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What Lewis Hamilton Really Thinks of George Russell

After the high expectations last season, George Russell was finally brought in as a replacement for Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. Being in the decorated team with a multiple-time Drivers World Champion by his side means he has big shoes to fill. But what does Lewis Hamilton really think of his new partner? Taking notes from Hamilton’s interviews, he commended Russell’s “super-positive” work attitude which brings a positive impact on their work environment. He also sees a potential World Champion in the 24-year-old, and he considers his signing as the right choice for the team. The veteran further stated that he hopes to play a… Continue Reading »

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How to Bet on Motorsports

Professional motorsports are one of the best-loved and most followed sports in the world today. The top races attract crowds in the tens of thousands with millions more watching the action on television and through live streaming apps. Are you a lover of the speed of the Formula 1 season that takes followers from Monaco to the United Kingdom or a fan of the drama of placing Nascar bets on the Daytona 500 and other major events on the schedule? There’s plenty throughout the year to hold your interest and keep you glued to the action. Followers of motorsports love to make predictions on the outcome of races or the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes EQ Team Officially Announces Exit from Formula E

Moments after winning both the Formula E Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships, rumors immediately surfaced that the Mercedes EQ Team is quitting the sport. Recently, an official announcement has been made confirming the earlier report. According to Motorsport, the group is joining Audi, BMW, and Renault in exiting Formula E. However, the team clarified that they will still be racing there until the end of the 2022 season. Previously, Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff already hinted about the subject citing “marketing and communications platform” as reasons. Following the announcement, he stated they will reallocate the funds from Formula E in the development of the brand’s road vehicles and F1 cars. In… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes EQ Wins Formula E Championship but is Quitting the Sport

The Mercedes EQ team makes history as it bags both the Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships at Formula E. However, the three-pointed star marque is rumored to quit the sport this year. Formula E had a great pitch to manufacturers when it was conceptualized because it offered an easy and affordable way to build and race using electric cars. On paper, it sounds like a good alternative to F1, but it reportedly failed to gain significant traction despite having a lot of popular manufacturers on board. Therefore, Motorsport said that the team will join Audi, BMW, and Renault in quitting the series following a decision from the Daimler board. The announcement… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 Unveiled in Geneva

After much hype, the Formula E race car of Mercedes-Benz has been unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The electric race car is called the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01. The EQ Silver Arrow 01 appeared in a special livery during its launch, which features a jet black paint with the Mercedes logo in front and EQ letterings. However, Mercedes reminds us that the race car only carries a teaser livery, and its final design will be shown before the season six opener of Formula E. The electric Silver Arrow is equipped with a 52 kWh battery pack. The unit produces 340 hp based on the practice and qualifying but… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes EQ Formula Team, ON Semiconductor Work For Future e-Powertrains

The Mercedes EQ Formula Team and ON Semiconductor will partner together to develop innovations for electric powertrains in the future. This relationship will build on the existing cooperation between ON Semiconductor and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport where the former’s technology is being utilized in the energy recovery pack that “controls ignition and injection on the Formula One race car.” This relationship will extend into Formula E. ON Semiconductor is the leading provider of semiconductor-based solutions and will now become a new Official Supplier of the Mercedes EQ Formula E Team. David Somo, the senior vice president for corporate strategy, marketing, and solutions engineering at ON Semiconductor, said that the semiconductors “must… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GT3 Laureus For Sale

A special example of the race track-exclusive Mercedes-AMG GT3 Laureus is up for grabs. Collectors will have a chance to own the race car at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction held on August 25, 2018. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 Laureus has never been raced yet. There is no reserve price for the race car when it goes on the block but it is expected to fetch between $400,000 to $600,000 during the auction. The proceeds of the sale will go to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation that helps disadvantaged children in 40 countries. Design The Mercedes-AMG GT3 comes with “AMG”, “Laureus Sport For Good Foundation” and “50 Years AMG” letterings. The… Continue Reading »

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