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 Formula 1 Team. In line with the “one team” philosophy, the team’s powertrain manufacturer in Brixworth, UK, was renamed as Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.
In 2015, a second consecutive FIA Formula 1 World Constructors’ and Driver’s Championship for the Silver Arrows stamped a new chapter written in the long and successful racing heritage of the three-pointed star. With 12 wins, 24 podium finishes, 14 pole positions and 13 fastest laps from 19 races, it’s a continuation of a successful presence – 60 years after Juan Manuel Fangio clinched his second consecutive Formula 1 title with the marque.
A HISTORICAL PRESENCE
In 2012, a dominant victory in the FORMULA 1 UBS CHINESE GRAND PRIX, the third race for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, marked the first win for a works Silver Arrow since 1955—following a 55-year break in which no works Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow competed in Formula 1. The next milestone in the newly told success story is set two years later: in the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, three races before the Formula 1 2014 season finishes, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS clinches its first ever FIA Formula 1 World Constructors Championship title and a 1st and second drivers finish with Lewis Hamilton winning the drivers champion and Nico Rosberg coming in 2nd.
From the highest level of competition to the everyday road, the racing spirit of AMG shines through.
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