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Mercedes F1 Posts Classified Ad for Race Driver Position

The sudden retirement of Nico Rosberg from Formula One certainly caught a lot of people off-guard, including his team. Following the announcement of the newly-crowned World Champion, Mercedes F1 posted a classified advertisement for the seat vacated by the Finn. From the screenshot of the ad in Motorsport.com, it starts with the statement, “A vacancy has arisen for the position of race driver with the team.” Then it lists down the qualifications for potential applicants. That’s where humor kicks in. One of the requirements say, “Ideally, you will have a proven track record in skills including steering, braking and, in particular, accelerating.” It also mentions, “Possession of an FIA Super… Continue Reading »

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Hardware Problem to Blame in Formula One Bahrain GP

Despite being in high spirits, Lewis Hamilton once again failed to score a big win in the recently concluded 2016 Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg has been reaping from the opportunities presented by his teammate’s issues. The German has emerged triumphant in the first two races of the season. Toto Wolff, the motorsport director of Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, recently shared his thoughts on the problem plaguing the reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion in an interview with Sky Sports. In the first two races of this year, the weakness of Hamilton was usually evident in first corners of the events. Slow getaways have resulted in the… Continue Reading »

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The Impact Mercedes F1 Success has had on Mercedes Road Cars

Mercedes-Benz has long been involved in motorsports—from sports car racing and rallying to the high-speed adrenaline of Formula One. F1 has been the premier form of single seater racing since it began in 1950. Today, many of the teams’ cars use Mercedes engines, and the brand can boast current three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as a driver for Mercedes-AMG Petronas team. So how has Mercedes’ success in F1 impacted on its road cars? Here, we look back at how our love of the German brand has evolved over the years: Mercedes’ First F1 Team Mercedes debuted in Formula One in 1954, running a team for two years. After Mercedes won… Continue Reading »

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Amazing Photos From Stars & Cars 2015

The Mercedes-Benz Stars & Cars 2015 marked a period when the past, present and future vehicles plus superstars of the company were at a crossroad, then went on to challenge each other for bragging rights. The event commemorated the success of the three-pointed star brand this season wherein it bagged championships in the major motorsport organizations of the world. Formula One legends like Sir Stirling Moss, Mika Hakkinen, and David Coulthard graced the occasion together with other veteran sporting personalities from other motorsport organizations. Current Formula One Champion Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg, who were both instrumental in making Mercedes-AMG Petronas bag its second consecutive F1 Constructors’ Championship,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 team celebrates with 50,000 spectators at Stars & Cars

Freshly crowned 2014 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and teammate slash 2014 runner-up Nico Rosberg, along with the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, were all joined by some 50,000 people on hand at the Stars & Cars event in Stuttgart, Germany. The event, which was held around Mercedes-Benz Museum, featured a 1.1-kilometer temporary show track where classic Silver Arrows and the current F1 car paraded. Hamilton was all praises for the team and everyone involved. “Winning this title was the best moment of my life,” said the two-time champ, who last held the driver’s title back in 2008 when he was still racing for McLaren. “The team turned in an… Continue Reading »

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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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