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Hamilton leads another Mercedes front-row lockout in Austrian Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton was at the head of yet another Mercedes AMG Petronas front-row lockout at the qualifying session for the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg. Hamilton notched his 45th career pole position, including his seventh of this current season. In addition, this makes it 19 straight pole positions for Mercedes, dating back to last season’s Austrian GP. This also happens to be the sixth Mercedes front-row qualifying effort this season thanks to Nico Rosberg’s sixth front-row qualification. Both Mercedes drivers completed two runs each in all three qualifying runs, though they each spun when they were still trying to improve upon their Q3 times. Still, it didn’t matter as Hamilton’s 1:08.455 was enough… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Vs 2015 Corvette C7

Here’s another video pitting German versus American car engineering. This time, we will feature a race between the 2015 Mercedes-AMG E63 S sedan and the 2015 Corvette C7. We are already well-acquainted with the 2015 Mercedes-AMG E63 S. As a recap, the car carries a 5.5-liter biturbo engine enabling it to produce up to 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque distributed to all it wheels through a seven-speed MCT automatic transmission gearbox. The figures allow the car to go from zero to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds and gain an electronically-limited top speed of 186 mph. On the other lane is the 2015 Corvette C7. According to the description of… Continue Reading »

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F1: Rosberg upsets Hamilton to win 2015 Monaco GP

Nico Rosberg claimed his third-straight Monaco Grand Prix victory, after a questionable decision to pit Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton’s car when the safety car went out caused the latter to re-enter the race in third, putting the Briton’s dominating weekend to waste. This marks the second consecutive race win for Rosberg, while the team is now six out of six when it comes to getting both drivers to finish on the podium. Hamilton had once again built up a considerable gap from out in front, at least for a good first 64 laps until Max Verstappen’s accident prompted the safety car to come out. It was then that the decision was… Continue Reading »

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Helmut Marko Claims a Conspiracy Between Mercedes and Ferrari in Formula One

  Red Bull Racing is stirring things up again in Formula One. In another unsurprising move, one of the executives belonging in the Austrian team claimed Mercedes-AMG Petronas is in cahoots with Scuderia Ferrari. According to GrandPrix.com, the motorsport advisor of Red Bull Dr. Helmut Marko, said Mercedes is actively aiding Ferrari this season. He accused the two of working together to kill suggestions that the German team is ruining the excitement in the sport because of its continued easy dominance. The former race car driver also cited political reasons behind the assistance of Mercedes to Ferrari. While Dr. Marko did not elaborate further about the “political” issue he mentioned, it was… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Slapped with $56.5M Fine for Price-Fixing in China

Things are taking a tough turn for foreign automakers in China. Mercedes-Benz, in particular, was slapped with an expensive fine for being guilty of price-fixing in the country. According to a BBC report, Mercedes was penalized for a total of 350 million yuan or approximately $56.5 million for its misconduct in the Chinese market. Even local dealers selling the luxury vehicles offered by the brand were not spared as they were also required by a Jiangsu-based consumer watchdog to pay around 7.7 million yuan. The article claimed a pricing regulator in Jiangsu found out that Mercedes has been pressuring its local dealers into setting a minimum sales price on selected models… Continue Reading »

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F1: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix; Rosberg takes third place

Lewis Hamilton continues to dominate the 2015 Formula One season, taking his third race win in the first four races after cruising to victory at the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix. Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was on pace to give the team a one-two finish, but lost P2 with one lap to go after a mistake that led to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen taking second place. Raikkonen drove with great pace late in the race. In lap 56, Rosberg ran wide and Raikkonen took advantage to take P2 for another great finish by the Ferrari team. By the time the Ferrari driver reached the chequered flag, he was only some 3.3 seconds behind Hamilton. “The Ferraris… Continue Reading »

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F1: Lewis Hamilton takes pole in Bahrain; Ferrari strong in qualifying

At the qualifying session for the 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was able to achieve another pole position while fending off the Ferrari drivers as well as his own Mercedes teammate. Hamilton posted 1:32.571 in Q3 to beat out Sebastian Vettel, who had a time of 1:32.982 for P2. Hamilton’s teammate Nico Rosberg (Q3 1:33.129) will start in the second row at P3 ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen (1:33.227). The third row is all Williams, with Valtteri Bottas in P5 and Felipe Massa in P6. Rosberg says he knew what he did wrong, which was thinking too far ahead on to the race by trying to save his tyres. “I took it easy in… Continue Reading »

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