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Inside Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 HQ: What it takes to win

As Formula 1 marked its 1000th race at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, it has long ago cemented its place at the very top of the motorsport food chain. There is not one serious racing driver that doesn’t dream of securing one of just 20 competitive seats inside an F1 car...

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Behind the scenes of Daniel Ricciardo's new Renault campaign
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Behind the scenes of Daniel Ricciardo's new Renault campaign

Daniel Ricciardo is one of the best-known sportspeople in Australia. He's also one of the best-loved, with a million-dollar grin and a laid-back, relaxed demeanour completely at odds with his overtaking prowess on the track. He's at a new team in 2019, having jumped ship from Red Bull Racing to chase success at Renault...


Mercedes-AMG One: Hypercar name confirmed
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Mercedes-AMG One: Hypercar name confirmed

Mercedes-AMG has officially confirmed its upcoming hypercar – originally dubbed 'Project One' – will be known simply as the AMG One. The performance division says the halo model's name "stands for the highest automotive ambition: to bring Formula 1 hybrid technology to the road"...


I drove a Mercedes to Monza, to watch Mercedes win
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I drove a Mercedes to Monza, to watch Mercedes win

I've a confession, although it's not exactly a secret: I'm not really into motorsport. It's a fact that perplexes and even vexes my colleagues. What kind of motoring journo doesn't get up at 3am for the F1? Well, me, for one. (There are others, too, but I won't name and shame.) Still, I've attended my share of races, and while I can't name every helmet on the grid, I wouldn't say I've ever been bored...


Mercedes-AMG Project One snapped in testing
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Mercedes-AMG Project One snapped in testing

Mercedes-AMG has released new images of its upcoming Project One hypercar undergoing testing. The Project One has been put through extensive tests recently, in order to ensure its Formula 1-derived hybrid technology will work effectively in a road-going car. A recent report from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport recently revealed the Project One has been undergoing testing at closed circuits in both Spain and England...


Around the Tracks: Bugatti Chiron, F1 crashes and rally highlights
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Around the Tracks: Bugatti Chiron, F1 crashes and rally highlights

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Daniel Ricciardo takes his F1 racer on a USA road trip - video
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Daniel Ricciardo takes his F1 racer on a USA road trip - video

Daniel Ricciardo may have just announced his move to Renault for 2019, but he's still doing plenty of cool things at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing. While his racer may be more at home on the track than public roads, the Aussie F1 champion has taken his motorsport weapon through the streets of San Francisco and down the Strip in Vegas...


Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed
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Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed

Lotus has revealed the Exige Type 49 and Type 79 at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of its 70th birthday celebrations, both commemorating anniversaries of championship-winning Formula One race cars. Both models have been created by Lotus Exclusive in the same colours as the racing cars they're named after...


Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen
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Around the Tracks: Ayrton Senna, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Around the Tracks: Wheel caps, Brendon Hartley and Daniel Ricciardo
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Around the Tracks: Wheel caps, Brendon Hartley and Daniel Ricciardo

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while...


Renault Clio RS18 limited edition unveiled
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Renault Clio RS18 limited edition unveiled

Special editions are popping up left, right and centre from most manufacturers at the moment, but few companies enjoy themed sticker packs like Renault. The previous Clio RS and Megane RS were both subject to countless Formula 1-inspired special editions, and the current Clio RS220 EDC Trophy has been handed the same fate. Meet the Renault Clio RS18...


Brabham Automotive reborn, could be tackling F1
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Brabham Automotive reborn, could be tackling F1

David Brabham has launched Brabham Automotive, signalling the return of a famous Australian name to the world of motorsport. At what level, and in what capacity, remains to be seen. David, son of three-time F1 world champion Sir Jack Brabham, has previously said he's keen to see the legendary name on race cars after more than 25 years in the wilderness...


Mercedes-Benz designers talk through the Project One
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Mercedes-Benz designers talk through the Project One

The Mercedes-AMG Project One is among the most interesting launches of 2017, coupling a Formula 1 powertrain with road-car sensibilities. Designing a car capable of circuit-crushing performance and road-ruling comfort is a unique challenge, the likes of which most engineers and designers never face...


Ferrari threatens to leave Formula One over proposed engine changes
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Ferrari threatens to leave Formula One over proposed engine changes

Ferrari and other Formula One manufacturers are unhappy with proposed changes to the racing series' engine rules, which are set to come into play from 2021. Sergio Marchionne, outspoken head of both Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler, has even threatened to withdraw the brand from competition if the proposed changes are pushed through in their current state...


Mercedes-AMG Project One teased again
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Mercedes-AMG Project One teased again

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar has been previewed again, ahead of its global reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A shadowy image released by the German marque depicts an aggressive-looking vehicle with slim LED headlights and a roof scoop, looking very much like a road-going Le Mans racer...


Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7
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Sebastien Ogier trades WRC for F1 and drives Vettel’s old Red Bull RB7

Even World Rally Championship (WRC) drivers want to be Formula One drivers. And proving it, four-time WRC champion Sebastien Ogier has scored his dream drive in a V8-powered Red Bull Racing F1 car. Getting to drive Sebastian Vettel’s old 2011 championship-winning Red Bull Racing RB7 Formula 1 car around Austria’s 4...


79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car
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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car

Irish veteran rally driver, Rosemary Smith, has become the oldest person to drive a Formula One car, at the age of 79. To help celebrate 40 years of Renault Sport, the team put Smith into a 2013 Lotus-Renault E21, with some word of advice from racing driver, Jolyon Palmer...


Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'
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Renault celebrates 40 years of F1 with an actual 'yellow teapot'

To celebrate 40 years since first entering the world of Formula One in 1977 with the RS01 – a car powered by the sport's first turbocharged engine – French marque Renault has designed and built an actual yellow teapot...


Volkswagen rally boss returns to run R division
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Volkswagen rally boss returns to run R division

One of the key figures behind Volkswagen's dominant return to the World Rally Championship (WRC) has been appointed managing director of the German manufacturer's ever-popular 'R' performance arm. Volkswagen has announced that, effective June 1, Jost Capito will head up Volkswagen R GmbH, despite leaving his post as Volkswagen’s director of motorsport in August 2016 to take up the position of CEO of McLaren Racing just one month later...


CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang
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CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police...