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Just got back from the Formula 1 races at Indy... it was great to cheer Team McLaren (Mercedes) on -- lead driver David Coulthard finished third, and is now third in points behind the two Ferrari pilots.

As you might know, Mercedes has several silver AMG vehicles assigned to FIA as event cars (pace car, safety car).

The SL55 in particular was very impressive:
- Sunday -- it paces a "fast" series of parade laps featuring vintage F1 racecars, many of which were setting a pretty aggressive pace. in fact one of them (vintage F1 cars) even burst into flames at one point
- Saturday -- during one of the Porsche Supercup races, one of the 911 GT3 racecars was running with some damage (spewing smoke, etc) evidently unbeknowest to the driver. The SL55 pacecar chased him down, caught him and pulled him over, so they could check out his car. Chasing a lightweight 350+ hp 911 GT3 racecar -- not too shabby for a automatic tranny Benz convertible [:D]

It was COOL to watch.
 

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After 16/17 races

D r i v e r s c h a m p i o n s h i p
1 Michael Schumacher 13...


After 16/17 races

D r i v e r s c h a m p i o n s h i p
1 Michael Schumacher 134
2 Rubens Barrichello 71
3 Juan Pablo Montoya 47
4 Ralf Schumacher 42
5 David Coulthard 41
6 Kimi Räikkönen 20
7 Jenson Button 13
8 Jarno Trulli 9
9 Eddie Irvine 8
10 Nick Heidfeld 7
11 Giancarlo Fisichella 7
12 Felipe Massa 4
13 Jacques Villeneuve 4
14 Olivier Panis 3
15 Mark Webber 2
16 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 2
= Mika Salo 2
 
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