Mercedes-AMG Motorsport

MOTORSPORT IS WHAT DRIVES US

Die Rennfahrerin Reema Juffali in einem Mercedes-AMG Anzug
Die Rennfahrerin Reema Juffali in einem Mercedes-AMG Anzug

Motivated by a belief and desire to succeed, Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher laid the foundation for AMG back in 1967. Boundless passion for motorsports paved the way for legendary achievements and continues to leave its mark on the spirit of our brand to the present day.

Formula 1

The pinnacle of motorsport

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
Rennfahrzeug Nummer 44 des Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team

With currently eight consecutive Constructors’ and seven Drivers’ World Championships, the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team has an unparalleled track record in the pinnacle of motorsport. Headquartered in Brackley in the UK, the team builds on Mercedes-Benz’s heritage in racing: back in 1954 and 1955 already, the Silver Arrows were represented in Formula One and won the drivers’ crown with Juan Manuel Fangio in both years. In 2010, Mercedes-Benz returned to Formula One with its own works-team and ran under the Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team banner. Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg were the driver pairing.

In 2012, the team competed for the first time with its current designation as “Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team”. The driver line-up remained unchanged while Rosberg secured the team’s maiden victory in the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix. Following Michael Schumacher’s retirement, Lewis Hamilton joined the team in 2013 and was crowned World Champion in 2014 while Rosberg was the year’s runner-up. With three rounds to spare, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team had already secured the FIA F1 Constructors’ World Championship for the first time. In 2015, the Drivers’ World Championship title again went to Lewis Hamilton while the team successfully defended its constructors’ title.

The next season, 2016, was one for the history books: the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team racked up a total of 765 points and secured 19 race wins and 20 pole positions from 21 races – F1 records that resulted into a repeated constructors’ title win. Nico Rosberg was crowned the World Champion and therefore became the third Silver Arrows champion in F1 history after Fangio and Hamilton.

After Nico Rosberg had stepped down, Valtteri Bottas became the new race driver alongside Lewis Hamilton in 2017. In spite of the revised line-up, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team remained on course for success: The team won the World Championship double in each of the years 2017 to 2020. By winning his seventh World Championship title, Lewis Hamilton drew level with record champion Michael Schumacher. Just one of many records Hamilton set in a Silver Arrow.

Rennfahrzeug Nummer 63 des Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team auf der Rennstrecke
Rennfahrzeug Nummer 63 des Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team auf der Rennstrecke

In the Eifel Grand Prix, Lewis also scored his 91st F1 race win and thus matched Michael Schumacher’s record for the most race wins. In the Portuguese Grand Prix a fortnight later, Lewis again was the fastest driver in the field and has been the sole record holder ever since. With the strong achievements, the team improved its own F1 record: no other team in the sport’s 70-year history managed to score seven consecutive World Championship doubles.

For 2021, the records kept on coming for Lewis, and he also became the first driver to reach 100 wins and 100 pole positions in the sport’s history. Lewis finished second in the Drivers’ Championship, just missing out on the title to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after a hard-fought, season-long battle, and helped Mercedes to its eight consecutive Constructors’ title.

Rennfahrzeug Nummer 44 des Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team auf der Rennstrecke
Rennfahrzeug Nummer 44 des Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team auf der Rennstrecke

The 2022 season marked the dawn of a new era in Formula One, which presented the team members at the Brackley and Brixworth technology centres with a set of huge challenges. The changes to the Technical Regulations were the biggest in a generation, and so the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team entered its 13th season with a brand-new race car, which, like the following year 2023, was to prove challenging and character-building.

Nevertheless, there were also some highlights: Lewis Hamilton was joined by a new teammate in the shape of George Russell, who has been part of the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport family since 2017 - including three seasons in F1 with Mercedes customer team Williams Racing. George scored his first Grand Prix victory at the penultimate race of the 2022 season in Brazil. Lewis completed Mercedes' 59th double victory in F1.

In the 2024 season, George and Lewis will once again take the wheel of the new Mercedes-AMG F1 W15 E PERFORMANCE and contest their third season together.

Rennfahrzeug Nummer 44 des Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team auf der Rennstrecke
Rennfahrzeug Nummer 44 des Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team auf der Rennstrecke

The Next Phase


Mercedes-AMG F1 W15 E PERFORMANCE

Exactly 15 days before the start of the 2024 Formula One season, the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team unveiled the new Mercedes-AMG F1 W15 E PERFORMANCE at the Silverstone circuit, with which Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will tackle the longest F1 season in the history of the sport

In the immediate aftermath of a disappointing 2023 Bahrain Grand Prix, the team looked hard in the mirror at every aspect of our operations. A new direction was set, beginning a period of renewal. Despite the limitations of the W14’s pre-existing architecture, there was tangible progress. A hard-fought, year-long battle netted second in the Constructors’ Championship.

A new car enables the team to make bigger alterations that are not possible during the season. These changes include a new chassis, and new gearbox casing. Aerodynamically, as ever, the focus has been on efficiency. The endless quest for finding more downforce with less drag and delivering it to the track in a manner that complements the function of the suspension and tyres. A big focus has been on improving the previous car’s unpredictable rear axle.

