Archive for the ‘Mercedes-Benz’ Category

Why is the Mercedes AMG F1 W05 so good?

The Mercedes AMG F1 W05 has been untouchable so far this season. That’s no surprise, though, because the team dominated pre-season testing and has backed that up by winning the first three races of the year. So what makes the 2014 Silver Arrow so good? In short, the answer centres around the design of its […]

VIDEO: Golf R v A45 AMG v S3

Now that the new Golf R has been launched in Australia it’s timely to check out this video from Dutch car mag Auto Week. Up against the Volkswagen are the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG and VW stablemate the Audi S3. Remember, all three cars are all-wheel drive and all three use a Haldex-based system. When watching […]

Mercedes-Benz GT AMG to target 911

This rather nice looking rendering has been created by Autocar and accompanies its story on the Mercedes-Benz GT AMG. So what is this GT AMG thingy, then? Think of it as a sub-SLS sportscar which has been created to target what seems to be the default industry benchmark, the Porsche 911. It’s due to be […]

2014 Bahrain GP: Post-race press conference

The post-race press conference from the Bahrain Grand Prix features questions mostly aimed at race winner Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg. As you might expect many of the questions concentrate on their close racing. We would have loved it, though, if someone asked: “Your relationship seems close and friendly now, but if you keep […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Bahrain GP

Lewis Hamilton has edged out his teammate Nico Rosberg to win the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix and the pair delighted fans all around the world in doing so. The quality of racing throughout the field all race was first class, with most scraps taking place behind the leading Mercedes drivers. The men in the silver […]

2014 Bahrain GP: Qualifying report

In a bit of a rush this morning so here’s your concise quali report. Nico is on pole, he was faster than Lewis. Oh yeah, it was dry for a change, too. And hot presumably. The race is in Bahrain after all. Daniel out qualified Sebastian, who didn’t even make it into Q3. That’s awesome […]

2014 Malaysian GP: Post-race press conference

Here’s the full post-race press conference transcript from the Malaysian Grand Prix. It’s worth reading some of the exchanges between Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. At the start Vettel pushed Rosberg towards the pit wall as the Mercedes powered past. It wasn’t a huge deal, but it was a little tight. If anyone had a […]

Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 Malaysian GP

Lewis Hamilton has continued Mercedes AMG’s strong early season form by driving to a comfortable victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix today. He finished 17 seconds ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. Amazingly, it’s the first Mercedes 1-2 finish since the 1955 Italian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel collected Red Bull’s first official points for 2014 by […]

2014 Malaysian GP: Qualifying report

Lewis Hamilton claimed his second pole position of the year during a rain affected qualifying at the Malaysian Grand Prix. In doing so the 2008 world champion has moved alongside Jim Clark and Alain Prost on 33 career pole positions. Qualifying was delayed for close to an hour due to heavy rain and difficult conditions, […]

Mercedes AMG F1 W05 360° view

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a 360° view from atop a Formula 1 car? Well, thanks to the Mercedes AMG F1 Team you can wonder no more. After the break there’s a couple of videos giving you a global view as you watch Nico Rosberg’s take you on a reasonably sedate […]

A closer look at the Mercedes V6 power unit

Formula 1 technical guru Craig Scarborough has teamed up with Peter Windsor to give us a closer look at the Mercedes-Benz V6 power unit. It’s clearly the engine of choice in F1 right now and Scarbs uses an official Mercedes video (also shown below) as a prompt to discuss what’s what, before taking us beyond […]