Mercedes-Benz, makers of some of
the most exciting cars in the world and winners of the 2014 F1 race, also
ensure that the races are conducted safely. The GT S and the C 63 S - the new
high-performance cars from Mercedes-AMG – will be providing for maximum safety
in the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The first Grand Prix will be held
in Melbourne, Australia from March 12 to 15, 2015. The GT S will debut on the
race track as the Official Safety Car of the FIA Formula One World
Championship. As the Official Medical Car of the FIA Formula One World
Championship, the C 63 S Estate will be on hand to provide fast emergency
medical care. Mercedes-AMG has been active continuously at the pinnacle of
motorsport since 1996.
The new GT S is the perfect
vehicle to guide the Formula 1 field safely around the track when bad weather
conditions or accidents necessitate deployment of the Safety Car. The second sports
car developed independently by Mercedes-AMG boasts ideal credentials for this
tough job in the premiere motorsport competition. According to a press release,
the front mid-engine concept with transaxle, the V8 biturbo engine with dry
sump lubrication, the dual clutch transmission and the cutting-edge sports
suspension with aluminium double-wishbone axles provide the basis for fast laps
on the race circuit.
The intelligent aluminium
lightweight design guarantees not only a low vehicle weight but also a low
centre of gravity for the vehicle and an advantageous weight distribution of 47
to 53 percent between front and rear axle.
Bernd Mayländer (GER, age 43),
driver of the Official Safety Car of the FIA Formula One World Championship since
2000, notes, "The gull-wing SLS AMG was my official car in Formula 1 for
five years. Now I'm looking forward to the new Mercedes-AMG GT S, which I have
been fortunate enough to get to know during its development phase. The new AMG
sports car won me over immediately with its high-calibre race track
The former DTM driver also works
as an instructor for the AMG Driving Academy and as a Mercedes-Benz brand
ambassador at selected events.
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