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Contract Renewal Talks with Hamilton Take on a Sour Turn

A new report claimed that the contract renewal of Lewis Hamilton is currently not falling in his favor. According to The Guardian, the salary of the Briton from Mercedes might be reduced significantly in his new contract. Presently, Hamilton is bound by his £60 million contract with Mercedes, which will expire in about 16 months. Last July, it was hinted by sources within the company that the upper-echelon of the three-pointed star marque is planning to increase the former World Champion’s pay to make it more or less £69. The new contract would be good for a period of three years, which will expire in 2017. There would also be an option to extend… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Top Earners in Formula One

Have you ever wondered how much does your favorite Formula One driver makes based on his contract? Recently, News.com.au revealed the list of the top earners in the sport. Based from the source, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the highest paid drivers in F1. Each driver has a salary of $31.7 million. Next to them is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with $28.8 million. He is followed by Jenson Button of McLaren with $23.1 million. Then, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes makes $17.3 million. The eight-digit figure paycheck ends with Rosberg as Felipe Massa of Williams, who comes after Rosberg in the listing, only earns $5.8… Continue Reading »

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Niki Lauda Takes a Jab at Marko Over the Vettel and Mercedes Issue

Niki Lauda is known to say what is on his mind, and he is not someone who lightly tolerates nonsense. Recently, he slammed Dr. Helmut Marko, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull for instigating speculations that Sebastian Vettel is being courted by Mercedes AMG Petronas to jump ship in 2016. It should be recalled that the Red Bull advisor revealed in an interview with Sport Bild last month that Mercedes and McLaren have been proposing for Vettel to move to their respective teams. He noted the two even presented Vettel outrageously high offers. “All the speculation of bull*** Marko is absolute rubbish,” said the non-executive director of Mercedes during an interview. He also confirmed… Continue Reading »

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Hugo Boss Joins Mercedes Bandwagon in Formula One

McLaren and Hugo Boss have been in partnership for around 33 years in Formula One. However, a recent report revealed that the luxury fashion brand is about to end its alliance with the eight-time Constructors’ Champion in favor of Mercedes AMG Petronas, which is the dominant team in F1 this year. According to NBC’s MotorSportsTalk blog, Hugo Boss will no longer extend its partnership with McLaren up to 2015. This coincides with the F1 team’s decision to severe its engine deal with Mercedes in favor of Honda. While Hugo Boss is only a minor sponsor of McLaren, the loss would surely hurt the team as it has been its a long-time partner…. Continue Reading »

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ADV.1 Wheels Enhances Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was initially released by the luxury vehicle manufacturer in 2003, and after more than a decade in the market, it remains an impressive work of art from Mercedes-Benz. During the time the supercar was developed, around forty percent of McLaren was owned by the German company. The supercar features a supercharged V8 engine with a power output and torque f 617 HP and 575 lb-ft, respectively. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph within 3.8 seconds and has a maximum speed of around 206 mph. The luxury supercar is a remarkable vehicle, to say the least. A number of industry watchers are still… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Silences Critics with His Victories

Lewis Hamilton appears to be on top of his game once more, thanks to a series of impressive victories that followed after his failure to finish at the Australian Grand Prix. The recent Spanish Grand Prix catapulted him all the way up the rankings with 100 points, overtaking his teammate Nico Rosberg in the process who has 97 points in his scorecard. The consecutive wins of the Briton, which started in Malaysia, led a lot in the F1 community to believe that he might be able to relive his 2008 glory. Last year, when he started his contract with Mercedes AMG Petronas, a lot of critics questioned his decision to… Continue Reading »

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Matte Black Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster On Display In Dubai

A recent report from gtspirit.com revealed that a model of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster is currently on display in Dubai. The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 S Roadster is considered as the best model of the SLR ever manufactured, second on to the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss. The luxury vehicle uses the standard model of the SLR Roadster as its base and includes the main features of the 722 Coupe. In addition to its notable appearance, owners of the 722 S can take advantage of its exceptional performance that rivals, if not, surpasses the best luxury vehicles in the market. Even though the number of SLR McLaren 722… Continue Reading »

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