Tag Archive: Stuttgart

Nov 06

‘Stars & Cars’ in Stuttgart – celebrate the ‘best’

Facts and figures about ‘Stars & Cars, 2014′

2014-10-16 - 'Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart - celebrate the 'best' Stuttgart: Spectacular conclusion to a memorable sporting year: On Saturday, November 29th, fans and VIP guests will join Mercedes-Benz in celebrating the 2014 sporting year at Stars & Cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Mercedes close to agreeing engine ‘unfreeze’

Talks over a touted engine ‘unfreeze’ for the 2015 season appear to have taken a dramatic turn.

2014-10-29 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (3)On Monday, media reports in Italy suggested Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault may have pulled off a political masterstroke over the US GP weekend by convincing F1’s dominant force Mercedes to agree to the relaxing of the engine homologation rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

‘Stars & Cars’ in Stuttgart – celebrate the ‘best’

End of season celebrations at Mercedes-Benz museum

2014-10-16 - 'Stars & Cars' in Stuttgart - celebrate the 'best'One week after the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes-Benz would like to invite fans to Stuttgart on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 for the grand ‘Stars & Cars, 2014′ event to see out the sporting year in style.

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Nov 28

Mercedes confirms Brawn exit

Mercedes to announce Brawn exit on Thursday

2013-10-26 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Ross Brawn 01As predicted, Mercedes on Thursday confirmed reports team boss Ross Brawn is stepping down. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 21

Petri Corse joins joins Superstars International Series and the GTSprint International Series with two Porsche 997 racecars

The italian-based squad, owned by simone petri, will represent the Stuttgart-based manufacturer

Superstars - Petri CorseSuperstars logoThe GTSPRINT INTERNATIONAL SERIES roster keeps growing and after having announced their intention to line-up in 2013, Team Petri Corse, a longtime Porsche squad, opted for a full commitment to SUPERSTARSWORLD. The Italian-based squad will field two Porsche Panamera racers in SUPERSTARS and two 997 GT3 models in GTSPRINT. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

F3 champ Juncadella to be Mercedes tester – reports

Daniel Juncadella is set to become a development driver with Mercedes’ F1 team, according to Spanish and German media sources.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamDaniel Juncadella Helmet photographSpain’s El Mundo said the news about the 21-year-old has come “direct from Stuttgart”, and “should be announced this week” from either the F1 or DTM tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Lowe to follow Hamilton to Mercedes – report

McLaren could be set to lose its technical director.

2012-06-09_00672013-01-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart - Lewis Hamilton (7)Germany’s Sport Bild is reporting that Paddy Lowe, who has been with the Woking based team for twenty years, is following Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Lewis Hamilton makes guest appearance at Mercedes-Benz Museum

In Stuttgart

2013-01-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart - Lewis Hamilton (5)2013-01-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart - Lewis Hamilton (1)Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton visited Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart on Monday, 21st January 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Ecclestone says Hamilton chasing Mercedes cash

Bernie Ecclestone has this week delighted his Christmas card recipients with his latest humorous handiwork.

2012-11-15_0008ThumbnailEvery year, the F1 chief executive commissions an original cartoon for his annual card, depicting a contemporary F1 issue with a mischievous tilt. For the 2012 holiday season, the 82-year-old’s card shows Lewis Hamilton abandoning his broken-down McLaren and leaping into a Mercedes saloon. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Haug felt responsible for Mercedes failure – Lauda

Norbert Haug fell on his sword due to Mercedes’ failure to succeed in its first three years, Niki Lauda has confirmed.

2012-06-10_05132012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Norbert Haug 01Following last week’s shock news, many sensed the new non-executive chairman Lauda’s influence when it was announced that Haug is stepping down after 22 years in charge at the German marque. But the great Austrian insists he was as surprised as anyone. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Mercedes ‘too late’ to poach boss Horner – Marko

“Horner has extended his contract with us last week, by several years.”

