Stuttgart, Apr 6, 2021 -
What a surprising victory: The large and, despite numerous weight-saving measures, still heavy Mercedes-Benz SSKL (W 06 RS) with Rudolf Caracciola at the wheel was not considered to be a favourite in view of the Italian competition in the fifth Mille Miglia on 12 and 13 April 1931.
Stuttgart, Mar 25, 2021 -
No less than two milestones in the history of Mercedes-Benz were achieved by the important “Nice Week” racing event from 25 to 29 March 1901: 120 years ago, the era of the modern car began with the victory in Nice of the Mercedes 35 hp made by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and, at the same time, the Mercedes brand name was born.
Stuttgart, Mar 24, 2021 -
It is a rare feat for a Formula One driver to race for the same team for nine years. David Coulthard is one of those exceptions. “Between 1996 and 2004 he raced for McLaren-Mercedes 150 times and won 12 Grand Prix races in Formula One.
Stuttgart, Mar 18, 2021 -
Congratulations! No less than four racing drivers who claimed victories in various eras at the wheel of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be celebrating milestone birthdays this spring.
Stuttgart, Jan 22, 2021 -
Time and again, great racing drivers dominate entire eras with their sporting success. For instance Rudolf Caracciola: the Mercedes-Benz works driver was the star of the first Silver Arrow era in the 1930s.
Stuttgart, Oct 20, 2020 -
From the very first car race in the United States of America 125 years ago to claiming the top spot at rallies 40 years ago: the willingness to compete dominates the very diverse and successful motorsport history of Mercedes-Benz.
Stuttgart, Aug 20, 2020 -
After the impressive anniversary celebrating 125 years of Motorsport at Mercedes-Benz last year, the brand continues to celebrate further outstanding racing moments from its history in 2020. The highlights include the triumph of Sauber-Mercedes in the World Sportscar Championship 30 years ago.
Stuttgart, Jan 3, 2020 -
After the great “125 Years of Motorsport” anniversary at Mercedes-Benz, the brand is celebrating further great racing moments from its history in 2020. The highlights include the anniversary of the return to Formula 1 as a factory team in 2020 and legendary rally victories. Moreover, Mercedes-Benz drivers are also celebrating big birthdays.
Stuttgart, Nov 20, 2019 -
Lewis Hamilton, Mika Häkkinen, Juan Manuel Fangio, Rudolf Caracciola and many more besides: Mercedes-Benz racing drivers are celebrated as heroes in the history of motor racing by their fans. Their victories range from the latest double in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship back to the birth of motorsport 125 years ago.
Stuttgart, Sep 17, 2019 -
British racing driver Stirling Moss became a star of the Mercedes-Benz racing department in 1955. He celebrated outstanding victories with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racing sports car (W 196 S) and was Formula 1 runner-up world champion with the W 196 R. His successes are highlights of 125 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history.
Stuttgart, Jul 25, 2019 -
On 28 July 2019 Mercedes-Benz Classic celebrates “125 Years of Motorsports” at the Formula 1 Mercedes-Benz Grosser Preis von Deutschland at the Hockenheimring. Besides extensive event activities, numerous vehicles from the company’s own collection commemorate the highlights of motorsports history since 1894.
Stuttgart, Apr 24, 2019 -
Defining moments in races and records: 125 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history include many surprising and special successes, whereby world speed records are just as much a part of this tradition as unparalleled racing victories.
Stuttgart, Apr 2, 2019 -
This year Mercedes-Benz celebrates the anniversary “125 Years of Motorsport” – a perfect opportunity to transform a luxurious 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 S (W 108) into a furious rally racer, following the example set by the legendary racing car icon, the red Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, which was successful in Spa-Francorchamps in 1971.
Stuttgart, Jan 31, 2019 -
In July 1894 the world's first car race takes place from Paris to Rouen. And so begins the successful motorsport history of Mercedes-Benz. The two winning vehicles are powered by an engine developed by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach.
Stuttgart, Jul 12, 2018 -
The official race début of the Mercedes-Benz SS (Super Sport) ended with a dramatic triple victory. Rudolf Caracciola and Christian Werner won the third German Grand Prix on 15 July 1928 at the Nürburgring, beating Otto Merz and the team Christian Werner and Willy Walb.
Stuttgart, Oct 26, 2017 -
The first season of the new FIA GT Championship in 1997 ended with a one-two victory for AMG Mercedes: Race driver Bernd Schneider won the title driving the newly developed Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR racing touring car, which was developed in an extremely short space of time starting in December 1996.
Stuttgart, Oct 9, 2017 -
In autumn 1957, racing driver Paul O'Shea won his third US sports car championship. After his two titles in a 300 SL "Gullwing" Coupé (W 198) in 1955 and 1956, he won his third championship in succession 60 years ago at the wheel of an open-top 300 SLS ("Super Light Sport") touring sports car based on the 300 SL Roadster.
