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Mercedes Formula 1 Team

Mercedes Formula 1 Team

Who founded Mercede Formual 1 Team?
Who owns Mercedes Formula F1 Team?
What difficulties have been in the Mercedes F1 team' history of existence?
What records were set by the team and drivers?

Over the years, different car brands have participated in Formula One in various capacities, Mercedes is one brand that has stood out in their over a 50-years history of participating in the Formula One.
In fact, Mercedes is one of the most successful teams in recent Formula One history thanks to a number of awards they've won from 2014 to 2017. Currently, the team is involved in Formula One as a constructor. They are currently known by the name "Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport".

Mercedes Formula 1 Team

History of  Mercedes F1 Team.

The history of Mercedes in Formula One went as far back as 20th century. The German government at the time pumped money into Mercedes and rivals Auto Union with an aim to build the most technically-advanced racing machines the world had seen.
However, after the Second World War, the team was not allowed to compete in the race until the Mid-fifties. During this time, Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio competed under the Mercedes brand in the 1954 and won the world title for the first time for Mercedes.

Mercedes F1 Team

Fangio was joined by Stirling Moss in 1955 and again he won the second title for Mercedes. However, the title was withdrawn following an incident in which one of the drivers, Pierre Levegh crashed into the crowd killing himself and more than 80 spectators. As a result of this incident, Mercedes withdrew from all motor racing competition and would not return until the 1980s.

Mercedes had coming back.

Mercedes returned to Formula One as an engine supplier to Sauber in 1993. The company switched teams to McLaren and won championships with them in 1998, 1999, as well as in 2008. Currently, Mercedes has collected over 160 wins as an engine supplier. It is currently ranked fourth in the history of Formula One.

Mercedes F1 Team

In 2009, Mercedes made a deal to supply engine to the Brawn team, this resulted to wins in both the driver's and constructor's championships. In 2010, following the win a year earlier, the manufacturer returned as a full constructor to Formula One. In 2012, Mercedes called Michael Schumacher back from retirement to drive for the team. However, another driver Nico Rosberg was the one who gave Mercedes their first win in China in 2012.

Mercedes F1 Team

In 2013 season, Lewis Hamilton replaced Schumacher and the team has dominated the championship since them. Thanks to Lewis Hamilton and the rest of the team, Mercedes have taken 18 pole positions and about 16 wins. It should be noted that 11 out of these 16 wins were scored by Lewis Hamilton.

Niki Lauda,  Toto Wolff

Mercedes Formula One Team Management

Current Director: James Allison is the current technical direction of Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport. James is a British, born in 1968 in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.
Before joining Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsports as a technical director, James worked as Technical director Scuderia Ferrari, technical director Renault F1 team, and deputy technical director Renault F1 team.

Other people in Mercedes Formula one team management include:

§  Niki Lauda (non-executive chairman)
§  Toto Wolff (Team principal and CEO)
§  Andy Cowell (MD. Powertrains)

Mercedes Formula 1 Team

Achievements

Mercedes is one of the most successful teams in Formula One Sports. Since they made their first debut in 1954 till now, the manufacturer has broken a lot of records. Below is the summary of their notable achievements.

Races
169
Drivers' Titles
6
Constructors' Titles
4
Victories
76
Poles
89
Podiums
101
Points
3740
Fastest Laps
50
Laps
19580
One/two finishes
40

Mercedes F1 GP Finish Positions

1st
76 Times
2nd
52 Times
3rd
27 Times
4th
28 Times
5th
26 Times
6th
19 Times
7th
21 Times
8th
7 Times
9th
13 Times
10th
8 Times
11th
8 Times
12th
5 Times
13th
5 Times
14th
1 Time
15th
4 Times
16th
1 Time
17th
2 Times
19th
1 Time
Ret
51 Times
DNQ
1 Time

Mercedes F1 Team

Mercedes F1 Championship Positions

2010
4th
2011
4th
2012
5th
2013
2nd
2014
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2018
2nd




Mercedes Formula 1 Team

Racing Records and Drivers

2010

Michael Schumacher
Germany Nico Rosberg
4th

2011
Michael Schumacher
Germany Nico Rosberg
4th

2012
Michael Schumacher
Germany Nico Rosberg
5th

2013
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
2nd

2014
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
1st

2015
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
1st

2016
Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton
1st

2017
Lewis Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas
1st

2018
Lewis Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas
2nd


Mercedes Formula 1 Team

Mercedes F1 Prospects

Mercedes Formula One Team is the team to beat. With their star drivers in Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, and Valtteri Bottas, the team has more chances of winning more awards next season than any other team.
If the multiple successes recorded by the team in the recent years are anything to go by, there is no stopping Mercedes in the coming seasons. The future for this Formula One team is very bright.

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