New MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team with Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart

Today, the new Silver Arrows Formula One works team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS was presented at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. Nico Rosberg and seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher along with team management Ross Brawn, Nick Fry and Norbert Haug were introduced to guests with a presentation and press conference.

Over 600 guests, including 200 media representatives and 200 Mercedes-Benz employees, visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum, one of the biggest and most famous car museums in the world, to see the launch of the team and the unveiling of the new Silver Arrows livery. Mercedes-Benz employees from the company’s manufacturing plants in Untertürkheim and Sindelfingen, 100 of whom were invited for their outstanding performances and 100 selected through a popular internal draw, also had the opportunity to take their first look at the new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS team.

The event opened with a welcome speech by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars before Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg presented the new Silver Arrows livery for the 2010 season on last year’s car. The team’s 2010 car, the MGP W01, will make its track debut at the first Formula One test in Valencia on Monday 1 February, with the 2010 Formula One season starting in Bahrain on 14 March.

The new silver and green livery creates a true marriage between the heritage of the Silver Arrows and the team’s title partner PETRONAS. The legacy of the Silver Arrows goes back to the 1934 Eifel Race when, on the evening before the event, the white paint was sanded off the Mercedes W25 race car to fulfil weight regulations (750kg formula) and the silver colour of the aluminium surface of the car appeared.

This season, with the return of the Silver Arrows, the MGP W01 will shine in silver combined with a flow of iridescent silver shading. On the nose and on other parts of the car traces of black carbon fibre visible are visible – a reminder of the first Silver Arrow of 1934.

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER:

“Finally the 2010 Formula One season is firing up! I have to say that I am totally committed to this new challenge. This season feels like a re-start for me and I am so motivated. We have a very exciting combination at MERCEDES GP PETRONAS.

We have a World Champion team in every sense of the word and I cannot wait to get into the car for the first time in Valencia. I am convinced that MERCEDES GP PETRONAS will be in a very good position to fight for the championships this season and I will definitely give it a go. Driving for Mercedes-Benz again is like the closing of a circle for me as I started my racing driver career with the three-pointed star on my helmet. This is another reason why I cannot wait for the competition to get underway.”

NICO ROSBERG:

“You can really feel the successful motorsport history of Mercedes-Benz here at the Museum in Stuttgart and to be part of the new Silver Arrows team and that racing heritage makes me feel extremely proud and motivated. Since joining the team in November, I have spent a lot of time at the factory in Brackley, at Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines in Brixworth and here in Stuttgart, which has given me the opportunity to settle in and get to know everyone.

I have seen how hard the team is working on the new car and I really can’t wait for the opportunity to drive it for the first time in Valencia next week. I am looking forward to working with everyone at MERCEDES GP PETRONAS and will give it my all to reward their fantastic efforts with good on-track results this season.”

ROSS BRAWN, TEAM PRINCIPAL, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS:

“It is a privilege to be here at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart today for the official presentation of the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team. With your first look around the Museum, you realise the fantastic racing heritage of Mercedes-Benz and we hope to be able to contribute to those successes going forward. Our team have been working extremely hard throughout last year and over the winter on the development of the MGP W01 and everyone at the team is looking forward to the start of testing in Valencia next week.

We have two excellent drivers in Nico and Michael, who will form one of the most exciting and one of the best partnerships on the grid, and with the support of Mercedes-Benz, Aabar and our new title partner PETRONAS plus all of our team partners, everyone is looking forward to the 2010 Formula One season with anticipation.”

NORBERT HAUG, VICE PRESIDENT MERCEDES-BENZ MOTORSPORT:

“With today’s presentation of our new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, a new and certainly the most important chapter of over 100 years of Mercedes-Benz motorsport history begins. The new Formula One season will offer challenges which will be bigger than ever before in over sixty years of the sport’s history.

We look forward to the cooperation with our drivers Nico Rosberg who has enormous capabilities and perspectives, and with seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher who is no less motivated than at the time when he began his professional motor racing career with Mercedes-Benz and then made his first step into such a successful Formula One career with our support.

Today I also cordially welcome our new title partner PETRONAS as well as our co-investor Aabar/IPIC together with all our team partners. I warmly welcome all our colleagues from last year’s World Championship team Brawn GP headed by Ross Brawn and Nick Fry to the Mercedes family. There are challenging tasks ahead of us and we all will tackle them with power, consistency and full motivation.”


Michael Schumacher – Car No 3

Nationality:                                                                German

Date of Birth:                                                              3 January 1969

Place of Birth:                                                            Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany

Lives:                                                                            Switzerland

Height:                                                                         1.74m

Weight:                                                                        68kg

Marital Status:                                                          Married to Corinna with two children

Personal Interests:                                                 Football, Skiing, Parachuting

Website:                                                                      www.michaelschumacher.de

GP Debut:                                                                   Belgium, 25 August 1991

Best World Championship:                                 World Champion – 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

First Win:                                                                   Belgium, 30 August 1992

Last Win:                                                                    China, 1 October 2006

Pole Positions:                                                         68

GP Starts:                                                                   250

GP Wins:                                                                     91

GP Points:                                                                  1369

2010                                                 Formula One: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, Car No 3

2006                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – 2nd in Drivers’ Championship

2005                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship

2004                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2003                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2002                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2001                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2000                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

1999                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – 5th in Drivers’ Championship

1998                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – 2nd in Drivers’ Championship

1997                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – DSQ

1996                                                 Formula One: Ferrari – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship

1995                                                 Formula One: Benetton – World Champion

1994                                                 Formula One: Benetton – World Champion

1993                                                 Formula One: Benetton – 4th in Drivers’ Championship

1992                                                 Formula One: Benetton – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship

1991                                                 Formula One: Jordan & Benetton – 13th in Drivers’ Championship

1991                                                 World Sportscar Championship: Team Sauber Mercedes

1991                                                 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft: Zakspeed Mercedes

1991                                                 Japanese Formula 3000: Team Le Mans

1990                                                 World Sportscar Championship: Team Sauber Mercedes

1990                                                 German Formula Three: WTS Racing

1990                                                 European Formula Three Cup: WTS Racing

1990                                                 Macau Grand Prix: WTS Racing

1989                                                 German Formula Three: WTS Racing

1989                                                 European Formula Three Cup: WTS Racing

1989                                                 Macau Grand Prix: WTS Racing

1988                                                 European Formula Ford 1600: Eufra Racing

1988                                                 German Formula Ford 1600: Eufra Racing

1988                    Formula König: Hoecker Sportwagenservice


Nico Rosberg – Car No 4

Nationality:                                                                 German

