Articles tagged Mercedes-Benz

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Postcard from Nürburgring

The Nürburgring 24 Hours has grown in stature from a club event to one of the world's most prestigious endurance races "It’s not been the best of years overall, but, hey – we won the Nürburgring 24..! And if you win that race, then you don’t really need to win anything else across the season to say it’s been a good one!” British Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy smiled intently when he said those...

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Glimpse of genius

Eighty years ago this month Tazio Nuvolari competed in his first major race on the British mainland. It proved to be a unique experience for all who were there He was, according to Ferdinand Porsche, “the greatest driver of the past, present and future,” but racing fans in Britain had surprisingly few chances to witness the singular brilliance of Tazio Nuvolari. The Italian competed twice in the...

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DTM faces fight for its future

With Mercedes quitting and Audi making threats, a third brand must be found The DTM stands on the cusp of a great new era in which multiple manufacturers from around the world slug it out on the tracks of Europe and perhaps beyond. Or it could be headed for extinction in little more than a season’s time. The German-based touring car series is finally within touching distance of a common rulebook...

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Southsea M.C. Speed Trials

(May 27th) The Southsea M.C. held speed trials (called, more discreetly these days, timed trials!) at Thorney Island R.A.F. Station, near Emsworth), on May 27th. The course was a straight s.s. 1/2-mile up one of the runways, not so picturesque as the private drives and seaside promenades of olden days, but a very safe course, fair to the competing machinery, while the grass surrounds and sailing...

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“I suspect I was never destined to be an F1 driver…”

He spent two seasons competing against Lewis Hamilton in cars and beat him both times, yet he hasn’t raced a single-seater since the end of 2004. But Jamie Green harbours no regrets about the hand he’s been dealt. He’s a professional racing driver – and that alone would once have seemed fanciful Writer Simon Arron Formula 1 was often discussed in the Green family household, but not in the way you...

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Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL

Yet another landmark in Stuttgart's pursuit of excellence When you have already got a refined, high quality product, improvements to its specification come about through a gentle process of evolution rather than by a stark, "sweep-the-board" policy of sudden change. So it is with the products of the Daimler Benz AG and this process is particularly well exemplified by its new "S" class of large...

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Model Engineer Exhibition

This year's Model Engineer Exhibition will he held at Seymour Hall, London, W1, from January 2nd to 13th. The car models will include a Locomobile Steamer, a 1905 Rolls-Royce, a GP Bugatti, a Mercedes-Benz-type 'bus, and some working miniatures, including Chevrolet Corvette, Blower Bentley, Lotus 49C, Lola T70 and Ferrari.

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Figures of 8

After eight seasons, 2.4-litre V8 F1 ended as it began, with a Renault-engined car taking the title. Renault Sport linchpins Rob White and Rémi Taffin discuss the passing of an eraWriter Simon Arron The sonic cocktail is almost 37 years old, but remains distinct. When first I attended a Grand Prix, at Silverstone in 1977, a significant proportion of the field could be identified by ear alone....

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Obituaries

Keith Duckworth As the genius behind the era-defining Cosworth DFV engine, this design deity cast a long shadow over motorsport. Paul Fearnley pays tribute Formula One marched to a new tune at Zandvoort on June 4 1967. Entitled DFV, it was loud and discordant — but it was music to the ears of Walter Hayes (patron), Colin Chapman (conductor), Jim Clark (soloist) and Keith Duckworth (composer)....

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Matters of Moment

• "April Fool" Cars As this issue of Motor Sport is due to appear on April Fool's Day we can perhaps be excused for thinking about those cars which, because they have fooled their owners and drivers by developing defects, often all too early in their life-span, might be called "April Fool's" cars, or at least be described as cars apparently designed and/or made by fools. Those addicted to motor-...

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