Based: Brackley, United Kingdom First Grand Prix: 1970 Team Principal: Toto Wolff World Championships: 7 2021 Drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas Website: www.mercedesamgf1.com
Mercedes’ modern F1 revival started with the creation of a works squad for 2010 – the platform for a meteoric rise up the Grand Prix order. The team generated huge excitement from the off with the sensational return of Michael Schumacher, but headlines soon followed on track: three podiums in their debut season, all via Nico Rosberg – who then claimed a breakthrough pole/victory double at China in 2012. The following season he was paired with Lewis Hamilton, the duo going on to stage some epic title battles as the Silver Arrows swept all before them to become one of the most dominant forces of the modern F1 era. And with Hamilton now partnered by steely Finn Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes remain very much the team to beat. (Bio from Formula1.com).