Date of Birth:                                                              27 June 1985

Place of Birth:                                                             Wiesbaden, Germany

Lives:                                                                                                         Monaco

Height:                                                                                                       1.78m

Weight:                                                                                                      67kg

Marital Status:                                                            Single

Personal Interests:                                                      Football, Snowboarding, Tennis, Climbing, Cycling, Music

Website:                                                                       www.nicorosberg.com

GP Debut:                                                                    Bahrain, 12 March 2006

Best World Championship:         7th – 2009

Podiums:                                                                      2

Pole Positions:                                                             0

GP Starts:                                                                     70

GP Wins:                                                                      0

GP Points:                                                                    75.5

2010                                                 Formula One: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, Car No 4

2009                                                 Formula One: Williams – 7th in Drivers’ Championship

2008                                                 Formula One: Williams – 13th in Drivers’ Championship

2007                                                 Formula One: Williams – 9th in Drivers’ Championship

2006                                                 Formula One: Williams – 17th in Drivers’ Championship

2005                                                 GP2 Series: ART Grand Prix – Champion

2004                                                 Formula Three Euro Series: Team Rosberg – 4th in Drivers’ Championship

2003                                                 Formula Three Euro Series: Team Rosberg – 4th in Drivers’ Championship

2002                                                 German Formula BMW: VIVA Racing – Champion


Ross Brawn

Team Principal

Nationality:                                    British

Date of Birth:                                 23 November 1954

Place of Birth:                                Manchester, England

Lives:                                                                            Henley-on-Thames, England

Career History:

2010                                                                             Team Principal, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team

2010                                                                              Awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List

2009                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Brawn GP/Jenson Button

March 2009                                    Team Principal, Brawn GP Formula One Team

November 2007                                                          Team Principal, Honda Racing F1 Team

2004                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2003                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2002                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2001                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2000                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

1999                                                                              Wins Constructors’ Championship with Ferrari

1997                                                                              Technical Director, Ferrari

1995                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Benetton/Michael Schumacher

1994                                                                              Wins Drivers’ Championship with Benetton/Michael Schumacher

1991                                                                              Technical Director, Benetton F1

1990                                                                              Wins Team and Drivers’ FIA World Sports Car Championship with Jaguar Racing

1989                                                                              Technical Director TWR / Jaguar Racing

1986                                                                              Chief Designer, Arrows F1

1984                                                                              Chief Aerodynamicist, Force/Beatrice F1

1979                                                                              R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist, Williams GP

1978                                                                              Mechanic, Williams GP

1977                                                                              Mechanic, March Engineering

1976                                                                              Machinist, Williams F1

1971                                                                              Trainee Engineer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Career Profile:

Ross Brawn was educated at Reading School although he was born in Manchester. In the 1970s, Ross completed an apprenticeship in Engineering at the UK Atomic Energy Authority in Harwell becoming a Trainee Engineer. He got his first taste of motor racing as a machinist at Williams before joining March Engineering in 1977 as a mechanic. Ross then returned to the Williams team and rose to the position of R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist. In 1986 Ross became Chief Designer at Arrows and then moved to take the position of Technical Director of Jaguar’s sports car team, which won the World Championship in 1991.

Later that year, Ross became Technical Director at Benetton, winning the Constructors’ Championship in 1995 and assisting Michael Schumacher’s back-to-back Drivers’ Championship victories in 1994 and 1995. Ross teamed up with Michael again in 1997 at Ferrari where he became Technical Director. Ferrari went on to win the Constructors’ Championship for six consecutive years between 1999 and 2004 with Schumacher taking the Drivers’ Championship a further five times from 2000 to 2004.

Ross took a year’s sabbatical in 2007 before joining the Honda Racing F1 Team as Team Principal in November. When Honda announced its withdrawal from the sport in 2009, Ross and his management team completed a buy-out and entered the Championship under the new name of Brawn GP.  Brawn GP with engine partners Mercedes-Benz went on to achieve eight Grands Prix victories in the 2009 Formula One season, winning the Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button.

For 2010, Ross continues in his role as Team Principal for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, in addition to being a shareholder of the team and a Board Member of Mercedes GP Ltd.

Nick Fry

Chief Executive Officer

Nationality:                                    British

Date of Birth:                                 29 June 1956

Place of Birth:                                Epsom, England

Lives:                                                                            Oxford, England

Career History:

2010                                                                              Chief Executive Officer, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team

2009                                                                              Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Brawn GP/Jenson Button

March 2009                                    Chief Executive Officer, Brawn GP Formula One Team

2006                                                                              Chief Executive Officer, Honda Racing F1 Team

2005                                                                              Chief Executive Officer, B.A.R Honda

2003                                                                              Wins World Rally Drivers Championship with Subaru/Petter Solberg

2002                                                                              Managing Director, B.A.R F1 in addition to Prodrive responsibilities

2001                                                                              Wins World Rally Drivers’ Championship with Subaru/Richard Burns

2001                                                                              Group Managing Director, Prodrive Automotive Technology

1999                                                                              Product Planning and Business Director, Ford Europe

1998                                                                              Brand Manager for Large Cars, Ford Europe

1996                                                                              Service Director, Ford Europe

1993                                                                              Managing Director, Aston Martin

1992                                                                              Director of Operations, Aston Martin

1979                                                                              Product Planner, Ford Motor Company

1978                                                                              Joined Ford Motor Company working in Sales and then Market Research

1977                                                                              Graduated from University of Wales

Career Profile:

Nick Fry began his career with the Ford Motor Company in 1977 as a graduate trainee after gaining a degree in Economics from the University of Wales. Over the next 24 years he held a variety of positions within Ford in Product Development, Marketing, Manufacturing and at Aston Martin where he was Managing Director. Nick worked with Ford in the UK, Detroit, USA, and Cologne, Germany where he spent his final two years with the company as Product Planning and Business Director for Ford Europe.

In January 2001, Nick joined Prodrive in the role of Managing Director where he was responsible for leading Prodrive’s expansion into outsourced engineering services as well as maintaining the company’s position in premier division motorsport. During this time the team won the World Rally Championship twice with client Subaru, the GT Sports Car Class at Le Mans with Ferrari, Saloon Car Races with Ford in Australia as well as numerous other events. Nick also took on the responsibility of Managing Director of the BAR Honda Formula One Team as part of a Prodrive management agreement to restructure the team.

