Rosberg and Hamilton drive down memory lane


On July 4th, the Mercedes F1 team warmed up for its home grand prix in Germany by sending its two drivers out on a lap of the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring in two historic Silver Arrows – Nico in a Type W 196 and Lewis in a Type W 154. Juan Manuel Fangio (1954) and Richard Seaman (1938) respectively drove the same models to victory at the Nürburgring.

The legendary Nordschleife – fondly referred to as the Green Hell – has frequently played a major role in the history of the Silver Arrows, from the debut victory for Manfred von Brauchitsch driving a W 25 in 1934 to the win for Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 at the wheel of the W 196. (Mercedes F1)

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  • CHL

    These guys don’t really know how lucky they are!!!

  • Jack

    Lewis can’t find the KERS button!

  • Ian Mac

    Fantastic to see these cars on track together! Does anyone know if there’s film footage available anywhere?