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Toto Wolff
Principal: Toto Wolff

Mercedes F1 statistics:

Races173
Drivers' Titles6
Constructors' Titles4
Victories78
Poles90
Podiums105
Points3871
Fastest Laps58
Laps20037
One/two finishes41


Drivers

 

Mercedes F1 Drivers

Lewis Hamilton 2018


44. Lewis Hamilton

Races213
Drivers' Titles4
Victories64
Poles74
Podiums121
Points2705
Fastest Laps37
Laps11987

2018 helmet Lewis Hamilton
Helmet of Lewis Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas 2018

6. Valtteri Bottas

Races103
Race Starts102
Drivers' Titles0
Victories3
Poles4
Podiums25
Points774
Fastest Laps5
Laps5832

2018 helmet Valtteri Bottas
Helmet of Valtteri Bottas

2018 F1 reserve driver: George Russel

 

Achievements Mercedes F1 drivers

DriverRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestPoints
Germany Nico Rosberg1362324855307524181519
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton10343171272485922261792
Germany Michael Schumacher580011027951197
Finland Valtteri Bottas2539416414564363
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio12811107818581.14
Germany Karl Kling1201120583117
United Kingdom Stirling Moss712031457223
Germany Hans Herrmann60011030919
Italy Piero Taruffi20101013909
France André Simon1000002400
Germany Hermann Lang1000001000

Management

 

Mercedes F1 Team Key Members

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 help.

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

Previously it was Juan Manuel Fangio, now it is Michael Schumacher but sadly the trophy cabinet isn’t as full. 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 half way through the season from Maserati, and Fangio won their first race with an emphatic 1-2 finish at the French grands 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 retained the championship.

Mercedes-Benz W196

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

Mercedes, with Fangio at the wheel, were destined to create a legacy as great as Ferrari’s, but a tragic incident at the 1955 Le Man changed that. Mercedes driver Pierre Levagh and over 80 spectators died and led to the cancellations of many grand’s prix. At the end of the 1955 season Mercedes pulled out of the sport.

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

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

Power Unit Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid

Power Unit Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid

Mercedes won the drivers and constructors and drivers champions in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with ease. The big change of the power units with 1.6 V6 Turbo engines was Mercedes their breakthrough. Rumours say that the engine of 2014 had more then 100 BPS advantage to the versions of Ferrari and Renault.

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

In the 2016 season they where even more dominant. 19 of the 21 races where won by the Silver Arrows. A tight battle evolved between both Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. Both aces are racing each other their whole life and Hamilton showed his passion was greater then is kindness on the podium when Rosberg won and he came second.

Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes W07 (2)

Lewis Hamilton - Mercedes W07 in Azerbeijan

The W07 was even more dominant then Ferrari's F2004. Mercedes could have one all races. The only grand prix they didn't win where 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 drivers title with this rare Mercedes engine failure.

At the end of 2016 Nico Rosberg was able to win the championship of his teammate Lewis Hamilton. 3 days after Rosberg won the championship, he ended his F1 career to enjoy his life with his wife and baby in Monaco. The Mercedes W08 was a car with a very long wheelbase, which gave it a lot of advantages on the rest of the grid. The 2017 cars looked and were a lot faster then the 2016 editions.

The 2017 season start very different for Mercedes. They didn't win the first race like they did the last 3 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 then they ever did to keep up with Ferrari's pace. Until Azerbeijan Ferrari and Mercedes, Vettel and Hamilton were having fears battles, but during a safety car period Vettel lost his cool and run 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 then Ferrari and could win both titles.

Official Mercedes F1 website: www.mercedesamgf1.com

Achievements

 

Mercedes F1 Achievements

Mercedes F1 GP Finish Positions

1st78 Times
2nd55 Times
3rd28 Times
4th29 Times
5th26 Times
6th19 Times
7th21 Times
8th7 Times
9th13 Times
10th8 Times
11th8 Times
12th5 Times
13th5 Times
14th2 Times
15th4 Times
16th1 Time
17th2 Times
19th1 Time
Ret51 Times
DNQ1 Time

Mercedes F1 Championship Positions

20102011201220132014201520162017
4th4th5th2nd1st1st1st1st
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1st       

News

 

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