125 years of motorsport at Mercedes-Benz: Passion for the competition

Apr 5, 2019
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The 1955 season is one of the most successful motorsport seasons for Mercedes-Benz. The brand from Stuttgart won the World Championship with the 300 SLR racing car (W 196 S). Between 30 April and 1 May 1955, Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson won the Mille Miglia in Italy in the 300 SLR with the best ever recorded time.
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Nice Week, 25 to 29 March 1901. Baron Henri de Rothschild’s Mercedes 35 HP racing car in La Turbie after winning the Nice–La Turbie hill climb on 29 March 1901. At the wheel is Wilhelm Werner, who later became the German emperor’s driver.
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Press conference at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, 25 January 2010. Mercedes-Benz presents its new Formula 1 factory team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS. The drivers for the new Silver Arrow are Nico Rosberg and seven-times Formula 1 record world champion, Michael Schumacher.
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Eleventh Bandama Rally, 9 to 14 December 1979. Depot with pit stop in the open air. The team of Andrew Cowan/Klaus Kaiser with a Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0 rally car (C 107). The rally ends with a quadruple victory for Mercedes-Benz, Cowan/Kaiser take third place after Mikkola/Hertz and Waldegaard/Thorszelius.
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Start of the International Eifel Race at the Nürburgring, 3 June 1934. Manfred von Brauchitsch won the race in a Mercedes-Benz W 25 racing car weighing just 750 kilograms, used for the first time in a race.
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Daimler two-cylinder V-engine from 1889. Studio shot. Engines constructed under licence powered the winning vehicles in the first car competition in history 125 years ago.
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Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car from the 2016 season, studio shot from the front right.
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Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car from the 2014 season, studio shot from the front right.
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Mercedes F1 W03 Formula 1 racing car from the 2012 season, photo from the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix in which Nico Rosberg scores the first Grand Prix victory for the new works team.
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Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car from the 2018 season, studio shot from the front left.
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First competitive vehicle run from Paris to Rouen, 22 July 1894. Albert Lemaître's Peugeot (start number 65), on the left rear seat: Adolphe Clément. The Peugeot with an engine produced under a Daimler licence crossed the finishing line in second place but was the first car over the line with a combustion engine and so was awarded joint first prize with Panhard & Levassor.
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French Grand Prix at Dieppe on 7 July 1908. The car that finally won, the Mercedes Grand Prix racing car, with Christian Lautenschlager at the wheel and his mechanic, Meckle.
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Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Russian GP 2017. Toto Wolff
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Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Singapore GP 2017. Lewis Hamilton
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Formula One - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Japanese GP 2018. Valtteri Bottas
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DTM finale at the Hockenheimring, 23 October 2005: Gary Paffett takes third place in the final race of the season in a DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes C-Class DTM touring car (W 203) and secures the championship title after five victories in the season.
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DTM race at the Nürburgring, 17 August 2003. Bernd Schneider takes third place in an AMG-Mercedes CLK DTM touring car (C 209) a nd picks up his fourth DTM title at the end of the season – the third since 2000.
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DTM race in Barcelona, 24 September 2006: September 2006: Bernd Schneider in a Vodafone AMG-Mercedes C-Class DTM touring car (W 203) finishes second and finally becomes DTM Champion for the fifth time after 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2003.
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DTM season opener at the Hockenheimring, 1 May 2011: Bruno Spengler in a Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG-Mercedes C-Class DTM touring car (W 204) wins the first race of the 2011 DTM season and finishes third in the drivers’ rating.
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DTM race at the Norisring in Nuremberg, 27 June 2015: Pascal Wehrlein in a gooix Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM (C 204) wins the first heat of the fourth DTM race in the 2015 season and finishes 2015 as DTM Champion.
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Italian Grand Prix, Monza, 7 September 1997. David Coulthard in a McLaren Mercedes MP4/12 clocks up his second victory of the season and the second Formula 1 victory for the McLaren-Mercedes team. At the end of the season, he finishes third in the 1997 World Championship driver rating.
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The year 1995 marks the first Formula 1 season in the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and British racing team McLaren. The McLaren Mercedes MP4/10 is painted in the team colours white and red.
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Italian Grand Prix, 13 September 1998. The subsequent 1998 Formula 1 world champion, Mika Häkk inen in a McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13.
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British Grand Prix in Silverstone, 23 April 2000. David Coulthard in the McLaren-Mercedes MP4/15 picks up his first victory of the season for McLaren-Mercedes and finishes third in the drivers’ ratings at the end of the season.
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Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, 10 June 2007. Formula 1 newcomer Lewis Hamilton, who has achieved a podium finish at all Grand Prix races to date, clinches his first Formula 1 victory in a Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-22. After three more victories, he ends the season as runner-up – but only one point behind.
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Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, 20 March 2016. Nico Rosberg wins the first race of the season in a Mercedes F1 W07 hybrid. He goes on to secure eight more victories and then, with a second place in the last race of the season in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 27 November 2016, takes home the title of Formula 1 World Champion.
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Norbert Haug (right) and DTM racing driver Gary Paffett, photo from 2005.
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Stoffel Vandoorne, photo from 2019.
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Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM touring car (C 205), 2018. Mick Schumacher’s car on the Nürburgring, September 2018.
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Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 Formula E racing car from the 2019 season, teaser design for the premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, studio shot from the front right.
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Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car from the 2015 season, studio shot from the front right.
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Mercedes F1 W04 Formula 1 racing car from the 2013 season, photo from the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix in which Lewis Hamilton scores his first Grand Prix victory for Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One.
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Mercedes MGP W01 Formula 1 racing car from the 2010 season, photo from the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix in which Nico Rosberg clinches the first podium place for the new works team (3rd place).
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Mercedes MGP W02 Formula 1 racing car from the 2011 season, photo from the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix in which Michael Schumacher scores his first points with the new Silver Arrows (9th place).
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Penske-Mercedes PC 23 IndyCar, 1994. View into the cockpit.
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Penske-Mercedes PC 23 IndyCar, 1994. Studio shot, exterior, from front left.
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Mercedes-Benz GT sports car CLK-GTR, 1997. Studio shot, exterior, from front left.
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Mercedes-Benz GT sports car CLK-GTR, 1997. View into the cockpit.
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AMG Mercedes CLK DTM touring car (C 209), 2003. Car driven by Bernd Schneider, DTM Champion in 2003. Studio shot, exterior, from front left.
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AMG Mercedes CLK DTM touring car (C 209), 2003. Car driven by Bernd Schneider, DTM Champion in 2003. View into the cockpit.
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