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New Spy Shots of the Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT Surface Online

The concept version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT was finally unveiled at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show in March. Now, all that we are waiting for is its production model. Recently, new spy shots of the car emerged online. Based on the photos provided by GTSpirit, the production version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT will likely remain true to its concept form. The sports car seems to have retained many features found in its updated two-door sibling, except that it will have a wider track and longer body. Compared to the older spy shots and spy video of the four-door AMG GT, the Panamericana grille of the prototype has already been exposed…. Continue Reading »

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Wolff Takes a Jab at Jordan for Spreading Fake News about Mercedes F1

“Fake News” is something that we hear a lot these days. Recently, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team boss Toto Wolff took a jab at Channel 4 F1 personality Eddie Jordan for spreading fake news about them. “Fake news” is one of the trending phrases in social networks, printed media and television nowadays. Based on Merriam-Webster the term has been in existence since the end of the 19th century. It connotes false and exaggerated information disguised as fact while being posted and spread on the internet. The primary purpose of which is to deceive the public. According to Motorsport.com, Jordan had been suggesting to the public that the major sponsors… Continue Reading »

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Headrests of Mercedes F1 Cars Enhanced

Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team announced that they will be enhancing the headrests of their race cars. The move is to avoid the repetition of the problem that caused Lewis Hamilton to lose the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. A victory by Mercedes F1 driver Hamilton last Sunday would have let him to secure the number one spot in the drivers’ rankings of the organization. However, he was forced to stop for the pits because of a loose headrest in his car. The incident made him finish fifth after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. As a result, the Briton is still 14 points behind his decorated rival in the F1 standings. Motorsport.com reported that the investigation of Mercedes F1 on… Continue Reading »

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McLaren F1 Will Go Back to Mercedes Engines in 2018

McLaren finally had enough of their engine partner in Formula One. Due to the team’s disappointing performance this season, McLaren F1 is reportedly switching back to Mercedes engines in 2018. There were already seven races held this year in F1. So far, McLaren is yet to score a point with their Honda engines. According to Daily Mail, Honda already pulled the final straw at the Canadian Grand Prix when the failure of its engine cost Fernando Alonso the final leg of the race. It should have been the team’s chance to score after a dismal start this season. Currently, McLaren Honda is in the bottom of the 2017 Constructor Standings with… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Team Weekend Wrap-up

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team just had an amazing weekend. First, the drivers of Mercedes F1 team both dominated the event with a 1-2 finish. The race in Canada marked the 56th career win of Lewis Hamilton. The event was also where the Briton got his fourth Grand Slam victory for claiming the pole position during qualifying, having the fastest lap plus leading every lap in the race, and eventually emerging triumphant in the end. Valtteri Bottas came in second while Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull landed third. An unfortunate contact with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen’s car drove Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to the fourth rank. It should be… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes the victory at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took home the win at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix, thereby breaking a streak of 10 different winners by becoming the sole repeat winner in the last 11 years. Hamilton not only scored his second victory of the season, he also recorded his second hat trick this year as he started from pole and also set the fastest lap in the race. This is the British driver’s 12th career hat trick, which puts him in second all-time behind Michael Schumacher who recorded 22. It is also Hamilton’s 55th career victory. Only three current drivers have won twice in Spain–the other two being Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. Sebastian… Continue Reading »

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Spanish Grand Prix: Hamilton takes pole ahead of Vettel

Lewis Hamilton edged out Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to take pole position at the 2017 Spanish Grand Prix. It was close as it could be, with the Mercedes prevailing by only 0.051 seconds after setting a time of 1:19.149 versus 1:19.200 for the Ferrari. The other Mercedes car of Valtteri Bottas qualified in P3, while the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen took P4. The two Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, respectively, occupy the third rowyin   . McLaren had a surprising performance from hometown hero Fernando Alonso, who took P7 in qualifying. The Mercedes cars completed one run apiece in Q1 and Q2, then made two runs in… Continue Reading »

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