German driver Bernd Mayländer will be at the helm of the Mercedes-AMG GT S.
German driver Bernd Mayländer will be at the helm of the Mercedes-AMG GT S.

Mercedes-AMG GT S and C63 S to star at Melbourne grand prix

THE field at this year's Australian grand prix in Melbourne will again be guided by a three-pointed star.

Mercedes-Benz's new Mercedes-AMG GT S will guide the Formula 1 field safely around the track when bad weather conditions or accidents necessitate deployment of the safety car. The grand prix will be staged around Albert Park from March 12-15. 

The front mid-engine concept with transaxle, the V8 biturbo engine with dry sump lubrication, the dual clutch transmission and the cutting-edge sports suspension with aluminium double-wishbone axles provide the basis for fast laps on the race circuit. 

German driver Bernd Mayländer will be at the helm.

"The gull-wing SLS AMG was my official car in Formula 1 for five years. 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," he said.

"The new AMG sports car won me over immediately with its high-calibre race track performance." 

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S is debuting on the race track as the second official car alongside the GT S.

On hand to provide fast emergency medical care, the C63 S and is crewed by up to three medics with racing driver Alan van der Merwe at the wheel. 

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S.
The Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

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