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Mercedes-Benz is currently involved in Formula One as the owners of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, a Formula One chassis team, based in Brackley, United Kingdom, using a German licence, and of Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains, a Formula One engine manufacturer, based in Brixworth, United Kingdom. Mercedes-Benz had competed in the pre-war European Championship winning three titles and debuted in Formula One in 1954, running a team for two years. The team is also known by their nickname, the "Silver Arrows".

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 in response to the 1955 Le Mans disaster and did not return to Formula One until rejoining as an engine supplier in association with Ilmor in 1994.

Mercedes-Benz returned as an engine supplier in 1994 in a partnership with Ilmor, a British independent high-performance autosport engineering company later acquired by Mercedes. In addition to its factory team, Mercedes currently supplies engines to Force India and Williams. The manufacturer has collected more than 100 wins as engine supplier and is ranked fourth in Formula One history. Six Constructors' and seven Drivers' Championships have been won with Mercedes-Benz engines, particularly through a successful 20-year long partnership with McLaren.

Mercedes has become one of the most successful teams in recent Formula One history, having achieved consecutive Drivers' and Constructors' Championships from 2014 to 2017. In 2014, Mercedes managed 11 one-two finishes beating McLaren's 1988 record of 10. The record was extended the following year with 12 one-two finishes. Mercedes also collected 16 victories in 2014 and 2015 apiece breaking McLaren (1988) and Ferrari's (2002, 2004) record of 15. In 2016, they extended this record with 19 wins.


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seasons

1954, 1955, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021,

finishing positions

grid positions

driver championships

1 Juan Fangio season
2 Lewis Hamilton season
3 Lewis Hamilton season
4 Nico Rosberg season
5 Lewis Hamilton season
6 Lewis Hamilton season
7 Lewis Hamilton season
8 Lewis Hamilton season
9 Lewis Hamilton season

