Mercedes

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(…)

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,(…)

Mercedes team up with Emirates for S-Class flying experience

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)

The history of the Mercedes-Benz star

The Mercedes-Benz star was first trademarked in 1925, just ahead of the merger between DMG (Daimler) and Benz & Cie, which took place the following year creating the brand we know today. The three points of the star were meant to symbolise the use of Daimler engines on land, sea and in the air. The(…)

Mercedes reveals Formula 1 technology ‘for the road’ in new Project One Hypercar

At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes pulled out all the stops with a extravagant stage show to showcase the company’s ‘green’ intentions for the future. The show featured a jazz-funk band, Broadway singers and Lewis Hamilton himself, who drove the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar onto the stage, where he chatted with Dieter Zetsche, the(…)