Instrumental in negotiating Honda’s subsequent purchase of the team, Nick became CEO of the Honda Racing F1 Team in 2005. He was the helm for the team’s first victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in August 2006 and remained in his position as Chief Executive following the transfer of ownership from Honda and the creation of the Brawn GP Formula One Team in March 2009. Brawn GP with engine partners Mercedes-Benz went on to achieve eight Grands Prix victories in the 2009 Formula One season, winning the Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button.

For 2010, Nick continues in his role as Chief Executive Officer for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, in addition to being a shareholder of the team and a Board Member of Mercedes GP Ltd.

Norbert Haug

Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport

Nationality:                                    German

Date of Birth:                                 24 November 1952

Place of Birth:                                Pforzheim, Germany

Lives:                                           Stuttgart, Germany

Career History:

2010                                       Formula One with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, Board Member Mercedes GP Ltd

2009                                    Daimler AG, with Aabar Investments PJSC, takes 75.1% stake in Brawn GP

2009                                       Customer team Brawn GP: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button and Constructors’ Championship

2008                                       Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Lewis Hamilton and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2007                                       Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Lewis Hamilton

2006                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: 5th in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship

2006                                       DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2005                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2005                                       DTM: Champion with Gary Paffett

2004                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: 7th in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikonen and 5th in Constructors’ Championship                  Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship

2003                                       DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2002                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: 5th in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship

2001                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2001                                       DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2000                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2000                                       DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2000                                       DTM Relaunch

1999                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

1998                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen and Constructors’ Championship

1998                                       Drivers’ and Team titles in the FIA GT Championships with Klaus Ludwig

1997                                       Team McLaren Mercedes: First win on 1 March at the Australian Grand Prix 3rd in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard and 5th in Constructors’ Championship
1997                                       Drivers’ and Team titles in the FIA GT Championships with Bernd Schneider

1997                                       Mercedes-Benz: Manufacturers’ Champions in CART

1996                                       McLaren Mercedes: 4th in Constructors’ Championship & 5th in Drivers Championship with Mika Hakkinen

1995                                       Mercedes-Benz partnership with McLaren: 4th in Constructors’ Championship

1995                                       DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig

1995                                       ITC: Champion with Bernd Schneider

1995                                       Mercedes-Benz enters the CART Championship

1994                                      Mercedes-Benz wins the Indianapolis 500 with Team Penske & Al Unser Jr

1994                                       DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig

1993                                       Formula One: Mercedes-Benz partnership with Sauber: 6th in Constructors’ Championship

1992                                       DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig

1990                                       Joins Mercedes-Benz as Head of Motorsport on 1 October

1988                                       Deputy Chief Editor of auto motor und sport magazine

1985                                       Chief Editor of sport auto magazine

1976                                       Management of sport department at auto motor und sport magazine

1975                                       Editorial Staff at Motorpresse Stuttgart publishing house

1973                                       Trainee at local daily newspaper in Pforzheim

Career Profile:

For almost 20 years, Norbert Haug (57) has been responsible for Mercedes-Benz motorsport activities. Entering the 2010 Formula One World Championship with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS represents a new highlight in Norbert’s career as he becomes a Board Member for Mercedes GP Ltd in addition to his responsibilities as Vice President at Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.

Signing Michael Schumacher as one of the team’s drivers alongside Nico Rosberg feels like going back to his roots for Norbert who worked with the seven-time World Champion in 1990 and 1991 when Michael drove 17 races in the Group C Sports Prototype Championship and five races in DTM for Mercedes-Benz.

Over the past two decades under Norbert’s leadership, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport has been at the very top of international motor racing with Mercedes drivers winning Championship titles in all motorsport categories.

Since the first silver victory at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, Mercedes-Benz and partner McLaren have achieved 60 race wins together. Since entering Formula One in 1994, cars with Mercedes-Benz engines have won over a quarter of the races in which they have competed; 68 out of 271 races (25.1 percent). McLaren-Mercedes drivers Mika Häkkinen (1998, 1999) and Lewis Hamilton (2008) plus Jenson Button (2009) in customer team Brawn GP (now MERCEDES GP PETRONAS) took the Drivers’ Championship. McLaren-Mercedes (1998) and Brawn GP (2009) clinched the Constructors’ Championship.

Nine Drivers’ and 12 Team titles in DTM and ITC since 1991, Championship wins in the 1997 and 1998 FIA GT series as well as the 1997 Manufacturers’ title in the American CART series add to this impressive record. Together with partner Team Penske, Mercedes-Benz won the 1994 Indianapolis 500.

So far, Norbert Haug was responsible for 685 races for Mercedes-Benz in Formula One (287 races/68 wins), DTM/ITC (255 races/132 wins), FIA-GT (22 races/16 wins), CART (109 races/18 wins), Indianapolis (1 race/1 win), Group C (8 races/1 win) and Le Mans (3 races). Mercedes-Benz drivers have won 236 of these races (34.5 percent).

Under Haug’s leadership Mercedes-Benz is also engaged in the Formula 3 Euroseries since 2003 with the aim to promote young drivers. Since the first Formula 3 win with Mercedes engine by Markus Winkelhock on 17 August 2003 at the Nurburgring, vehicles with Mercedes engines achieved a total of 110 race victories out of 140 races (78.6%). With Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, Paul Di Resta, Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg and Jules Bianchi, Mercedes-Benz won six out of possible seven Championship titles in the Formula 3 Euroseries. Moreover stood since its foundation in 2003, always a team with Mercedes-Benz engines in the “unofficial” team standings on first position. Even drivers like Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica and Sebastien Buemi took advantage of the Formula 3 Euroseries and the Mercedes-Benz engine as a stepping stone to Formula 1

Cars and in particular race cars have been a part of Norbert’s life almost from the beginning. After being a trainee at the daily paper in his home town Pforzheim, Norbert joined ‘sport auto’ magazine at the publishing house Motor-Presse-Verlag in Stuttgart. One year later, he moved to ‘auto motor und sport’ magazine within the same company before becoming Chief Editor for ‘sport auto’. In 1988, Norbert returned to ‘auto motor und sport’ as Deputy Chief Editor. Two years later, the board of the then Mercedes-Benz AG hired Norbert as head of the Motorsport department and from 1 October 1990 he has been responsible for all motorsport activities.