constructor championships

1 season
2 season
3 season
4 season
5 season
6 season
7 season
8 season

wins

# event driver
1 1954 French Grand Prix round 4 Juan Fangio
2 1954 German Grand Prix round 6 Juan Fangio
3 1954 Swiss Grand Prix round 7 Juan Fangio
4 1954 Italian Grand Prix round 8 Juan Fangio
5 1955 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Juan Fangio
6 1955 Belgian Grand Prix round 4 Juan Fangio
7 1955 Dutch Grand Prix round 5 Juan Fangio
8 1955 British Grand Prix round 6 Stirling Moss
9 1955 Italian Grand Prix round 7 Juan Fangio
10 2012 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Nico Rosberg
11 2013 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Nico Rosberg
12 2013 British Grand Prix round 8 Nico Rosberg
13 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
14 2014 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Nico Rosberg
15 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
16 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Lewis Hamilton
17 2014 Chinese Grand Prix round 4 Lewis Hamilton
18 2014 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
19 2014 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Nico Rosberg
20 2014 Austrian Grand Prix round 8 Nico Rosberg
21 2014 British Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
22 2014 German Grand Prix round 10 Nico Rosberg
23 2014 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Lewis Hamilton
24 2014 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Lewis Hamilton
25 2014 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Lewis Hamilton
26 2014 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
27 2014 United States Grand Prix round 17 Lewis Hamilton
28 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Nico Rosberg
29 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Lewis Hamilton
30 2015 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton
31 2015 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Lewis Hamilton
32 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Lewis Hamilton
33 2015 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Nico Rosberg
34 2015 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Nico Rosberg
35 2015 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
36 2015 Austrian Grand Prix round 8 Nico Rosberg
37 2015 British Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
38 2015 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Lewis Hamilton
39 2015 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
40 2015 Japanese Grand Prix round 14 Lewis Hamilton
41 2015 Russian Grand Prix round 15 Lewis Hamilton
42 2015 United States Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
43 2015 Mexican Grand Prix round 17 Nico Rosberg
44 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Nico Rosberg
45 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Nico Rosberg
46 2016 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Nico Rosberg
47 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Nico Rosberg
48 2016 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Nico Rosberg
49 2016 Russian Grand Prix round 4 Nico Rosberg
50 2016 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Lewis Hamilton
51 2016 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
52 2016 European Grand Prix round 8 Nico Rosberg
53 2016 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
54 2016 British Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
55 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Lewis Hamilton
56 2016 German Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
57 2016 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Nico Rosberg
58 2016 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Nico Rosberg
59 2016 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Nico Rosberg
60 2016 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Nico Rosberg
61 2016 United States Grand Prix round 18 Lewis Hamilton
62 2016 Mexican Grand Prix round 19 Lewis Hamilton
63 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Lewis Hamilton
64 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Lewis Hamilton
65 2017 Chinese Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
66 2017 Russian Grand Prix round 4 Valtteri Bottas
67 2017 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
68 2017 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
69 2017 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Valtteri Bottas
70 2017 British Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
71 2017 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
72 2017 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Lewis Hamilton
73 2017 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Lewis Hamilton
74 2017 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
75 2017 United States Grand Prix round 17 Lewis Hamilton
76 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 20 Valtteri Bottas
77 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 4 Lewis Hamilton
78 2018 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
79 2018 French Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
80 2018 German Grand Prix round 11 Lewis Hamilton
81 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
82 2018 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Lewis Hamilton
83 2018 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Lewis Hamilton
84 2018 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
85 2018 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Lewis Hamilton
86 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Lewis Hamilton
87 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Lewis Hamilton
88 2019 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Valtteri Bottas
89 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
90 2019 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Lewis Hamilton
91 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 4 Valtteri Bottas
92 2019 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
93 2019 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Lewis Hamilton
94 2019 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
95 2019 French Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
96 2019 British Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
97 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
98 2019 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
99 2019 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Valtteri Bottas
100 2019 Mexican Grand Prix round 18 Lewis Hamilton
101 2019 United States Grand Prix round 19 Valtteri Bottas
102 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Lewis Hamilton
103 2020 Austrian Grand Prix round 1 Valtteri Bottas
104 2020 Styrian Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
105 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix round 3 Lewis Hamilton
106 2020 British Grand Prix round 4 Lewis Hamilton
107 2020 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Lewis Hamilton
108 2020 Belgian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
109 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
110 2020 Russian Grand Prix round 10 Valtteri Bottas
111 2020 Eifel Grand Prix round 11 Lewis Hamilton
112 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
113 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix round 13 Lewis Hamilton
114 2020 Turkish Grand Prix round 14 Lewis Hamilton
115 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix round 15 Lewis Hamilton
116 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton

