Mercedes-Benz, a brand of Daimler AG, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer for various periods since 1954. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, which is based in Brackley, England, and possesses a German licence, is currently majority owned by Daimler AG, with Toto Wolff having a significant shareholding. Mercedes-branded teams are often referred to by the nickname, the “Silver Arrows”. An announcement was made in December 2020 that Ineos planned to take a one third equal ownership stake alongside Daimler AG and Toto Wolff, however as of December 2021 this had not yet been completed. Before the Second World War Mercedes-Benz competed in the European Championship, winning three titles. The marque debuted in Formula One in 1954. After winning their first race at the 1954 French Grand Prix, driver Juan Manuel Fangio won another three Grands Prix to win the 1954 Drivers’ Championship and repeated this success in 1955. Despite winning two Drivers’ Championships, Mercedes-Benz withdrew from motor racing after 1955 in response to the 1955 Le Mans disaster. Mercedes returned to Formula One in 1994 as an engine manufacturer in association with Ilmor, a British independent high-performance autosport engineering company, which developed their engines. The company won one constructors’ title and three drivers’ titles in a works partnership with McLaren which lasted until 2009. In 2005, Ilmor was rebranded as Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. In 2010, the company bought the Brawn GP team, rebranding it as Mercedes. Since a major rule shake-up in 2014, which required the use of turbochargers and hybrid electric engines, Mercedes has become one of the most successful teams in Formula One history, winning seven consecutive Drivers’ titles from 2014 to 2020 and eight consecutive Constructors’ titles from 2014 to 2021. It has set records for most wins in a season (19 in 2016), and for most consecutive constructors’ titles. The manufacturer has collected more than 200 wins as an engine supplier and is ranked second in Formula One history. Ten Constructors’ and thirteen Drivers’ Championships have been won with Mercedes-Benz engines.
|Full Team Name||Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team|
|Base||Brackley, United Kingdom|
|Team Chief||Toto Wolff|
|Technical Chief||Mike Elliott|
|First Team Entry||1970|
|Highest Race Finish||1 (x115)|