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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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Check Out These Highlights From the 2018 Men in Benz Rally

The 2018 Men in Benz (MIB) Rally just concluded a couple of days ago. The event went successfully, and the organizers were able to raise €26,700 for charity. Also dubbed as the 4.MIBRallye, the MIB rally is already in its fourth year. The latest event ran for two days from June 8 to 10. The show started in Steinfurt, Germany at the BERESA Classic. Then, it wrapped up at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. According to the press release of the show, the proceeds of the 4.MIBRallye is for the benefit of the “Laureus Sports For Good Foundation Germany.” The cash was shelled out by the participants as well as the rally… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Surprises At Nurburgring Roll Racing

It looks like the Nurburgring is the latest site where the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is making known its power and speed. Normally, the Nurburgring is where cars are being tested and the ultimate way for us mere mortals to get spy shots of the latest in cars, SUVs, and trucks. Apparently, it is also the perfect venue for roll racing. What is roll racing, you ask? Roll racing is the latest form of motorsport in the racing world where recreational racers go if they want to race their cars and have fun in a safe and controlled environment. The two other forms of racing—drag racing and road course… Continue Reading »

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