The Latest Mercedes-AMG F1 Car Looks Absolutely Bonkers

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team has debuted their challenger for the 2018 racing season: the sexily named W09 EQ Power+. 
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Lewis Hamilton Teases the 1,000 HP Mercedes-AMG Project One

Mercedes-Benz has teased its highly anticipated AMG Project One hypercar in a new video series featuring Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

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Mercedes is Trying to Get Rid of Lewis Hamilton's Old Race Car

Driving a Formula 1 car has always been a rarefied experience limited to only the hottest of shoes and the absurdly wealthy.

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Lewis Hamilton Leaving McLaren to Drive for Mercedes in 2013

After spending his entire career driving for McLaren, Lewis Hamilton will now be behind the wheel for Mercedes Formula One starting next season. Hamilton will replace seven-time Formula One champ Michael Schumacher.

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McLaren Scores Three GT Victories Across Europe

Over the course of two days, three different McLaren GT teams claimed victories across Europe, including the automaker’s first win in a 24-hour race since the historic debut for the McLaren F1 GTR at Le Mans in 1995.

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What Would You Ask Tony Stewart to Drive?

Would you rather see Tony Stewart drive a Chevrolet Astro van or a World War II tank? If you chose the tank then you’re in the majority, but that isn’t the last vehicle on the list.

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Tony Stewart, Lewis Hamilton Swap Race Cars at Watkins Glen [Video]

Replicating a stunt from back in 2003 when Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon swapped race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, earlier this week F1 pilot Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR racer Tony Stewart made the switch.

Organized by Mobil 1 (which sponsors both racers), the event took place at Watkins Glen, the site of the first Formula 1 race in America. It’s also one of very few tracks to have ever hosted both an F1 and a NASCAR race.

Little more than a marketing stunt, it’s fun to watch and see how the two driver’s compare. Plus, we all know Montoya couldn’t resist the lure of NASCAR. Hamilton… you next?

Watch the videos after the jump:

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Lewis Hamilton Apologizes for Implying F1 Stewards Are Racist

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton, who finished sixth in the chaotic Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday has apologized to the FIA Stewards for his controversial remarks. After being punished three times in two days, Lewis criticized the stewards in a BBC interview. He also made a reference to Ali G, the comedy character created by Sascha Baron Cohen. Lewis said the way he had been treated this season was “an absolute frickin’ joke” and described his treatment as “stupid”. Asked why that was the case, Hamilton said: “Maybe it’s because I’m black! That’s what (British comic character) Ali G says.”

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Formula 1 Racer Lewis Hamilton Is Latest Addition to Cars 2

With Cars 2 hitting theatres June 24, Disney has announced the latest racer to get his own character in the highly anticipate sequel – Lewis Hamilton.

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McLaren MP4-12C Enters Production; The British Exotic is Back

Having debuted to critical acclaim at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren Automotive’s highly anticipated road car, the MP4-12C has now gone into production, the very first example taking shape at the McLaren Technical Centre in Woking, Surrey, just outside of London.

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McLaren Claims MP4-12C Hits 60 MPH in Less Than Three Seconds

After officially revealing its MP4-12C exotic several months back, McLaren Automotive has now announced estimated performance numbers and they’re as shockingly amazing as the rest of the car. The British sports car maker and Formula 1 team claims a 0-60 mph time of less than 3.0 seconds. The elapsed time to 124-mph (200 km/h) is set at under 10 seconds.

How does the car achieve such an astonishingly low time. Well, its a combination of light weight and horsepower. McLaren has already released that the MP4-12C’s twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 makes 600-hp and 433 ft-lbs of torque and will come with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. No curb weight numbers are yet available, but a dry weight (without fluids) is set at 2,860 lbs – meaning it should still only to out at 3,200 lbs total. Much of this has to do with the car’s ultra-light carbon monocoque chassis.

In terms of acceleration, the MP4-12C (according to McLaren, of course) is faster than the Corvette ZR1, Ferrari F430 Scuderia and Porsche GT2.

But how does it handle? See after the jump for video of McLaren F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button driving the MP4-12C on the track.

Watch out Ferrari.

[Source: Car & Driver]

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