Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power+ n.44 Formula 1 World Champion 2018

MERCEDES F1 W09 EQ Power+ n.44

MERCEDES F1 W09 EQ Power+ n.44

HISTORY

The Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power+ n.44 is the winning car of the Formula One World Championship in 2018. Despite the victory of the world fourth in a row, the German team presented itself as the car to beat even in 2018. The new W09 was an update of the Mercedes F1 W08, the changes were mainly in the engine. The main opponent as in 2017 was the Ferrari SF71H.

Lewis Hamilton driving the Mercedes F1 W09 EQ Power+ n.44 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 2018, for the British rider he was the fifth driver title. The season was marked by the challenge between Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari. The German proved very fast in the initial part, leading the championship. But some errors by Vettel gave the English rider the chance to overtake the Ferrari driver and earn a margin of important points with which he could celebrate the conquest of the title at the Grand Prix of Mexico. Hamilton won eleven races during the season: Azerbaijan, Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Russian, Brasil and Abu Dhabi.
Mercedes for the fifth consecutive year wins the constructors’ title.

CHASSIS

Mercedes F1 W09
Moulded carbon fibre & Honeycomb composite structure
Length: 5140 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 950 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Mercedes-AMG M09 EQ Power+ Hybrid Turbo 1600 cc V6 engine 90°, limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted
Electric Motor: Motor Generator Unit Kinetic, Motor Generator Unit Heat
Power: 750-850 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Semi-automatic Sequential Gearbox eight Speed Forward and one reverse
Tank capacity: ? Lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 2018 with driver Lewis Hamilton
GP winner: GP of Azerbaigian 2018, GP of Spain 2018, GP of France 2018, GP of Germany 2018, GP of Hungary 2018, GP of Italy 2018, GP of Singapore 2018, GP of Japan 2018, GP of Russian 2018, GP of Brasil 2018, GP of Abu Dhabi 2018.

Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid n.44 winner Formula 1 World Champion with Hamilton

MERCEDES F1 W05 Hybrid n.44

MERCEDES F1 W05 Hybrid n.44

HISTORY

The Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid n.44 is the car that dominated the Formula 1 World Championship in 2014. After more than fifty years the German manufacturer decides to return to Formula 1 not only as a motorist, but also as a chassis artist, buying the team by Ross Brawn, winner of the previous year with the Brawn BGP001. With the new regulations, the turbo engines combined with the hybrid and the German one will see the most powerful and reliable mounted on the chassis designed by the Italian engineer Aldo Costa.

Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid n.44 wins the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship. For the British rider he is the second title after the 2009 championship. During the season he dominates eleven Grand Prix, while his teammate Nico Rosberg gets five wins. Mercedes also wins the constructors’ title with sixteen wins on nineteen Grand Prix.

CHASSIS

Mercedes F1 W05
Moulded carbon fibre & Honeycomb composite structure
Length: 4800 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 950 mm
Brakes: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Mercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid, 1600 cc 90° V6 turbocharged
Electric motor Motor Generator Unit Kinetic (MGU-K), Motor Generator Unit Heat (MGU-H)
Power: 448 kW + 120 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Mercedes co-developed with Xtrac semi-automatic seamless shift sequential gearbox with eight speed forward and one reverse gears
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 2014 with driver Lewis Hamilton
GP winner: GP of Malaysia 2014, GP of Bahrain 2014, GP of China 2014, GP of Spain 2014, GP of Great Britain 2014, GP of Italy 2014, GP of Singapore 2014, GP of Japan 2014, GP of Russian 2014, GP of Usa 2014, GP of Abu Dhabi 2014.

Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner Formula 1 Champion 1955 with Fangio

MERCEDES-BENZ W196 STREIMLINER

MERCEDES-BENZ W196 STREAMLINER

HISTORY

The Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner is the wheeled version of the Formula 1 that dominated the two years 1954/55.

After the second world war the Mercedes decided to return to compete in car competitions. After the victory of the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, it was entrusted to the engineering team composed by Nallinger, Kraus, Scherenberg and Gossmann, to build a Formula 1 using the new rules of 1954. The debut of the Mercedes Benz W196 Streamliner took place at the French Grand Prix and immediately gained success with Juan Manuel Fangio.

Fangio won the Formula One World Championship 1954 at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz W196 Streamliner, but won the first two grand prix of the season in Argentina and Belgium with the Maserati 250F. The Argentine driver dominated the season also winning the GP Germany, GP Switzerland and GP Italy, only Gonzalez in Great Britain and Hawthorn in Spain managed to break the hegemony of Fangio.

