Is Mercedes-Benz Committed to Formula One after a disappointing 2010 season?

Mercedes has insisted that it is committed to Formula One despite a disappointing season during 2010.  At the start of the season, Mercedes had hoped to challenge for the drivers’ and constructors’ titles.  However, they were unable to mount a serious threat to their rivals, ultimately settling for fourth in the constructors’ race.  Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche insisted there was no doubt that Mercedes would continue its involvement in the sport:

“We have been in Formula One for some time and we’re staying there for the longer term,” he told the DPA news agency.

“On the one hand, we can’t have expected more as a newly formed team. We would not have complained if we had won the championship, of course, but it wasn’t a realistic expectation.”

Earlier in the year, Mercedes GP PETRONAS driver Michael Schumacher revealed that his ultimate ambition remains to win another Formula One World Championship.

Formula One Racecar 2010And, the new DTM championship winner Paul Di Resta has revealed that he has already turned his attention towards securing a spot with a Formula One team.  The Mercedes-Benz driver saw stiff competition from team-mates Bruno Spengler and Gary Paffett but secured the championship in the season-ending race in Shanghai on Sunday (November 28th).

But rather than basking in the glory of his success, Di Resta has stated his ambition is to progress into Formula One in the near future.

“It’s no secret that I always wanted to be part of a Formula One team and I’m certainly hoping I can get a seat there next year,” he remarked.

Di Resta added: “My dream is to become Formula One World Champion, and that’s the next box in my book I’ve got to tick off. I’ll keep praying it happens.”

The 24-year-old Brit secured the DTM championship with a second place finish in China, which meant that he ended the season four points above team-mate Paffett.

Next Generation Mercedes-Benz SLK Features Enhanced Restraint Systems

The next generation Mercedes-Benz SLK features enhanced restraint systems with two-stage driver and front passenger airbags.  The headbag provides generous lateral protection for the head impact area.  A further thorax airbag in the seat backrest protects the upper body in the event of a side impact, Mercedes-Benz explained.  The seat belts, meanwhile, serve to highlight the high safety standards of Mercedes-Benz.

“Another new feature finding its way into the standard equipment of the forthcoming SLK comes in the form of the NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints, developed by Mercedes-Benz.  The German carmaker explained: “They support the driver’s and front passenger’s head in the event of a rear impact and reduce the risk of whiplash.”

Automatic child seat recognition is also fitted as standard.  The Mercedes-Benz SLK will be launched to the world next year, and will be made available in Britain in June.  The agile sports car will feature a new, exciting design, and exceptionally high levels of comfort.

Mercedes-Benz SLK features enhanced restraint systems

November 30th, 2010 The next generation Mercedes-Benz SLK features enhanced restraint systems with two-stage driver and front passenger airbags.

The headbag provides generous lateral protection for the head impact area.

A further thorax airbag in the seat backrest protects the upper body in the event of a side impact, Mercedes-Benz explained.

The seat belts, meanwhile, serve to highlight the high safety standards of Mercedes-Benz.

“Another new feature finding its way into the standard equipment of the forthcoming SLK comes in the form of the NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints, developed by Mercedes-Benz.

The German carmaker explained: “They support the driver’s and front passenger’s head in the event of a rear impact and reduce the risk of whiplash.”

Automatic child seat recognition is also fitted as standard.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK will be launched to the world next year, and will be made available in Britain in June.

The agile sports car will feature a new, exciting design, and exceptionally high levels of comfort.Mercedes-Benz SLK features enhanced restraint systems

November 30th, 2010

The next generation Mercedes-Benz SLK features enhanced restraint systems with two-stage driver and front passenger airbags.

The headbag provides generous lateral protection for the head impact area.

A further thorax airbag in the seat backrest protects the upper body in the event of a side impact, Mercedes-Benz explained.

The seat belts, meanwhile, serve to highlight the high safety standards of Mercedes-Benz.

“Another new feature finding its way into the standard equipment of the forthcoming SLK comes in the form of the NECK-PRO crash-responsive head restraints, developed by Mercedes-Benz.

The German carmaker explained: “They support the driver’s and front passenger’s head in the event of a rear impact and reduce the risk of whiplash.”

Automatic child seat recognition is also fitted as standard.

The Mercedes-Benz SLK will be launched to the world next year, and will be made available in Britain in June.

The agile sports car will feature a new, exciting design, and exceptionally high levels of comfort.