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SLS AMG GT3 up for VLN testing

If you are part of two fortunate teams participating at the next VLN endurance championship races, then you’ll get the chance to see and work on the SLS AMG GT3 as it takes a spin around the track. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be up close and personal with the GT3, and it’s going to happen on October 16 and 30. Each day of testing will last for approximately four hours, and all the testing data that’ll be collected will be used in further development of the GT3. So if you ever dreamed of being like Ayrton Senna is to the Honda NSX, or Michael Schumacher… Continue Reading »

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SLS GT3 crashes in track debut

Kudos to Frikadelli Racing Team for sourcing this exclusive video of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 crashing in its track debut. Not that we’re too happy about the GT3 meeting tragedy. In fact, it’s heartbreaking to see something so full of potential screwing up on the track at high speed. You can’t help but blame the driver, especially once you’re caught in fascination by the GT3’s unique beauty and finesse. Frikadella’s onboard camera caught the action while rolling on their Porsche racecar behind the GT3. The Gullwing was being driven by five-time DTM champion-now AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider when it crashed into Christian Hohenadel’s Corvette on the very first… Continue Reading »

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Bruno Spengler leads DTM team to one-two-three victory at Nurburgring

The DTM team of Mercedes-Benz swept the entire Nurburgring clean from lights to checkered flag, pushing aside their Audi opponents Mattias Ekstrom and Martin Tomczyk. It was Canadian Bruno Spengler who took home the top honor, garnering 10 points for his effort for the second time this season. Meanwhile, it was Britains Paul Di Resta and Gary Parfett who clinched 2nd and 3rd place to earn Mercedes-Benz a one-two-three podium victory pleasing around 86,000 DTM fans. Spengler now leads the tournament comfortably by a span of 16 points. He says he focused right from the start to secure the lead, and was very, very happy that his teammates were able… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz announces drivers for 2010 DTM

While movie stars can be forced into retirement when they run out of projects, retired F1 drivers have it better off. Having already proven their worth behind the wheel, it’s a lot easier for them to find teams willing to reemploy them. One fine example is David Coulthard. Having won 13 Grand Prix races in a span of 15 years, he almost made it World Champion in 2001. Now working as F1 racing consultant for Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso, DC has been given an driver’s slot by Mercedes-Benz in the DTM German Touring Car series. DC will riding with his wingman, rising Chinese racing star Franky Cheng,… Continue Reading »

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McLaren initiated split from Mercedes

McLaren Racing Limited, the second oldest and one of the most successful teams in Formula One, together with boss Ron Dennis has revealed that his team initiated the split from Mercedes-Benz, and not the car maker. The team will still be running Mercedes engines until the end of the 2011 season, after that we don’t know what the future is in store for them. Mercedes-Benz bought a 40 per cent share in McLaren in 2006 and Dennis says the company made its interest in taking over the F1 team clear on many occasions. Dennis said that “They continuously over the years wanted to have control of McLaren and we continuously… Continue Reading »

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Formula 1 Grand Prix in Canada

A careless and stupid mistake from Lewis Hamilton caused him to retire in the 20th lap of the race, after hitting Kimi Rà¤ikkà¶nen’s Ferrari at the pit lane exit who had stopped for a red light. Heikki Kovalainen finished the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal in ninth place. After 70 laps, Heikki took the chequered flag 54.4sec behind winner Robert Kubica. After the seventh of 18 Grands Prix, Lewis is second in the drivers’ ranking, tied with Felipe Massa (Ferrari) on 38 points; Kubica leads with 42 points. Heikki is sixth overall with 15 points. In the Constructors’ Championship, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is third with 53 points; Ferrari leads with… Continue Reading »

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