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Mercedes Benz: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series: a wild Safety Car for Formula 1

"why the Safety Car going so slow?" It is a recurring complaint of the pilots of Formula 1 when they roll behind the pace car during a Big prize.

Mercedes Benz: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series: a wild Safety Car for Formula 1


why the Safety Car going so slow?” It is a recurring complaint of the pilots of Formula 1 when they roll behind the pace car during a Big prize. It’s not that this year it won’t happen, but at least Mercedes-AMG He has done everything to prevent it.

Because for the 2022 F1 season, the Stuttgart brand has arranged its most powerful model to play that role. The AMG GT Black Series be the machine to drive this year Bernd Maylanderthe everlasting pilot of the Safety Car of Formula 1… with its overwhelming 730 horsepower and a lot of technology derived from the competition.

The tremendous rear spoiler has found a new function besides aerodynamics…

The fastest car at the Nurburgring

The might of AMG GT Black Series it is proved with numbers… lots of numbers. The first ones that speak clearly are those of its technical data sheet: 730 hp, 325 km/h top speed, 3.2 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h… Great numbers.

But in addition, this model in its day came to possess one of the: the lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife for a production model, with a time well under 7 minutes. That 6:43 served the last Black Series (the name Mercedes uses for its most radical and exclusive ) to overthrow the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ… A record that the Porsche 911 GT2 RS surpassed last summer

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - Safety Car - Formula 1 - 730 CV - F1 2022

Bernd Maylander will be the driver of the Formula 1 safety car for yet another year.

dynamically, the new safety car (remember that races alternate with the Aston Martins) it has suspensions, brakes and aerodynamics adapted for the track: Pirelli PZero tirescarbon-ceramic discs, a body decorated with a huge front skirt (although nothing compared to the rear wing) and electronically controlled movable flaps, adaptive shock absorbers with height adjustment… are just some of the ‘beauties’ hidden in this very special car.

Logically, it also suffers the own modifications of their functions on the track. Hence the adoption of the tower of lights from the roof (the one that the 22 drivers on the grid are waiting for to restart the races) and, behind, for the first time. Security is guaranteed by elements such as roll bars or the bucket with six-point harnesses Anchor.

At inside the most striking equipment are the two additional screens for the co-driver, they receive the TV signal and the position of the cars on the circuit, but the AMG GT also receives a complete communications equipment with race direction.

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - Safety Car - Formula 1 - 730 CV - F1 2022

The interior of the Safety Car is adapted to its functions on the track.

The Medical Car, also premiere

the fleet of Mercedes in career will not be limited to Safety Car. It will also put into contention -in the races in which this role corresponds to the German brand- a new medical car, also with very high performance: the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+.

In this case it is a sporty coupe-style sedan that is also very sporty, with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine similar to that of Safety Carbut with slightly less raw power: ‘only’ 639 hp…who will still crown this Mercedes as the Medical Car most powerful Formula 1 has ever seen.