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  • Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Official Name
  • Brackley, United Kingdom Base
  • 1954 F1 Debut
  • Toto Wolff Team Boss
  • James Allison Technical Chief
  • 8 World Championships

Since 1954, Mercedes-Benz has been involved in Formula One either as a team owner or engine supplier and has become one of the most successful car manufacturers to have ever played a part in the history of the sport.

Current Mercedes Drivers

44 Lewis Hamilton F1 2023


2007 Australian Grand Prix F1 Debut

Mercedes Current/Last Team

63 George Russell F1 2023


2019 Australian Grand Prix F1 Debut

Mercedes Current/Last Team

Full Team Name: Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team
Base: Brackley, United Kingdom
Team Chief: Toto Wolff
Technical Chief: James Allison
First Team Entry: 1954
World Championships: 8

The Mercedes-branded teams are commonly referred to as the “Silver Arrows,” a nickname that is both a nod to the team’s historic silver-coloured racing livery and a symbol of F1 success. Currently branded as the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, the team are based in Brackley, England, and is co-owned by Ineos, the Mercedes-Benz Group, and Toto Wolff.

Before the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz was already a formidable force in European Championship racing, earning three titles. In 1954, the brand made its debut in F1, and its success was immediate. Driver Juan Manuel Fangio won the first race at the 1954 French Grand Prix and won three more Grand Prix that season, earning him the 1954 Drivers’ Championship. He repeated this feat in 1955. Despite this success, Mercedes-Benz decided to withdraw from motor racing after the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans disaster. During the race, there was a major crash that caused large debris to fly into the crowd, leading to the deaths of 83 spectators and Mercedes-Benz sportscar driver Pierre Levegh. The accident also left approximately 120 more individuals injured. It is considered the most catastrophic crash in motorsport history, prompting Switzerland to enforce a ban on motorsports nationwide until 2022.

Mercedes-Benz returned to Formula 1 in 1994 as an engine manufacturer in partnership with Ilmor, a British high-performance engineering company. This association with Ilmor lasted until 2009, during which time the company won one constructors’ title and three drivers’ titles in collaboration with McLaren. During this period, Ilmor was rebranded as Mercedes AMG High-Performance Powertrains in 2005, and in 2010, the company acquired the Brawn GP team, rebranding it as Mercedes.

Following significant regulation changes introduced by the FIA and Formula 1 in 2014, which mandated turbochargers and hybrid electric engines, Mercedes became one of the most successful teams in F1 history. The team won seven consecutive Drivers’ titles from 2014 to 2020 and eight consecutive Constructors’ titles from 2014 to 2021.

Mercedes has also achieved over 200 wins as an engine supplier and is ranked second in Formula 1 history. In addition, an impressive ten Constructors’ and thirteen Drivers’ Championships have been won with Mercedes-Benz engines.

Mercedes Drivers’ Champions

The following drivers won the Formula One Drivers’ Championship for Mercedes.

DriverNationalityChampionship Year
Juan Manuel FangioArgentine1954*
Juan Manuel FangioArgentine1955
Lewis HamiltonBritish2014
Lewis HamiltonBritish2015
Nico RosbergGerman2016
Lewis HamiltonBritish2017
Lewis HamiltonBritish2018
Lewis HamiltonBritish2019
Lewis HamiltonBritish2020
*The championship was won by Juan Manuel Fangio, who drove and won races for both Maserati and Mercedes-Benz throughout the season (making him the only driver in F1 history to win a championship driving for more than one team in the same season).

Mercedes Drivers

Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
Argentine Maserati 1950 British Grand Prix F1 Legend
German Mercedes 1991 Belgian Grand Prix F1 Legend
German Mercedes 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix F1 Legend
British Mercedes 2007 Australian Grand Prix Current
Finnish Sauber 2013 Australian Grand Prix Current
British Mercedes 2019 Australian Grand Prix Current

Previous/Next Team Names

Team Nationality Debut Season Status
Tyrrell British 1970 Historic
Brawn GP British 2009 Historic