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Hamilton wins Singapore GP after Ferrari duo crashes out

Lewis Hamilton needed to do something special at the Singapore Grand Prix in order to have a shot at winning the race. Turns out, he needed only to wait. The Ferrari cars were ahead of the Mercedes team on the grid, as were the Red Bulls, which were sandwiched between the two red cars. A crash between Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen, and a great-starting Kimi Raikkonen eliminated most of the Mercedes rivals right off the first corner. Soon enough, it was Hamilton leading the race with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and the other Mercedes driven by Valtteri Bottas right behind. Those would be the first three retirements in a race that… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-AMG Project One in Action

With over 1,000 hp coming from its mid engine and electric motors, what’s it like driving the new Mercedes-AMG Project One? Daimler just released a video of the car that gives us an idea what it is all about. The eve of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) was graced by the Mercedes-AMG Project One and the smart vision EQ fortwo. The two electric vehicles are polar opposites of each other. The one that really stood out though was the AMG car. The Mercedes-AMG Project One is a proof that the technology in Formula One cars can be transferred to road-legal vehicles. So, to further put emphasis on the hypercar’s… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole at Belgium, matches Schumacher record

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix—his 68th—and in doing so, has tied the Michael Schumacher record for most poles in a career. Hamilton will start ahead of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who headed into the mid-season break still leading the drivers’ championship race. After the race, F1 managing director Ross Brawn relayed a congratulatory message straight from the Schumacher family. “I think and pray for Michael all the time,” Hamilton said. “I’ve had the privilege of racing with him and always admired him and still do.” In order to achieve the pole position, Hamilton had to overcome a hurdle Mercedes had been facing all weekend. Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Silver Arrows Mercedes F1 Car Vs Yamaha R1M

How will the Yahama R1M fare against the Mercedes F1 car? During the Festival of Speed in Barbados, the 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas Silver Arrows Formula One car was pitted against the sports bike. In the video posted by Supercars of London via YouTube, the Mercedes F1 car was driven by none other than Lewis Hamilton. The race car made laps together with the Yamaha R1M Superbike at the Bushy Park Race Circuit. The two vehicles made a truly amazing sight as they both put on quite a show. Despite the harder maneuverability of the F1 car compared to the superbike, it sure did put up a great fight. At… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wants to Spend the Rest of His F1 Career at Mercedes

The current contract of Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team expires in the end of the 2018 season. As expected, there are rumors going around again that he might switch teams. However, the 32-year old driver indicated in an interview that he is not planning to go anywhere. According to The Drive, recent gossips have linked Hamilton with Ferrari. The Mercedes driver has shown some interest in the team too. “There’s no other team except for Ferrari that could ever be interesting,” he said. Hamilton went on to say though, “But right now I love being here, I love the people I work for, the people I work with… Continue Reading »

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New Spy Shots of the Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT Surface Online

The concept version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT was finally unveiled at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show in March. Now, all that we are waiting for is its production model. Recently, new spy shots of the car emerged online. Based on the photos provided by GTSpirit, the production version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT will likely remain true to its concept form. The sports car seems to have retained many features found in its updated two-door sibling, except that it will have a wider track and longer body. Compared to the older spy shots and spy video of the four-door AMG GT, the Panamericana grille of the prototype has already been exposed…. Continue Reading »

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Wolff Takes a Jab at Jordan for Spreading Fake News about Mercedes F1

“Fake News” is something that we hear a lot these days. Recently, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff took a jab at Channel 4 F1 personality Eddie Jordan for spreading fake news about them. “Fake news” is one of the trending phrases in social networks, printed media and television nowadays. Based on Merriam-Webster the term has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. It connotes false and exaggerated information disguised as fact while being posted and spread on the internet. The primary purpose of which is to deceive the public. According to Motorsport.com, Jordan had been suggesting to the public that the major sponsors… Continue Reading »

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