Mercedes and the F1™ history
The Mercedes-Benz brand has a long tradition in Grand Prix racing that began at the beginning of the 1900s. Daimler won its first circuit race in 1903 with the Gordon Bennett Cup. After the merger of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft with Benz & Cie, the Silver Arrows dominated the international motorsport scene in the 1930s.
After the unrest of the Second World War, it was not until 1954 and 1955 that the Mercedes works team succeeded in winning two world championship titles with Argentine racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio.
After a 38-year break in Formula 1 motorsport, Mercedes returned to Formula 1 in 1993 as an engine supplier alongside Sauber. As a shareholder of McLaren, Mercedes was able to celebrate three driver titles between 1995 and 2009.
Since 2010, the company has again had its own factory team in Formula 1™. In the 2014 season, the team won its first Constructors' World Championship and Lewis Hamilton became Driver World Champion. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 both titles were defended, with Nico Rosberg winning the drivers' title in 2016. Since the introduction of the V6 turbo engines, Mercedes has won 74 of the 100 Grand Prix events between 2014 and 2018.