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Mercedes’ Hamilton wins short-lived Japanese Grand Prix; Rosberg second in race marred by Bianchi crash

Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton took the victory as the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix ended prematurely, allowing the Brit to extend his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg, who started on pole but had to settle for second place. The race had to be ended early and the results backdated after a serious crash involving Jules Bianchi of Marussia and a JCB recovery vehicle, which was attending to an incident from the previous lap. “My thoughts are with my colleague,” Rosberg said. “They have given us some information and it seems very, very serious.” Typhoon Phanfone made its mark on the race early on, with standing water accumulating on the track and water splashing… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLA is the Most Beautiful Car in the World

Before the Mercedes-Benz GLA even went on sale, it already garnered widespread adulation from car enthusiasts. According to TorqueNews, the new luxury compact SUV was handpicked by the readers of the German “auto motor und sport” magazine as the most beautiful car in the world. The GLA shared this distinction together with the S-Class Coupe in the poll. The Mercedes GLA is Expected to Attract More Entry Level Buyers Another report from Automotive News confirmed that Mercedes is expecting more entry-level buyers for its luxury compact crossover vehicle. In fact, the company predicted that it might even exceed the demand seen in the CLA when it came out. The GLA shares the same… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins Singapore GP, grabs lead in title race from Mercedes teammate

The Singapore Grand Prix could prove to be the turning point in this year’s battle for the drivers’ championship. Lewis Hamilton held off a crowd near the end of the race to claim the victory while grabbing the lead in the standings, thanks largely to his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg failing to finish after many struggles even before the race began. Hamilton managed to get out of a tricky pit stop in lap 51 and avoided a tight battle for the win, especially with two Red Bull Racing cars right in the thick of it. He retakes the lead from Sebastian Vettel by lap 54 thanks to DRS, and eventually cruised to… Continue Reading »

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Another front row lockout for Mercedes in 2014 Singapore Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton took another pole position at the qualifying session for the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix, clinching his sixth pole of the season and giving Mercedes AMG Petronas its 13th pole in 14 races so far. Joining the Brit on the front row once the race starts tonight is Nico Rosberg, whose qualifying time was only 0.007 seconds short of Hamilton’s. Getting pole position is always a great thing, although it is not a guarantee for victory. It certainly helps, though, especially as Hamilton is still trying to catch Rosberg in the drivers’ championship race. Rosberg leads 238 to 216, with five races left after Singapore. “I lost a lot… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Makes Everywhere Extraordinary

“Everywhere extraordinary” is the new marketing slogan of the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo, and the Marco Polo ACTIVITY. The advertising campaign was made by Panama, a Stuttgart-based advertising firm. The ad is aimed at “empty nester” pairs or couples whose children have already left home. It encourages them “to automatically become a discoverer and experience the new world – whether around the corner or across the world.” About the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo and Marco Polo ACTIVITY The two new variants of campers from Mercedes debuted at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf in August of 2014. Basically, the two offers the same level of comfort and luxury in their interiors. The dimensions of each camper… Continue Reading »

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The Countdown to the Mercedes-AMG GT Launch Ends Today

September 9, the much-awaited date for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts is finally here. Today, the three-pointed star brand will unveil its hottest masterpiece so far, the Mercedes-AMG GT. Previously, we have seen the spy photos, teaser images, videos, actual interior shots, and sound clips of the Mercedes-AMG GT. So, by now, we already have an idea of what we can expect from it. It was also officially revealed that the upcoming sports car of Mercedes will be carrying the new M178 engine of the German marque’s performance division.The engine is a twin-turbo V8 with 4.0-liter motor. This piece of hardware enables the car to produce up to 340 kW for the standard version,… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix; Rosberg 2nd for Mercedes one-two finish

Lewis Hamilton raced well and had great pace throughout the race to win the 2014 Italian Grand Prix, ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg for yet another Mercedes one-two finish. That’s a nice recovery after retiring from the last race, as Hamilton now gets back some lost ground thanks to the points differential. Hamilton cuts Rosberg’s lead in the drivers’ standings by 7 points, and the two are now separated by 22 points – 238 for Rosberg, and 216 for Hamilton with six races left on the calendar. The win gives Hamilton 28 for his F1 career, surpassing Sir Jackie Stewart’s total and putting Hamilton at seventh all-time. In addition, this makes… Continue Reading »

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