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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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Vettel wins 2018 British Grand Prix; Hamilton second

Mercedes could not get a home race win at the 2018 British Grand Prix. At least, the fans wound up seeing one of the more memorable racing battles in recent memory. While chasing the race win, Mercedes and Ferrari were mixed up in the top four spots. Sebastian Vettel waited patiently for his shot, and made his opportunity count. The Ferrari overtook then-leader Valtteri Bottas in lap 47 and never looked back. A few laps later, Bottas slid wide after relinquishing P3 to Kimi Raikkonen, paving the way for a podium finish for both Ferrari cars. Lewis Hamilton, who started from pole position, could not do much sandwiched between them…. Continue Reading »

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Bad luck befalls Mercedes at 2018 Austrian GP

There was no silver lining for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team at the 2018 Austrian GP. Lewis Hamilton retired from the race with just eight laps to go, following loss of fuel pressure in his car. Coupled with Ferrari driver and title contender Sebastian Vettel finishing third, Hamilton will now be a point behind the title standings heading into the British Grand Prix in the next weekend. Max Verstappen won the race. The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen followed in second place and the other Ferrari of Vettel rounded out the podium. It looked like it was going to be a comfortable one-two finish for Mercedes. However, lady luck had… Continue Reading »

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