Mercedes F1 Team stats & info

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Wolff lost his temper during fellow F1 team boss meeting
Team Principal: Toto Wolff

Name Mercedes
Country Germany Germany
Season Entries 17
Total Drivers 12
First Race 1954 French F1 GP
Last Race 2024 Canadian F1 GP
First Pole 1954 French F1 GP
Last Pole 2024 Canadian F1 GP
First Win 1954 French F1 GP
Last Win 2022 Brazilian F1 GP
First Podium 1954 French F1 GP
Last Podium 2024 Canadian F1 GP
First One-Two Finish 1954 French F1 GP
Last One-Two Finish 2022 Brazilian F1 GP
First Front Row Lockout 1954 French F1 GP
Last Front Row Lockout 2022 Brazilian F1 GP

Amount of staff: approx. 2.000
Engines used by Mercedes:
Mercedes (1954-1955, 2010-2024)

Mercedes F1 Stats

Constructors' Titles 8
F1 Drivers' Titles 9
Grand Prix Entries 302
Grand Prix Starts 302
Total Points 7346
Avg. Points per GP 24,32
Grand Prix Wins 125 (41,4%)
One-Two Finishes 59 (19,5%)
Pole Positions 139 (46,0%)
Front Row Lockouts 83 (27,5%)
GP Podiums 290 (96,0%)
GP Fastest Laps 108 (35,8%)
GP Retirements 77
GP DNF's 66
Total GP Laps 34939

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Drivers

 

2024 Mercedes F1 Drivers


Lewis Hamilton F1 Stats

Drivers' Titles 7
Grand Prix Entries 341
Grand Prix Starts 341
Total Points 4694.50
Avg. Points per GP 13.77
Grand Prix Wins 103 (30,2%)
Wins from pole 61 (17,9%)
Pole Positions 104 (30,5%)
Front Row Starts 175 (51,3%)
Avg. GP Grid 4.2
GP Podiums 197 (57,8%)
GP Fastest Laps 67 (19,6%)
GP Points Finish 298 (87,4%)
Avg. GP Position 3.6
Hat-tricks 19 (5,6%)
GP Retirements 32 (9,4%)
GP DNF's 27 (7,9%)
Total GP Laps 19.449

 

George Russell F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 113
Grand Prix Starts 113
Total Points 538.00
Avg. Points per GP 4.76
Grand Prix Wins 1 (0,9%)
Wins from pole 1 (0,9%)
Pole Positions 3 (2,7%)
Front Row Starts 10 (8,8%)
Avg. GP Grid 11.1
GP Podiums 12 (10,6%)
GP Fastest Laps 7 (6,2%)
GP Points Finish 51 (45,1%)
Avg. GP Position 10.0
Hat-tricks 1 (0,9%)
GP Retirements 18 (15,9%)
GP DNF's 15 (13,3%)
Total GP Laps 6.267

 

2023 Reserve driver for Mercedes is Mick Schumacher

Mercedes F1 Drivers List

Driver GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL PTS
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 231 82 40 26 148 78 13384 55 3781.5
Germany Nico Rosberg 136 23 24 8 55 30 7523 18 1519
Finland Valtteri Bottas 101 10 27 21 58 20 5734 18 1327
Germany Michael Schumacher 58 0 0 1 1 0 2838 1 197
United Kingdom George Russell 54 1 1 9 11 3 3120 7 522
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 12 8 1 1 10 7 818 5 81.14
Germany Karl Kling 12 0 1 1 2 0 583 1 17
United Kingdom Stirling Moss 7 1 2 0 3 1 457 2 23
Germany Hans Herrmann 6 0 0 1 1 0 309 1 9
Italy Piero Taruffi 2 0 1 0 1 0 139 0 9
Germany Hermann Lang 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
France André Simon 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0

Cars

 

Mercedes F1 Cars


 

History

 

Mercedes F1 History


Michael Schumacher Mercedes W03

Michael Schumacher Mercedes W03 at Monaco

They have the name. They have the history. They had Ross Brawn. They had Michael Schumacher. What more could a new team trying to catapult itself to the top of the tree need? Well, a fast car would've helped.