CHASSIS

Mercedes W196 Streamliner
Aluminium body panels chassis
Length: 4360 mm
Width: 1680 mm
Height: 1020 mm
Brakes: drums, all round
Tyres: Continental

ENGINE

Mercedes M196 R Straight 8, 2496 cc front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 216 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: five speed Manual
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1954 with driver Juan Manuel Fangio
GP winner: GP of France 1954 with Juan Manuel Fangio, GP of Germany 1954 with Juan Manuel Fangio, GP of Switzerland 1954 with Juan Manuel Fangio, GP of Italy 1954 with Juan Manuel Fangio

Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 Champion 1955 with Fangio

MERCEDES-BENZ W196

MERCEDES-BENZ W196

HISTORY

For the 1955 Formula One World Championship, Mercedes again deployed a Mercedes-Benz W196. The car designed by Hans Scherrenberg, did not have many modifications, apart from the engine power. The experience of the previous season led to the greater use of the open wheeled version, given the characteristics of the world circuits. The only exception was for the Italian Grand Prix where the circuit was very fast and was opted for the wheeled chassis.

Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz W196 won the 1955 Formula One World Championship. A title contender is Stirling Moss’s new team-mate, but the argentine was too experienced for the british driver. Fangio started winning his home Grand Prix in Argentina, and during the season he obtained three more victories, GP Netherlands, GP Belgium and GP Italy. The 24 hour Le Mans 1955 crash, where the Mercedes led by Pierre Levegh caused the death of 83 people, brought to Mercedes-Benz to the decision to stop all sporting competitions, including Formula 1.

CHASSIS

Mercedes W196
Aluminium body panels chassis
Length: 4025 mm
Width: 1625 mm
Height: 1040 mm
Brakes: drums, all round
Tyres: Continental

ENGINE

Mercedes M196 R Straight 8, 2496 cc front, longitudinally mounted
Power: 216 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: five speed Manual
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1955 with driver Juan Manuel Fangio
GP winner: GP of Argentina 1955 with Juan Manuel Fangio, GP of Belgio 1955 with Juan Manuel Fangio, GP of Holland 1955 with Juan Manuel Fangio, GP of Great Britain 1955 with Stirling Moss, GP of Italy 1955 with Juan Manuel Fangio

Mercedes-Benz CLR n.4 24 hours of Le Mans 199

MERCEDES-BENZ CLR n.4

MERCEDES-BENZ CLR n.4

HISTORY

The Mercedes-Benz CLR is a prototype designed by Mercedes-Benz to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999. After winning the 1998 Grand Touring World Championship with the CLK-LM progenitor, Mercedes realizes the car for the LM GTP class, a new class created by the ACO specifically for Le Mans, which also includes the Toyota GT-One.

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1999 the Mercedes-Benz n.4 driven by Mark Webber, during the practice of Thursday while he is facing the back on the straight that precedes the Indianapolis curve at about 320 km/h, suddenly takes off and makes a double tonneau and then fall on the wheels. The car repaired for the Saturday morning warm up, with Webber behind the wheel, resumes the flight before the Mulsanne curve at around 340 km/h, the car is semi-destroyed and the driver is unharmed. Mercedes-Benz 4 is forced to retire.


Video crash Webber warm up Le Mans 1999

Mercedes worried by these episodes, decided to start the same but with changes to prevent the recurrence of incidents occurred. During the race, just before night, the Mercedes-Benz CLR driven by Peter Dumbreck while chasing a Toyota GT-One on the back before the Indianapolis curve takes off like an airplane, rotates in the air and then landed in the woods 30 meters from the track; the pilot is unharmed, while the car is destroyed. The Stuttgart manufacturer stops immediately even the last CLR in the race and the Mercedes team withdraws from the race.

CHASSIS

Mercedes-Benz CLR
Carbon fibre composite
Length: 4893 mm
Width: 1999 mm
Height: 1012 mm
Suspension: Double wishbones, push rod actuated coil springs over Penske dampers, anti roll bar.
Brakes: Ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all round.
Tyres: Bridgestone

ENGINE

Mercedes-Benz GT 108 C 90° V8 5721 cc
Power: 448 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: XTrac six speed Sequential
Differential: Rear mechanical locking differential
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

24 hours of Le Mans 1999 with drivers Marcel Tiemann, Mark Webber, Jean Marc Gounon
Did not start for accident in practice warm up

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL n.21 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1952

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL n.21

MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL n.21

HISTORY

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL n.21 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1952. After the second world war the builder of Stuttgart was conditioned by the decisions of the allies, at the beginning of the fifties was entrusted to Alfred Neubauer the department sport from which the Formula 1 Mercedes W196 was born, which dominated in the two-year period 54 and 55, and the 300 SL coupe with the opening of the gull-wing doors.

Lang and Riess won the 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL n.21, for Mercedes it was the first victory, but it was also the first success of a closed cockpit car. The initial withdrawal of the Jaguars and Ferraris, saw the escape of the Talbot-Lago n.8 of Levegh who drove throughout the race and was forced to retire at one hour from the end for the engine break. The German team obtained a double thanks to the second place of the twin car n.20 of Helfrich and Niedermayr with a gap of one lap, while third with fifteen laps of delay Nash Healey n.10 of Johnson and Wisdom.