Stuttgart, Sep 21, 2017 -
At the Zoute Grand Prix 2017, Mercedes-Benz Classic is presenting three outstanding open-top sporting vehicles that span the brand's history: the supercharged Model S sports car from 1927 stands for the racing victories of the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Stuttgart, Nov 8, 2016 -
Racing driver Paul O'Shea won his second title as US sports car champion in the 1956 season driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL "Gullwing". When the season ended on 28 December 1956, he was champion in the category "D Production“ and had scored the most points in the National Sports Car Championship of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).
Stuttgart, Sep 29, 2015 -
The Targa Florio was the decisive contest in the 1955 World Sports Car Championship. Under tremendous pressure to succeed in this, the final race of the season, Mercedes-Benz finished first and second with the 300 SLR, just enough to win the World Championship. This was a triumph that allowed the Mercedes star to shine more brightly than ever before.
Stuttgart, Jul 16, 2015 -
The Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC rally car and star of the 1978 “Vuelta a la América del Sud” long-distance rally puts in a gala appearance at the fifth ADAC Eifel Rally Festival from 23 to 25 July 2015. The event takes place in and around the City of Daun: one of the original coupés with which the brand from Stuttgart scored a glorious one-two victory at the time, will be driven at the Rally Festival by Andrew Cowan (the 1978 winner) and Klaus Kaiser as well as by the team Hannu Mikkola/Arne Hertz.
Stuttgart, Jun 10, 2015 -
1955 was the golden year of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. It enjoyed an unprecedentedly successful run, comprising one-two or even one-two-three wins. These outstanding triumphs assured Mercedes-Benz of the 1955 Worls Sports Car Championship title. Mercedes-Benz Classic is now presenting a new book on the legendary racing sports car, its races and the people behind it.
Stuttgart, May 13, 2015 -
Some 60 years after Mercedes-Benz’s triumph at the Mille Miglia, three of the greatest heroes of the thousand-mile race in 1955 are returning to the route between Brescia and Rome: together with the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car, Mercedes-Benz racing drivers Stirling Moss and Hans Herrmann are remembering the 1955 race at this year’s Mille Miglia event, which is being held between 14 and 17 May 2015.
Stuttgart, May 6, 2015 -
60 years ago, the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows were practically unbeatable throughout the entire racing season – in all the major classes of international motor sport: in 1955, the Stuttgart racing team with Juan Manuel Fangio at the wheel of the W 196 R won the Formula 1 world championship for the second time running and achieved a triumph in the sports car world championship with the 300 SLR (W 196 S), while Werner Engel became European touring car champion in the 300 SL (W 198) production sports car.
Stuttgart, Oct 14, 2014 -
Fifty years ago Mercedes-Benz dominated the 8th Argentine Touring Car Grand Prix (“VIII Gran Premio Internacional de Turismo Super Nafta YPF”) with yet another sparkling performance. At the end of the race (which ran from 28 October to 7 November 1964), the model 300 SE “Tailfin” Saloons (W 112) occupied the first three places in the overall rankings.
Stuttgart, Sep 8, 2014 -
Sir Stirling Moss is an exceptional motor racing talent. In the 1955 season, the Brit started out for Mercedes-Benz, racking up wins in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in sports car races and in the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R in Formula 1.
Stuttgart, Jul 25, 2014 -
On 5 November 1962, Ewy Rosqvist finished over three hours ahead of the rest of the field in the 6th Argentinian Touring Car Grand Prix (VI. Gran Premio Internacional Standard Supermovil YPF).
Stuttgart, Jul 10, 2014 -
Two cars fitted with a Daimler two-cylinder V-engine shared first prize in the world’s first motor car race in 1894 and a Benz vehicle received 5th prize. The reliability test drive from Paris to Rouen paved the way for the unique tradition of 120 years of Mercedes-Benz motor sport history.
Stuttgart, Jul 9, 2014 -
Bernd Schneider’s sporting homeland is Mercedes-Benz and AMG: taking part in 226 touring car races at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz, he won 43 times and was on the podium 100 times in total. He has undoubtedly earned his nickname “Mister DTM”. Bernd Schneider celebrates his 50th birthday on 20 July 2014 .
Stuttgart, Jun 23, 2014 -
On 4 July 1954, Mercedes-Benz marked its return to Grand Prix racing after the Second World War with a double victory in the French Grand Prix. At the wheel of the new Mercedes-Benz W 196 R, Juan Manuel Fangio won the race in Reims ahead of his team colleague Karl Kling. With this triumph in the Champagne region, the racing department in Stuttgart once again wrote motor racing history – exactly 40 years after the triple Mercedes victory in the 1914 French Grand Prix in Lyon. On the same day, Germany also won the football World Cup in Berne.
Stuttgart, May 30, 2014 -
The double victory of the Sauber-Mercedes C 9 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on 11 June 1989, marked the culmination of the return of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows to the race track. Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens won the race in the C 9 with the starting number 63, followed by Mauro Baldi, Kenny Acheson and Gianfranco Brancatelli (starting number 61). The triumph was completed by a fifth place for the third car racing for the Sauber-Mercedes team: