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Forza Horizon 3 DLC Features Mercedes-AMG GT R in Wintertime

The all-powerful Mercedes-AMG GT R makes its way again to the new downloadable content (DLC) of the Forza Horizon 3 racing simulator video game for the Windows 10 and Xbox One platforms. The expansion of the game is called “Blizzard Mountain.” The DLC of the Turn 10 Studios & Playground Games racing series was released just in time for the winter in December last year. As its name implies, the expansion allows players to experience exploring the peak of Blizzard Mountain in an open world environment. The new feature adds new races in the blizzards and other winter weather format challenges. The Snow Drift bucket list challenge introduced in the DLC lets… Continue Reading »

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All-Women Team Represent Mercedes-Benz in Mille Miglia

An all-women team will be representing Mercedes-Benz Classic in the upcoming Mille Miglia. According to Daimler, race car driver and new brand ambassador of “She’s Mercedes” Susie Wolff will be riding in the cockpit of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) with the legendary driver Ellen Lohr who is the only woman to ever win a DTM race. The company said that the decision to have the two women represent Mercedes is to highlight the “She’s Mercedes” program. The initiative uses an Internet platform to build a network that will let successful women to share their views, ideas, and contacts. It also allows them access to exclusive event formats present in… Continue Reading »

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Customer Teams Give Mercedes-AMG Welcome Victories

Over the weekend, there was more than the F1 race for Mercedes to consider. Despite the less than podium showing of the factory F1 team in Singapore, Mercedes’ customer teams brought welcome cheer to racing headquarters by finishing first in three different series events and a second in another. First of all, the HEICO-Gravity Charouz has won both team and driver’s titles in FIA GT3 European Championship while the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport took over the lead in the FIA GT1 World Championship as a result of its consistent race results. In the Australian GT Championship meanwhile, 1st and second places were won by Erebus Racing.  The venerable Black Falcon team also placed 2nd and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Racing Driver Who Never Competed

Most of today’s car enthusiasts, Mercedes-specific or otherwise, would not know who Rudolf Uhlenhaut was. Born in London to a German banker and his English wife, Rudi, as he has become known, was an engineer who joined Mercedes-Benz in the 1930s. Working at first under engineer Fritz Nallinger with the development of the model 170V, Uhlenhaut eventually became head of the Mercedes-Benz racing department, which produced such notable Mercedes race cars as the W125 (dominant in the 1937 GPs), the W154, W194 and the W196. These cars were all race and championship winners. But as admirable as Uhlenhaut’s engineering skills were his driving skills. He could drive with the best… Continue Reading »

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Erebus Mercedes team takes 1-2 win at Australian GT

If you’re not the kind of fan who drools over a photo of an F1 car, then you might be someone who’s more interested in race cars which look a lot more like their roadside counterparts. We’re talking about GT cars — or the Sergeant Security Australian GT Championship to be exact — held at Philip Island. Wet, cold weather was the setting which Peter Hackett and James Brock had to endure while in the helms of their Erebus Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3s. They were grinding teeth with the Dodge Viper GT3 and Ferrari 458 GT3s in Pro-Am format. “It was remarkable for our team, as it was only the second… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz rules at DTM Hockenheim

In a brilliant display of racing supremacy, Mercedes-Benz driver Gary Paffett stunned an audience of 71,000 at Sunday’s DTM race season opener by beating drivers from rival German manufacturer teams BMW and Audi. Despite a slight mishap at the start of the race and multiple brushes with other cars, 31-year-old Parfett shows he’s got the right attitude and skills to beat everyone else, including his teammate Jamie Green, to the chequered flag. It’s Parfett’s 18th win since racing in DTM and his fourth win on the Hockenheim track. He says that “last year was really bad for me. Nevertheless, I didn’t lose my self-confidence. Great, the way it has started… Continue Reading »

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New drivers, new rules for DTM 2012

The DTM season opening on April 29 at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg has a lot passionate fans eagerly awaiting the new era – an era which will see the three German manufacturer rivals going head to head on the race track for the first time in twenty years. Apart from the presence of the big three names in luxury car industry, there will new technical rules governing the event. Most notable are rules which aim to reduce costs, improve the safety of DTM drivers, retain appeal of the event to audiences and to level the playing field between participants. The way drivers and teams earn points will also have major changes. Following… Continue Reading »

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