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Brabus Introduces New Package for the 2015 Mercedes C-Class

Brabus recently announced its new package for the 2015 Mercedes C-Class. The kit would come with a couple of styling and engine performance upgrades to give the car a combination of sporty and elegant appeal. The noticeable changes that the body kit offers are the changes in the logos and the wheels of the car. Starting from below, the wheels can be replaced with the tuner’s signature product. Among them are the ten-spoke alloy wheels, which can be seen in the gallery below. Brabus has a selection of wheel designs measuring from 18 to 20-diameter in size. These can be fitted with the tire of the customer’s choice ranging from… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Lewis Hamilton Worried Over Young Driver Test Ban

As a follow-up to concerns already voiced by Toto Wolff, Lewis Hamilton has also expressed some measure of worry at the fact that the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team will not be able to get any runs in at the young driver test scheduled next week at the Silverstone circuit. Team officials have already stated that they believe they should get some time on track in order to prevent any safety concerns from popping up in future races. That’s becausr new Pirelli tires will be on hand at the test, and all the teams save for Mercedes will be able to get some vital information about those tires. “I don’t… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Disappointed with his Mercedes F1 W04 Car’s Performance

Lewis Hamilton has been very vocal recently about his disappointment with the Mercedes F1 W04 car that he is driving according to Sky Sports. In his statement with the press, he said that there is no point in gunning after the championship now. This is because Sebastian Vettel is already 60 points ahead of them. Lewis Hamilton expressed his trouble with the car especially when running on heavy fuel loads. He told reporters that he is always caught off guard when trouble arises from it. Add to that the team’s problem with the tires. Lewis Hamilton said that he had the opportunity to score a win at Silverstone but that… Continue Reading »

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[F1] International Tribunal Suspends Mercedes for 2013 Young Driver Test

The FIA’s International Tribunal has handed down its decision: both the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and tire-supplier Pirelli were found in breach of the regulations, and the team has been suspended for this year’s 3-day young driver training test. In a statement released through its official website, the team says that it acknowledges and accepts the decision as well as the penalties that go with it. The Tribunal did say it found the team acting in good faith all throughout the process and did not really intend to get unfair advantage through the tests. However, the other teams were not given the same opportunity to test, which was what… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes Maintains Team Broke no Regulations; Verdict on Friday

The FIA Tribunal had convened and met face-to-face with the key people involved in the tire-test controversy that the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Pirelli have found themselves embroiled in. The proceedings finished late Thursday afternoon, so there won’t be a verdict until sometime on Friday. The Mercedes team, represented by team principal Ross Brawn, maintained that it did not break any of the sporting regulations that govern Formula One. However, according to the FIA, the aforementioned parties could have ‘contravened’ the International Sporting Code, particularly Article 151c that defines a breach as: Any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Mercedes, Pirelli Gear Up for FIA Tribunal

Thursday morning will see the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team principal Ross Brawn face a 12-man FIA tribunal amid a tire-testing controversy that the team and F1 tire supplier Pirelli got tangled in. There are some who speculate that the team could be thrown out of F1’s 2013 championship race, and that is really an unwelcome development as Mercedes has only started heating up and is currently making a push for the top. Most pundits see it as unlikely for the Mercedes F1 team to get banned from the championship altogether this year, as the repercussions to the sport itself could be more than just a team getting a stiff… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Hamilton: Mercedes Can Win More Races

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 star driver Lewis Hamilton believes that the Monaco Grand Prix isn’t the last race the team will win this season. With a better understanding of the tires, Hamilton says that he thinks “another win is definitely on the books.” “I really do feel that this team is just going to continue to improve through the year,” said Hamilton, who also said that he had to focus on his driving and step up his performance. He was speaking at a media event for the upcoming British Grand Prix. Hamilton admitted that it was all about understanding the current set of tires some more. The car performs well… Continue Reading »

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