Mercedes AMG F1 Team
|Address||Brackley, Northants, NN13 7YY England|
|Team Principles||Paddy Lowe
GBR (2013 - present)
Toto Wolff AUT (2013 - present)
Ross Brawn GBR (2010 - 2013)
|Designers||Geoff Willis GBR
Bob Bell GBR (2011-present)
Loic Bigois FRA (2010)
Jorg Zander GER (2010)
Following its hugely successful debut season the Brawn Grand Prix team was purchased by its engine supplier Mercedes, running as a full-works program in 2010 as "Mercedes GP". In December, after weeks of speculation, it was announced that 7-time World Champion Michael Schumacher was coming out of retirement to drive for the team. Though fast the team could not break into the top three teams in 2010 despite several podium finishes by Nico Rosberg, who outshone his lauded teammate. In 2011 the team struggled further and though they finished in the same spot in the Constructors Championship, neither driver took a podium finish.
For 2012 the team, now known as "Mercedes AMG F1 Team", radical "double DRS" system that was protested by several teams but ultimately deemed legal. Although Rosberg took win and pole position at the Chinese GP and second place at Monaco, it was not a complete success and the team lost ground to the reinvigorated Lotus F1.
Major changes came about at the end of 2012 with Norbert Haug resigning from Mercedes and Schumacher retiring again, his comeback something of a failure. To replace him the team pulled off a coup in luring Lewis Hamilton away from McLaren and the 2013 season saw the team leap up the standings. At the halfway point the team had 3 wins but they could not match the Red Bull Racing performance during the latter stages and finished a distant second.
2014 saw a huge change in regulations and the introduction of 1.6L V6 turbocharged hybrid power units and it was Mercedes that proved to be the class of the field. The team was thwarted from taking every pole position of the season by Felipe Massa's Mercedes powered Williams and only Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing was able to take away race wins. The Constructors Chmapionship was won with three races to spare but Hamilton and Rosberg took the Drivers title fight to the very last race, with the Briton victorious.
The team continued to steamroller the field during 2015 with Lewis Hamilton repeating as Drivers' Championship with races to spare and only Vettel's Ferrari able to pose a real threat.
|Year||Chassis||Engine||Tyre||# / Drivers||Start||Win||Pole||F Lap||Pts||Pos|
|2010||MGP-W01||Mercedes FO108X V8||BS||3 M.Schumacher
|2011||MGP-W02||Mercedes FO108Y V8||PI||7 M.Schumacher
|2012||MGP-W03||Mercedes FO108Z V8||PI||7 M.Schumacher
|2013||MGP-W04||Mercedes FO108Z V8||PI||8 Hamilton
|2014||MGP-W05||Mercedes PU106A V6t Hybrid||PI||44 Hamilton
|2015||MGP-W06||Mercedes PU106B V6t Hybrid||PI||44 Hamilton
|2016||MGP-W07||Mercedes PU106C V6t Hybrid||PI||44 Hamilton
|2017||MGP-W08||Mercedes PU106C V6t Hybrid||PI||44 Hamilton
|- TITLES -|
|2016 Drivers' Championship (Nico Rosberg)|
|2016 Constructors' Championship|
|2015 Drivers' Championship (Lewis Hamilton)|
|2015 Constructors' Championship|
|2014 Drivers' Championship (Lewis Hamilton)|
|2014 Constructors' Championship|
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