Thomas Fuhr

Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines

Nationality:                                    German

Date of Birth:                                 2 January 1965

Place of Birth:                                Haiger, Germany

Lives:                                           Cobham, England

Career History:

2009                                                                              Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines

2007                                                                              Vice-President Purchasing & Logistics, MBUSI, Tuscaloosa

2005                                                                              Vice-President Quality, MBUSI, Tuscaloosa

2003                                                                              Director Manufacturing & Quality, McLaren Automotive SLR Project, Woking

1989                                                                              Quality Engineer, Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen Plant

1989                                                                              Graduated from University of Applied Sciences Giessen-Friedberg, Germany

Career Profile:

With 20 years experience in the automotive industry with Mercedes-Benz in Germany and the United States, Thomas Fuhr took on the position of Managing Director at Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines in Brixworth, UK at the start of 2009. Thomas led the company as it rose to the challenge of providing Formula One engines to three teams and the implementation of the KERS energy recovery system.

For 2010, Thomas continues in his role as Managing Director with the company providing engines for Mercedes-Benz works team MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Force India.

Mercedes-Benz Motorsport History
The return of the Silver Arrows in the 2010 Formula One World Championship with the new MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team begins the latest chapter in the proud 116 year history of motorsport success for Daimler and Mercedes-Benz.

The Silver Arrows were born on 3 June 1934 when Manfred von Brauchitsch won the Eifelrennen at the Nürburgring at the wheel of a Mercedes W25. The car’s white paintwork had been sanded down to meet the weight requirements and the car raced in the silver colour of its aluminium body.

On 4 July 1954, the Silver Arrows returned for the first time: Juan Manuel Fangio drove his W196 streamliner to victory in the French Grand Prix at Reims which he won ahead of his team mate Karl Kling. It was the first Formula One race win for Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz has been a force in motor sport since 1894. The first four cars home in the race from Paris to Rouen on 22 July in that year were powered by a 954cc V2 engine designed by Gottlieb Daimler. This victory set the ball rolling and in subsequent decades, the marque won countless races. For the Nice-Salon-Nice race of 1901, Daimler’s cars were entered under the name Mercedes for the first time, named after the daughter of the Daimler importer and racing driver, Emil Jellinek. The event was won by the Mercedes of the German driver Wilhelm Werner.

