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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Revisiting the 1954 French Grand Prix on July 4

July 4 is the most important landmark in the American history as it is the celebration of its Independence Day. The same date also highlights one of the important milestones in the racing history of Mercedes-Benz. On the same day, exactly six decades ago, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio made the switch from Maserati to the team owned by Daimler-Benz AG in the 1954 Formula One French Grand Prix. The same date was also the debut of the Mercedes-Benz W196. The race was a grueling one as only six out of the 22 cars reached the finish line. The rest had technical problems like engine failure, gearbox malfunction and transmission issues. Notably, Fangio… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Popularity Contest on the Social Media

Based on a popular benchmarking platform, Mercedes-Benz is the most popular car brand in the digital media for the first half of 2014. The assessment of the top car brands in the world was facilitated by eBench. The period covered was from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. The automakers that were included in the study, aside from Mercedes-Benz, were Audi, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Lexus and Land Rover. The selection was based on the top 10 most active prestigious car brands in the world at present. Thirteen metrics was used in the evaluation. The metrics was based from the current top four social media platforms… Continue Reading »

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Will Team Mercedes Conquer Monaco

Despite the barrage of victories that the Formula One team of Mercedes AMG Petronas has since the Australian Grand Prix all the way to the Spanish Grand Prix, critics are still questioning whether Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will maintain their performance in Monaco. According to pundits, team Mercedes might face an upset in Monaco. Their forecasts were based on the history of the circuit in Monaco, wherein it produced unexpected results several times. They cited as examples the one-time victories incurred by Jarnu Turlli in 2004 and Olivier Panis in 1996. It should be noted that each driver mentioned only claimed one victory in his overall career in F1,… Continue Reading »

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Wolff: F1 Rule Change Talk is Absurd

Toto Wolff recently spoke his mind about the reactions of Red Bull and Ferrari about the rule change in Formula One, particularly the matter on the fuel-flow limit. According to BBC Sport, The Mercedes Team boss said that the appeal of the two teams to further tweak the F1 rules is “absurd”, and that “rules are rules”. He added that if there is a need to change the rules again in F1, the proper time to do that would be for next year, not while the season is already underway. The reaction of Wolff came when Red Bull suggested that the fuel-flow limit should be ditched. On the other hand,… Continue Reading »

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Apple to Launch iOS in the Car with Mercedes in Geneva

The competition between the two rivals in the smartphone and tablet industry have taken their new game to a higher level. Now, Apple and Android are also invading the systems of cars. In our recent report, we revealed that Daimler accidentally leaked the Projected Mode for Mercedes-Benz, which is Google’s in-car solution to integrate its Android systems within the luxury vehicle. The technology will apparently mirror an Android smartphone or tablet’s display into the larger screen of the automobile’s central control unit. iOS in the Car Coming Up Last year, Apple already revealed its plans to develop iOS in the car which lists Mercedes as a recipient of the new… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Says Mercedes Overachieved in 2013 F1 Season Standings

Toto Wolff, the motorsport chief of the Mercedes Formula One team, stated that his group “overachieved” this year. That is after Team Mercedes established itself in the second place of the 2013 F1 season standings. Add to that the amazing performances of its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg this year who were able to bag the fourth and sixth positions respectively in the 2013 F1 season standings. Overall, the drivers of the team claimed eight pole positions, finished in the first place three times and added nine podiums during the season. Wolff noted that his team definitely “overachieved” after surpassing its target before the 2013 season started. He attributes… Continue Reading »

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