The three letters in AMG are synonymous with driving performance. The high-performance brand has strengthened this claim in 2012 through its presence in Formula 1™. It was a logical step to fortify the links between AMG and the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 programs, as reflected in a new name: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. In line with the “one team” philosophy, the team’s powertrain manufacturer in Brixworth, UK, was renamed as Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains.
With the triple, three consecutive FIA Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championship, the Silver Arrows stamped a new chapter written in the long and successful racing heritage of the three-pointed star. Thus, the brand with the three-pointed star also exceeded its own historic milestone set by Juan Manuel Fangio, who won two back-to-back Formula 1 titles with Mercedes 60 years ago.
A HISTORICAL PRESENCE
After a spell of 55 years without a full works-effort in Formula 1, the third round of the 2012 season marks the breakthrough: the dominant victory in the FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX is the first win for a works-Silver Arrow since 1955.
In 2014, the new edition of the success story is crowned for the first time: three rounds before the end of the season, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS secures its first FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship title. Lewis Hamilton wins the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi and clinches the drivers’ title. His team-mate Nico Rosberg finishes second and secures runner-up spot in the final drivers’ standings.
In 2015, the track record was even better: with twelve 1-2 finishes from 19 races, the team beat its own record set the previous year. Once again, Lewis Hamilton wins the World Drivers Championship title. The Brit scores ten race wins and 381 points. Nico Rosberg follows with six victories and 322 points. 2016 is even better still: the team scores 765 points, which is a new record, just like the 19 race wins and 20 pole positions from a total of 21 season rounds. Just ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg wins the World Drivers Championship title and thus, after Fangio and Hamilton, becomes the third Silver Arrow Formula 1 champion. For 2017, Valtteri Bottas is replacing World Champion Nico Rosberg, who will continue to support the team in his new role as a brand ambassador. With Hamilton and Bottas, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport aims at another repeated title win. More about Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport: www.mercedesamgf1.com/en/
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