pole positions

# event driver
1 1954 French Grand Prix round 4 Juan Fangio
2 1954 British Grand Prix round 5 Juan Fangio
3 1954 German Grand Prix round 6 Juan Fangio
4 1954 Italian Grand Prix round 8 Juan Fangio
5 1955 Monaco Grand Prix round 2 Juan Fangio
6 1955 Dutch Grand Prix round 5 Juan Fangio
7 1955 British Grand Prix round 6 Stirling Moss
8 1955 Italian Grand Prix round 7 Juan Fangio
9 2012 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Nico Rosberg
10 2013 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Lewis Hamilton
11 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Nico Rosberg
12 2013 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Nico Rosberg
13 2013 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Nico Rosberg
14 2013 British Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
15 2013 German Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
16 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
17 2013 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Lewis Hamilton
18 2014 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton
19 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
20 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Nico Rosberg
21 2014 Chinese Grand Prix round 4 Lewis Hamilton
22 2014 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
23 2014 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Nico Rosberg
24 2014 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Nico Rosberg
25 2014 British Grand Prix round 9 Nico Rosberg
26 2014 German Grand Prix round 10 Nico Rosberg
27 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Nico Rosberg
28 2014 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Nico Rosberg
29 2014 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Lewis Hamilton
30 2014 Singapore Grand Prix round 14 Lewis Hamilton
31 2014 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Nico Rosberg
32 2014 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
33 2014 United States Grand Prix round 17 Nico Rosberg
34 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Nico Rosberg
35 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Nico Rosberg
36 2015 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton
37 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
38 2015 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Lewis Hamilton
39 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix round 4 Lewis Hamilton
40 2015 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Nico Rosberg
41 2015 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Lewis Hamilton
42 2015 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
43 2015 Austrian Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
44 2015 British Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
45 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
46 2015 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Lewis Hamilton
47 2015 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
48 2015 Japanese Grand Prix round 14 Nico Rosberg
49 2015 Russian Grand Prix round 15 Nico Rosberg
50 2015 United States Grand Prix round 16 Nico Rosberg
51 2015 Mexican Grand Prix round 17 Nico Rosberg
52 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Nico Rosberg
53 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 19 Nico Rosberg
54 2016 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton
55 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
56 2016 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Nico Rosberg
57 2016 Russian Grand Prix round 4 Nico Rosberg
58 2016 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
59 2016 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
60 2016 European Grand Prix round 8 Nico Rosberg
61 2016 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
62 2016 British Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
63 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Nico Rosberg
64 2016 German Grand Prix round 12 Nico Rosberg
65 2016 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Nico Rosberg
66 2016 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Lewis Hamilton
67 2016 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Nico Rosberg
68 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
69 2016 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Nico Rosberg
70 2016 United States Grand Prix round 18 Lewis Hamilton
71 2016 Mexican Grand Prix round 19 Lewis Hamilton
72 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Lewis Hamilton
73 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Lewis Hamilton
74 2017 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton
75 2017 Chinese Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
76 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 Valtteri Bottas
77 2017 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
78 2017 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
79 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
80 2017 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Valtteri Bottas
81 2017 British Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
82 2017 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
83 2017 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Lewis Hamilton
84 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix round 15 Lewis Hamilton
85 2017 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Lewis Hamilton
86 2017 United States Grand Prix round 17 Lewis Hamilton
87 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix round 19 Valtteri Bottas
88 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 20 Valtteri Bottas
89 2018 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton
90 2018 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Lewis Hamilton
91 2018 French Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
92 2018 Austrian Grand Prix round 9 Valtteri Bottas
93 2018 British Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
94 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
95 2018 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Lewis Hamilton
96 2018 Singapore Grand Prix round 15 Lewis Hamilton
97 2018 Russian Grand Prix round 16 Valtteri Bottas
98 2018 Japanese Grand Prix round 17 Lewis Hamilton
99 2018 United States Grand Prix round 18 Lewis Hamilton
100 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix round 20 Lewis Hamilton
101 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Lewis Hamilton
102 2019 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Lewis Hamilton
103 2019 Chinese Grand Prix round 3 Valtteri Bottas
104 2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix round 4 Valtteri Bottas
105 2019 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Valtteri Bottas
106 2019 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Lewis Hamilton
107 2019 French Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
108 2019 British Grand Prix round 10 Valtteri Bottas
109 2019 German Grand Prix round 11 Lewis Hamilton
110 2019 United States Grand Prix round 19 Valtteri Bottas
111 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix round 21 Lewis Hamilton
112 2020 Austrian Grand Prix round 1 Valtteri Bottas
113 2020 Styrian Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton
114 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix round 3 Lewis Hamilton
115 2020 British Grand Prix round 4 Lewis Hamilton
116 2020 70th Anniversary Grand Prix round 5 Valtteri Bottas
117 2020 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Lewis Hamilton
118 2020 Belgian Grand Prix round 7 Lewis Hamilton
119 2020 Italian Grand Prix round 8 Lewis Hamilton
120 2020 Tuscan Grand Prix round 9 Lewis Hamilton
121 2020 Russian Grand Prix round 10 Lewis Hamilton
122 2020 Eifel Grand Prix round 11 Valtteri Bottas
123 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix round 12 Lewis Hamilton
124 2020 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix round 13 Valtteri Bottas
125 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix round 15 Lewis Hamilton
126 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix round 16 Valtteri Bottas
127 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix round 2 Lewis Hamilton

drivers who drove for Mercedes

# driver
1 Juan Fangio
2 Karl Kling
3 Hans Herrmann
4 Hermann Lang
5 Stirling Moss
6 André Simon
7 Piero Taruffi
8 Nico Rosberg ROS
9 Michael Schumacher MSC
10 Lewis Hamilton HAM
11 Valtteri Bottas BOT
12 George Russell RUS

Mercedes news

Bottas collided with Williams driver Russell while battling for ninth place in Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, resulting in a big crash that caused the race to be red flagged.<br>Bottas and Russell were quick to blame each other for causing the crash on the approach to Turn 2, but the stewards deemed it to be a racing incident.<br>Mercedes team boss Wolff was left to manage a collision ...