CHASSIS

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
aluminium body steel tubular spaceframe
Length: 4220 mm
Width: 1790 mm
Height: 1265 mm
Brakes: Drums, all round
Tyres: Continental

ENGINE

Mercedes-Benz 2996 cc S6
Power: 131 kW
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Mercedes four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 190 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1952 with drivers Hermann Lang, Fritz Riess

Mercedes F1 W08 Hybrid n.44 winner Formula 1 World Champion 2017

MERCEDES F1 W08 Hybrid n.44

MERCEDES F1 W08 Hybrid n.44

HISTORY

The Mercedes F1 W08 Hybrid n.44 is the winning car of the Formula One World Championship in 2017. After three years of domination by the German team, the new year’s car sees new structural upgrades compared to the previous Mercedes F1 W07. With the Rosberg retreat, the team headed by Toto Wolff hires the Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas.

Lewis Hamilton driving the Mercedes F1 W08 Hybrid n.44 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 2017, for the British rider he was the fourth driver title. The championship was marked by the challenge between Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari SF70H. The German driver at the head of the world mid-season had technical problems that forced him to retire for three consecutive races, the English take advantage by overtaking the driver Ferrari in the standings and win the world title with two races in advance. Mercedes won its fourth constructors title.

CHASSIS

Mercedes F1 W08
Moulded carbon fibre & Honeycomb composite structure
Length: 5000 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 950 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Mercedes-AMG M08 EQ Power+ Hybrid Turbo 1600 cc V6 engine 90°, limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted
Electric Motor: Motor Generator Unit Kinetic, Motor Generator Unit Heat
Power: 750-850 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Semi-automatic Sequential Gearbox eight Speed Forward and one reverse
Tank capacity: ? Lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 2017 with driver Lewis Hamilton
GP winner: GP of China 2017, GP of Spain 2017, GP of Canada 2017, GP of Great Britain 2017, GP of Belgium 2017, GP of Italy 2017, GP of Singapore 2017, GP of Japan 2017, GP of USA 2017

Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid n.6 winner Formula 1 World Champion 2016

MERCEDES F1 W07 Hybrid n.6

MERCEDES F1 W07 Hybrid n.6

HISTORY

The Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid n.6 is the dominating car of the Formula World Championship in 2016. After two years of domination the German team, tried to maintain its advantage over the opponents with a project that was based heavily on the car before the Mercedes F1 W06, the biggest differences were hidden by the engine bonnet and mainly concerned the gearbox.

Nico Rosberg driving the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid n.6 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 2016, for the German driver was the first and only drivers’ title. The championship was marked as in the last two years by the duel between the two Mercedes drivers, leaving only one victory to the opponents. Rosberg won nine races and set off eight times in pole position, winning the title at the last race in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi where he came second behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Mercedes won its third constructors title.
After a few days of winning the world title Rosberg announced the withdrawal from motor racing.

CHASSIS

Mercedes F1 W07
Moulded carbon fibre & Honeycomb composite structure
Length: 5000 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 950 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Mercedes PU106C Hybrid Turbo 1600 cc V6 engine 90°, limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted
Electric Motor: Motor Generator Unit-Kinetic, Motor Generator Unit-Heat
Power: 750-850 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Semi-automatic Sequential Gearbox eight Speed Forward and one reverse
Tank capacity: ? Lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 2016 with driver Nico Rosberg
GP winner: GP of Australia 2016, GP of Bahrain 2016, GP of China 2016, GP of Russian 2016, GP of Europe 2016, GP of Belgium 2016, GP of Italy 2016, GP of Singapore 2016, GP of Japan 2016

Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid n.44 winner Formula 1 World Champion 2015

MERCEDES F1 W06 Hybrid n.44

MERCEDES F1 W06 Hybrid n.44

HISTORY

The Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid n.44 is the dominating car of the Formula One World Championship in 2015. With the 2014 change of regulation, the German manufacturer managed to have a performance advantage that the opponents were struggling to reach. The new car designed by Aldo Costa, Geoff Willis and Paddy Love, was an update of the 2014 Mercedes F1 W05 dominator.

Lewis Hamilton driving the Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid n.44 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 2015, for the British driver he was the third drivers title. The championship was marked by the duel between the two Mercedes drivers, leaving only three victories to the opponents. Hamilton won ten races and left eleven start in pole position, winning the title with three races in advance. Mercedes won its second constructors title.

CHASSIS

Mercedes F1 W06
Moulded carbon fibre e Honeycomb composite structure
Length: 5000 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 950 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Pirelli

ENGINE

Mercedes PU106B Hybrid Turbo 1600 cc V6 engine 90°, limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted
Electric Motor: Motor Generator Unit Kinetic, Motor Generator Unit Heat
Power: 750-850 CV
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Semi-automatic Sequential Gearbox eight Speed Forward and one reverse
Tank capacity: ? Lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 2015 with driver Lewis Hamilton
GP winner: GP of Australia 2015, GP of China 2015, GP of Bahrain 2015, GP of Canada 2015, GP of Great Britain 2015, GP of Belgium 2015, GP of Italy 2015, GP of Japan 2015, GP of Russian 2015, GP of USA 2015