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Hamilton wins Malaysian GP; Rosberg second for Mercedes one-two finish

This is how dominant Mercedes AMG Petronas could be this season. In a true show of force, Lewis Hamilton dominated the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix and Nico Rosberg came in at second place to secure the first one-two finish for the team this season, and at one of their home races at that. Hamilton was on point the entire race, winning it by a whopping 17.3 seconds ahead of his teammate. He has never won this event in his years as a Formula One driver, so bagging the title at the Sepang International Circuit today was quite an accomplishment for the former world champion. He was also quick to point… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Six Categories in 2014 Motor Klassik Award

In the 2014 edition of the Motor Klassik Award, Mercedes-Benz managed to get wins in a whopping six categories, showcasing the continued excellence of the brand in a variety of aspects. The Silver Arrows race cars, the 1934 W 25 and the 1954 W 196 R, took a double victory in the ‘Racing Cars’ and ‘Auction Cars’ categories. In the ‘Classics up to 1930′ category, the Mercedes-Benz SSK sports car bagged the victory, while the 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (pictured) took the win in the ‘Classics 1947 to 1961′ category. The G-Class won the ‘Off-roaders 2014′ race, and Mercedes-Benz’s Genuine replacement parts via Mercedes-Benz Classic rounded out the evening for… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes F1 Team Put Paul di Resta on Reserve Role

The re-entry of Paul di Resta to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters under the Mercedes team has been making waves recently in the online community. Recently, it was revealed by Yahoo! Sport that the former Force India driver has not only signed for driving role in DTM. In addition to that, his contract includes a reserve role for the Formula 1 team of Mercedes-Benz. Di Resta Denies Dual Role with DTM and F1 The source stated that di Resta denied of such deal but he indicated in his interview that he would be willing to have a dual role this year with DTM and F1. After seemingly struggling in the previous… Continue Reading »

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Ross Brawn to step down as Mercedes AMG Petronas team principal

For a while now, the future of Ross Brawn as the team principal of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has been up in the air. However, the team has officially announced that Brawn will be stepping down from his post by December 31. This formally sets into motion a transition of leadership roles to Executive Toto Wolff and Executive Technical Director Paddy Lowe, the latter moving from McLaren in the middle of this year. Brawn talked of the right timing, which he said was the biggest consideration as far as his decision was concerned. Given the strength of the team’s executive leadership, it’s not so hard to see why… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg 5th, Hamilton 9th as Mercedes Bags Second in the 2013 F1 Season

While the results of the season were already a foregone conclusion, teams not named Red Bull were still fighting for something up until the last race. For the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, it was all about finishing strong and clinching second place in the constructors’ standings. Nico Rosberg finished fifth at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix, while teammate Lewis Hamilton withstood a drive-through penalty to still finish within the championship points at ninth. Overall, Mercedes improved a lot from 2012, thanks in part to the acquisition of Hamilton and also a renewed focus on setups and performance. The 360 championship points of the team was a marked improvement, as… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo to be Premiered at New Research Facility

Gran Turismo 6, the latest iteration in the highly acclaimed racing simulation game for the Sony PlayStation 3 console, will feature a fresh concept car called the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. The German automaker will bring digital to reality when it presents a 1:1 scale model of the vehicle at the November 19 opening of its fancy new Research & Development Center, located in Sunnyvale, California. The concept car was designed with three things in mind: ‘extreme proportions’, ‘sensual contours’, and a ‘high-tech blend’. This is all to evoke an emotional quality, and there’s no doubt that this design is quite curvaceous and sexy even when only looking at… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg Finishes in Podium; Hamilton 7th at Abu Dhabi GP

Nico Rosberg secured a second-straight podium finish this past weekend, finishing in third place at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix behind yet another Red Bull one-two. Fellow Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton settled for seventh place. More importantly, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team managed to score more points than their red-clad rivals Ferrari, padding their lead in the battle for second place in the constructors’ standings. Mercedes outscored Ferrari 21 points to 14, which puts the totals at 334 and 323, respectively, with two races remaining in the season. In what is increasingly looking like a three-race victory lap for the recently crowned four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel,… Continue Reading »

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