Hamilton trembles to Suzuka win as tyres degrade

SUZUKA, Japan – Lewis Hamilton is now close to scoring his fourth Formula 1 World championship with his win today (Oct 8) at the 2017 Japanese F1 GP. His closest rival Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) retired with engine problems. Mercedes’ Hamilton finished 1.2sec ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen despite tyre vibration intensifying towards the end…

‘Brackley, we have a problem!’ Lewis tells crew

SEPANG, Malaysia – Formula 1 World champion team Mercedes “has some real big problems” to fix according to its champion driver Lewis Hamilton. He was speaking during interviews after the 2017 Malaysian F1 GP on Sunday (Oct 1) after finishing second – from pole. VERSTAPPEN ‘SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER’ The win puts him 34 points ahead of…

Merc F1 team has fundamental problem

SEPANG, Malaysia- Formula 1 champions team Mercedes has “a fundamental issue” to resolve with its car after a “painful” Friday practice session ahead of the 2017 Malaysian F1 GP. Team boss Toto Wolff said it was “an afternoon to forget”. “The lap time is reality, the stopwatch always tells the truth,” he told reporters. “The…

Sepang GP: Vettel happy but Hamilton struggles

SEPANG, Malaysia – Sebastian Vettel had a a great start to his 2017 Malaysian F1 GP weekend on Friday (Sept 29) by delivering the fastest lap. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) had a not-great day. Vettel, four-times World champion who crashed immediately after the start of the previous race in Singapore and fell to 28…

News of special new Smart babies at Frankfurt

Convertible, two or four seats, engine choice Special Brabus edition – but only 150 units Fun city car goes ‘high tech and índividualilzed’ FRANKFURT, Germany – The Mercedes Smart stand at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show is showing a two-seat convertible and a four-seat sedan and, with the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo, is presenting a…

Mercedes-AMG brings Formula 1 tech to the road

Hybrid top speed beyond 350km/h Full Formula 1 tech in road-going machine 750kW on call, V8 1.6-litre turbo engine FRANKFURT / AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is celebrating its world première at the Frankfurt auto show as “a two-seater supersports show-car” based on Formula 1 hybrid technology. And if you’ve any doubt about…

Mercedes and Tidal coming in with 60 000 000 songs

Mercedes’deal for ultra driving music Tidal coming in to new partnership Are there really than my songs around? STUTTGART, Germany – Mercedes-Benz is to partner with global music/entertainment platform Tidal to stream a choice of 60 000 000 songs and 185 000 music videos free for a year to its cars and their owners’ smartphones…

It’s Hamilton again on pole for ’17 Italian F1 GP

MONZA, Italy – Three-times Formula 1 World champion Lewis Hamilton took a record 69th pole start position after a drenched 2017 Italian GP qualifying on Saturday with title rival Sebastian Vettel only eighth for Ferrari. READ THE FULL REUTERS REPORT HERE

Special Roadsters in SA to celebrate 50 years of AMG

Three half-century supercars from AMG Already in SA – plutocrats, check the prices Racing tech, superluxury – and convertibles AFFALTERBACH, Germany – The house of Mercedes-AMG has just launched in South Africa an Exclusive equipment package for its AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50, bringing three new members to the AMG GT family – an…

Hamilton marks 200th F1 race with yet another win

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Lewis Hamilton won his 200th Formula 1 race here on Sunday with a pole-to-chequered flag Belgian GP victory for Mercedes that halved nearest rival Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to seven points. READ THE full Reuters report here.

Guess who shone again in Belgian F1 GP practice

Hamilton still heading for poles record Fastest practice lap of 1min44.753 in Belgium Raikkonen second fastest on 1min45.502 SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Contrary to some doomsayers ahead of Sunday’s 2017 Belgian Formula 1 race Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton scored the fastest time in Friday practice for what will be his 200th GP. If he’s fastest in qualifying…

Vettel joining Mercedes? ‘Ha-ha!’ says Hamilton

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium –  Reports coming from this historic racetrack ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Formula 1 GP say Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has laughed off a suggestion that title rival Sebastian Vettel might become his team mate. Read the full feature from Reuter’s ALAN BALDWIN.