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Lewis Hamilton puts the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door through its paces - video

The Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe has a clumsy name, but it promises to bring range-topping AMG performance to a wider audience, with four seats and a 470kW/900Nm twin-turbo V8 engine. To put its family credentials to the test, Mercedes-AMG has turned to F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and a carload of stuffed toys...

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Pagani Huayra: Final coupe to be delivered in June
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Pagani Huayra: Final coupe to be delivered in June

The Pagani Huayra may have just been made available for the Australian market in Roadster form, but the coupe is now at the end of its production run. Dubbed "Il Ultimo" – meaning 'the last' in Italian – the final Huayra coupe has been built for the CEO of Prestige Imports in the US, Brett David...


Mercedes-Benz celebrates 2014 F1 Championship win with special edition SL63 AMGs
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Mercedes-Benz celebrates 2014 F1 Championship win with special edition SL63 AMGs

Mercedes-Benz has celebrated its 701-point 2014 Formula 1 constructors' championship win with a pair of special edition SL63 AMG roadsters. Both Mercedes-Benz drivers, Nico Rosberg and 2014 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, had input in the development of the cars. Called the World Championship 2014 Collectors Edition, the cars are mechanically identical to the standard 436kW/900Nm SL63 AMG...


Schumacher drives Nurburgring, Hamilton and Rosberg drive A45 AMG
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Schumacher drives Nurburgring, Hamilton and Rosberg drive A45 AMG

Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in an F1 car as part of a demonstration event in Germany. An event announced by Mercedes-Benz last month as a thank you to Schumacher’s fans following his second retirement from Formula 1 at the end of the 2012 season, the lap saw the German driver steer a 2011-specification Mercedes AMG W02 F1 car around the famous 20...


Michael Schumacher signs with Mercedes-Benz again
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Michael Schumacher signs with Mercedes-Benz again

Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher has again signed up to the team at Mercedes-Benz, this time to help with vehicle development and as a brand ambassador. The new long-term deal renews the relationship between Mercedes-Benz and the German racing driver, following Schumacher’s exit from the Mercedes AMG Formula 1 team at the end of last year, where he was replaced by former McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton...


Jenson Button drives McLaren P1 at F1 car launch
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Jenson Button drives McLaren P1 at F1 car launch

The upcoming McLaren P1 supercar has made a brief appearance at the English brand's launch event for its 2013 Formula One car, driven by the team's number one driver Jenson Button. The 2009 F1 World Champion got behind the wheel of the McLaren P1 – recently spotted continuing its development – for a drive around the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, while his new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes teammate, Sergio Perez, steered a McLaren MP4-12C Spider...


Mercedes-Benz Formula One under full control of Daimler: report
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Mercedes-Benz Formula One under full control of Daimler: report

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is now under the full control of Daimler, after the company bought out a remaining stake in the motorsport group. Industry journal Automotive News reports Daimler bought the 40 per cent stake in the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Aabar Investments PJSC for an as yet undisclosed amount...


McLaren's secret car stash to reach the public
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McLaren's secret car stash to reach the public

McLaren is shipping out a number of vehicles from its secret warehouse location known as 'Unit 2' and moving them into various McLaren dealerships around the globe. McLaren's Unit 2 collection is made up the biggest collection of McLaren cars including both production models and Formula One racers with no McLaren Formula One car sold on the open market...


Michael Schumacher finishes second to Tiger Woods...in Sunday Times rich list
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Michael Schumacher finishes second to Tiger Woods...in Sunday Times rich list

Mercedes-Benz Formula One driver Michael Schumacher doesn't like to lose but he's finished in second place behind golfer Tiger Woods in the Sunday Times' annual listing of the world's top earning athletes. The German racing ace has accrued $810.7 million over the journey, missing out on the top spot to Tiger Woods' $856 million...


Pagani Zonda 760RS: Lewis Hamilton orders most powerful Zonda
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Pagani Zonda 760RS: Lewis Hamilton orders most powerful Zonda

The Pagani Zonda 760RS is not just another Zonda; it is the most powerful Zonda that Pagani has ever built. The carbonfibre-bodied Zonda 760RS has its naturally aspirated 7.3-litre AMG-built V12 engine tweaked to 566kW (760hp), nearly 70kW more than the Zonda Cinque and 14kW above the 6min47sec Nurburgring-lapping Zonda R (pictured below)...


Lewis Hamilton receives $500 fine under hoon laws
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Lewis Hamilton receives $500 fine under hoon laws

Lewis Hamilton's attempt to show-off in front of his fans came to end in March, when the Formula 1 driver was caught by Victorian police outside Albert Park during the Australian Formula One Grand Prix doing a burnout in his borrowed Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The car was then impounded and he was summoned to court...


Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button drive a Volkswagen to Silverstone
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Lewis Hamilton & Jenson Button drive a Volkswagen to Silverstone

It's rather unusual for Formula 1 team mates to be friendly to each other. We can only imagine the egos of world champion drivers, nonetheless Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team has managed to get Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button into a Volkswagen Camper van to drive to Silverstone, stopping along the way to hand out free tickets.


Lewis Hamilton caught hooning in Melbourne
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Lewis Hamilton caught hooning in Melbourne

It's hard to believe but even the likes of Lewis Hamilton have now experienced the draconian traffic laws in Australia. The former Formula One world champion was tonight caught and charged with hooning in his Mercedes-Benz as he left Albert Park. Reports say the talented driver, arguably one of the best drivers in the world, has been arrested for unnecessarily 'spinning the wheels' and performing a fishtail in his company provided Mercedes...


Lewis Hamilton almost quit F1 in 2009
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Lewis Hamilton almost quit F1 in 2009

Lewis Hamilton has told UK magazine Autocar that he was close to quitting Formula One after being accused of misleading stewards at last year’s Australian Grand Prix. McLaren’s David Ryan lost his job and the team received a suspended three-race ban when race stewards challenged evidence Ryan and Hamilton gave them after the Briton swapped places with Toyota’s Jarno Trulli under a safety car period...