2012-09-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Singapore 022012-08-31 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99004 - Christian Horner - Dr Helmut MarkoRed Bull has extended its contract with team boss Christian Horner, the energy drink company’s motor sport chief Dr Helmut Marko has claimed. The news follows speculation at the weekend that, in the wake of Norbert Haug’s shock departure at Mercedes, the German marque had targeted Briton Horner as a potential successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Lauda insists Brawn’s top job not endangered

“Ross has not been in danger and he never will be.  He’s the boss.”

2012-06-09_00892012-06-10_0513Niki Lauda has now started his new job at Mercedes, insisting his presence does not endanger the Brackley based team’s current boss, Ross Brawn. Officially, the Austrian great’s role is to ensure a better link between the racing team in the UK, and the German carmaker’s headquarters in Stuttgart. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Mercedes designing ‘completely new’ 2013 car – Lauda

Mercedes is working on a “completely new car” for the 2013 season, Niki Lauda has revealed.

2012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - Nico Rosberg 022012-10-14 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Korea - 01Lauda, the F1 legend and triple world champion, is Mercedes’ brand new non-executive chairman — the main link between the Stuttgart carmaker and the Ross Brawn-led, UK-based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 09

Danner tells Lauda to fire Mercedes staff

A German F1 pundit has advised Niki Lauda to take an axe to Mercedes’ current personnel lineup.

2012-06-10_051304 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLauda, the great Austrian triple world champion, has been signed on as Mercedes’ non-executive chairman — effectively a decision-making link between the German marque’s Stuttgart headquarters and the racing team in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Lauda denies Mercedes job offer

Niki Lauda has denied reports he is lining up a job at Mercedes.

2012-06-10_04292012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 01The Telegraph reported this week that the triple world champion and German-language broadcaster is working with Mercedes to convince Lewis Hamilton to leave McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Mercedes ready to sign new Concorde – report

Mercedes parent Daimler has reportedly decided to stay in formula one beyond 2012.

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 02In Singapore this weekend, rumours swirled in the paddock that the Stuttgart manufacturer is on the verge of pulling the plug. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Mercedes at the heart of Singapore speculation

Mercedes is right at the heart of swirling speculation under Singapore’s lights.

2012-09-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Belgium - 0204 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamAnd it’s not all about Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton. German sources Auto Motor und Sport, and the SID news agency, are reporting rumours the Stuttgart carmaker could withdraw from F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

More sources reporting Mercedes-rebranding rumours

More publications and sources are reporting rumours Mercedes could be looking to reshape its commitment to formula one.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - 012012-07-21 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Michael Schumacher 01The latest edition of the French weekly Auto Hebdo reported that, still yet to agree a new Concorde Agreement deal, the Stuttgart carmaker could field only a ‘semi-official’ team from 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

German journalist Michael Schmidt has expressed concern about the half-empty grandstands at Hockenheim last weekend

German spectators losing interest in F1

Flagworld - F12011 10 02 Gail 102In Auto Motor und Sport, he said he was “surprised” by the “lack of interest” in the German grand prix amid the fascinating 2012 season. Indeed, Germans have seldom had more to cheer about in F1, with the grid boasting legend Michael Schumacher, the reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel, three other race drivers and the Stuttgart marque Mercedes.

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Jul 20

Haug ‘sure’ of Nurburgring solution

Norbert Haug says he is confident the Nurburgring can overcome its problems.

2010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - Norbert Haug 012011-07-24 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Germany - Nurburgring CircuitSpeaking as head of Mercedes’ motor racing programmes, he said the circuit is important not just for the German grand prix but also the touring car championship DTM, which is also contested by the Stuttgart carmaker.

