US West Coast launch for Gen 3 Mercedes supercoupe

Choice of three engines – petrol or diesel Great connectivity through 34cm screen Global market launch set for March 2018. LOS ANGELES, California – Mercedes-Benz has chosen the 2017 auto show here to launch the third-generation CLS four-door supercoupe with a new design idiom The first generation, launched in 2004, was a mid-size but luxury four-door fastback…

Vettel wins in Brazil but Hamilton has drive of his life

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel took the top step of the podium here on Sunday (Nov 12) after the second-last Formula 1 race of 2017 but it was Mercedes’ four-times World champion Lewis Hamilton who made racing history. He produced the drive of the day from a pits-lane start to finish fourth for…

2017 Brazilian GP: Hamilton on back row again

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas has pole for the start of the 2017 Brazilian F1 GP here today after four-times World champion Lewis Hamilton crashed. Hamilton, hoping for his 12th pole start of the season, spun into the barrier even before he could set a lap time. He had set a track lap…

Both Mercedes break Interlagos F1 lap record

Both Mercedes faster than track record Previous record set by Ferrari 13 years earlier Hamilton’s helmet proclaims his star status SAO PAULO, Brazil – Mercedes’ now four-times World Drivers’ champion (he has four stars painted on to his crash-helmet!) Lewis Hamilton broke the track record at Interlagos on Friday as the team dominated first practice….

Key Mercedes F1 sponsor switching to Formula E

FRANKFURT, Germany – German fashion brand Hugo Boss will end its association with Formula 1 at the end of the 2017 to switch its advertising spend to Formula E. The announcement came from HB’s chief executive Mark Langer in a report in the German magazine Focus, ending its association with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team…

Lewis heading for title – despite Row 2 start

MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel scored the 50th Formula 1 pole start of his Formula 1 career on Saturday ahead of the 2017 Mexican GP, with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton third on the row behind. Hamilton can score his fourth World Drivers’ championship on Sunday (Oct 29). German Vettel now has a great…

Lewis takes Texas – but title must wait for Mexico

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Mercedes won the 2017 Formula 1 Constructors’ title for the fourth year in a row here in Texas on Sunday (Oct 22) but Lewis Hamilton will have to wait to earn his championship laurels. Hamilton was presented with the Austin race trophy by former US president Bill Clinton. The overall results,…

End of the road for AMG’s King of the (Off-)roaders

Proud history to end with best G-wagen yet V12 twin-turbo – ‘a powerful sound!’ Fnal version comes with extra luxuries STUTTGART, Germany – It’s the end of the road for the no longer fashionable Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 and its six-litre V12 engine that, unfortunately, burned 17 litres of petrol every 100km of to generate its…

Lewis best UK F1 driver in history… do you agree?

AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton, shown by data to be the most successful British Formula 1 driver yet, could by Sunday evening be able to claim the title of “the greatest”. Should he take his fourth-in-a-row title here in the US on Sunday (Oct 22 2017) he will join the pantheon of racing drivers who…

Will Lewis sprint with Bolt at Texan F1?

LONDON, England – Usain Bolt, “the world’s fastest man”, will put Formula 1 title favourite Lewis Hamilton – and the rest of the F1 circus – under starter’s orders for a possibly champion-making 2017 US Grand Prix in Texas this weekend. The eight-times Olympic gold-medal sprinter who retired after the World championships in London in…

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…