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Mercedes’ Hamilton tells Ferrari to shape up

Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP | Lewis Hamilton has warned Ferrari to shape up and mount a serious title challenge after his Mercedes team swept the first four races of the season. The defending five-time world champion, who finished second behind his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, said …

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Hamilton hails Mercedes triumph as his best moment

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Lewis Hamilton hailed his Mercedes team as legends on Monday and described his championship-clinching victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix as the best moment in five triumphant seasons. His dramatic success confirmed Mercedes’ record-equalling fifth consecutive double of drivers’ and teams’ championships. It was …

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MOTORING: AMG to ditch V12 engines

Kampala, Uganda | MOTORING GURU | Say it isn’t so! Mercedes-AMG expected to adopt hybrid turbo V8 as its flagship engine As the march of technology continues and emissions regulations begin to bite, automotive juggernauts will fall by the wayside. Case in point, the Mercedes-AMG M279 engine, known outside Benz nerd …

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Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars on airbag fault

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 UK cars owing to a fault that may deploy an airbag by error, the company said on Monday. A statement issued by the carmaker owned by German giant Daimler said the situation was not related to the airbags crisis at Japanese …

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Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros into US e-car plant

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz said Thursday it would invest $1 billion in an Alabama factory as it prepares for electric vehicle production in the United States. “We are significantly growing our manufacturing footprint here in Alabama… We will be able to quickly ramp up …

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F1 champion Rosberg announces shock retirement

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from Formula One on Friday, just five days after winning the world title for Mercedes in a move that stunned motor racing. “I took my decision on Monday evening. After reflecting for a day,” the German said in a statement …

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