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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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Mercedes gets one-two finish at Japanese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate Nico Rosberg, giving the team a much-needed one-two finish after the disaster in Singapore’s night race. Hamilton has now tied Ayrton Senna for with 41 career wins; they are tied for fourth place on the all-time list led by Michael Schumacher (91 career wins). Alain Prost is next at 51, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel is third with 42. “To come here, where I used to love watching Ayrton drive, and match his career wins, is amazing for me,” said an ecstatic Hamilton. With Vettel just one win away as well, there’s a good chance Hamilton can… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes struggles in Singapore GP qualifying

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team finds itself in unfamiliar territory after Ferrari and Red Bull made their marks in qualifying for the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix held in the city-state’s Marina Bay Street Circuit. Lewis Hamilton, who had gotten used to getting pole positions this year, had to settle for P5 when the night race starts tomorrow. P6 went to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. Taking pole this time out is Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Joining him on the front row is Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen qualified at P3 while the other Red Bull car driven by Daniil Kvyat went fourth. The difference between Kvyat’s and Hamilton’s… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 Ready To Run

Mercedes-Benz just entered a new automotive thoroughbred to the world of high-performance racing with its 2016 AMG GT3. The vehicle made its debut to the acclaim of the press at the Geneva Auto Show in March, and will soon begin competing in prestigious racing events around the world. Mercedes-Benz has experienced incredible success with its racing division in recent years, crafting exquisite, high-performance machines that win events. In the last two years, it has sold 60 vehicles in the high-price, high-performance racing market, which is a major achievement. The 2016 AMG GT3 appears to be another winner for Mercedes-Benz, incorporating thoughtful new design features and a highly attractive body. The… Continue Reading »

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F1: Hamilton wins 2015 Italian GP as Mercedes teammate Rosberg flames out

Lewis Hamilton won the 2015 Italian Grand Prix from pole position, taking his seventh win this season and third in the last four outings. The day was not as kind to Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate, however, as the back of Nico Rosberg’s car caught fire two laps from the finish as he tried to pass Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari. Rosberg pulls over with back of his Mercedes flaming just two laps from end #ItalianGP #ForzaF1 pic.twitter.com/lKcCbvPC62 — Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2015 Joining Hamilton on the Podium are Vettel and Williams’ Felipe Massa. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who was among the favorites to win this race after qualifying in the front row of the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins pole for Italian Grand Prix; Rosberg in row 2

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton captured yet another pole position, beating out Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen for the chance to start at the front of the grid at the 2015 Italian Grand Prix. Raikkonen’s teammate Sebastian Vettel qualified at P3, followed by Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in p4. The qualifying times were close, with Hamilton emerging on top thanks to his 1:23.397. Raikkonen was at 1:23.631, which was just a shade better than Vettel’s 1:23.685. Rosberg topped out at 1:23.703. This most recent pole is Hamilton’s seventh straight and eleventh out of twelve GPs so far in the 2015 Formula One season. Seven straight poles were the best done by Alain Prost… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Releases Design for 2016 DTM Car

Mercedes just released a new sketch detailing the design of its DTM challenger in the 2016 season. So far, it looks great. A lot of people have this impression that race cars are characterized by exaggerated winglets and aerodynamic elements. These usually make them absurd and not ideal for road use. However, the styling of the next Mercedes DTM car veers away from that perception. 2016 Mercedes DTM Race Car Will Use the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe Platform According to the head of Mercedes-AMG DTM unit Ulrich Fritz, in his interview with Motorsport.com, the upcoming race car of the brand will use the platform of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe. He hopes… Continue Reading »

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