• Silver Arrow presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Seven in one go.

The 2021 Formula 1 season is in full swing. It could be continuing a unique path of success: between 2014 and 2020 the MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team claimed seven consecutive Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles in the Formula 1 World Championships. The Mercedes-Benz Museum will be celebrating this unique achievement with a special presentation of the racing cars from these seven championship-winning years.

The exhibition will run until 25 July 2021 and visitors can immerse themselves in the experience in the Large Hall at entrance level during the museum’s regular opening hours. Admission to the special presentation is free of charge.

Winning both the Constructors’ and the Drivers’ title in the same Formula 1 World Championship season is a particular success for any racing team. The MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team managed to do it seven times in a row, something no other team has ever managed before! This marks the current highpoint for the Stuttgart-based brand since its return to the elite of motor racing with an independent Formula 1 team in 2010. 

Starlit sky: the Mercedes-Benz Museum is showcasing seven Silver Arrows from all Formula 1 Championship-winning seasons between 2014 and 2020 in a new special presentation.

Starlit sky: the Mercedes-Benz Museum is showcasing seven Silver Arrows from all Formula 1 Championship-winning seasons between 2014 and 2020 in a new special presentation.

2014: World Championship title with hybrid technology.

The MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team started the 2014 season with the completely new MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS F1 W05 Hybrid. Hybrid drive systems moved into the spotlight in this championship year.

Lewis Hamilton, who would go on to claim the World Championship title, and his teammate Nico Rosberg led a thrilling battle throughout the entire season. Rosberg completed the season as runner-up after the season’s last race. All in all, the Silver Arrows claimed 16 victories, eleven of which were one-two finishes. 

A new star rises: the MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS F1 W05 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car of the 2014 season.

A new star rises: the MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS F1 W05 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car of the 2014 season.

2015: Evolution of the successful model.

The MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS F1 W06 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car for the 2015 season is enhanced on the basis of the previous year’s car. Mechanical, structural, aerodynamic and weight-saving improvements once again turn this Silver Arrow into an absolute winner.

Lewis Hamilton claimed yet another World Championship title ahead of runner-up Nico Rosberg. The statistics recorded a total of 16 victories in this season. The fact that there were as many as twelve one-two finishes marked a new world record in the history of the elite of motor racing.

A dozen one-two finishes: MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS F1 W06 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car of the 2015 season.

A dozen one-two finishes: MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS F1 W06 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car of the 2015 season.

2016: Title for Nico Rosberg.

In 2016, Nico Rosberg claimed the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship title at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid. The MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team secured the third, consecutive Constructors’ title. From the start, Rosberg and Hamilton dominated the entire season, fighting a close battle with each other. Rosberg would only claim the World Championship title in the last race.

No less than three world records illustrate the dominance of the Silver Arrows in this season: in 2016 the MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team claimed a total of 19 victories, the Silver Arrows started from pole position 20 times and the brand bearing the star finished on the podium 33 times. 

Nico Rosberg’s championship-winning car: the 2016 season’s Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car in the Formula 1 special presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Nico Rosberg’s championship-winning car: the 2016 season’s Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid Formula 1 racing car in the Formula 1 special presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

2017: Double title despite new rules.

The Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car started the 2017 season under challenging preconditions, given the many rule changes compared with 2016. Up to that point, no team in Formula 1’s history had managed to defend a World Championship title under such terms.

However, the brand bearing the star was unfazed by this: a season dominated by intense competition was crowned by the next double World Championship title: Lewis Hamilton claimed the World Championship with races to spare in the third to last race in Mexico on 29 October 2017 and the MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team even managed to secure the Constructors’ title a week before that in Austin (Texas).

Dominant title defence: Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car of the 2017 season.

Dominant title defence: Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car of the 2017 season.

2018: The fastest Silver Arrow to date.

To this day, no other Formula 1 racing car by the brand bearing the star has ever been faster than the 2018 season Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+. From a design perspective, the new halo cockpit protection catches the eye while Monkey Seat aerodynamic elements and T-Wings were dropped from the design.

The F1 W09 EQ Power+ took the team to an impressive fifth consecutive double championship win – equalling Ferrari’s existing record. On 28 October 2018, Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth Drivers’ World Championship title at the Mexican Grand Prix. The MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team secured the Constructors’ World Championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix on 11 November 2018. 

With the halo as the pivotal safety element: Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car of the 2018 season.

With the halo as the pivotal safety element: Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car of the 2018 season.

2019: Brilliant tenth year.

The tenth season in the new era of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport since the return to Formula 1 with an independent works team continued the series of successes. In addition to claiming the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championship title, Valtteri Bottas rounded off a stellar performance by finishing as the runner-up.

The Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ underwent crucial technical modifications compared with the previous year’s Formula 1 racing car, most of all as a result of changes to the rules. With this racing car, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport won the World Constructors’ Championship at the Japan Grand Prix on 13 October 2019 for the sixth time in a row. Two races later, Lewis Hamilton secured his sixth Drivers’ World Championship title at the USA Grand Prix on 3 November 2019.

Tenth season of a successful car: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car.

Tenth season of a successful car: Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+ Formula 1 racing car.

2020: Seventh World Championship double title.

The “EQ Performance” in the 2020 season’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 racing car’s name is a real statement. It represents the strategy of Mercedes-AMG for future performance hybrid models. Plus, it is a signal for how Formula 1 technology will continue to contribute to the future of automotive series-production technology. In the 2020 season, the Silver Arrows emphasised the team’s guiding principle of “Racing for diversity and inclusion” with their completely black livery.

It was with this car that Mercedes-AMG Motorsport won the seventh consecutive Formula One World Constructors’ Championship on 1 November 2020 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola (Italy) – with races to spare. Only two weeks later Lewis Hamilton secured the Drivers’ World Championship title in Istanbul.

Light-footed winner: Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 racing car for the 2020 season.

Light-footed winner: Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Formula 1 racing car for the 2020 season.

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1 Die angegebenen Werte wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren ermittelt. Es handelt sich um die „NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

4 Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, Stromverbrauch und CO₂-Emissionen sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe des WLTP-Prüfverfahrens ermittelt und in NEFZ-Werte korreliert. Eine EG-Typgenehmigung und Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.

6 Stromverbrauch und Reichweite wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind abhängig von der Fahrzeugkonfiguration. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

8 Alle technischen Angaben sind vorläufig und wurden intern nach Maßgabe der jeweils anwendbaren Zertifizierungsmethode ermittelt. Es liegen bislang weder bestätigte Werte vom TÜV noch eine EG-Typgenehmigung noch eine Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.