Mercedes GP FIA Entry: Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Car 7: Michael Schumacher Car 8: Nico Rosberg Engine: Mercedes V8 Team Principal: Ross Brawn Technical Director: Bob Bell Race Engineer Car 7: Mark Slade Race Engineer Car 8: Tony Ross Stats as of end 2010 First Entered 2010 Races Entered 19 Race Wins 0 Pole Positions 0 Fastest Laps 0 Driver World Championships 0 Constructor World Championships 0 Team History The Mercedes team history splits into two parts. In 1954 the famous pre-war Silver Arrows entered the F1 world championship and recorded a 1-2 at their first race. Fangio went on to win the drivers championship that year and again in 1955. Mercedes withdrew at the end of the 1955 season after the accident which killed 80 spectators at Le Mans which involved one of their cars. The current team entered F1 in 2010 after Mercedes bought Brawn Grand Prix. Brawn Grand Prix, winners of the Drivers Championship, with Jenson Button, and the constructor’s championship in 2009, grew out of the ashes of Honda’s F1 entry after Honda had withdrawn from F1 at the end of the 2008 season after only a single Grand Prix win for Button in Hungary 2006. Prior to the Honda takeover in 2006 the team had raced under the name of British America racing which had acquired the assets and race entry of the Tyrrell F1 team in 1999. BAR competed in 118 races without a single victory. The high points for the team were 2 pole positions (both for Button – San Marino 2004 and Canada 2005) and 2nd in the constructors championship in 2004. Tyrrell were amongst the most successful private F1 teams taking part in 463 Grands Prix, scoring 33 victories and 3 Drivers Championships, all with Jackie Stewart. 2010 Having replaced Button and Barrichello with Nico Rosberg and 7 times WDC Michael Schumacher many expected great things of the new Mercedes team in 2010 but they had an indifferent season. Rosberg managed 3 podiums for the team but Schumacher, coming back from retirement, struggled with the new cars, tyres and limited testing under the revised regulations. The team finished 4th in the Constructors Championship. 2011 For 2011 Mercedes retain the same driver line up and are hoping for better things from their MGP W02 chassis.