Games Sports

Qatar GP: Hamilton wins, narrows Max Verstappen’s title lead

Doha [Qatar]: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has closed the gap to title rival Max Verstappen following a dominant victory in the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit, with Verstappen recovering from a grid drop that saw him start P7 to finish second, as Alpine’s Fernando Alonso took the final podium position.After a clinical start from pole position, Hamilton was able to control the pace at the front of the field, his second in a row after Brazil. But while Hamilton was impressive, so too was Verstappen, who was dropped from P2 to seventh on the grid for failing to respect double waved yellow flags in qualifying. “Verstappen shrugged off the disappointment, though, jumping to P4 at the start before quickly making his way up to second, before following Hamilton home to limit the damage to his title lead, which now stands at…

Sports

Mexican GP: Mercedes stuns Red Bull

Mexico City [Mexico] : Valtteri Bottas soaked up the pressure to take a sensational pole position for the Mexico City Grand Prix, as his Mercedes team upset the odds and outpaced favourites, Red Bull.The Finn was positioned on track to give championship contender and teammate Lewis Hamilton a tow on both runs in qualifying, but it was the Alfa Romeo-bound driver who was the fastest Silver Arrows car on Saturday. “Bottas pumped in the quickest time on the first runs, with Hamilton 0.145s adrift and the Red Bull duo of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez struggling with the rears and unable to mount the challenge their practice pace had suggested,” stated an official release.On the second runs, home favourite Perez ran wide when he got distracted by AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda running off in front of him, which put him out of pole contention to…

New Products Technology

Mercedes-Benz’s new car can read your mind

Washington [US]: Automobile giant Mercedes-Benz, recently at the IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich, Germany, displayed the next iteration of its Vision AVTR concept car, first shown at CES 2020.According to Mashable, Mercedes-Benz has stated that the car now has tech that lets you perform certain tasks just by thinking about them. It’s based on visual perception. The car has light dots projected on the car’s digital dashboard, and a BCI (brain-computer interface) device with wearable electrodes will be attached to the back of the user’s head.After a short calibration period, the device can record and measure brain activity, so when the user focuses on a specific light on a dashboard, the device can detect that and perform a certain task.This is not something which is just theoretical as visitors of the IAA Mobility 2021 show could try the technology out for themselves by…

Automobiles Technology

Mercedes-Benz Reports A Strong End To The First Half Of 2021; Delivers 4,857 New Vehicles In India

Mercedes-Benz India on Thursday reported a strong end to the first half of 2021, a period in which it delivered 4,857 new vehicles in the country. This is a growth of 65% over the same time period of 2020 even if it is important to note that the Covid-19 pandemic had varying effects on the auto market in both of these time periods. Bolstered by a massive product-launch offensive, Mercedes has been leading the luxury charge in the Indian automobile industry. The company has plans of driving in as many as 15 new or updated car models in 2021 and has already set the pace with the likes of A-Class Limousine on the one side of the price spectrum to the S-Class 2021 and GLS Maybach on the other. So far, the carmaker has launched eight products this year and is scheduled to drive out the new AMG E 63S…