Highlights

1903 Camille Jenatzy drives a Mercedes to victory in the Gordon Bennett race held in Ireland.
1908 Christian Lautenschlager wins the French Grand Prix in Dieppe, his Mercedes crossing the finish line ahead of the two Benz Grand Prix cars driven by the Frenchmen Héméry and Hanriot.
1914 The top three places in the French Grand Prix are filled by 4.5-litre Mercedes racing cars. The winner is Christian Lautenschlager. Ralph de Palma takes victory in a Mercedes in the Vanderbilt race in the USA.
1915 Ralph de Palma wins the Indianapolis 500.
1926 Rudolf Caracciola takes Mercedes to a first win in the German Grand Prix on the Avus circuit in Berlin.
1927 Caracciola drives a Mercedes S to victory in the Eifelrennen, the first to be held on the Nürburgring.
1930 Caracciola is crowned European Champion at the wheel of a Mercedes SSK sports car.
1931 Caracciola takes victory in the European Hill-Climb Championships in a Mercedes SSKL.
1934 Manfred von Brauchitsch wins the Eifelrennen in a Mercedes-Benz W25 built to comply with the regulations of the new 750kg Grand Prix formula. In order to meet the maximum weight limit, the car’s white paintwork has to be sanded down during the night, exposing its aluminium body. This heralds the birth of the Silver Arrows. Caracciola and Fagioli win the Grand Prix races in Italy and Spain.
1935 Mercedes sweeps to victory in seven Grand Prix races. Caracciola is crowned European Champion.
1936 Caracciola takes first place in the Grands Prix in Monaco and Tunis.
1937 Mercedes wins six Grands Prix: with Hermann Lang (2), Manfred von Brauchitsch (1) and Rudolf Caracciola (3).
1938 Mercedes takes four Grands Prix titles. Caracciola once again takes the European title.
1939 Mercedes wins five Grands Prix. Hermann Lang is the new European Champion.
1953 After the end of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz resumes its motorsport activities, announcing its return in sports car racing. Hermann Lang and Fritz Rieß drive a 300 SL to victory in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, and Karl Kling wins the Carrera Panamericana Mexico.
1954 Mercedes-Benz returns to Formula One with a triumphant 1-2 victory by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling in the French Grand Prix. The race marks the debut of the W196 car powered by a 2.5-litre eight-cylinder in-line engine. Fangio follows up the win with three more first places to clinch the World Championship.
1955 Mercedes-Benz wins six Grand Prix races with the W196. Stirling Moss takes his first British Grand Prix victory at Aintree; Fangio records five race victories and wins his second World Championship with Mercedes. At the end of 1955 Mercedes-Benz ceases its involvement in motorsport.
1988 On its return to motor port with the Swiss Sauber team, Mercedes-Benz enters the World Sports Prototype Championship, lining up on the grid with its partner AMG in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM).
1989 Mercedes-Benz wins the World Sports Prototype Constructors’ Championship and Jean-Louis Schlesser takes the Drivers’ title. The C9 finishes first and second in the 24 Heures du Mans.
1990 For the second year in succession, Mercedes-Benz wins the Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles in the World Sports Prototype Championship with the Jean-Louis Schlesser/Mauro Baldi driver partnership. Mercedes juniors Michael Schumacher, Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Karl Wendlinger experience a racing baptism of fire in Group C sports cars.
1991 The Schumacher/Wendlinger junior driver team takes victory with the C291 at Autopolis, Japan; Mercedes-Benz announces its withdrawal from the World Sports Prototype Championship and its decision to concentrate instead on the DTM. The Sauber team switches its attentions to Formula One.
1992 Klaus Ludwig and the AMG team win the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) with the Mercedes 190 E.
1993 Sauber receives the support of Mercedes-Benz in Formula One -“concept by Mercedes- Benz” – and finishes in sixth position in the Constructors’ rankings, after taking fifth position (J. J. Lehto) in the very first race. Late that year, Mercedes-Benz announces its motorsport concept for 1994. Following the acquisition of a holding in Ilmor Engineering, the new package now covers the partnership with Sauber in Formula One, with Mercedes-Benz as engine supplier, and with Penske in the IndyCar race series. Mercedes celebrates its 50th win in the DTM and finishes the season as runner-up in the Championship.
1994 Al Unser Jr. wins the Indianapolis 500 in a Penske car powered by a Mercedes-Benz pushrod engine. Klaus Ludwig and the AMG team take the DTM title with the Mercedes- Benz C-class. Mercedes drivers win eleven of the series’ 24 races. On 28th October 1994 Mercedes-Benz and McLaren announce the signing of the contract covering their long-term partnership in Formula One. The agreement takes effect from 1995.
1995 McLaren Mercedes finishes fourth in the Constructors’ Championship in its first year as a Formula One team. Mika Hakkinen takes second place in Italy and Japan. Bernd Schneider drives his AMG C-class car to victory in both the DTM and the International Touring Car Championship (ITC). Al Unser Jr. finishes as runner-up in the IndyCar series.
1996 McLaren Mercedes takes fourth position in the Constructors’ rankings. Mika Hakkinen is fifth in the Drivers’ standings with David Coulthard in seventh place. Together they achieve six podium finishes and score points on fifteen occasions. Bernd Schneider is runner-up in the ITC with his AMG C-class, with Mercedes drivers taking six race victories.
1997 Team McLaren Mercedes’ David Coulthard wins the Australian and Italian Grands Prix races to take third place in the Drivers’ table. Mika Hakkinen takes the chequered flag first in the European Grand Prix and finishes the season in sixth position.With six wins from eleven races AMG-Mercedes and Bernd Schneider clinch the FIA GT Championship. In the CART series Mercedes-Benz takes the manufacturers’ title after notching up nine wins in 17 races.
1998 Mika Hakkinen and Team McLaren Mercedes take both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles. Hakkinen wins eight times, with David Coulthard taking one Grand Prix victory, and third place in the rankings. Klaus Ludwig, Ricardo Zonta and AMG Mercedes pick up the drivers’ and team prizes in the FIA GT Championship. AMG Mercedes win a record ten out of ten races. Greg Moore is victorious in two CART races with his Mercedes-Benz powered Reynard.
1999 Mika Hakkinen retains his Formula One World Championship crown with five Grands Prix victories. Team McLaren Mercedes finishes as runner-up in the Constructors’ Championship. David Coulthard wins two Grands Prix and finishes the season fourth in the Drivers’ standings.
2000 Team McLaren Mercedes are the runners-up in both the Drivers’ Championship, with Mika Hakkinen, and the Constructors’ rankings. Mika Hakkinen wins four Grands Prix and David Coulthard finishes in third position overall, after three individual victories. Bernd Schneider takes the title in the new-format DTM with six wins.
2001 Team McLaren Mercedes secures the runner-up positions in both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships, with David Coulthard finishing second and Mika Hakkinen fifth. Both drivers take two victories. Bernd Schneider takes the second successive title in the new DTM with three wins. With eight wins from ten races Mercedes-Benz is again the most successful manufacturer in the German touring car series. Mika Hakkinen stops racing in Formula One at the end of season.
2002 Team McLaren Mercedes finishes the Constructors’ Championship in third place overall. David Coulthard, who wins the Monaco Grand Prix, ends up fifth overall in the Drivers’ Championship whilst his new team mate Kimi Raikkonen comes home sixth. Both drivers, as well as third driver Alexander Wurz, form the Team McLaren Mercedes line-up for 2003. In the DTM, Mercedes-Benz drivers win five out of ten races, among those is series newcomer Jean Alesi. Bernd Schneider takes the runner-up position and Mercedes-AMG/Vodafone win the teams’ title.
2003 David Coulthard wins the season’s first race at Melbourne with Kimi Raikkonen clinching his first Grand Prix victory two weeks later at Kuala Lumpur. The Finn finishes the season runner-up; after 16 races he was two points behind champion Michael Schumacher. Team McLaren Mercedes finishes the Constructors’ Championship in third place overall. Bernd Schneider (Vodafone AMG-Mercedes) clinches his fourth DTM title to add to his previous in 1995, 2000 and 2001. Mercedes-Benz drivers win nine out of ten races. In the new Formula 3 Euro Series, seven drivers in three teams race with the Mercedes-Benz engine M271 achieving six victories out of 20 races. Christian Klien in the Mücke team’s Dallara Mercedes comes home runner-up in the championship and wins the prestigious F3 Masters at Zandvoort. He graduates to Formula One for 2004.
2004 Kimi Raikkonen wins the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, comes home second at both Silverstone and Säo Paulo and ends up third in the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix. In the Drivers’ World Championship he finishes seventh overall; Team McLaren Mercedes is fifth in the Constructors’ Championship. David Coulthard leaves the team after 150 Formula 1 races with Juan Pablo Montoya becoming Kimi’s new team mate for 2005. Gary Paffett (C-Class AMG-Mercedes) wins three DTM Championship rounds as well as the Shanghai invitational. The HWA team rookie ends up runner-up. Dallara Mercedes driver Jamie Green wins the Formula 3 Euro Series title. His team mate Alexandre Prémat scores victories in the prestigious Masters at Zandvoort and the season highlight at Macau.
2005 Team McLaren Mercedes wins 10 out of 19 Formula One races they competed in. Kimi Raikkonen wins seven Grands Prix and Juan Pablo Montoya takes three victories. The Finn ends the season as runner-up; the team finishes the Constructors’ Championship also in second place. Gary Paffett clinches the DTM title. The Englishman wins five out of 11 races; Jean Alesi, Mika Hakkinen and Bernd Schneider take three more victories for Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz also clinch the manufacturers’ title and – with DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes – the teams championship. 20-year old Lewis Hamilton who has been supported by Formula One partners McLaren and Mercedes-Benz since 1998 wins the Formula 3 Euro Series. At the wheel of the French ASM team’s Dallara Mercedes, Hamilton achieves 15 wins in 20 races.
2006 Team McLaren Mercedes finishes third in the Constructors’ World Championship. Kimi Raikkonen ends up fifth overall in the drivers’ ranking whilst Juan Pablo Montoya comes home eighth. Following Juan Pablo’s departure to Nascar Pedro de la Rosa replaced the Columbian and finishes 11th in the final ranking. As Kimi leaves the team at the end of the year, the driver line up of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes for 2007 consists of double World Champion Fernando Alonso and GP2 Champion Lewis Hamilton, as well as the test drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Gary Paffett. In the DTM Bernd Schneider clinches his fifth title win. Mercedes-Benz drivers win six out of ten races with Bruno Spengler taking four and Bernd Schneider two victories respectively. McLaren junior Paul di Resta wins the Formula 3 Euroseries.
2007 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso take eight race wins out of 17 Grands Prix. With nine consecutive podium finishes in the first nine Grands Prix of his career and a total of four wins, Lewis is the most successful rookie in 58 years of Formula One history. He ends the season runner-up with 109 points, one point behind the World Champion. Fernando Alonso is third overall, also with 109 points. In the DTM, Mercedes-Benz drivers achieve seven out of ten race wins, six of them with the new AMG-Mercedes C-Class. Bruno Spengler ends the championship runner-up. The final race of the season at Hockenheim is the brand’s 300th DTM race and Jamie Green’s win is the 141st victory for Mercedes-Benz in the championship. Romain Grosjean wins the Formula 3 Euro Series with a Dallara Mercedes.
2008 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes the Formula One World Championship title winning five out of 18 Grands Prix. He wins the title in a dramatic final race in Brazil when he clinched fifth place in the final corner which was enough to secure the Championship win ahead of Ferrari’s Felipe Massa. Lewis’s team mate Heikki Kovalainen won his first GP in Hungary and finished the season seventh overall. The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is runner-up in the constructors’ ranking. In the DTM, Mercedes-Benz drivers win five of 11 races. Paul Di Resta ends the season second overall whilst Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG Mercedes takes the team title. Nico Hülkenberg wins the Formula 3 Euro Series with a Dallara Mercedes.
2009 Formula One cars with Mercedes-Benz engines win 10 out of 17 races of the season and customer team Brawn GP takes the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins the Hungarian Grand Prix – the first Formula One win for a car with KERS Hybrid – and the Singapore GP and ends the World Championship fifth overall. Heikki Kovalainen ends up 12th.
In the DTM, Mercedes-Benz drivers win six out of 10 races. The Salzgitter / Mercedes-Benz Bank team wins the Teams’ Championship. Gary Paffett comes home runner-up in the drivers’ ranking. Jules Bianchi wins the Formula 3 Euro Series with a Dallara Mercedes.At the end of the year, Daimler and Aabar Investments PJSC together acquire a 75.1 percent share of Brawn GP and announce that the team will participate in the 2010 season as the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team with seven-times Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg. Daimler AG and the McLaren Group agree that McLaren will buy back Daimler’s 40-percent share of the McLaren Group.