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Jul 18

Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg warm up for the German Grand Prix with 7,000 Mercedes-Benz colleagues

 The Rastatt production facility in Baden celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year

Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg today completed a flying tour of Mercedes-Benz facilities near the company headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. After visiting the production facilities for the new A-Class and B-Class compact models in Rastatt, the drivers tried their hand at assembling the pistons and cylinder heads of a high-performance AMG engine at Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach. The 5.5 litre twin-turbo V8 engine will power the new Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake, which will be given its world premiere at the “Night of the Stars” on 21st July in Hockenheim.

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Jun 27

Mercedes could quit F1 over bribery scandal

F1’s bribery scandal could cost the sport the involvement of German carmaker Mercedes.

04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

Mercedes, with its own Brackley based works team and also a major engine supplier, is watching the Gerhard Gribkowsky affair with particular attention, according to the business newspaper Handelsblatt.

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May 07

Haug denies Mercedes quitting F1

Norbert Haug has denied reports Mercedes is on the verge of quitting F1.

2012-04-15 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Ross Brawn - Norbert Haug04 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamLondon newspaper The Times’ F1 correspondent Kevin Eason reported that the German carmaker has conducted a study into how the withdrawal could be effected. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Mercedes hints no plans to change drivers

Mercedes appears in no mind to change its driver lineup any time soon.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Nico Rosberg 022012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Michael Schumacher 01Breakthrough China GP winner Nico Rosberg admitted this week that he could imagine staying with the German marque for the rest of his F1 career. “I see no reason why he shouldn’t stay for a long time,” agreed Norbert Haug, Stuttgart carmaker Mercedes’ motor racing vice-president, in the pages of Germany’s Sport Bild. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Mercedes could quit F1 over commercial deals

Mercedes would not comment publicly.

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - 032012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - 02Mercedes could quit formula one or challenge Bernie Ecclestone in court, after it emerged top rivals Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull have agreed new commercial deals. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Red Bull hits back at Schu’s staff limit jibe

“Mr Schumacher should be asking how many people work on his Mercedes engine in Brixworth” – Marko

2011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 42011-05-20 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel 13Dr Helmut Marko has hit back at Michael Schumacher after the seven time world champion accused Red Bull of breaching the rules about staff numbers. Earlier this month, the Mercedes driver referred to a clause in the Resource Restriction Agreement when he said “certain teams don’t respect that”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Powerful backer to join F1 buyout consortium – report

A consortium planning to bid for ownership of formula one has reportedly gained a powerful backer.

News Corp and the Fiat shareholder Exor had already confirmed they are considering making an offer to buy the multi-billion dollar commercial rights from CVC. It was rumoured that others are considering joining the consortium, such as the major F1 teams whose shareholders are preparing to meet with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in Stuttgart this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Politics on pole before Turkey qualifying

A regular FOTA meeting will take place on Sunday

2011-05-07 - Pirelli -Turkey - Pirelli factory - Team principals 1FOTAMartin Whitmarsh has denied that senior staff belonging to F1’s ‘big four’ teams are set to meet with News Corp officials next week. The formerly secret meeting was reportedly scheduled to take place in Stuttgart involving Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes and Red Bull, as FOTA chairman Whitmarsh on Friday admitted it is “desirable” for the teams to own the sport’s commercial rights. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Paddock ‘nervous’ as F1 politics returns – Boullier

The buying price of EUR 8 billion could stir CVC’s interest in agreeing to sell.

After a prolonged period of relative peace and unity, the spectre of power politics is returning to the formula one paddock. It emerges that the media reports about ‘big four’ Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull and Mercedes planning a Stuttgart meeting next weekend surprised some other major teams, including Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Big teams schedule meeting on F1 future

The governing Concorde agreement expires at the end of next year

2011-04-17 - Red Bull Racing - China - Sebastian Vettel 1 teamsF1’s biggest teams have scheduled a meeting in Stuttgart next weekend to discuss the future of the sport, according to reports. The news was reported by the Daily Telegraph but also Sky News’ City editor Mark Kleinman, who has been very well informed so far on the possible Rupert Murdoch-led takeover of formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

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