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Audi wins 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hour race

The #4 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra (Haase/Mamerow/Rast/Winkelhock) has won the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hour race. The car took the lead early on Sunday morning and held that lead for nine hours on its way to victory. Sunny conditions and mild weather for the duration of the race helped the winners set a new […]

AMG hits the Nordschleife!

Mercedes has had another crack at producing a video to show off the day Michael drove an F1 car around the Nordschleife. They’re still not going to set the world on fire with this video, but as far as three minute promo videos go, this one is passable.

Mercedes SLS Electric Drive breaks 8 minute barrier

Mercedes has knocked off Audi at the Nürburgring once again. First, Mercedes took Audi’s crown at the Nürburgring 24 hour race, now the three-pointed star has set a new lap record for an electric-powered production vehicle around the Nordschleife. At the wheel of an SLS AMG Electric Drive Markus Hofbauer lapped the 20.832km north loop […]

VIDEO: Mercedes F1 W02 around the Nordschleife

When we saw how Mercedes-Benz squandered the opportunity of running an F1 car around the Nordschleife we were pretty unhappy. Michael Schumacher barely got out of first gear it seemed. In this new video, showing Michael’s lap from a worm’s eye view, we can tell that, at times, he did give the Mercedes F1 W02 […]

2013 N24h: Mercedes-Benz post-race review

So, Mercedes-Benz has just won their first ever Nürburgring 24 our race. There’s been 41 of these races now and it’s taken until 2013 for Mercedes to win one. You’d reckon they’d be absolutely over the moon at their success. Well, not really. They’ve issued a fairly modest press release and with the exception of […]

VIDEO: Mercedes-Benz F1 W02 on the Nordschleife

When we heard that Michael Schumacher would be driving a modern day F1 car around the Nordschleife we were excited. We should have known better. It promised so much and delivered so little. Cruelled by F1’s in season testing restrictions, which limited the speed Michael could do, and coupled with a marketing exercise from Mercedes-Benz […]