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Mercedes Benz In Formula One

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Daimler AG, through its Mercedes-Benz brand, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer for various periods since 1954. They currently own 33 percent of the team based in Brackley, England, which is currently named Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and uses a German licence. Mercedes-branded teams are often referred to by their nickname, the “”Silver Arrows””.

Before the Second World War Mercedes-Benz competed in the European Championship, winning three titles. The marque debuted in Formula One in 1954. After winning their first race at the 1954 French Grand Prix, driver Juan Manuel Fangio won another three Grands Prix to win the 1954 Drivers’ Championship and repeated this success in 1955. Despite winning two Drivers’ Championships, Mercedes-Benz withdrew from motor racing after 1955 in response to the 1955 Le Mans disaster.

Mercedes returned to Formula One in 1994 as an engine manufacturer in association with Ilmor, a British independent high-performance autosport engineering company, which developed their engines. The company won one constructors’ title and three drivers’ titles in a works partnership with McLaren which lasted until 2009. In 2005, Ilmor was rebranded as Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.

In 2010, the company bought the Brawn GP team, rebranding it as Mercedes. After a major rule shake-up in 2014, Mercedes has become one of the most successful teams in Formula One history; having achieved consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships from 2014 to 2020. It has set the new record for most wins in a season (19 in 2016), and for most consecutive constructors’ titles.

The manufacturer has collected more than 200 wins as an engine supplier and is ranked second in Formula One history. Nine Constructors’ and 13 Drivers’ Championships have been won with Mercedes-Benz engines.

Germany Mercedes
Mercedes-Benz in Formula One logo.svg
Full name Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team
Base Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom (Chassis) Brixworth, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom (Power unit)
Team principal(s) Toto Wolff (Team Principal & CEO) Hywel Thomas (MD, Powertrains)
Chief Technical Officer James Allison
Technical director Mike Elliott
Website www.mercedesamgf1.com
Previous name Brawn GP
2021 Formula One World Championship
Race drivers 44. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 77. Finland Valtteri Bottas
Test drivers Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Netherlands Nyck De Vries
Chassis F1 W12 E Performance
Engine Mercedes M12 E Performance
Tyres Pirelli
Formula One World Championship career
First entry 1954 French Grand Prix
Last entry 2021 Austrian Grand Prix
Races entered 236
Engines Mercedes
Constructors’ Championships 7 (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Drivers’ Championships 9 (1954, 1955, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Race victories 118
Podiums 247
Points 5927 (6066.14)
Pole positions 129
Fastest laps 89
2020 position 1st (573 pts)
Mercedes as a Formula One engine manufacturer
Formula One World Championship career
First entry 1954 French Grand Prix
Last entry 2021 Austrian Grand Prix
Races entered 508 (506 starts)
Chassis Mercedes, Sauber, McLaren, Brawn, Force India, Williams, Lotus, MRT, Aston Martin
Constructors’ Championships 9 (1998, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Drivers’ Championships 13 (1954, 1955, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Race victories 204
Podiums 519
Points 11318 (11457.14)
Pole positions 212
Fastest laps 184

Constructor

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2010-present)

V6 turbo era

Season Chassis Races Wins Pole positions 1–2 finishes Podiums Fastest laps Average winning margin Points Percentage of available points WDC WCC
2014 Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid 19 16 18 11 31 12 23.2 seconds 701 82% 1st, 2nd 1st
2015 Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid 19 16 18 12 32 13 19.7 seconds 703 86% 1st, 2nd 1st
2016 Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid 21 19 20 8 33 9 14.6 seconds 765 85% 1st, 2nd 1st
2017 Mercedes AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ 20 12 15 4 26 9 13.1 seconds 668 78% 1st, 3rd 1st
2018 Mercedes AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ 21 11 13 4 25 10 6.8 seconds 655 73% 1st, 5th 1st
2019 Mercedes AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ 21 15 10 9 32 9 11.8 seconds 739 80% 1st, 2nd 1st
2020 Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance 17 13 15 5 25 9 15.6 seconds 573 77% 1st, 2nd 1st
2021* Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance 9 3 3 0 11 5 15.2 seconds 242 61% 2nd, 5th 2nd

Junior team

Current drivers

Driver Year Joined Current series Titles achieved as Mercedes Junior Team member
United Kingdom George Russell[45] 2017 Formula One FIA Formula 2 GP3 Series
Italy Andrea Kimi Antonelli[46] 2018 Karting CIK-FIA European Championship – OK WSK Euro Series – OK WSK Super Master Series – OKJ 24° South Garda Winter Cup – OKJ WSK Euro Series – OKJ ROK Cup International Final – Mini ROK
Estonia Paul Aron[47] 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup none as Junior Team member
Jamaica Alex Powell[48] 2019 Karting 31° Andrea Margutti Trophy – OKJ ROK Cup Superfinal – Mini ROK
Denmark Frederik Vesti[49] 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship none as Junior Team member
China Yuanpu Cui[50] 2021 Karting none as Junior Team member

Former drivers

Driver Years Current series Titles
Germany Pascal Wehrlein[51] 2014–2018 Formula E Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters
France Esteban Ocon[52] 2015–2019 Formula One GP3 Series

Racing record

Year Name Car Engine Tyres No. Drivers Points WCC
1954 Germany Daimler-Benz AG W196 M196 2.5 L8 C N/A[f] Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio West Germany Hans Herrmann West Germany Karl Kling West Germany Hermann Lang N/A[g]
1955 Germany Daimler-Benz AG W196 M196 2.5 L8 C N/A[f] Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio West Germany Hans Herrmann West Germany Karl Kling United Kingdom Stirling Moss France André Simon Italy Piero Taruffi N/A[g]
1956 – 2009: Mercedes-Benz did not compete as a constructor.
2010 Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team MGP W01 FO 108X 2.4 V8 B 3. 4. Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Nico Rosberg 214 4th
2011 Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team MGP W02 FO 108Y 2.4 V8 P 7. 8. Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Nico Rosberg 165 4th
2012 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W03 FO 108Z 2.4 V8 P 7. 8. Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Nico Rosberg 142 5th
2013 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W04 FO 108F 2.4 V8 P 9. 10. Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 360 2nd
2014 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W05 Hybrid PU106A Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P 6. 44. Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 701 1st
2015 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W06 Hybrid PU106B Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P 6. 44. Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 703 1st
2016 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W07 Hybrid PU106C Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P 6. 44. Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 765 1st
2017 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 W08 EQ Power+ M08 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t P 44. 77. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Finland Valtteri Bottas 668 1st
2018 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 W09 EQ Power+ M09 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t P 44. 77. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Finland Valtteri Bottas 655 1st
2019 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport F1 W10 EQ Power+ M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t P 44. 77. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Finland Valtteri Bottas 739 1st
2020 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W11 EQ Performance M11 EQ Performance 1.6 V6 t P 44. 63. 77. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom George Russell Finland Valtteri Bottas 573 1st
2021 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team F1 W12 E Performance M12 E Performance 1.6 V6 t P 44. 77. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Finland Valtteri Bottas 242 2nd*
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