began in 1950. Today, many of the teams’ cars use Mercedes engines, and the brand can boast current three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as a driver for Mercedes-AMG Petronas team. So how has Mercedes’ success in F1 impacted on its road cars? Here, we look back at how our love of the German brand has evolved over the years: Mercedes’ First F1 Team Mercedes debuted in Formula One in 1954, running a team for two years. After Mercedes won… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes says engines will be louder in 2016 F1 season

Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »

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Amazing Photos From Stars & Cars 2015

The Mercedes-Benz Stars & Cars 2015 marked a period when the past, present and future vehicles plus superstars of the company were at a crossroad, then went on to challenge each other for bragging rights. The event commemorated the success of the three-pointed star brand this season wherein it bagged championships in the major motorsport organizations of the world. Formula One legends like Sir Stirling Moss, Mika Hakkinen, and David Coulthard graced the occasion together with other veteran sporting personalities from other motorsport organizations. Current Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg, who were both instrumental in making Mercedes-AMG Petronas bag its second consecutive F1 Constructors’ Championship,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Adds the Championship Cars of Hamilton and Wehrlein

The Mercedes-Benz Museum just added two vehicles in its collection. The new arrivals were the race cars of Lewis Hamilton from the 2014 Formula One season and the one used by Pascal Wehrlein in the current DTM season. These were the ones used by the two celebrated drivers en route to winning the Drivers’ World Championships in their respective sporting organizations. For the 2014 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid and its successor, the cars were instrumental in giving the Mercedes F1 team the Constructors’ Championship on two occasions. The race cars brought Hamilton back-to-back world titles from 2014 to 2015 as well. On the other hand, the gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM was the winning formula of Wehrlein this year, which made… Continue Reading »

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Daniel Juncadella Bests Wehrlein, Rosberg in Stars & Cars

Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella won his debut race at the first Stars & Cars event of Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart, Germany. He sealed his victory in the fourth round and final leg of the race against current DTM Drivers’ Champion Pascal Wehrlein. Based on the Stars & Cars page of Mercedes, there were sixteen competitors in the event. Among them were Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as well as Bernd Scheider, Mika Hakkinen, and David Coulthard. Both Hamilton and Rosberg made it until the semifinals. Hamilton was bested by Wehrlein with a 0.099-second gap only. The DTM champ had a time of 1:19.938. Juncadella beat Rosberg by 0.804-second lead… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes caps 2015 F1 season with 1-2 finish

The Mercedes team capped off an immensely successful 2015 Formula One season by taking a 1-2 finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg completed his hat trick, taking the race win ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. The team surpassed its points tally from last year by 2 points, finishing with a whopping 703. Rosberg made good use of his sixth straight pole qualification, converting it into his third straight race win and sixth overall for the season. This is Mercedes’ 12th overall 1-2 finish this season, a fitting end to an otherwise anticlimactic final leg. The next constructor, rival Ferrari, finished with 428, bolstered by Kimi Raikkonen taking… Continue Reading »

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F1: Rosberg takes pole, Lewis in P2 for Abu Dhabi GP

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the final race of the 2015 Formula One season, and Mercedes was true to form in qualifying. Nico Rosberg grabbed pole position ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, giving the team a season record 15th front-row lockout. There’s really nothing left to play for for these two Mercedes drivers. The team clinched the constructors title in what seems like ages ago, and it’s been a few races since Hamilton was crowned 2015 champion. What’s left to see is if the team can surpass last season’s points tally — something that can only be done with a 1-2 finish at the race. The pole is Rosberg’s seventh of the… Continue Reading »

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