Current Mercedes

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Jenson Button, and the constructor’s championship in 2009, grew out of the ashes of Honda’s F1 entry after Honda had withdrawn from F1 at the end of the 2008 season after only a single Grand Prix win for Button in Hungary 2006.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.


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.


For 2011 Mercedes retain the same driver line up and are hoping for better things from their MGP W02 chassis.
i hope its not for the reasons i think it is, but the guy that is widely reported to be the person that is responsible for the disastrous zeropod design, that looked so good on CFD & windtunnels. but was a disaster on the track & has wasted effectively 2 years trying to put right & catch up. after toto wolff publicly scrapped the 2023 car after the 1st qualifying of the season

I wonder if he will get hired by Aston Martin or Red Bull?
as well the corralation problems between windtunnel & race track. it seems as if their car is extremely draggy we saw in china & now miami how hamilton was struggling to overtake cars even with DRS
The person to blame for the failings at Mercedes now is Mike Elliot. His zero pod concept took them down a technical cul de sac, and now they are paying the price for all that lost time.
The person to blame for the failings at Mercedes now is Mike Elliot. His zero pod concept took them down a technical cul de sac, and now they are paying the price for all that lost time.
true that is problem that will last them all the way to 2026 because they wont be developing in 2025. but this worryingly stems way back in october/november 2021. they cant bring upgrades because they also still dont understand their car. in japan they were saying all their data they have from CFD, windtunnel, simulations. they have says they should be 1 second quicker than they are. they are baffled & have no idea why
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