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Paffett Finishes Fifth in Inaugural DTM Race in Moscow

The Mercedes-Benz team wasn’t really all that great in qualifying, but it looks like the team managed to make the most of the situation in the first DTM race at the Moscow Raceway. Gary Paffett improved upon his P7 start and wound up finishing in fifth place “We managed to secure vital points today, against the odds,” said Paffett, who is third in the drivers’ standings, trailing race winner Mike Rockenfeller (first place, 94 points) and defending champ Bruno Spengler (67 points). Paffett added that there just wasn’t enough in terms of pace in order to move up more places. Things just weren’t going Mercedes-Benz’s way, despite Paffett’s improvement during… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz with Poor Qualifying for First DTM Race in Russia

P7 on the grid–that’s the best that the Mercedes-Benz team could manage during the first DTM qualifying session in Russia. However abruptly the session ended, the Mercedes-Benz cars just couldn’t quite push the pace because of a number of reasons, although the constructor did manage to place four drivers in the top 10. The session was halted after Q3 because there was a flying ban over Moscow airspace because of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s flight. This meant that the rescue helicopter for the DTM event couldn’t take off, and thus, Q4 could not commence and the classification had to be made based on the order after Q3. “The car didn’t… Continue Reading »

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What the 2014 F1 Engine from Mercedes-Benz Sounds Like [Video]

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team’s official YouTube channel just upped a vid that features the sounds of the new 2014 F1 V6 engine by Mercedes-Benz. The video takes a simulated F1 car across a full lap on the Monza circuit It’s the first real insight we have on the new engine apart from the fact that it’s a 1.6L turbocharged unit with max rev limit of 15,000 rpm and up to 125,000 rpm for a single turbocharger. You’ll notice that there’s a noticeable difference between how the current engines sound, although we might want to wait for a real field test. Note that this video’s audio was run through… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz DTM Team Relies on Actros Trucks to Journey 2,600km from Germany to Russia

With the DTM headed to Russia for the touring car championship’s inaugural race at the Moscow Raceway, the Mercedes-Benz team will be relying on 6 units of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros to shuttle the team’s equipment for over 2,600 kilometers in a journey that goes from the team’s German HQ all the way to Russia, passing through Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia in the process. One of the truck drivers for the team, Charl Lohrmann, noted that the Actros was just the perfect truck for this kind of transport job. The safety and reliability of the truck are among the main advantages, not including the sheer ability to transport such valuable… Continue Reading »

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[DTM] Mercedes-Benz Preps for First Race in Russia

Formula One may be on a brief summer hiatus, but DTM motorsport action continues this weekend with a very special race. It’s the first time in DTM’s 28 years that a race will be held in Russia, and the Mercedes-Benz team is busy preparing for the inaugural contest at the Moscow Raceway. Christian Vietoris has three podiums so far and is third in the standings at the midway point of the season. He stressed the importance of focus heading into the race held in a new track, not to mention the instense competition so far this season. “The Moscow Raceway is new to everyone and I am really looking forward… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Wins Spa 24 Hours

Mercedes-Benz Motorsport definitely had a big weekend. Just an hour after Lewis Hamilton claimed his first Mercedes F1 win, Bernd Schneider of HTP Gravity Charouz took home his SLS AMG GT3 to the chequered flag of the 24 Hours of Spa event. The victory marked the first time that a Mercedes-Benz car won the endurance event since 1964. In addition, it is only the third time the automaker claimed a victory in the event since it started way back in 1924. Apart from this event, he had also won at the Dubai 24 Hours, Bathurst 12 Hours, and Nurburgring 24 Hours. The series of wins is a very impressive feat… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hamilton Happy to Get Win, Rosberg Remains Upbeat

After winning the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was finally able to get a big monkey off his back. It took him nine races to get his first win as a driver for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, but he’ll take it gladly and it couldn’t have come at a better time, heading into the midway break of the season. It was Hamilton’s 22nd career race win, and his fourth overall at the Hungaroring. “We really didn’t expect this when we came here this weekend and I said last night that I would need a miracle to win today,” said the British driver. “Well, just maybe… Continue Reading »

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