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F1: Malaysian GP – Mercedes finishes 2, 3 as Vettel grabs race win

It’s official: we have a competition in our hands for the 2015 Formula One season. Sebastian Vettel grabbed the victory at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of the two Mercedes cars, showing that there’s a lot of work to be done by the defending constructors champion if it wants to fend off Ferrari this year. Lewis Hamilton failed to convert a pole position into a race victory for the first time in the last eight poles, but still finished second while Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took the third and final spot on the podium at the Sepang Circuit. Hamilton finished a whopping 8.57 seconds behind the Ferrari, though. There was… Continue Reading »

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Ouch! 1955 Mercedes SLS 300 Smashes Into a 1959 Jaguar

Last Saturday, two iconic cars with a combined value of around £5 million were on a collision course during a qualifying race at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting. The two involved were a 1955 Mercedes SLS 300 “Porter Special” and a 1959 Lister-Jaguar “Knobbly”. According to Daily Mail, the 1955 Mercedes SLS 300 had an estimated value of £4 million while the Jaguar was priced at approximately £1 million. Both cars were left in a really bad shape after the incident on the Goodwood track. The source said the Mercedes was owned by Dr. Klaus Lahr, a German car collector. It came from the factory as a Mercedes 300 SL, but it was customized after a very serious car… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Car Wins Goodwood Handicap Race

The Mercedes F1 car, the W04 driven by the present World Champion Lewis Hamilton during his entry with Mercedes-AMG Petronas in 2013, made an appearance in the 73rd Members’ Meeting held at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. The race car didn’t only show off its amazing architecture, but it also competed against its fellow Mercedes cars in a handicap race. The Mercedes F1 car was pitted against the Mercedes-Benz W190 300 SEL AMG, also known as the “Red Pig”. The classic auto is popular for finishing second in the 24 Hours of Spa back in 1971. The classic car was driven by the official driver of the Mercedes-Benz Museum and decorated racer, Jochen Mass. Another car that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Confirmed for Lime Rock Historics 2015

The iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR will be making its appearance at the Lime Rock Historics 2015, which will be held from September 3 to 7. The W196 Formula One Grand Prix car will also make it to the event. Together with the cars are the racing legends Sir Stirling Moss and Jochen Mass. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, with the body number 722 was driven by Moss and Denis Jenkinson to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia race. The numbers indicate the 7:22 AM starting time of the car in the race. On the other hand, the W196 car was the one driven by the famed Juan Manuel Fangio and Moss in… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton takes 2015 opener ahead of Rosberg for Mercedes one-two

New season, more of the same. That’s how it looked — and they made it look easy — for the Mercedes team at the opening of the 2015 Formula One season in Australia. Lewis Hamilton took the race win ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg for another Mercedes one-two finish, showing the world that the team-to-beat has not changed. Sebastian Vettel made his debut for the Ferrari team in grand fashion, taking the third spot on the podium after fending off a relentless Felipe Massa. Hamilton and Rosberg were all praises for the team on the radio after clinching first and second, respectively. “Great work, guys. Really awesome car,” said Rosberg. The race was marred… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes opens 2015 season in front row at Australian GP

Lewis Hamilton will be opening his title defense in pole position as the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team claimed its first front-row lockout after Saturday’s qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix. The 2014 drivers champion relatively easily beat out teammate Nico Rosberg, 1:26.327 to 1:26.921, in action reminiscent of the majority of last season’s give and take between the two in-team rivals. Behind the Mercedes cars, other teams were close in Q3. Felipe Massa (1:27.718) continued where he left off in 2014 with a great qualifying to start the new season. His Williams will start in P3, followed by the Ferrari cars. New Scuderia driver Sebastian Vettel looks like he’s back in form after a change… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-AMG GT3 Super Beast is Out

As promised, Mercedes debuted its GT3 race car. The automaker simply called it the Mercedes-AMG GT3. The launching of the variant was made at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The car uses the Mercedes-AMG GT platform. However, it has been embedded with FIA GT3 specs. It houses racing steering wheel, pedals, carbon fiber shell seat, radio, extra push buttons and knobs. Also, it is lined with a roll cage for the protection of its occupants. The car is embedded with carbon fiber aerodynamic elements in its exterior that can be found in its hood, doors, front wing, rear aprons, sidewalls, side skirts, boot lid, rear aerofoil, and diffuser. Then, it has a light but rigid aluminum… Continue Reading »

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