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Mercedes F1 Rewards Valtteri Bottas Equal Opportunity for the Championship in 2019

All that Lewis Hamilton needs to bag his fifth drivers’ championship is to win the next Formula 1 Grand Prix in the United States and hope that Sebastian Vettel finishes below the second place during the race. Some of his victories can be attributed to the efforts of his teammate Valtteri Bottas though. Mercedes AMG Petronas boss Toto Wolff warns that the full potential of the Finn will be unleashed in the 2019 season. Bottas has been labeled with a lot of names during his 2018 run. He was referred to as the “wingman“, “butler” and “second fiddle” by F1 personalities and the media because of his willingness to play… Continue Reading »

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Revisiting the Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster

The Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster was on top of the luxury car segment on the market when it came out in the 1930s. The car made its most recent appearance again at the Concours d’Elegance, which reminds us just how spectacular it is up to this day. The Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster was introduced at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show with a factory designation “W29”. The “500 K” in its name stands for “Type 500 Kompressor (German for supercharger)”. The car spawned eight different body versions and the Special Roadster was the range-topping trim of the series. Only 29 500 K Special Roadsters were ever made, which makes it very… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff Points Out the Weaknesses of Mercedes F1

Following the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 boss Toto Wolff discussed the weaknesses of his team. He also talked about the “trick things” comment of their driver Lewis Hamilton about Scuderia Ferrari F1. Mercedes Deficits in F1 Wolff said that he saw many deficits from Mercedes F1 just by looking at their performance last Sunday. When Autosport asked him to explain what these are, he pointed out that these lie in their slow speed and traction. Wolff admitted that Ferrari clearly had the power advantage. He said that it is prevalent during straights. The Mercedes F1 head added that the engine of their major rival keeps… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Widens Gap with Ferrari in F1 Driver and Constructor Standings

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team just gained more breathing room following their win at the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix. The victory widened the gap between Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the Driver Standings. The performances of the Briton and his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, also allowed them to maintain the leverage of their team in the Constructor Standings. Hamilton is now ahead of his rival by 24 points with a total of 213 points in his scorecard. On the other hand, Vettel is trailing behind with an overall score of 189 points. Meanwhile, the difference between Mercedes and Ferrari in the Constructors is only 10 points with… Continue Reading »

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Is Nico Rosberg Going Back to F1?

After a roller coaster 2016 season in Formula One, Nico Rosberg finally got his World Championship. However, just after winning the big one, he surprised everyone when he announced his retirement from the sport. Currently, Rosberg is still in his prime. At 32 years of age, he still has a lot ahead of him. So, many are wondering if he would one day return to the sport that defined his career. According to Daily Star‘s interview with Rob Wilson, the former trainer of Rosberg, the 2016 champ isn’t finished with the sport yet. He said that his former protege is getting more active in Formula 1 now. Wilson didn’t tell… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz User Experience Showcased at the 2018 CES

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is an intuitive and intelligent multimedia system that will be coming with the new A-Class. The new tech was showcased at the opening of the 2018 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. The MBUX is a new user interface system that allows the occupants of the vehicle to issue commands to the car using voice, touch or buttons. It adapts to the preferences of its users and it offers “over the air updates.” Aside from making the riding experience of the driver and passengers of the car convenient and fun, Mercedes said that MBUX creates an emotional connection between the vehicle and the people… Continue Reading »

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Where Does Mercedes Rank Among the World’s Top-Selling Carmakers

As of 2016, there were already 88.1 million vehicles being driven worldwide. The figure went up by 4.8% compared to its previous year. The numbers continue to grow as more demand pour in and more players in the car industry come in. So where does Mercedes-Benz rank among the world’s top-selling carmakers? According to a study done by Regtransfers, Toyota remained as the best-seller when it comes to cars last year. The Japanese automotive manufacturer was the number one in 49 countries. The brand was followed by Volkswagen in terms of popularity in 14 countries. Third was Ford, which topped in 8 countries. Renault and Skoda led in 6 countries… Continue Reading »

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