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 16
Total Drivers 12
First Race 1954 French F1 GP
Last Race 2023 Abu Dhabi F1 GP
First Pole 1954 French F1 GP
Last Pole 2023 Hungarian F1 GP
First Win 1954 French F1 GP
Last Win 2022 Brazilian F1 GP
First Podium 1954 French F1 GP
Last Podium 2023 Abu Dhabi F1 GP
Last Front Row Lockout 2022 Brazilian F1 GP

Amount of staff: approx. 2.000
Engines used by Mercedes:
Mercedes (1954-1955, 2010-2023)

Mercedes F1 Stats

Constructors' Titles 8
Drivers' Titles 9
Race Starts 293
Race Wins 125 (42,7%)
Podiums 289 (98,6%)
One-Two Finishes 59 (20,1%)
Pole Positions 138 (47,1%)
Front Row Lockouts 83 (28,3%)
Fastest Laps 105 (35,8%)
Total Points 7222
Total Laps 33858
Retirements 74

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2023 Mercedes F1 Drivers

Lewis Hamilton F1 Stats

Drivers' Titles 7
Race Entries 332
Race Starts 332
Race Wins 103 (31,0%)
Pole Positions 104 (31,3%)
Fastest Laps 65 (19,6%)
Podiums 197 (59,3%)
Points Finishes 290 (87,3%)
Retirements 31 (9,3%)
Hat-tricks 19 (5,7%)
Wins from pole 61 (18,4%)
Front Row Starts 175 (52,7%)
Total Points 4.640
Total Laps 18.950


George Russell F1 Stats

Race Entries 104
Race Starts 104
Race Wins 1 (1,0%)
Pole Positions 2 (1,9%)
Fastest Laps 6 (5,8%)
Podiums 11 (10,6%)
Points Finishes 43 (41,3%)
Retirements 16 (15,4%)
Hat-tricks 1 (1,0%)
Wins from pole 1 (1,0%)
Front Row Starts 9 (8,7%)
Total Points 469
Total Laps 5.727


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 222 82 40 26 148 78 12885 53 3726.5
Germany Nico Rosberg 136 23 24 8 55 30 7524 18 1519
Finland Valtteri Bottas 101 10 27 21 58 20 5734 18 1327
Germany Michael Schumacher 58 0 0 1 1 0 2795 1 197
United Kingdom George Russell 45 1 1 8 10 2 2580 6 453
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
France André Simon 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0
Germany Hermann Lang 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0



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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).

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