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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Superstars Series: Liuzzi Switches to Another Mercedes Team

Former Formula One driver Vitantonio Liuzzi will be transferring from one Mercedes-Benz team to another, as he continues on his superb stint in the Superstars International Series. He drove for CAAL racing in 2012  after being left without an F1 drive at his former team, HRT, and now he is set to switch to the Romeo Ferraris Mercedes team this year. Liuzzi, who drove a C63 AMG and finished as the runner-up to Audi’s Johan Kristofferson in 2012, will compete alongside Thomas Biagi, who was the 2010 driver champion for both the Campionato Italiano Superstars and the International Superstars Series. “I’m ready for a new challenge after an intense 2012… Continue Reading »


2013 Outlook for the AMG Customer Sports Program

Over 22 different racing series in five continents. That’s just how much activity the Mercedes-AMG customer sports program and the SLS AMG GT3 has in store for the global motorsport scene this year. “Our customer sports program is in its third year now, and this is the first time that the SLS AMG GT3 will also participate in races in the United States,” said Mercedes-AMG chair Ola Kallenius. “Racing is an essential part of AMG and its DNA.” Uli Fritz, AMG Customer Sports chief, cited the brand’s focus of using the SLS AMG GT3 for the customer sports program as a key part of providing different AMG customer teams with… Continue Reading »


F1: Hamilton Runs 113 Laps, Gets Second-Fastest Time in Barcelona Day 1

In the afternoon of day 1 of a new round of preseason Formula 1 testing in Barcelona, Lewis Hamilton of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team managed 1:24:348, which might not be all that close to the top time set by Mark Webber (1:22.693) but was still good enough for second best during the day. That was just part of the day-leading 113 laps Hamilton completed on the F1 W04. Over the entire outing, Hamilton totaled 526 kilometers. The team focused on evaluating their tires for wet conditions during the morning, with further emphasis on getting a feel for the intermediate tires. For the afternoon runs, it was more of… Continue Reading »


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