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Mercedes-AMG GT S Safety Car vs. Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG Safety Car Sudden accidents or extreme weather changes pose a threat to the entire field of drivers in motorsports. In dangerous situations like these, the Safety Car is called into operation. It situates itself at the front of the pack and slows it down until the danger no longer exists. The demands on a Safety Car are especially high in the F1, and it can therefore be seen as a great honor that Mercedes-AMG has continuously supplied the Official Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship™ to the top tier of motorsports since 1996. After the debut year with the C 36 AMG, the first CLK 55 AMG moved into this challenging role in 1997: No other model occupied the Safety Car position with all its attendant responsibility more frequently, and in fact the legendary CLK 63 AMG Black Series would later be derived from the CLK 63 AMG Safety Car of the 2006 F1 season. Since 2015, the Mercedes-AMG GT S has been at the starting grid as the Official Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship ™. For use in the F1, a roof-mounted light bar with bright LED flashing lights was implemented as an aerodynamic carbon-fiber element with an integrated TV camera. In addition, the headlights and taillights are equipped with a pulse flash feature. On the inside, Safety Car driver Bernd Mayländer and FIA fuel analyst Peter Tibbetts have an InCar WiFi hotspot as well as two radio systems for external communication with the race director; race data and TV signals are displayed on two additional monitors. 110


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