New Formula One Regulations for 2010

Refueling Ban

For the first time since 1993, refueling will be banned during Formula One races, although drivers will still be required to come into the pits to make a compulsory tyre change.

The cars will require a larger fuel tank of around 250 litres (70-95 litres was a typical fuel fill in 2009) which will lead to a wider and longer chassis design to accommodate it. Coupled with a change to a smaller front tyre (reduced to 245mm width from 270mm), the cars will therefore run a different weight distribution.

Pit stops will be much quicker with teams estimating between 3-4 seconds and the drivers and engineers will have to carefully manage their tyres and brakes on heavy fuel loads.

New Teams

Formula One last had 26 cars taking part in a race in 1995 but with 13 teams entered for the 2010 season, the grid will be larger than usual. All teams will comply with a restriction on the number of trackside team personnel as part of the new Resource Restriction Agreement.

For Saturday’s qualifying session, eight drivers will be knocked out of both Q1 and Q2, leaving 10 drivers to fight for pole position in Q3.

Points System

To take into account the increased numbers of cars, the points system has been amended. The previous system (10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1) will change dramatically in 2010 with the race winner being awarded 25 points and the top ten drivers awarded points (25, 20, 15, 10, 8, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1).

Weight

The minimum weight of the car in 2010 will be 620kg compared to 605kg in 2009.

This was introduced to offset the disadvantage faced by taller, heavier drivers in KERS-equipped cars however by mutual agreement, KERS will not be used in 2010.

Testing

Only four pre-season winter tests are permitted with the ban on in-season testing remaining in place.

The winter tests will take place as follows:

Valencia, 1 – 3 February

Jerez, 10 – 13 February

Jerez, 17 – 20 February

Barcelona, 25 – 28 February

One day of testing will be permitted by the FIA if a new driver is required to drive for a team during the season. To qualify, the driver should not have participated in an F1 race in the previous two years and the test will take place on an FIA-approved track not used for a Grand Prix.

Michael Schumacher – Car No 3

Nationality: German

Date of Birth: 3 January 1969

Place of Birth: Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany

Lives: Switzerland

Height: 1.74m

Weight: 68kg

Marital Status: Married to Corinna with two children

Personal Interests: Football, Skiing, Parachuting

Website: www.michaelschumacher.de

GP Debut: Belgium, 25 August 1991

Best World Championship: World Champion – 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

First Win: Belgium, 30 August 1992

Last Win: China, 1 October 2006

Pole Positions: 68

GP Starts: 250

GP Wins: 91

GP Points: 1369

2010 Formula One: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, Car No 3

2006 Formula One: Ferrari – 2nd in Drivers’ Championship

2005 Formula One: Ferrari – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship

2004 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2003 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2002 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2001 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

