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Safety Car

  • The Mercedes-Benz AMG F1 safety vehicles for the 2013 season

    Mercedes-Benz and AMG have been the official supplier of safety and medical cars to Formula One for the past 18 years. Just as Formula One cars have gotten quicker and more capable over the years, so have the Mercedes-AMG supplied support vehicles. The 2013 season is no exception to this rule, and two new AMG models are being drafted into service this year. Filling the role of the F1 Safety Car is the all-new SLS AMG GT, which now replaces the outgoing SLS AMG in Mercedes’ lineup. The gullwing coupe boasts an output of 591 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque from its...

  • Bernd Mayländer with the 2013 SLS AMG GT F1 safety car
    Mercedes-Benz Tells The History Of The F1 Safety Car: Video

    In racing, a safety car is used to collect the race cars on the track following a yellow flag condition, generally for an accident, debris or rain. While the safety car laps the track at a much slower speed than the cars being raced, it must still maintain a brisk enough pace to keep tires warm and...

  • 2012 BMW M5 MotoGP official safety car
    MotoGP Adopts 2012 BMW M5 As Official Safety Car

    BMW used this past weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP to unveil its new F10 M5 safety car, and to celebrate the occasion invited 50 lucky M fans for hot laps in the new sports sedan. Though the car is based on the latest 2012 BMW M5, it gets a few subtle details for its MotoGP safety car duties...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Safety Car
    Mercedes-Benz Reveals New C63 AMG DTM Safety Car: Video

    Germany's DTM race series is coming to the U.S. in 2013, but there's no reason to wait until it gets here to enjoy the show. Especially not when the 2012 C63 AMG is the field's official safety car, shown off here in its be-lighted guise--and now with video. The previous C63 AMG was also chosen for...

  • BMW 1-Series M Coupe MotoGP safety car
    2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe Recruited As MotoGP Safety Car

    We’ve seen plenty of safety cars in the past but never usually this small. The latest is the new 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe, which has been enlisted by the MotoGP motorbike race series to keep things on track. The 1-Series M Coupe Safety Car is a one-off built by BMW’s M Division...

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