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Mercedes-AMG One delayed nine months

The Mercedes-AMG One is an audacious project, aimed at caging Formula 1 power in a road-legal (but track-focused) body. Unsurprisingly, developing such a car hasn't been simple. Speaking with Top Gear in the UK, Mercedes-AMG boss, Tobias Moers, admitted to delays caused by adjustments on the car's powertrain...

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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...


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?


Infiniti Q60 Black S: Hardcore hybrid set for October reveal
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Infiniti Q60 Black S: Hardcore hybrid set for October reveal

Infiniti is expected to reveal its production-ready, performance hybrid Q60 Black S at this year’s Paris motor show in October, but you won’t see it on sale until at least 2020 — provided it’s green lit for production by company chiefs at all. The 500hp (370kW) Black S model will tap into the company’s collaboration with the Renault Sport Formula 1 team...


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...


Alfa Romeo returns to Formula One, enthusiasts celebrate
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Alfa Romeo returns to Formula One, enthusiasts celebrate

Alfa Romeo has announced the latest step in its renaissance: returning to Formula One after more than 30 years’ absence, with an eye to all the tactical benefits that will likely follow. Want an explanation? One look at how Mercedes-AMG has used its F1 success to grow its road division is all the real-world example you need...


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...


Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia
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Aussie students win miniature F1 contest in Malaysia

A team of Australian high school students has beaten teams from 27 countries in a competition to create a miniature Formula 1 car. The competition is part of the F1 in Schools program, and involved 50 teams. The team, dubbed ‘Hyperdrive’, was made up of four students from Melbourne's Trinity Grammar, and received support from Swinburne University...


Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration
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Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration

Amidst an announcement about its Formula One partnership future with Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin has confirmed that, once it officially launches next year, its V12 hybrid-assisted Valkyrie hypercar will only be the first product to come out of the 'innovation partnership' between the heavy-hitting pair...


Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed: F1 car for the road celebrates 50 years of AMG
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Mercedes-AMG Project One revealed: F1 car for the road celebrates 50 years of AMG

The hotly-anticipated Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar has been revealed this week in Frankfurt, bringing Formula One power to the road. As previously speculated, the AMG Project One is essentially a road-going version of the company's Petronas Formula One racing car, combining a rear-mounted high-revving 1.6-litre turbocharged V6 with a pair of electric motors on the front axle...


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...


Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival
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Infiniti Q60 Project Black S: Pirelli deal hints at progress on potential M4 rival

Pirelli has announced it will collaborate with Infiniti on the premium Japanese marque's Q60 Project Black S program, suggesting the 'concept car' unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, might indeed prove to be more than just wishful thinking...


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...


2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26
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2018 Renault Megane RS to debut at Monaco Grand Prix on May 26

The all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will make its first public appearance at this year's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix on May 26 ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed...


2017 Aston Martin Vantage Redbull Edition revealed
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2017 Aston Martin Vantage Redbull Edition revealed

Two brand-new special edition Red Bull Racing models have been revealed ahead of their official unveiling, planned for this year's opening round of the 2017 Formula One season in Melbourne. This time, though, thanks to a new relationship, they're not Renaults but Aston Martins...