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Presenting the Mercedes SL63 AMG World Championship Edition

The Formula One team of Mercedes-AMG Petronas truly stood out in the sporting community in the season that just ended after handing rivals a crushing defeat and dominating majority of the races all year. The team not only became a Constructors’ Champion but its driver Lewis Hamilton also won the World Championship. It should be noted that Nico Rosberg trailed just behind his partner in the overall drivers’ rankings and would have put on quite a show in the last race if it weren’t for mechanical issues. To celebrate another major milestone in the German automaker’s history, it launched a limited edition Mercedes SL63 AMG. The new car is called the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Sport Range Confirmed for Detroit Auto Show

Despite still falling behind BMW in worldwide luxury vehicle sales, the Mercedes brand enjoyed a very successful year in 2014. The German luxury automaker had notable releases, which included the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, plus the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S, to name a few. Then, it achieved another major milestone in its sporting history by winning the Formula One Constructors’ Championship, and its driver, Lewis Hamilton, bagged the F1 World Title this year. To celebrate its success, Mercedes is starting 2015 with a bang at the Detroit Auto Show. Recently, the company confirmed the launching of its new Mercedes-AMG Sport range in the Motor City. As mentioned earlier, the AMG Sport line will bridge the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is your 2014 F1 champion

In the end, the epic battle to decide who will be the ultimate Formula 1 driver for the 2014 season simply did not materialize. There would be no showdown, no gut-wrenching finish, as Nico Rosberg encountered technical problems at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which meant that Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had a clear path to victory. Hamilton took the race win and the driver’s championship, which was his to lose in the first place with a 17-point lead entering the event. This made Hamilton the first Mercedes team driver to claim an F1 title since Juan Manuel Fangio did so back in 1955. Hamilton also became the fourth British double-champion in history,… Continue Reading »

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Pressure Mounts on Mercedes Due to the Double Points Issue

The ultimate fight is on, and everyone can feel the tension after Nico Rosberg took the pole position following the Formula One qualifying in Abu Dhabi. The drama all boils down to the double points scoring for the last race of the season, which was announced December last year. According to Bernie Ecclestone, the double points feature aims to build excitement for the end of the season. It was originally planned for the last three races of the season, but everyone in the top brass of F1 eventually agreed to use it only in the last race. Fans, sports analysts, and racing personnel were not receptive to the gimmick. Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg takes pole, sets up winner-take-all race against Mercedes teammate Hamilton

The battle for the 2014 drivers’ championship is going down the wire. Nico Rosberg took pole position in qualifying for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race in the F1 season calendar that’s worth double the championship points. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton qualified into P2, making this the eighth straight front-row lockout by the Silver Arrows team and setting up a final battle that will determine the top driver this season. Apart from that, this result means that a Mercedes driver won the pole position in 18 out of the 19 races in the season, and the team has also secured the front row 12 times in total. On another note, Mercedes power… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Willing to Compromise Over F1 Engine Freeze Issue

Mercedes AMG Petronas Executive Director Toto Wolff stated in his interview with ESPN that he is open for a compromise regarding the issue surrounding the Formula One in-season engine freeze. He noted that he will agree to the idea if budgets will not rise dramatically. According to the source, Mercedes opposed the proposed relaxation of the engine freeze rules not because of performance reasons. Instead, the team is worried that it might jack up the costs related to the development of engines. Wolff noted the fact that Mercedes is supplying eight engines for various teams in F1. The figure is in contrast with the two Honda delivers, plus four that Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1: Hamilton wins United States Grand Prix ahead of Rosberg

Can Lewis Hamilton hold off Nico Rosberg? Based on how he dominated his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate at the United States Grand Prix, the answer is: he most certainly can. Hamilton was fairly outpaced by Rosberg during the qualifying session for the race, but the Brit had no problems taking care of the race proper. He took the chequered flag 4.3 seconds ahead of his teammate, and more than 25 seconds ahead of third-placer Daniel Ricciardo. This fourth-straight win allowed Hamilton, who has 316 points now, to extend his lead to 24 over Rosberg, who has 292. Every point counts as we head to the final two races, the second of… Continue Reading »

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