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Mercedes-Benz Museum Celebrates 8th Birthday on May 25

The Mercedes-Benz Museum houses the rich and colorful history of the Mercedes-Benz brand as well as the other brands associated with it. The museum sits in the international headquarters of Daimler AG at Stuttgart, Germany. Its masterfully-designed structure was completed and opened on May 19, 2006. Overall, the building has an exhibit area of 16,500 square meters. The vehicles within the complex number more than 160, which highlight the century-year old story of Mercedes, Daimler and their other brands. Since opening its doors to the public in 2006, it has been visited by more than 5.5 visitors worldwide. On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Daimler will be celebrating the 8th anniversary… Continue Reading »

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6 SLS AMG GT3 to Compete in Spa-Francorchamps 24-Hour Race

A total of six Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 gullwing racers will compete at the upcoming Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race on July 27 to 28, representing five AMG customer teams: Black Falcon, Fortec Motorsports, HTP Gravity Charouz, Preci-Spark, and ROWE RACING. The 65th year of the event is the Blancpain Endurance Series’ season highlight, and it will feature the largest GT3 selection in the world. In addition, the event will feature a total of 70 super sports cars from nine manufacturers. The event is made up of three events: the Pro Cup, the Pro-Am Cup, and the Gentlemen Trophy. In total, 28 (three SLS AMG GT3 from HTP Gravity Charouz, ROWE, and… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Still Hoping to Get Some Run at Young Driver Test

The Mercedes F1 team got a fairly minor punishment for its role in what has come to be known as TyreGate, being suspended from the scheduled young driver test on July 17 to 19 at the Silverstone circuit. However, it turns out that the team is still hoping to get some time on track within that period. According to a Toto Wolff interview with AUTOSPORT, it all has to do with safety on the track, and the whole thing is ‘a work in progress’ at this point. Wolff, the Mercedes-Benz motorsport chief, it would be for the best if all teams got to work on their cars if safety is the… Continue Reading »

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Former Mercedes-Benz Driver and Rally Legend Eugen Böhringer Dies at 91

Eugen Böhringer, one of the most successful drivers at the helm of a Mercedes-Benz in the 1960s, passed away last June 19 in Stuttgart. The rally legend, who took the 1962 European rally title, was 91. Klaus Kaiser, one-time rally partner of Böhringer, commented that the rally driver “always gave his best,” during the 1992 celebration of the man’s 70th birthday. This was a testament to Böhringer’s great skill in taking heavy saloon vehicles of that time period through the most grueling and difficult rally routes. His wins included the 1962 Acropolis Rally and the Liège–Sofia–Liège Rally (in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SE W 112), and then in 1963 he pilotted the then-new 230… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher Slated to Drive 2011 Mercedes F1 Car in Nürburgring Run-Up

Recently retired Mercedes AMG Petronas driver and newly hired Mercedes-Benz safety consultant and brand ambassador Michael Schumacher is set to drive the 2011 Mercedes F1 car in the run-up to the 24 Hours Nürburgring race on May 19. The appearance of the F1 W02 marks the first time a Silver Arrow F1 car took to the Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop) since Juan Manuel Fangio’s win back in 1954. The demo lap is meant to be a big “thank you” to the legions of fans who have supported the seven-time F1 champion throughout his illustrious career. “I have a lot of fond memories of the Nürburgring and am really looking forward to giving… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Dominates Superstars Weekend with Superb Wins by Liuzzi and Biagi

When the Romeo Ferraris Mercedes team paired up former F1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi with former Superstars Series champion Thomas Biagi, everyone expected great things. The duo proved them right this weekend, with Liuzzi scoring a dominant win in the opening race in the morning, and Biagi following it up with his own win in the afternoon. Aside from the separate wins in Monza by the two teammates, they also made both races a 1-2 finish. Liuzzi led all laps in the kickoff race, although Biagi was still close behind and was just 0.589 seconds behind by the time the race ended. As for the second race, Biagi worked his way… Continue Reading »

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Marussia Considering Mercedes Engines for 2014 F1 Season

One of the two engine suppliers the Marussia F1 team is considering for the 2014 Formula 1 season is Mercedes-Benz. At the moment, UK-based Marussia is the only F1 team out of the field of 11 that uses Cosworth engines. The team debuted in the 2012 season. and so far has not scored any championship points, even including the current season. This is the final season where the F1 cars will employ 2.4-liter V8 engines. Cosworth won’t be developing an engine for next year’s 1.6-liter turbo V6 format, which will prompt Marussia to go with another engine supplier. Ferrari is the other supplier Marussia is considering. Force India had already… Continue Reading »

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