2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #08 – The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

With February almost upon us; our look ahead to this year’s most hotly anticipated releases gathers pace as we cast our eyes to Deutschland, and more specifically Stuttgart. It’s the… Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster So, what have we here? The best way to explain it is: Take an AMG GT. Remove the roof. And come up(…)

1939 Mercedes-Benz sells for £5.4 million

A classic Mercedes-Benz dating back from the eve of the Second World War has been sold in the US for £5.4 million. The 540 K Special Roadster – a one off – has been meticulously restored to its original glory and was the stand-out star of the auction in Phoenix, Arizona. Also on the billing(…)

Bottas set to replace Rosberg at Mercedes

The deputy principal at Williams has said Valtteri Bottas is close to leaving the team, and will replace retired world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes. Rosberg retired five days after winning the title, leaving an empty seat at the Constructor’s world champions and Lewis Hamilton without a teammate. When asked if it was just a(…)

Mercedes-AMG ‘Project One’ hypercar set for September launch

AMG is set to be 50 this year, and the company’s celebrations will peak with the reveal of the highly anticipated 1,000bhp-plus Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt motor show this September. The CEO of Daimler Dr Zetsche said of the forthcoming ‘hypercar’: “The hypercar will be the missing link legitimising the integration of AMG(…)

Mick Schumacher on the radar of Mercedes

Mercedes are carefully monitoring Mick Schumacher, after a string of impressive performances in the junior levels of racing. The son of former World Champion Michael – who won seven titles between 1994 and 2004 – finished second in Formula 4 last season, and will make his debut in Formula 3 next season, driving for the(…)

A look back at the Mercedes-Benz 190 (1983 – 1993)

Seeing as it’s one of those early January days when not much in the way of exciting car news is out and about, we thought we’d take this opportunity to revisit another true classic of yesteryear. You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and never has that rang truer than the… Mercedes-Benz 190(…)

Red Bull chief labels Mercedes dominance as unhealthy

Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner hopes the 2017 Formula One season will not be such a one horse race as the past few years, with more teams ultimately competing for the Championship. Since 2014 and the dawn of the V6 Turbo era, Mercedes has dominated the pack, winning three constructor’s and driver’s titles alike(…)

Rosberg says Hamilton’s tactics ‘In the past’

Newly crowned Formula One drivers’ champion Nico Rosberg has called for the investigation into the tactics used by Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to be ended. Finishing second behind Hamilton was enough to give the German driver his first title, despite Hamilton’s desperate attempts to back his rival into the chasing pack(…)

Mercedes to wait on decision whether to punish Hamilton

Mercedes have announced there is “no rush” on the decision as to whether or not they’re going to punish Lewis Hamilton following the season’s final Grand Prix at Abu Dhabi. In a vain attempt to back track team-mate Nico Rosberg into the rest of the pack, Hamilton drove the final section of the race deliberately(…)

Fernando Alonso could partner Hamilton at Mercedes – Toto Wolff

Mercedes chiefs are weighing up whether to sign Fernando Alonso as a possible replacement for World Champion Nico Rosberg, who has recently announced his retirement from the sport. Should the move happen, it would reunite the two drivers who had a turbulent partnership when they both drove for McLaren back in 2007. Rosberg, 31, shocked(…)