Ferrari, formula 1, Mercedes-Benz, Motoring News, motorsport

You don’t have to like the driver to pick a winner

MONZA, Italy - Ferrari, according to Reuters F1 pundit Alan Baldwin, had every hope of winning its home Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2010 last Sunday. ''But then they blew it,'' the veteran motorsport writer said. However, The Corner replies, the wave of enthusiasm for the red cars included the usual put-down… Continue reading You don’t have to like the driver to pick a winner

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Media negativity spurs Hamilton to the win at Monza

MONZA, Italy - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of five Italian Grand Prix wins on Sunday (Aug 2) and left much-fancied Ferrari in their rubber dust. Despite a collision (judged a racing incident) between Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Hamilton soon after the start which sent the Ferrari pilot to 18th, clever tyre management… Continue reading Media negativity spurs Hamilton to the win at Monza

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Vettel working for the win from Italian F1 GP

MONZA, Italy - Sebastian Vettel, according to a forecast from the Reuters news agency, can ''tighten the screw'' on Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. His challenge:  to deliver Ferrari’s first Monza victory since 2010 while also matching British icon Stirling Moss’s 1950's winning at the ‘Pista Magica’… Continue reading Vettel working for the win from Italian F1 GP

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New A-Class ‘sets benchmark in compact segment’

Two petrol models for now, diesel coming 'Rejuvenation of the compact-car range' 'Emotional connection between vehicle and driver' PRETORIA, Gauteng - Mercedes-Benz has introduced its all new A-Class to the South African market with claims of ''an unprecedented pairing of luxury and technology in the compact car segment''. It's also said to be the first… Continue reading New A-Class ‘sets benchmark in compact segment’

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Lung transplant for Lauda: Austrian doctors ‘optimistic”

ZURICH, Switzerland - Doctors are optimistic about three-times Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda’s recovery after a six-hour lung transplant. He is 69. The Austrian's surgery in Vienna on Thursday (Aug 3 2018) after his condition became ''extremely critical'' - his life, it was reported, would have hung by weeks, if not days. Department of Thoracic Surgery's… Continue reading Lung transplant for Lauda: Austrian doctors ‘optimistic”

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Xperience the X-Class with a fun ‘n free off-road test-drive

Designed to let the bakkie do all the talking Unmatched on-road, undeniable off-road ability Some say 'it's a vehicle in a league of its own' JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Mercedes-Benz Vans is offering, through regional X-Class X-Perience Days, an opportunity to experience the 4x4's performance, safety and load space. The dates: August 4 and 5: Zevenwacht… Continue reading Xperience the X-Class with a fun ‘n free off-road test-drive

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Proudly SA! East London’s latest C-Class = S-Class luxury

East London hub for global C-Class production 11 new models - including supercar Big Daddy Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet in latest line-up PRETORIA, South Africa - Mercedes-Benz SA has launched the latest version of its Made-in-SA C-Class on the South African market This the latest iteration of the range has, MB-SA says, a wealth of… Continue reading Proudly SA! East London’s latest C-Class = S-Class luxury

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Coming baby Merc going big on style and fun features

Sleekest car on the planet - of any Six million A-Class sold around world Lights fantastic - 64 cabin ambiences STUTTGART, Germany - Coming towards the end of 2018 or in early 2019 will be Mercedes' A-Class Sedan, a small four-door with a wheelbase of only 2.73m and described as ''having the proportions of a… Continue reading Coming baby Merc going big on style and fun features

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New open-air member of the AMG GT family

AFFALTERBACH, Germany - Start putting a lot more bucks into your piggy bank today because later in 2018 Mercedes-AMG will extend its sport-car portfolio the new AMG GT S Roadster. Its inclusion will take the AMG GT family to 12: four two-door coupes, three Roadsters, two customer sport racing cars and three four-door coupes and… Continue reading New open-air member of the AMG GT family

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You agree? UK show says this is the finest car yet made

1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker ‘Boat Tail’ for UK show Returning to the UK for first time in 60 years  Back to original car - right down to the paint job LONDON, England - It's going back to UK for first time in 60 years after a monster restoration - meet the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance ‘Best… Continue reading You agree? UK show says this is the finest car yet made