2000 Formula One: Ferrari – World Champion

1999 Formula One: Ferrari – 5th in Drivers’ Championship

1998 Formula One: Ferrari – 2nd in Drivers’ Championship

1997 Formula One: Ferrari – DSQ

1996 Formula One: Ferrari – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship

1995 Formula One: Benetton – World Champion

1994 Formula One: Benetton – World Champion

1993 Formula One: Benetton – 4th in Drivers’ Championship

1992 Formula One: Benetton – 3rd in Drivers’ Championship

1991 Formula One: Jordan & Benetton – 13th in Drivers’ Championship

1991 World Sportscar Championship: Team Sauber Mercedes

1991 Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft: Zakspeed Mercedes

1991 Japanese Formula 3000: Team Le Mans

1990 World Sportscar Championship: Team Sauber Mercedes

1990 German Formula Three: WTS Racing

1990 European Formula Three Cup: WTS Racing

1990 Macau Grand Prix: WTS Racing

1989 German Formula Three: WTS Racing

1989 European Formula Three Cup: WTS Racing

1989 Macau Grand Prix: WTS Racing

1988 European Formula Ford 1600: Eufra Racing

1988 German Formula Ford 1600: Eufra Racing

1988 Formula König: Hoecker Sportwagenservice


Nico Rosberg – Car No 4

Nationality: German

Date of Birth: 27 June 1985

Place of Birth: Wiesbaden, Germany

Lives: Monaco

Height: 1.78m

Weight: 67kg

Marital Status: Single

Personal Interests: Football, Snowboarding, Tennis, Climbing, Cycling, Music

Website: www.nicorosberg.com

GP Debut: Bahrain, 12 March 2006

Best World Championship: 7th – 2009

Podiums: 2

Pole Positions: 0

GP Starts: 70

GP Wins: 0

GP Points: 75.5

2010 Formula One: MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team, Car No 4

2009 Formula One: Williams – 7th in Drivers’ Championship

2008 Formula One: Williams – 13th in Drivers’ Championship

2007 Formula One: Williams – 9th in Drivers’ Championship

2006 Formula One: Williams – 17th in Drivers’ Championship

2005 GP2 Series: ART Grand Prix – Champion

2004 Formula Three Euro Series: Team Rosberg – 4th in Drivers’ Championship

2003 Formula Three Euro Series: Team Rosberg – 4th in Drivers’ Championship

2002 German Formula BMW: VIVA Racing – Champion


Ross Brawn

Team Principal

Nationality: British

Date of Birth: 23 November 1954

Place of Birth: Manchester, England

Lives: Henley-on-Thames, England

Career History:

2010 Team Principal, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team

2010 Awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List

2009 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Brawn GP/Jenson Button

March 2009 Team Principal, Brawn GP Formula One Team

November 2007 Team Principal, Honda Racing F1 Team

2004 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2003 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2002 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2001 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

2000 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Ferrari/Michael Schumacher

1999 Wins Constructors’ Championship with Ferrari

1997 Technical Director, Ferrari

1995 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Benetton/Michael Schumacher

1994 Wins Drivers’ Championship with Benetton/Michael Schumacher

1991 Technical Director, Benetton F1

1990 Wins Team and Drivers’ FIA World Sports Car Championship with Jaguar Racing

1989 Technical Director TWR / Jaguar Racing

1986 Chief Designer, Arrows F1

1984 Chief Aerodynamicist, Force/Beatrice F1

1979 R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist, Williams GP

1978 Mechanic, Williams GP

1977 Mechanic, March Engineering

1976 Machinist, Williams F1

1971 Trainee Engineer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Career Profile:

Ross Brawn was educated at Reading School although he was born in Manchester. In the 1970s, Ross completed an apprenticeship in Engineering at the UK Atomic Energy Authority in Harwell becoming a Trainee Engineer. He got his first taste of motor racing as a machinist at Williams before joining March Engineering in 1977 as a mechanic. Ross then returned to the Williams team and rose to the position of R&D Manager and Senior Aerodynamicist. In 1986 Ross became Chief Designer at Arrows and then moved to take the position of Technical Director of Jaguar’s sports car team, which won the World Championship in 1991.

Later that year, Ross became Technical Director at Benetton, winning the Constructors’ Championship in 1995 and assisting Michael Schumacher’s back-to-back Drivers’ Championship victories in 1994 and 1995. Ross teamed up with Michael again in 1997 at Ferrari where he became Technical Director. Ferrari went on to win the Constructors’ Championship for six consecutive years between 1999 and 2004 with Schumacher taking the Drivers’ Championship a further five times from 2000 to 2004.

Ross took a year’s sabbatical in 2007 before joining the Honda Racing F1 Team as Team Principal in November. When Honda announced its withdrawal from the sport in 2009, Ross and his management team completed a buy-out and entered the Championship under the new name of Brawn GP. Brawn GP with engine partners Mercedes-Benz went on to achieve eight Grands Prix victories in the 2009 Formula One season, winning the Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button.

For 2010, Ross continues in his role as Team Principal for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, in addition to being a shareholder of the team and a Board Member of Mercedes GP Ltd.


Nick Fry

Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: British

Date of Birth: 29 June 1956

Place of Birth: Epsom, England

Lives: Oxford, England

Career History:

2010 Chief Executive Officer, MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team

2009 Wins Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships with Brawn GP/Jenson Button

March 2009 Chief Executive Officer, Brawn GP Formula One Team

2006 Chief Executive Officer, Honda Racing F1 Team

2005 Chief Executive Officer, B.A.R Honda

2003 Wins World Rally Drivers Championship with Subaru/Petter Solberg

2002 Managing Director, B.A.R F1 in addition to Prodrive responsibilities

2001 Wins World Rally Drivers’ Championship with Subaru/Richard Burns

200 zzz2001 Group Managing Director, Prodrive Automotive Technology

1999 Product Planning and Business Director, Ford Europe

1998 Brand Manager for Large Cars, Ford Europe

1996 Service Director, Ford Europe

19 1993 Managing Director, Aston Martin

19 1992 Director of Operations, Aston Martin

19 1979 Product Planner, Ford Motor Company

1978 Joined Ford Motor Company working in Sales and then Market Research

1977 Graduated from University of Wales

Career Profile:

Nick Fry began his career with the Ford Motor Company in 1977 as a graduate trainee after gaining a degree in Economics from the University of Wales. Over the next 24 years he held a variety of positions within Ford in Product Development, Marketing, Manufacturing and at Aston Martin where he was Managing Director. Nick worked with Ford in the UK, Detroit, USA, and Cologne, Germany where he spent his final two years with the company as Product Planning and Business Director for Ford Europe.

In January 2001, Nick joined Prodrive in the role of Managing Director where he was responsible for leading Prodrive’s expansion into outsourced engineering services as well as maintaining the company’s position in premier division motorsport. During this time the team won the World Rally Championship twice with client Subaru, the GT Sports Car Class at Le Mans with Ferrari, Saloon Car Races with Ford in Australia as well as numerous other events. Nick also took on the responsibility of Managing Director of the BAR Honda Formula One Team as part of a Prodrive management agreement to restructure the team.

Instrumental in negotiating Honda’s subsequent purchase of the team, Nick became CEO of the Honda Racing F1 Team in 2005. He was the helm for the team’s first victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in August 2006 and remained in his position as Chief Executive following the transfer of ownership from Honda and the creation of the Brawn GP Formula One Team in March 2009. Brawn GP with engine partners Mercedes-Benz went on to achieve eight Grands Prix victories in the 2009 Formula One season, winning the Constructors’ Championship and the Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button.