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After losing out to Red Bull in the fight for pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix three weeks ago, Mercedes struck back at Imola as Lewis Hamilton topped qualifying on Saturday.<br>But teammate Bottas endured a more difficult end to qualifying as he faded to eighth place in the final classification, finishing almost half a second off Hamilton’s lap time.<br>It marked a big setback ...

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Bottas topped both FP1 and FP2 on Friday for Mercedes, and said he felt “a lot happier” with the W12 car after battling rear-end instability through pre-season testing and the opening race weekend in Bahrain.<br>But the Finn slumped to a disappointing eighth-place finish in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, ending the session almost half a second off team-mate Lewis Hamilton on ...

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It was announced last week that, as of July 1, Allison will hold a newly-created position of chief technical officer, a change that some interpreted as a possible first step to him eventually being the overall head of the team.<br>Wolff retains the team principal job for the foreseeable future, having explored his options over the past year. The Austrian has made it clear that he will eventually ...

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While Red Bull had the fastest car in Bahrain, Mercedes appears to have the edge at Imola with Valtteri Bottas quickest in both Friday practice sessions.<br>Mercedes technical director James Allison said the team had not taken what happened in Bahrain lightly, even though an aggressive strategy and great defensive driving from Lewis Hamilton helped it win.<br>Reflecting on the work done over the ...

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Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas spent much of pre-season testing and the opening race weekend in Bahrain battling to get to grips with the new Mercedes W12, which struggled with an unstable rear-end after changes to the car floor design regulations.<br>Hamilton narrowly beat Red Bull rival Max Verstappen to victory in Bahrain, but was under no illusions about the battle Mercedes faced to claw ...

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These changes to the aero rules appear to have hit the low rake runners the most, but you could also argue that those teams have also made the biggest effort to recover their losses too.<br>So, let’s take a look at what Mercedes has done in response to the challenges thrown at it, and why it might be suffering more than its counterparts.<br>Aggressive ...

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F1 is bracing itself for a rules revolution in 2022, with the sport switching to all-new ground effect cars that it hopes will improve the racing.<br>The extent of the changes for next season means teams cannot afford to fall behind in early development. That is because the biggest performance steps will be found during the initial work on the 2022 designs – and catching up with rivals if you ...

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In its push to create more downforce and reduce the drag on its FW43B car for 2021, Williams opted for an aggressive design approach that causes its performance to dip in windy conditions.<br>Williams driver Russell struggled with the gusty conditions during both pre-season testing and the opening grand prix of the year in Bahrain, meaning he could only finish the race in 14th place.<br>Russell ...

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Allison, who joined the team at the start of 2017, is to become Mercedes' Chief Technical Officer from July 1, and will take charge of longer-term strategic planning.<br>His change of position has opened the door for current technology director Mike Elliot to step up into the technical director role.<br>Elliot, who has previously worked at Renault and McLaren, originally joined Mercedes in 2012 as ...

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McLaren finished third in last year's constructors' championship and the Woking outfit is tipped to confirm its status as best of the rest behind Red Bull and Mercedes in 2021.<br>While McLaren drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Norris qualified sixth and seventh respectively in Bahrain, behind a Ferrari and an AlphaTauri, Norris worked his way up to fourth as the highest finisher not driving for one of ...

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Mercedes endured a difficult pre-season test programme as the team struggled with rear-end instability on its new W12 car following the downforce cuts introduced for 2021.<br>Although Mercedes remained on the back foot over one lap in Bahrain, losing out to Red Bull's Max Verstappen in the fight for pole position, it fared much better over the long stints in the race.<br>Hamilton was able to ...

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Although Mercedes won the F1 season opener in Bahrain, the pace shown by Red Bull throughout the weekend points to the RB16B being the quickest car on the grid right now.<br>But rather than Mercedes being downbeat about the task it now faces to close the gap to Red Bull, Wolff says the German car manufacturer was actually revelling in the circumstances.<br>“In a way there is a feeling within the ...

