New models replace Formula One official cars

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The Mercedes AMG C 63 S (on the left) and the 520bhp Mercedes AMG GT S

The Mercedes AMG C 63 S (on the left) and the 520bhp Mercedes AMG GT S

MERCEDES AMG recently unveiled two new models that will serve as Formula One’s official safety and medical cars.

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Replacing the Gull-wing SLS AMG is the 510bhp GT S, with the new C 63 S Estate serving as the new official medical car.

Both cars are equipped with radio systems, fully integrated iPads and in-car WLAN hotspots to ensure constant contact with race control throughout a Grand Prix weekend.

Bernd Maylander will once again drive the safety car, while South African Alan van der Merwe will pilot the medical car.

“The gull-wing SLS AMG was my official car in Formula One for five years,” Maylander said. “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-caliber race track performance.”

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