The #9 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3, driven by Bernd Schneider, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards and Nicki Thiim, has won a dramatic Nürburgring 24 hour race. Can there ever be any other kind? Around nine hours were lost to rain and fog, but the time that was left delivered a worthy endurance test. Amazingly, it […]
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Michael Schumacher’s first gig as an official Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador is perhaps one of the coolest things you will read today. Not only will the seven-time world champion get back in a Formula 1 car he’ll be doing so around Nürburgring Nordschleife. How cool is that! Schumacher will pilot a 2011-spec Mercedes GP W02 for […]
It’s been a while since we’ve shown a classic clip from the Nürburgring. This one has been worth the wait. The promo clip for Shell was produced in 1962 and the current F1 world champion Graham Hill was on hand to provide commentary. The car being used was the iconic Mercedes-Benz W125, some 25-years-old at […]
The Bathurst 12 Hour race is the closest thing we have to the Nürburgring 24 hour here in Australia. So much so that Black Falcon and Phoenix Racing are currently down under enjoying our inclement weather. Dominik Farnbacher and Allan Simonsen are also here racing a Ferrari 458 GT3. Indeed, during the opening stages of […]
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is the latest high profile sports car to get the Sport Auto treatment. That means some serious track time at the Nürburgring where it posted a best time of 7 minutes 46 seconds. Interestingly, the Benz was bettered by Sport Auto in a new 991 Porsche 911 Carrera S […]
Here’s a well made clip featuring Chris Harris driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ around the Ring. It was all part of the fun and games you can have at a dedicated Destination Nürburgring track day. UPDATE: Harris has blogged about the SLS over at the evo website.
The German Grand Prix is clearly a big event for manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz. It’s their home race and the history of the Nürburgring allows a great chance to maximise the marketing potential the F1 travelling circus brings. A perfect opportunity, then, to bring out some old Silver Arrows for a run around the Nordschleife. […]