Mercedes spent £309.7 million to win 2017 title

The Mercedes F1 team spent a whopping £309.7 million to secure success in the 2017 season. The figures reflect only the running costs of the team and not engine development at their facility in Brixworth. Despite the lofty numbers, Mercedes parent company Daimler AG only forked out £60 million, meaning that income from sponsorships and(…)

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It’s the stuff of drivers’ nightmares, coming back to the space where you parked only to find it empty. This was the unpleasant situation that greeted Lawrence Rivers, when he returned to the Edinburgh parking spot where he’d left his Mercedes. Up in the Scottish capital to perform in the annual comedy fringe festival, Lawrence(…)

Tesla increase Model 3 production

Tesla have ramped up production of their Model 3 electric car, boosting revenues significantly in the months leading up to June. Optimising productivity has long been one of the primary goals of Elon Musk, as he strives to firmly establish Tesla as a powerhouse within the electric vehicle market. The Model 3 is the first(…)

Hamilton and Mercedes put themselves firmly into contention

Lewis Hamilton has put himself firmly in contention for the F1 drivers’ crown after his main rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out of the recent German GP. Vettel was leading the race with only 15 laps remaining but was caught out by a late rain shower and skidded off the circuit at the Sachskurve stadium section,(…)

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Mercedes have a proven track record making great cars. But as good as they are, they don’t fly. As far as we know. The German car maker have decided to address this shortcoming by teaming up with Emirates, to create the S-Class suite on board their 777 fleet. Inspired by the luxury four-wheeled cars, the(…)

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Hamilton welcomed home with guard of honour

Recently crowned Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton returned home to a hero’s welcome last week. Calling into the Mercedes basecamp in Brackley, the entire staff turned out to join in the celebrations. “This a very emotional day,” said Hamilton. “I was not expecting this, thanks everyone for the warm welcome. Today is something that I(…)

Winter is here! Tips on looking after your Merc

The first of the properly cold snaps has now hit us. What some were describing as an Indian summer a few weeks ago is now anything but. This means, on the roads, things are going to start getting about ten times more challenging as conditions deteriorate. Whilst there’s not too much you can do to(…)

Pair of rare Mercedes found hidden away in garage

Two exceptionally rare Mercedes-Benz 300s from the 1950s have been found hidden away in an old garage in Yorkshire. After decades rusting away, the cars have now been placed up for auction. One of the cars is a 1954 Mercedes 300 B “Adenauer” Cabriolet, believed to be one of only seven right-handed editions built. It’s(…)

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Formula 1: Mercedes laugh off claims it helped Ferrari with engine

Mercedes and Renault have denied claims by Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone that they helped Ferrari develop its successful 2017 engine. Speaking to an Italian newspaper, Ecclestone suggested that Mercedes had helped Ferrari with its engine to ultimately make itself look better when it beat the Maranello team to Championship title glory. Toto Wolff, Mercedes(…)

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Formula 1: Mercedes nail Constructor Championship for fourth year in a row

Lewis Hamilton’s impressive victory at last weekend’s US Grand Prix saw Mercedes pick up their fourth Constructors’ Championship in a row. The British driver, odds on for the Driver’s Championship, finished victorious with teammate Valtteri Bottas coming home in fifth place. The combined points total were enough to secure Mercedes the crown for the 2017(…)