Seems pretty quite for an AMG. Hey, what’s that? Well, it could be the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 in camouflage during some on-road testing. This particular camouflaged C-Class has some very large fender flares that hint that this could be the upcoming hybrid AMG C63 sedan. During the silent drive by it confirms that there’s is no chance a Mercedes-AMG-built V8 is under the hood of this stealthy sports sedan. If you haven’t heard the rumors surrounding the upcoming Mercedes-AMG C63 , let me break things down for you. Mercedes-AMG is moving into a new hybridized era where it will offer hybrid versions of its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. The big hybrid V8 is reserved for top-tier Mercedes-AMG products like the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe and sedan. The smaller turbocharged inline-4 hybrid will find its home in mid-tier Mercedes-AMG products like the AMG C63 while base level AMGs will skip the hybrid components and just offer a boosted inline-4. … [Read more...] about Mercedes C-Class Prototype Flaunts Wide Wheel Arches, AMG C63?
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After similar festivals in London, Shanghai, Marseilles and Milan, this time the fast-paced entertainment was presented to fans in Miami, and according to Formula 1 figures, 80,000 people flocked to Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami on Saturday to enjoy the free entertainment program. The focus was on show runs by Formula 1 cars from different eras. Renault test driver Jack Aitken drove a Renault-liveried Lotus E20 from the 2012 season. Patrick Friesacher steered a Red Bull RB7 from the 2011 season. And while these two Formula 1 cars with V8 engines thrilled the fans especially thanks to their noise, there was much more to admire and listen to. IndyCar driver Takuma Sato, the 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner, drove a 50-year-old Honda RA301 as piloted by John Surtees in the 1968 Formula 1 season. "Back in 1968, there's no seat belt!" Sato said in an interview with Motorsport.tv, and then waxed lyrical about the car’s V12, commenting: "The engine is simply beautiful – a … [Read more...] about Miami F1 Festival thrills 80,000 fans
Ricciardo is weighing up whether to stay with Red Bull, which has backed him through his F1 career, at the same time his team is picking between ditching long-time engine supplier Renault for Honda. The Australian claimed his seventh GP victory last weekend in Monaco, while teammate Max Verstappen – who signed a lucrative new Red Bull deal late last year – started last after a practice crash. "You could say that [winning] made Daniel more expensive, it has put his value up, or it's put the team in a stronger position in terms of valuable potential to him," said Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. "The reality is finding a solution to conclude a deal with Daniel in the next couple of months. "First thing is get the engine sorted and then very much follow on from there with [the] driver." Horner acknowledged that Ricciardo is "continually raising his game" as the Australian reiterated his value as one of F1's leading drivers by matching Lewis Hamilton and … [Read more...] about Red Bull wants to sort engine deal before Ricciardo contract
The issue is sensitive for Mercedes in part because the personnel in question - technical director James Allison and engine man Lorenzo Sassi - are ex-Ferrari staff, with the latter having worked at Maranello until last July. Wolff says that the governing body should not be so specific in such cases, and should only suggest which team has made enquires about the legality of a rival’s car. After race director Charlie Whiting spoke to journalists in Monaco, reports emerged confirming the names. Wolff subsequently met with Whiting, who pointed out that he had only acknowledged the names put to him by the media. Asked if he felt that the Mercedes men had been “thrown under a bus” by the FIA, Wolff made his feelings clear. “Yes,” he answered. “One of my roles is to protect my people, and if certain individuals are named in a wrong context, that is disturbing. “First of all, the most important thing is to understand how the process goes and I guess you guys know that … [Read more...] about Mercedes unhappy FIA named its staff in Ferrari ERS case
Hakkinen rocketed away at the start, as Schumacher suffered huge wheelspin and veered across the nose of David Coulthard’s McLaren, which allowed Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello up to third at the expense of Coulthard, with Jacques Villeneuve’s BAR at the head of the chasing pack. The race developed into two distinct McLaren v Ferrari duels. Hakkinen and Schumacher pitted together at the first round of stops, with Schumacher taking on more fuel. Hakkinen pitted earlier for his second pit visit, and Schumacher’s rapid pace in the intervening laps meant he rejoined well ahead of Hakkinen – who complained of his engine cutting out – when Michael stopped again. “These four laps were crucial,” Schumacher said later. Mika Hakkinen, Mclaren MP4-15 leads at the start Photo by: Steve Etherington / Motorsport Images Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F1 2000 Photo by: Motorsport Images Hakkinen had previously run over some debris in his first stint – “a metal piece of … [Read more...] about Remember when: F1 was “like qualifying from start to finish”