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Mercedes F1 Investigates the Spanish GP Incident

It could have been another dominant win for Mercedes AMG Petronas team in 2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix. The qualifying provided both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg a good start by landing on the first and second positions of the grid, respectively. However, hopes for another dominant win for the team were quashed when its drivers collided with each other just minutes after the race began. The unfortunate event happened when Rosberg got past Hamilton on the first bend. Moments later, the reigning F1 champion tried overtaking his teammate from the inside. Rosberg tried blocking the move resulting to Hamilton hitting the grass. However, the Silver Arrow of the… Continue Reading »

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All-Women Team Represent Mercedes-Benz in Mille Miglia

An all-women team will be representing Mercedes-Benz Classic in the upcoming Mille Miglia. According to Daimler, race car driver and new brand ambassador of “She’s Mercedes” Susie Wolff will be riding in the cockpit of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) with the legendary driver Ellen Lohr who is the only woman to ever win a DTM race. The company said that the decision to have the two women represent Mercedes is to highlight the “She’s Mercedes” program. The initiative uses an Internet platform to build a network that will let successful women to share their views, ideas, and contacts. It also allows them access to exclusive event formats present in… Continue Reading »

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F1: Epic crash knocks out both Mercedes cars in lap 1 of Spanish Grand Prix

Well, that escalated quickly. Lap one of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix saw a Mercedes on Mercedes crash, taking out the top two contenders in the season so far. This paved the way for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to be the youngest race winner in Formula One history.  Right after the start, Hamilton was able to get ahead of Rosberg but the German managed to snag back the lead by turn 3. Then, the proverbial sh-t hit the fan on the lead-up to turn 4. Check out the crash below; the carnage starts at around the 22-second mark of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcTeQA2CM_4 Well, it’s going to be hard to say because both… Continue Reading »

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Why Mercedes F1 Team Failed to Get Max Verstappen

The recent qualifying for the 2016 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix proved that the battle for supremacy is not just between the Mercedes F1 team and Ferrari. Red Bull showed that it is still a force to be reckoned with when both its drivers landed on the third and fourth positions. One of the guys in Red Bull who is grabbing everybody’s attention right now is the 18-year old Max Verstappen. The young driver is the newest addition in the Red Bull lineup as announcement of his move to the team just came ahead of the Spanish GP. He went into the group as a replacement for Daniil Kvyat, who… Continue Reading »

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What Lewis Hamilton has to do to win the Spanish Grand Prix

So far in 2016, Lewis Hamilton has not had much luck. The defending Formula One drivers champion hasn’t won a race in four tries, struggling with reliability issues on his F1 W07 Hybrid multiple times. In the free practices leading up to qualifying, the car issues continued until the team decided to go with a setup that’s closer to Nico Rosberg’s–and guess what, Hamilton took pole position (the 52nd of his career and third this season) to start the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix ahead of the pack. Now, what does the Brit have to do to win the race? Get a good start “If you want to change things pole is… Continue Reading »

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From a Sketch to the Road: The Mercedes-Benz Design Process

All car designers share the same passion for innovation, functionality, adventure and attention to detail. At Mercedes-Benz they also have the time to explore, to try new ideas and even make mistakes along the way. On average, it takes three years for a sketch to become a real car, being transported by industrial chains around a production plant. The shiny new car is the culmination of a lot of imagination, inspiration and consultation. Teamwork No designer works in isolation–Mercedes designers collaborate with colleagues in the development and production departments to plan the way forward. Design at Mercedes includes concept, detail and then production. The start of the design process–the emotional… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Pricing Revealed

The pricing of the 2017 model Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe has been revealed. The cost of the sporty two-door C-Class starts at $43,575, including destination charges. However, customers can still slash off around $500 from their purchase by swapping the 18-inch wheels that come as a standard fit in the car with 17-inch wheels. That means you can buy the auto for $43,075, including delivery fees. The C300 Coupe is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. It has an output of 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The numbers allow the car to accelerate from zero to… Continue Reading »

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