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F1: Hamilton wins third straight British Grand Prix; Rosberg finishes third

Lewis Hamilton displayed fine form in his home race Sunday, taking his third-straight British Grand Prix victory over his teammate Nico Rosberg and thus shaving more points off the deficit in championship points. The win drove wild some 135,000 fans who were on hand at Silverstone. Rosberg’s lead in the drivers’ standings has now been cut to a mere point, after an investigation for radio correspondence between him and the team led stewards to slap Rosberg with a 10-second time penalty. With five laps left, Rosberg encountered gearbox problems that had him stuck in seventh gear, and stewards are currently checking to see if the amount of information exchanged exceeded the maximum allowable… Continue Reading »

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British Grand Prix: Hamilton qualifies in pole ahead of Mercedes front row

Add one more Mercedes front-row qualification to this year’s list. Lewis Hamilton drove a superb qualifying at the British Grand Prix as he edged out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for pole position. Hamilton posted a time of 1:29.287, around a third of a second better than Rosberg’s, for his third-straight pole and his sixth overall this season. It is the 55th pole of his career, and his fourth at Silverstone. Rosberg also escaped being slapped a penalty after stewards cleared him of any fault after he drove too slowly at one point during qualifying. This allows Mercedes to keep its fifth front-row lockout of the season. Hamilton was especially appreciative of the… Continue Reading »

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Posaidon Mercedes E-Class Can Compete With A Bugatti Veyron

There can be nothing more flattering for a vehicle than be compared to a supercar like the Bugatti Veyron, and this is exactly what is being given to the Mercedes E-Class by tuning company Posaidon. While Mercedes is planning an all-wheel drive E63 AMG, a particular tuning company by the name of Posaidon has just started revolutionizing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Using the traction offered by the outgoing AWD E63, Merc was able to produce the same performance figures on this supercar. This only means that the Posaidon-tuned E-Class will have a 218mph top speed and the ability to go 0-62mph in just 2.8 seconds. The top speed makes the E-Class… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins 2016 Austrain GP; Rosberg finishes 4th for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton took home the victory at the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix, fending off Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. He has now won his third race out of the last four, cutting into the points lead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg once again. At the final lap, Rosberg was still actually in a position to win until he ran wide as he exited from turn 1. Hamilton pounced at the opportunity, but not after the two cars made contact. Rosberg had sparks coming out of his Mercedes, and he was visibly slowed down. Lewis passed him soon after and went on to the chequered flag. Rosberg was slapped with a 10-second penalty… Continue Reading »

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Listen to the Sound of the Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

The Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe is the newest performance variant of the C-Class range. It features dynamic driving coupled with a good engine noise. The Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe model takes its roots from the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport line. Early this year, Mercedes revealed that it will no longer maintain the AMG Sport segment. The short-lived lineup formerly bridged the gap between Mercedes-Benz models and the full-badge Mercedes-AMG versions. However, for the sake of streamlining its offerings or to prevent confusion, as some have said, all the models belonging to the AMG Sport line were absorbed by the Mercedes-AMG branding. The SLC was the first to ditch its AMG Sport variants…. Continue Reading »

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F1: Rosberg wins European GP; Hamilton finishes fifth for Mercedes

Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Nico Rosberg was able to pad his lead a bit after seeing it evaporate in the past few races. The point leader took home the win at the European Grand Prix, scoring the maiden victory at F1’s newest track at the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan. Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari secured second spot, while the final podium slot was taken by Force India’s Sergio Perez, who recovered from a gearbox-change five-place grid penalty after posting the second-fastest qualifying time. The other Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton managed to go from a P10 start to a fifth-place finish, but it could’ve been higher had it not been for the… Continue Reading »

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F1: Rosberg tops qualifying at European Grand Prix; Hamilton to start in P10

Nico Rosberg should be feeling a bit better now. The points leader so far in the 2016 Formula One season has had his lead slashed from 43 down to just nine, but he will get a boost at the European Grand Prix after qualifying in pole position. What’s more, his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton ran into problems and hit a wall in Q3, resulting in a red flag for the session and a P10 start for Hamilton. This was after Hamilton made light of the difficulties that drivers were pointing out about the new street circuit in Baku. He had the right to up until FP3, though, posting dominating times. But… Continue Reading »

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