The new F1 season has just started and you may have noticed something: the new Safety Car. The Safety Car in the F1 must be able to go faster and faster because the racing cars are also getting faster. That’s why Mercedes-Benz has done a lot of work this year. This AMG GT R is a monster with 577 horsepower and replaces the SLS AMG that had to keep the Formula 1 cars behind. It is already the eleventh car that fulfils that role since the Safety Car was introduced in 1996.
Bernd Mayländer, who has been a driver of the Safety Car for many years, can now get back to work. Together with his co-driver Richard Darker, the two will be able to crack even harder over the circuits with their four-litre V8 with the dual turbo. Hopefully, they do not have to get too much into action: every time they race the tires under the car, something else has broken.