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Bottas to drive for Mercedes in 2018

Valtteri Bottas will drive for Mercedes in the 2018 season. The Formula 1 team called the extension of the Finnish driver’s contract a ‘no brainer’. Bottas joined Mercedes from Williams just before the 2017 season and immediately hit the ground running, notching up impressive results. A podium finish in Australia, at the first GP of(…)

Mercedes unveil autonomous electric smart car

The Frankfurt Motor Show has seen Mercedes unveil one of its stranger looking vehicles. At a distance, the vehicle resembles the traditional smart cars seen pootling round our towns and cities over the past decade. Closer inspection however reveals that this smart car is a good deal smarter than most. The new vehicle is the(…)

Mercedes-AMG bringing Formula 1 tech to the road with Project One car

Mercedes-AMG is to bring some of its extensive Formula 1 knowledge to the roads with the new Project One, a street-legal hybrid supercar. The car is set to be unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show mid-September. A few teaser details have been revealed about the new supercar’s high-tech powertrain which will be(…)

Diana Mercedes wreckage disappears in France

The Mercedes that Princess Diana died in has disappeared after it was returned to France. The wreckage had initially been sent to a Metropolitan Police compound in 2005 so tests could be carried out for the inquest into the Princess’s death. Following the hearing, the plan was to have the Mercedes destroyed, to save it(…)

Footballer gives Mercedes-Benz to driver

You don’t always associate footballers with generosity so it’s nice when you hear a story that bucks the trend. Brazilian international Paulinho, best known on these shores due to his failed spell at Tottenham, has been plying his trade over in the fledgling Chinese Super League. In a transfer that bucks the trend of Chinese(…)

Hamilton explains thinking behind Hungary tactics

Lewis Hamilton has said respect for both Valtteri Bottas and his team; Mercedes was the reason behind his decision to let his teammate retake the lead on the final lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix. During the race, Mercedes were experiencing glitches with their pit wall data systems. Hamilton put in a request to be(…)

Mercedes gets buried under hay bales

A woman in Northamptonshire had a lucky escape after her Mercedes was buried in hay bales after a road accident, police said. The incident occurred in Whittlebury, Northamptonshire after a tractor overturned, shedding its load on top of the Mercedes. Northamptonshire police tweeted photos of the accident saying it was a “lucky escape for the(…)

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 W123 (1975 – 1985)

The iconic Mercedes-Benz W123 generation of saloons was a big breakthrough for its manufacturer, firmly establishing it into a whole new realm of previously untapped markets. Its success was mainly down to its unrivalled build quality, conservative style, plus a wide range of engines. The W123 was also the first time a Mercedes-Benz was available(…)