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The world champion team has revealed plans to work with new sponsor Teamviewer to explore what opportunities can be provided with AR technology.<br>Global software company TeamViewer, which has just become Mercedes’ third biggest sponsor in its $300 million (USD) total portfolio, works with many industry partners in helping provide augmented reality ...

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The Japanese manufacturer introduced a new engine for this year ahead of its departure from the sport at the end of the season, before Red Bull takes over its development from 2022.<br>The new engine is smaller and more powerful, and both Red Bull and AlphaTauri have taken a step forward judging by their performance in pre-season testing and in the first race in Bahrain.<br>"I must say Honda did a ...

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The German car manufacturer suspects that F1’s new aero rules have hurt the low rake cars much more than their high rake rivals.<br>Customer team Aston Martin, which also runs a low rake car, thinks that the performance swing due to the floor changes is as much as one-second per lap.<br>While there is some scope for both Mercedes and Aston Martin to run the rear of their cars slightly higher to ...

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While Red Bull-Honda had a clear pace advantage over Mercedes in qualifying at Sakhir last weekend, in the race there was little to separate the two teams.<br>That shift in form opened the door for Mercedes to use an aggressive strategy to help Lewis Hamilton get track position over Max Verstappen, with the Briton holding on for the win. Reflecting on the weekend, Honda says that one aspect that ...

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The Brazilian driver, who won titles in 1981, 1983 and 1987, said it is “very difficult to make a direct comparison between two drivers if they are not on the same team” but believes the Dutch driver would come out on top in a side-by-side challenge.<br>Piquet also questioned the ability of Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas, saying: “It’s not that Hamilton isn’t good. But he has an ...

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Lewis Hamilton turned the tables on pre-event favourite Max Verstappen with a masterful drive at Sakhir on Sunday, with an aggressive strategy and strong tyre management just being enough to keep his rival at bay.<br>But while Mercedes came out on top this time, it reckons that the characteristics of the Sakhir track tilted things in its favour – and the layouts of Imola and Portimao will be ...

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An aggressive strategy by the German car manufacturer, allied to some great tyre management and defensive driving from Lewis Hamilton, helped the world champion fend off Max Verstappen at Sakhir on Sunday.<br>But despite the joy of the win, which came off the back of a tricky pre-season test, Mercedes is in no doubt that any prior advantage it has had in F1 has been wiped away.<br>Mercedes ...

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In a year that had the risk of being a stale repeat of 2020, with teams carrying over their chassis, the performance swings shown at the Bahrain season opener have been quite dramatic.<br>All teams have been slowed by the changes to the floor, brake ducts and diffuser regulations, but some have suffered much more than others.<br>A look at the qualifying time comparisons from last year's Bahrain ...

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While the team is well aware that its chassis is not performing as it would like against its main F1 rival, it is also facing headaches in getting on top of its energy recovery systems for the season opener.<br>Team boss Toto Wolff reckoned that Mercedes was losing out to Honda in terms of its derating – which is when the engine boost that comes from its energy recovery systems runs out at the ...

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While the teams were required to carry over the vast majority of their 2020 car designs for use this season, changes to F1's technical rules mandated that a triangle-shaped area of the rear floor had to be removed.<br>This was part of an attempt to cut downforce levels by up to 10% of what the cars were producing in 2020, which also included a reduction in the size of rear diffuser strakes, to ...

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With Mercedes and Red Bull at the two extremes of the low rake/high rake solution, how the reigning champion team bounces back from this situation will be fascinating to see.<br>While Mercedes hopes it will eventually be able to claw back the extra downforce it has lost, here we take a look at just why the low rake cars may have come off worst.<br>What is rake?<br><br>Ferrari SF1000 rake<br>Photo ...

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The German manufacturer conducted a deep analysis of the troubles it suffered in pre-season testing, when main rival Red Bull enjoyed a confidence boosting three days of running.<br>It thinks a combination of the impact of the new harder Pirelli tyres, allied to the implications of a change of aero rules to cut downforce, have especially hindered its performance.<br>And it is in no doubt that the ...

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