Tag Archives: MERCEDES

Leigh retains F1 title as Mercedes celebrate a virtual double

11 November, 2018 9:56 am 9:56 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British teenager Brendon Leigh won the Formula One esports championship for the second year in a row as Mercedes added a virtual double to the five successive constructors’ and drivers’ titles won on the real racetrack. “The first year was special, this is sensational,” declared the 19-year-old former kitchen porter who secured … Read More

Mercedes tighten grip on virtual F1 championship

11 November, 2018 9:44 am 9:44 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s virtual world championship reflected the real one with Mercedes dominating the esports series and British gamer Brendon Leigh celebrating his fourth victory in six races. Leigh, last year’s inaugural F1 esports champion before teams got involved, won on the Le Castellet and Silverstone layouts to stretch his lead to 43 … Read More

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

09 September, 2018 9:41 am 9:41 am

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric SUV on Tuesday, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla’s dominance of the fast-growing market for premium battery cars. Daimler-owned  Mercedes, BMW  and Volkswagen’s Audi and Porsche divisions are all gunning for the $52 billion Californian upstart, with early publicity efforts emulating … Read More

Hamilton wins as Vettel spins in Ferrari’s backyard

09 September, 2018 9:17 am 9:17 am

MONZA, Italy (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of five Italian Grand Prix wins and left Ferrari feeling the pain yet again in their own backyard. The Mercedes driver and his Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel tangled at the fourth corner of the opening lap, with the German spinning … Read More