Since 1996, provide vehicles from Mercedes-AMG in the premier class of international motorsport, Formula 1, for safety. The first Grand Prix of 2015 in Melbourne, Australia ( March 12 to 15 ) now has the Mercedes-AMG GT S as Safety Car his track debut. It also acts as of this time, the C 63 S Model T as the Medical Car rapid emergency care.
In order to safely run the Formula 1 field around the course, when bad weather conditions or accidents necessitate the use of the Safety Car, Bernd Mayländer takes behind the wheel of the new Mercedes-AMG GT S Square. In the tool of their former DTM driver who is in Formula 1 since 2000 the pilot safety cars, making a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine develops 510 hp and a maximum torque of 650 Newton meters. The GT S needs 3.8 seconds to sprint from zero to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of 310 km / h. As an acoustic treat a sports exhaust system was installed.
On a visual level, the safety car differs from the production vehicle mainly by the FIA and F1 logos and the highlight bar on the roof. The latter is placed on a Carbonhutze which is designed so that it offers the low wind attack surface while ensuring an aerodynamically optimal flow of the fixed rear wing.
In addition to the GT S, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Model T comes to his racing debut and replace its predecessor, the C 63 AMG Estate, from. The new Medical Car is occupied by up to three doctors. At the wheel works racer Alan van der Merwe, his co-driver is the official FIA Chief Medical Officer Dr Ian Roberts. In the rear, one or two assisting physicians take place ?? they come from selected specialist clinics near the respective track. In 490 liter boot the entire emergency equipment, including defibrillator and respirator is safely stored.
The 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine of the ambulance car offers as in the safety car a maximum output of 510 hp, but developed a up to 50 Newton meters higher torque of 700 Newton meters. Acceleration from zero to 100 km / h takes 4.1 seconds. The Medical Car also has a light bar on the roof, FIA and F1 logos and headlights and taillights with signal function. (ml)