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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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C63 Racer Competes Apart From DTM

Providing a different spectacle for us to watch is this C63 AMG race car that competes not in the DTM but in the International Superstars V8 Series. Due to its unrestriced exhausts, the sound of the V8 engine is much louder, but for those of you who have heard the C63 AMG at full chat, the sound is very familiar. You’ll also notice that the bodywork is much simpler compared to the C63s that compete in the DTM. Apart from the aggressive sound of the engine and exhaust, there is no mistaking that this is a fully-fledged race car, from it huge rear wing and bulbous flares that cover those… Continue Reading »

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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car

Watch the video: The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car What is it about racing that inspires drivers to go all out on the track? Is it the hunger for victory? Or perhaps the fame and glory? Whatever it is, there’s got to be someone on the sidelines ready to pounce in just in case a driver goes too wild or something goes wrong mechanically. For this year’s DTM racing series, that role is bestowed upon the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Safety Car. If you know your motorsports, it won’t be any surprise to you that despite all the hardwork and inspiration put into the base sedan by AMG, it’ll… Continue Reading »

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