Another visible difference with the W15? The livery. In a year when the iconic Silver Arrows mark their 90th anniversary, the famous silver returns to complement the iconic black of recent seasons. The nose section therefore transforms to silver, with the iconic three-pointed star pattern on the engine cover. The distinguished INEOS ‘Toto Rosso’ red features predominantly on the rear-wing and roll hoop in a nod to INEOS Sport, with PETRONAS green providing a dynamic flow across the car.

The development of the Power Unit is restricted by the regulations, so that the Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains team in Brixworth was able to concentrate fully on reliability and software improvements.

Improving safety for more than 25 years

Official FIA F1® Safety Car und Official FIA F1® Medical Car

Das Mercedes-AMG Safety Car und das Mercedes-AMG Medical Car stehen auf einer Rennstrecke
Das Mercedes-AMG Safety Car und das Mercedes-AMG Medical Car stehen auf einer Rennstrecke

Vehicles from Mercedes-AMG have been improving safety at Grands Prix since 1996, firstly with the Official FIA F1® Safety Car which leads the Formula One field in bad weather or when there's an incident and then with the Official FIA F1® Medical Car which can immediately reach the scene of an accident.

The safety car with the three-pointed star has been a constant feature for 26 years now, and during that time, high-performance models, including the Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG, the Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG and the spectacular SLS AMG gullwing specially developed by Mercedes-AMG, have all been utilised.

Since the 2022 F1 season the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series (fuel consumption combined: 12.8 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 292 g/km)[1] leads the field as the safety car. At the same time, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ (fuel consumption combined: 13.5-13.0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 308-295 g/km)[2] made its debut as the medical car. These two F1 safety vehicles are the most powerful ever used and will sport the same distinctive red livery as in previous years.

Das Mercedes-AMG Medical Car auf einer Rennstrecke
Das Mercedes-AMG Medical Car auf einer Rennstrecke
Customer Racing

Gentlemen, start your engines

Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing
Der Mercedes-AMG GT3 und der Mercedes-AMG GT4 auf einer Rennstrecke
Der Mercedes-AMG GT3 und der Mercedes-AMG GT4 auf einer Rennstrecke

Since 2010, customer racing has also been contributing significantly to Mercedes-AMG Motorsport’s achievements at circuits all over the world. Under the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing banner, customer teams all over the world are getting support in terms of technology and know-how. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 marked the start of this era, already causing worldwide excitement in its first full season in 2011 and becoming the best newcomer in motorsport.

With the Mercedes-AMG GT3, Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing opened a new chapter in 2016. The Mercedes-AMG GT3's easy driveability coupled with its high agility, efficiency and safety opened up new performance dimensions for the teams. With the historic quadruple victory at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the greatest single success to date in the history of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing was achieved in its debut year.

Der Mercedes-AMG GT3 auf der Rennstrecke
Der Mercedes-AMG GT3 auf der Rennstrecke

With the presentation of the successor model, the course was set for the future in 2019. The new Mercedes-AMG GT3 had its official premiere at the start of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing’s tenth anniversary season during the 24-hour race in Dubai in January 2020.

Since 2018, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 has been serving as an extension of the customer racing portfolio, providing a perfect entry into the fascinating world of GT racing. The production-based GT4 concept combines matured competition technology with the highest levels of safety, durability, efficiency and user-friendliness. Presented in 2022, the optimised version of the successful model is setting new benchmarks in the GT4 category with a new performance level and more sustainable production processes.

Der Mercedes-AMG GT4 auf der Rennstrecke
Der Mercedes-AMG GT4 auf der Rennstrecke

Brilliant victories in sprint and endurance races as well as numerous international championship titles in the GT segment mark the success story of the Mercedes-AMG customer sports programme, including the “Grand Slam” with overall wins in all the major GT3 endurance racing classics in 2016, the historic quadruple victory in the Nürburgring 24-hour race in 2016, the FIA GT World Cup wins in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and the sensational 1-2 in the Daytona 24 Hours in 2021.

During the twelve-year history of the customer sports programme, the well over 400 race cars from the performance and sports car brand from Affalterbach have racked up over 600 overall wins, over 300 class wins and almost 250 championship titles in around 7,500 starts in about 150 race series.

For the 2022 season, the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport programme again includes numerous high-class series and international motorsport classics.

Mehrere Mercedes-AMG GT3 und Mercedes-AMG GT4 Rennfahrzeuge auf der Rennstrecke
Mehrere Mercedes-AMG GT3 und Mercedes-AMG GT4 Rennfahrzeuge auf der Rennstrecke

The Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Programme

Behind the teams’ sporting success, a comprehensive programme has been put in place that, just like the cars, is subject to continuous development. The guiding principle is the quick and professional support for teams with the aim of contributing to the biggest possible joint success by means of technology, know-how and manpower.

Der Mercedes-AMG GT3 und der Mercedes-AMG GT4 auf der Rennstrecke
Der Mercedes-AMG GT3 und der Mercedes-AMG GT4 auf der Rennstrecke

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