Mercedes

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(…)

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(…)

6 tips when buying a used Mercedes

The back catalogue of Mercedes-Benz is a procession of beautiful and luxurious cars, meaning the price tags attached to the sides of most of them is usually fairly hefty. Buying a brand new Merc is often not an option, but it is possible to get your hands on quality, well maintained, used editions that aren’t(…)

Mercedes and Hamilton land knockout blow in Canada

Lewis Hamilton compared the damage he and his Mercedes team dealt out to Ferrari during the Canadian Grand Prix to that of a knockout punch by former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather. Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas came in first and second respectively, their first one-two of the season. Hamilton’s main title rival, Sebastian Vettel(…)

Toto Wolff: Mercedes battle with Ferrari has revived love for F1

The team boss of Mercedes Formula One team, Toto Wolff, has said that his outfit’s current, intense duel with a reinvigorated Ferrari team has revived his love for F1. Mercedes have been the dominant player in the sport since 2014, but the Ferrari driver and four times World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, currently leads Lewis Hamilton(…)