When Mercedes bought Constructors champions Brawn GP the grid was on alert immediately. The giant German manufacturers finally had their own team for the first time since 1955, and an another great driver at the wheel.

Previously, it was Juan Manuel Fangio, then, it was Michael Schumacher, but sadly the trophy cabinet isn’t as full as on Fangio's day. With the money that has been pumped into the team, the modern-day Mercedes can be deemed little else but disappointing, extremely disappointing.

The team made their debut in 1954 with Fangio and Karl Kling at the wheel, the Argentinian legend switched to Mercedes halfway through the season from Maserati, and Fangio won their first race with an emphatic 1-2 finish at the French Grand Prix. Fangio went on to win three more races to become the champion, Mercedes' first and his second. The following season he did it again emphatically winning four of the six races and retaining the championship.

Mercedes-Benz W196

Mercedes-Benz W196 driven by Rosberg & Schumacher on the Nordschleife (1954 & 1955)

Mercedes, with Fangio at the wheel, was destined to create a legacy as great as Ferrari’s, but a tragic incident at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans changed that. Mercedes' driver Pierre Levegh and over 80 spectators died after a horrific crash. At the end of the 1955 season, Mercedes pulled out of the sport.

Unfortunately, Micheal Schumacher was not able to use his magic for the same goal as he did with Ferrari and made some success but not enough. However, engine deals for the likes of McLaren and Force India weren’t enough to whet the appetite and 2010 saw them return to the sport.

Lewis Hamilton era

After an unsuccessful three years that saw just one victory, the team turned to Lewis Hamilton in a bid to drive them back to the front. An encouraging start to his partnership with Nico Rosberg brought three wins in 2013. But 2014 is a different story. Finally, the Merc was the class of the field and one of the drivers will be World Champion. Mercedes were back at the top. A place they should always be fighting for.

Power Unit Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid

Power Unit Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid

Mercedes won the drivers' and constructors' championships in 2014, 2015, and 2016 with ease. The big change of the power units with 1.6 V6 Turbo engines was Mercedes' breakthrough. Rumors say that the engine of 2014 had more than 100 BPS advantage over the versions of Ferrari and Renault.

In 2016 the amount of team members grew to 1.400 people. Mercedes showed their skill and was unbeatable in 2015 and 2016. The German car brand won 16 out of 19 races in 2015. The only circuit they always had bad luck back then was the Hungaroring.

In the 2016 season, they were even more dominant. 19 of the 21 races were won by the Silver Arrows. A tight battle evolved between both Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Both aces were racing each other their whole life and this time it was for the F1 World Championship.

Rosberg takes the title as Mercedes continues to dominate

Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes W07 (2)

Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes W07 in Azerbeijan

The W07 was even more dominant then Ferrari's F2004. Mercedes could have won every race. The only Grands Prix they didn't win were Spain and Malaysia. In Spain, they didn't because of a collision between both drivers in the first lap. In Malaysia, Hamilton was cruising to the finish with a giant gap between him and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo when his engine blew up on the finish straight. He also lost his 3rd world driver's title with this rare Mercedes engine failure.

At the end of 2016, Nico Rosberg was able to win the championship over his teammate Lewis Hamilton. Three days after Rosberg won the championship, he ended his F1 career to enjoy his life with his family in Monaco.

Ferrari steps up to challenge Mercedes in 2017 and 2018

The 2017 Mercedes car, the W08, was a car with a very long wheelbase, which gave it a lot of advantages over the rest of the grid, but Ferrari had arguably a more versatile and probably better car. The 2017 cars looked and were a lot faster than the 2016 editions.

Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton Spanish GP F1 2017

Sebastian Vettel Lewis Hamilton Spanish GP F1 2017

Rosberg's replacement at Mercedes was former Williams driver Valtteri Bottas. The Finn went on to win 10 races with the team and finished second in the World Drivers' Championship twice (2019, 2020).

The 2017 season started very differently for Mercedes. They didn't win the first race like they did the previous three seasons. Ferrari won in Melbourne. They had closed the gap to Mercedes and were able to attack like they haven't done for a long time.

Mercedes had to push harder than they ever did to keep up with Ferrari's pace. Until Azerbaijan, Ferrari and Mercedes, Vettel and Hamilton were having fierce battles, but during a Safety Car period, Vettel lost his cool and drove into Hamilton's car. That behaviour wasn't tolerated by the FIA and Vettel got a penalty. After the summer break, Mercedes got back stronger than Ferrari on a couple of tracks and Hamilton delivered, with the team winning both titles.

The 2018 Formula 1 season saw similarities with 2017, as Ferrari again showed up with arguably the strongest car to start the year. Sebastian Vettel led the World Drivers' Championship until the 2018 German Grand Prix, which Hamilton won after starting from P14 on the grid.

Then, Hamilton won in Hungary after taking Pole Position in the wet with a car that wasn't suited for the twisty circuit. Vettel won at Spa-Francorchamps, but could not deliver at Monza, where Hamilton beat the faster Ferraris after a great race with amazing overtaking maneuvers, starting with one on Vettel on the first lap, which saw the German spinning off and losing his chances.

From then on, Hamilton dominated in Singapore after producing one of the greatest qualifying laps in history at a track that wasn't exactly the best for his Mercedes car.

Wolff says in-season Bottas-Russell swap rumours are nonsense

Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Emilia Romagna GP 2020. Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas Toto Wolff

At the end of 2018, Hamilton won his fifth Formula 1 World Championship and Mercedes took its fifth consecutive World Constructors' Championship.

From the end of the 2018 season and the first eight races of 2019, Mercedes won 10 consecutive races, which ranks second in Formula 1 history, behind the 11 consecutive wins taken by McLaren to start the 1988 season.

Dominance in 2019 and 2020 and more records

Hamilton dominated the 2019 and 2020 Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship, taking 22 wins across the two seasons, and tied the record for most championships for a driver in F1 history, with seven. Bottas finished second in those two seasons, also producing consistent results for the German brand.

Hamilton also became the all-time leader in terms of wins after winning the 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix and taking the 92nd of his now 103 victories. Mercedes won the World Constructors' Championship consecutively between 2014 and 2020, which was a record (eight consecutive times).

Between 2019 and 2020, Mercedes won 28 races with Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

HD pictures 2013 Launch Mercedes W04 F1 car

George Russell and Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, 2022 Bahrain GP.

Eighth consecutive WCC title in 2021 and a rough start to F1's new era in 2022

After losing the 2021 World Drivers' Championship in controversial circumstances, Mercedes started a new era in 2022 with a new drivers' lineup, with Hamilton alongside British racer George Russell.

However, the team's W13 car is not the class of the field in 2022 and the team continues to fight to try to catch up with the faster Red Bulls and Ferraris.

Russell achieved his first podium for the team at the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, finishing third in a race that was won by Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

2022 Brazilian F1 GP race analysis by Peter Windsor

George Russell and Lewis Hamilton

The team achieved some podiums in 2022 and eventually won the penultimate race of the season in Brazil.

Russell led a 1-2 for the team (its 59th) ahead of Hamilton as he took his maiden GP win. It was Mercedes' 125th victory in F1, becoming only the third brand to reach that number (after Ferrari —242— wins and McLaren —183—).

It also meant that Mercedes won at least one race in each year between 2012 and 2022.

Mercedes' drivers, Hamilton and Russell, finished 2022 in sixth and fourth place, respectively, while the team lost its Constructors' crown for the first time since 2013.

