Mercedes Benz Grand Prix Limited is involved in Formula One racing under the name Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The team is based out of Brackley, United Kingdom, and uses a German license. The team nickname is the “Silver Arrows” due to the look and performance of the original 1930s race vehicles. Mercedes also supplies engines to Racing Point and Williams and has collected over 180 wins as an engine supplier, ranking second in Formula One history. Mercedes F1 has become one of the most successful teams in recent history by winning consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships from 2014-2018. A record 12 one two finishes took place in 2015, and a record 19 wins happened in 2016 season.
On December 21st, 2009 it was confirmed that Malaysian oil supplier Petronas would join Mercedes F1 team as its title sponsor. From 2010 onward, the team competed under the name of Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team. The sponsorship is reported to be around 30 million Euros per year. Since 2018, Tommy Hilfiger has been the team’s official clothing supplier.
Toto Wolff is the current team principal and CEO. James Allison is the technical director, with Lewis Hamilton (44) and Valtterri Bottas (77) as the team race drivers. Lewis Hamilton began racing go karts at the age of 8 and got the racing bug immediately. Mercedes-Benz was an early sponsor for the young Brit and saw him make his Grand Prix debut in 2007 driving a McLaren Mercedes. He was only 22 years old that year and remained in contention for much of his rookie campaign. Some records he broke included: most race wins, pole positions, and points scored in a debut season. Last year, Lewis Hamilton reached new heights in Formula One history. He claimed his fifth Drivers’ title in Mexico, after claiming 11 victories, 11 pole positions, and 17 podiums. This puts him in rarified air with the likes of Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. He is a truly inspiring figure for Mercedes F1 racing, and represents the brand like no one else. His combination of elite performance, and overall attitude make him the face of Formula One racing, and a true crossover star.
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