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All 2015 Mercedes-Benz Racing Champs in One Arena

This year is the most successful period of Mercedes-Benz in motorsport. First, it bagged the Constructors’ Championship in Formula One, and its driver Lewis Hamilton won the World Drivers’ Championship. Nico Rosberg is also poised to emerge again as the first runner-up this season. Second, Pascal Wehrlein was victorious in his bid for the DTM Drivers’ Championship this year. What more, Felix Rosenqvist was triumphant in his quest for the European Formula 3 Championship with his Mercedes-powered race car. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the three-pointed star brand will be featuring the said drivers at the Stars & Cars 2015 event held in the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart on December 12, 2015…. Continue Reading »

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F1: Rosberg wins 2015 Mexican GP; Mercedes gets 10th 1-2 finish of season

There may have been no point to the race, with the titles all decided already, but Nico Rosberg brought his A game nonetheless. The Mercedes F1 driver took home the trophy in the first Mexican Grand Prix in 23 years, winning the race from pole position while topping teammate and recently crowned Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. The win gives the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team its tenth 1-2 finish of the season. It is Rosberg’s fourth victory this season and 12th in his career, and he also set the fastest lap during the race. More importantly, Rosberg manages to get back second place from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel–who was unable to finish the race… Continue Reading »

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Mexico GP qualifying: Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes front-row lockout

There’s nothing left to play for, but it’s clear that Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton are still going for victories. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 drivers managed their 13th front-row lockout of the season, with Rosberg getting pole position for the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix. This is Rosberg’s fifth pole of the season, and his fourth straight. Here’s an interesting stat: out of his last 10 pole positions dating back to last year, Rosberg had only been able to steer two of those to a race win. In the last race, where Hamilton clinched his latest of three driver’s titles, Rosberg led late but made a mistake that allowed… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton bags US GP win and 2015 F1 driver’s championship

The 2015 United States Grand Prix was not short on action and drama, even after only 12 cars managed to survive the tough wet conditions at the Circuit  of the Americas in Austin, Texas. In the end, though, Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious–both in the race and in claiming his second-straight Formula One driver’s championship. Hamilton also wins his third overall title, making him only the second British driver to win three. This will sting for Nico Rosberg, as he was smelling victory near the end but let the lead slip. Rosberg finished in P2, while Sebastian Vettel battled throughout the race and took the last podium spot. By lap 47’s restart,… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg takes pole in shortened US GP qualifying

Nico Rosberg will start at the head of the grid at the 2015 United States Grand Prix. With delay upon delay at the qualifying session for US GP and the rain looking like it had no intention of letting up, Q3 was cancelled and the grid was determined by Q2, which Rosberg topped amid conditions that continued to get worse during Sunday. Just as the drivers prepared to brave the wet track for Q3, we could hear shouts of “stop! stop!” via the team radios. With the decision to cut qualifying short, Mercedes was granted another front-row lockout. With Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton up top, the Red Bulls of Daniel Ricciardo and… Continue Reading »

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Pascal Wehrlein is the New 2015 DTM Champ

Pascal Wehrlein of Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA finally wins the 2015 DTM (German Touring Car Masters) Drivers’ Championship with his Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM this Saturday. The new champ, who also happens to be the reserve driver of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, is the youngest to ever bag the DTM championship at age 20. He won the title just a day before his 21st birthday. Now, talk about an early birthday present. Wehrlein only finished P8 last Saturday. The race was won by veteran Timo Scheider at 42 minutes and 27.725 seconds in his Audi DTM car. He was 22.034 seconds ahead of the Mercedes driver. However, the points that Wehrlein accumulated was… Continue Reading »

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Weistec to Use Own Tuned Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Racing

Weistec Engineering is best known for its numerous works involving Mercedes-AMG cars. Recently, the tuner decided to put its potentials to more use and gain more exposure along the way by entering the Pirelli World Challenge Series next year. Its choice of cars are two Mercedes-AMG GT3 units. Quoting the company’s press release, it said: Mercedes-Benz has a proud history of being the dominant force in motor racing dating back to the reign of the Silver Arrows on the Grand Prix circuit of the 1930s and the 300 SLRs that ruled sports car racing during the 1950s. Now, Weistec Engineering, the brand of choice for the cars, community, and culture of… Continue Reading »

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