Mercedes finished third in the WCC in 2022, with 515 points, the lowest tally of points for the team since 2013. The team had 17 podiums and a win in 2022.

Tough times carry on in the 2023 F1 season

F1 Qualifying Results 2023 Australian GP & Pole Position

Top 3 qualifiers for the 2023 Australian F1 GP: 1. Verstappen, 2. Russell & 3. Hamilton

The team's challenger for the 2023 Formula 1 season, the W14, looked better than the previous car from the outside and more stable, but the speed wasn't there at the start of the season.

After a couple of good drives from their drivers in the first two racers, Mercedes was around fourth and fifth on track, clearly behind Red Bull and Aston Martin on pace. In the third race, the team put up a great qualifying performance with George Russell getting second and Lewis Hamilton finishing third in the 2023 Australian GP Qualifying.

In the race, Russell and Hamilton led in the early stages but later lost out to Max Verstappen's Red Bull. Hamilton managed to finish second in the race, while Russell suffered an engine failure and retired from the event.

Hamilton's podium was the first for the team in 2023 and the 188th in team history (282 F1 starts).

The seven-time World Champion had a nice run of consistent results in the first half of the season, achieving further podiums in Spain, Canada, and Britain. Moreover, Hamilton achieved his 104th Pole Position and the team's 138th Pole when he set the best lap in Q3 at Hungary.

Wolff's Blunt Verdict: Mercedes''Worst Weekend in 13 Years' at Interlagos

Formel 1 - Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, Großer Preis von Sao Paulo 2023. George Russell Lewis Hamilton
Formula One - Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, 2023 Sao Paulo GP. George Russell Lewis Hamilton

Russell followed Hamilton to the podium in Spain, both behind Max Verstappen's Red Bull.

The second half of 2023 was rougher for Mercedes, given that McLaren and Ferrari were clearly ahead in most races. In fact, it was Ferrari who became the only other team (after Red Bull) to win a race.

Hamilton and Russell competed for the win in Singapore, but ultimately it was Ferrari's Carlos Sainz who took the top spot. Hamilton then fought for the win at Austin, but was disqualified from P2 due to excessive wear in the plan of his car.

Mercedes fought Ferrari for second place in the World Constructors' Championship and ultimately secured that spot with 409 points (234 from Hamilton and 175 from Russell). Ferrari finished just behind, with 406 points.

Mercedes' 2023 was the team's first winless year since 2011 and only the third in the team's F1 history (16 seasons).

Hamilton finished the season with six podiums and Russell added two, giving Mercedes 194 podiums in their F1 journey.

Final season for Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes in 2024

Mercedes' 2024 started with the announcement that Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time World Champion, was leaving the team at the end of the 2024 F1 campaign to drive for Ferrari from 2024 onwards.

On 14 February 2024, the team presented its challenger for 2024, the Mercedes W15.

Official Mercedes F1 website: www.mercedesamgf1.com

Management

 

Mercedes F1 Team Key Members


Achievements

 

Mercedes F1 Achievements


Mercedes F1 Race Positions

1st125 Times
2nd97 Times
3rd68 Times
4th55 Times
5th55 Times
6th33 Times
7th33 Times
8th17 Times
9th20 Times
10th9 Times
11th9 Times
12th7 Times
13th6 Times
14th4 Times
15th6 Times
16th2 Times
17th5 Times
18th1 Time
19th1 Time
22nd1 Time
DNF66 Times
DSQ1 Time
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Mercedes F1 Championships

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News

 

Latest Mercedes Team News


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HD pictures 2013 Launch Mercedes W04 F1 car

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HD pictures 2013 Launch Mercedes W04 F1 car

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Jun.9 - Lewis Hamilton has repeated his veiled suggestion that only his Mercedes suddenly suffers a mysterious pace dip in qualifying. In Monaco two weeks ago, only George Russell..

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Wolff Ends Speculation: Sainz Not Joining Mercedes F1 Team

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