Mercedes SLS AMG will be used at all 19 F1 races this season
1 March 2010

The Mercedes SLS AMG will be used as Formula One’s safety car this season.

The car will be used at all 19 grand prix and will be driven by Germany’s Bernd Maylander.

See the Mercedes SLS AMG safety car pics

The gullwing model will reach UK showrooms this summer, priced from £157,500. Power comes from a 6.2-litre V8 engine, which helps the SLS get from 0-62mph in 3.8sec and go onto to reach a top speed of 200mph. It produces 563bhp and 479lb ft.

F1’s official medical car will again be a Mercedes C63 AMG estate.

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1 March 2010

Never mind what it looks like, how does it sound?

1 March 2010

Why is it always a Merc?, there are other car makers in F1.

Peter Cavellini.

1 March 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]

Why is it always a Merc?, there are other car makers in F1.

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Because Mercedes are, and have been since about 1997, the official supplier of all support vehicles to Formula One. I assume that no other manufacturer has outbid them for the job.

1 March 2010

Glad nobody has outbid Mercedes. I went to the British GP last year and the sound from the AMG safety car was the best sound I heard all weekend.

1 March 2010

Will the Lotus and Virgins be able to keep up?

1 March 2010

one more reason to watch the F1 this year...!

if it's heavy, it ain't happenin' 

1 March 2010

Nice.

Can't wait for a crash

1 March 2010

Much more beautiful than all those horrible f1!

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