For 2010, Nick continues in his role as Chief Executive Officer for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, in addition to being a shareholder of the team and a Board Member of Mercedes GP Ltd.

Norbert Haug

Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport

Nationality: German

Date of Birth: 24 November 1952

Place of Birth: Pforzheim, Germany

Lives: Stuttgart, Germany

Career History:

2010 Formula One with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, Board Member Mercedes GP Ltd

2009 Daimler AG, with Aabar Investments PJSC, takes 75.1% stake in Brawn GP

2009 Customer team Brawn GP: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Jenson Button

and Constructors’ Championship

2008 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Lewis Hamilton and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2007 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Lewis Hamilton

2006 Team McLaren Mercedes: 5th in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen

and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship

2006 DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2005 Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen

and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2005 DTM: Champion with Gary Paffett

2004 Team McLaren Mercedes: 7th in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikonen

and 5th in Constructors’ Championship

2003 Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Kimi Raikkonen

and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship

2003 DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2002 Team McLaren Mercedes: 5th in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard

and 3rd in Constructors’ Championship

2001 Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard

and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2001 DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2000 Team McLaren Mercedes: 2nd in Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen

and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

2000 DTM: Champion with Bernd Schneider

2000 DTM Relaunch

1999 Wins Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen

and 2nd in Constructors’ Championship

1998 Team McLaren Mercedes: Wins Drivers’ Championship with Mika Hakkinen

and Constructors’ Championship

1998 Drivers’ and Team titles in the FIA GT Championships with Klaus Ludwig

1997 Team McLaren Mercedes: First win on 1 March at the Australian Grand Prix

3rd in Drivers’ Championship with David Coulthard and 5th in Constructors’ Championship

1997 Drivers’ and Team titles in the FIA GT Championships with Bernd Schneider

1997 Mercedes-Benz: Manufacturers’ Champions in CART

1996 McLaren Mercedes: 4th in Constructors’ Championship & 5th in Drivers Championship with Mika Hakkinen

1995 Mercedes-Benz partnership with McLaren: 4th in Constructors’ Championship

1995 DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig

1995 ITC: Champion with Bernd Schneider

1995 Mercedes-Benz enters the CART Championship

1994 Mercedes-Benz wins the Indianapolis 500 with Team Penske & Al Unser Jr

1994 DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig

1993 Formula One: Mercedes-Benz partnership with Sauber: 6th in Constructors’ Championship

1992 DTM: Champion with Klaus Ludwig


1990 Joins Mercedes-Benz as Head of Motorsport on 1 October

1988 Deputy Chief Editor of auto motor und sport magazine

1985 Chief Editor of sport auto magazine

1976 Management of sport department at auto motor und sport magazine

1975 Editorial Staff at Motorpresse Stuttgart publishing house

1973 Trainee at local daily newspaper in Pforzheim

Career Profile:

For almost 20 years, Norbert Haug (57) has been responsible for Mercedes-Benz motorsport activities. Entering the 2010 Formula One World Championship with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS represents a new highlight in Norbert’s career as he becomes a Board Member for Mercedes GP Ltd in addition to his responsibilities as Vice President at Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.

Signing Michael Schumacher as one of the team’s drivers alongside Nico Rosberg feels like going back to his roots for Norbert who worked with the seven-time World Champion in 1990 and 1991 when Michael drove 17 races in the Group C Sports Prototype Championship and five races in DTM for Mercedes-Benz.

Over the past two decades under Norbert’s leadership, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport has been at the very top of international motor racing with Mercedes drivers winning Championship titles in all motorsport categories.

Since the first silver victory at the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, Mercedes-Benz and partner McLaren have achieved 60 race wins together. Since entering Formula One in 1994, cars with Mercedes-Benz engines have won over a quarter of the races in which they have competed; 68 out of 271 races (25.1 percent). McLaren-Mercedes drivers Mika Häkkinen (1998, 1999) and Lewis Hamilton (2008) plus Jenson Button (2009) in customer team Brawn GP (now MERCEDES GP PETRONAS) took the Drivers’ Championship. McLaren-Mercedes (1998) and Brawn GP (2009) clinched the Constructors’ Championship.

Nine Drivers’ and 12 Team titles in DTM and ITC since 1991, Championship wins in the 1997 and 1998 FIA GT series as well as the 1997 Manufacturers’ title in the American CART series add to this impressive record. Together with partner Team Penske, Mercedes-Benz won the 1994 Indianapolis 500.

So far, Norbert Haug was responsible for 685 races for Mercedes-Benz in Formula One (287 races/68 wins), DTM/ITC (255 races/132 wins), FIA-GT (22 races/16 wins), CART (109 races/18 wins), Indianapolis (1 race/1 win), Group C (8 races/1 win) and Le Mans (3 races). Mercedes-Benz drivers have won 236 of these races (34.5 percent).

Under Haug’s leadership Mercedes-Benz is also engaged in the Formula 3 Euroseries since 2003 with the aim to promote young drivers. Since the first Formula 3 win with Mercedes engine by Markus Winkelhock on 17 August 2003 at the Nurburgring, vehicles with Mercedes engines achieved a total of 110 race victories out of 140 races (78.6%). With Jamie Green, Lewis Hamilton, Paul Di Resta, Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg and Jules Bianchi, Mercedes-Benz won six out of possible seven Championship titles in the Formula 3 Euroseries. Moreover stood since its foundation in 2003, always a team with Mercedes-Benz engines in the “unofficial” team standings on first position. Even drivers like Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica and Sebastien Buemi took advantage of the Formula 3 Euroseries and the Mercedes-Benz engine as a stepping stone to Formula 1

Cars and in particular race cars have been a part of Norbert’s life almost from the beginning. After being a trainee at the daily paper in his home town Pforzheim, Norbert joined ‘sport auto’ magazine at the publishing house Motor-Presse-Verlag in Stuttgart. One year later, he moved to ‘auto motor und sport’ magazine within the same company before becoming Chief Editor for ‘sport auto’. In 1988, Norbert returned to ‘auto motor und sport’ as Deputy Chief Editor. Two years later, the board of the then Mercedes-Benz AG hired Norbert as head of the Motorsport department and from 1 October 1990 he has been responsible for all motorsport activities.

Thomas Fuhr

Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines

Tags:

Comments are closed.

Copyright © 2017 Mercedes 500SEC.com All rights reserved. Amazing Grace theme by Vladimir Prelovac.