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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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Mercedes-Benz Retro Game Lets You Win a Ride in the DTM Race Taxi

If you happen to love playing classic video games, here’s your chance to put your skills to the test and win real prizes. A new Mercedes-Benz retro game lets you win a ride in the Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM race taxi and other consolation prizes. Celebration of Mercedes-AMG’s 30 Years in DTM The Mercedes-Benz retro game is in commemoration of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s 30th anniversary in the DTM scene. It can be played at a dedicated webpage under AMG Motorsport. The game brings us back to the graphics found in arcades, PC and consoles during the 80s and 90s. It features a blue Mercedes DTM car, which the player will have to drive in… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton second in 2018 F1 opener as Ferrari wins big

Lewis Hamilton was able to get out to a smooth start to open the 2018 F1 opener, but Ferrari’s pit strategy and the virtual safety car helped shift the race to Sebastian Vettel’s favor. Vettel took home the Australian Grand Prix win and the early lead in the driver’s standings. Hamilton finished second, while Kimi Raikkonen fended off Daniel Ricciardo for the final spot on the podium. Hamilton pitted in lap 18 after Raikkonen, momentarily giving Vettel the race lead. Between lapping and Hamilton’s pace, Raikkonen is just unable to keep up. Romain Grosjean’s exit prompted an appearance by the virtual safety car, however, and Vettel was able to pit… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes unveils the F1 W09 EQ Power+

Formula One teams have been unveiling their 2018 cars day by day. Today we get the grand reveal for last year’s top teams. Mercedes AMG Petronas showcased the F1 W09 EQ Power+ at Silverstone. The most prominent change is the addition of the new halo system, designed to augment the protection for the cockpit. According to the team, this is their most advanced machine yet. It is said to be an improvement over last year’s car in almost every aspect. In addition to retaining key strengths that allowed Mercedes to set the pace, team boss Toto Wolff said the team was also hard at work to improve upon the flaws that… Continue Reading »

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