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[F1] Lewis Hamilton Wins 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton cruised all the way to the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix title with a magnificent drive and with some breaks going his way in a track on which it was hard to overtake. The decisive win effectively keeps his championship hopes alive. He certainly took advantage of his third-straight pole position, finally converting it into a win, which was incidentally his first as a Silver Arrows driver. Hamilton is no stranger to starting in P1 only to be overtaken by Red Bull cars off the five red lights. This time, Hamilton was able to retain P1 this time around, with Sebastian Vettel in P2 being distracted by a blazing-fast… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Quotes after Hungarian GP Qualifying

With Lewis Hamilton claiming a third-straight pole position at the qualifying for the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg starting in the second row at P4 on the grid, there are high hopes for the Silver Arrows for Sunday’s race. Here are some quotes from key personnel after the qualifying session. “I was really surprised when the guys told me over the radio that I was on pole today,” said Hamilton, who incidentally passed Ayrton Senna on the all-time career pole list. “It was a good lap but I thought Sebastian had done enough. So it’s fantastic – and also to get three pole positions in a… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Lewis Hamilton Grabs Hungarian GP Pole Position

When the Mercedes drivers did exceptionally well in Q1 and Q2 for the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, no doubt the question on everyone’s minds was whether the two Silver Arrows could hold on. While Nico Rosberg topped the first two rounds of qualifying, it was Lewis Hamilton who claimed pole position on the starting grid for tomorrow’s race at the Hungaroring. This latest pole makes it three in a row for Hamilton, the first time in his career that he has achieved this feat. It’s also his fourth pole in 10 races so far this season. So far, though, he hasn’t been able to convert any of those into race… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Classic to Field 500 SL at ADAC Eifel Rally

At the ADAC Eifel Rally Festival, which is set to be held from July 25 through 27, Mercedes-Benz Classic is set to field a 500 SL rally version. At the helm of the vehicle will be Björn Waldegård, a former winner of the Bandama Rally in 1980 while driving a Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC. The classic vehicle is actually one that was prepared for competition in 1981. It is based on the Roadster and was meant to succeed the coupe units Mercedes-Benz used for international rally competitions back then. Sadly, the brand halted rally activities before the 1981 season started. Now, it gets to see some action in a rally event. With… Continue Reading »

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6 SLS AMG GT3 to Compete in Spa-Francorchamps 24-Hour Race

A total of six Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 gullwing racers will compete at the upcoming Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race on July 27 to 28, representing five AMG customer teams: Black Falcon, Fortec Motorsports, HTP Gravity Charouz, Preci-Spark, and ROWE RACING. The 65th year of the event is the Blancpain Endurance Series’ season highlight, and it will feature the largest GT3 selection in the world. In addition, the event will feature a total of 70 super sports cars from nine manufacturers. The event is made up of three events: the Pro Cup, the Pro-Am Cup, and the Gentlemen Trophy. In total, 28 (three SLS AMG GT3 from HTP Gravity Charouz, ROWE, and… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hungarian Grand Prix Preview for Mercedes AMG Petronas

The Hungarian Grand Prix is almost upon us, and F1 fans need to breathe in all the racing action before an almost month-long summer break puts it the season on hold. This is a GP where cars running Mercedes-Benz engines have won five out of the last six races, and the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team will surely work hard to get good results before the hiatus. Nico Rosberg, who has won 2 Grands Prix and qualified in pole position thrice so far this season, will try to bounce back from a ninth-place finish in his home race at the German Grand Prix. He says he enjoys the challenging track… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes-Benz DTM Driver Juncadella Tests for Williams

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team may be banned from the Formula 1 Young Driver Test at Silverstone, but at least Mercedes-Benz DTM driver and junior team member Daniel Juncadella is getting some action. The 22-year-old Spanish driver managed to complete 55 laps during the first day, with a lap time that’s good for fifth-best among all participants. The best lap time on Wednesday belonged to Kevin Magnussen of McLaren, and he also ran the most laps at 100. Juncadella was also tasked to take over Pastor Maldonado’s afternoon run for the second day. The extension is obviously a welcome opportunity for the young motorsport prospect, and the former Formula… Continue Reading »

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