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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Before the 24-hour Nurburgring event last weekend, Mercedes-Benz put on an awesome demonstration of what their Formula One car is capable of. The demo pitted Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes-Benz F1 race car against four AMG variants of the brand in a game of “catch up”. The variants included were the A45 AMG, E63 AMG 4Matic, SLS AMG Black Series and SLS AMG GT3. On the helm of the AMG cars were Bernd Maylander, Karl Wendlinger, Nico Rosberg and Bernd Schneider, respectively. The AMGs went on different times and Schumacher started more than a minute after the last car. But near the end of the lap, the F1 car overtook the others… Continue Reading »
Marco Calvo, a 24-year old student from Spain won at the Mercedes-Benz GT5 Driving Challenge. A contest where the world’s top 15 GT5 drivers joined and raced on a real track. The participants underwent an orientation about the characteristics and performance of the SLS AMG at the Austrian Red Bull Ring first. This introduction/orientation was facilitated by DTM driver David Coulthard and Bernd Schneider. After a number of tests and hands-on practice, the 15 participants raced behind the wheels of SLS AMG to determine the winner. Calvo, emerged as the winner, and as a prize, he gets a key to an all new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.