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MGP W02 to Grace Top Gear Festival

The Top Gear Festival that will be held in Durban, South Africa on June 16-17 is going to get some Formula One action as the car used by Mercedes AMG Petronas is set to take the road. The MGP W02, used in the 2011 Formula One season, will be demonstrating its capabilities in the event’s 2.4-kilometer street circuit. Sam Bird, the winner of GP2 and also a test driver for the Silver Arrow’s F1 team, will be taking the wheels of the MGP W02. “I’m really looking forward to the Top Gear Festival and the opportunity to drive our Silver Arrow F1 car through the streets of Durban,” Bird said…. Continue Reading »


Mercedes Unveils 2011 F1 Race Car

The 2011 FIA Formula One season has gotten underway, with the first rounds of testing starting in Spain’s Valencia circuit. Among the many official race car entries to be revealed on that day were the defending Constructors titlist Red Bull Racing’s RB7 car, Toro Rosso’s STR6, and Mercedes GP’s MGP W02. The 2010 driver lineup is intact, with Nico Rosberg and living legend Michael Schumacher going behind the wheels of the 2011 car. In terms of exterior qualities, a higher nose is most apparent, along with some new green accents to highlight sponsor Petronas some more. “It is always a thrill to see a new car ready to take the… Continue Reading »


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