German Grand Prix on the Nürburgring, July 25, 1937: Shortly after the start, in the southern hairpin bend, the Mercedes-Benz W 125 formula racing cars of Hermann Lang (start number 16) and Rudolf Caracciola (start number 12), who was to win the race, were leading the field. Behind them Auto Union drivers Bernd Rosemeyer and Hans Peter Müller, followed by Manfred von Brauchitsch (runner-up), also driving a Mercedes-Benz W 125.
Tripoli Grand Prix, May 7, 1939. The two Mercedes-Benz 1.5 liter W 165 racing cars conquered the lead right from the start. Hermann Lang, who went on to win the race, with start number 16 ahead of the car with start number 24 in which Rudolf Caracciola finished in second place.
1939: Mercedes-Benz 1,5-litre formula racing car W 165 “Tripolis”: To exclude the successful Mercedes-Benz cars, the Italian organisers of the popular race in Tripoli announced that the 1939 race would be for 1.5-litre racing cars. In only eight months, Mercedes-Benz then developed an entirely new car that started in this one race only. On 7 May 1939, the W 165 posted a double victory against 28 competitors. Displacement: V8 Maximum Output: 1493 cc (91 cu in) Top speed: 272 km/h (169…
1955: Mercedes-Benz Formula One racing car W 196 R: The W 196 R dominated the race tracks again in 1955. In the seven races of the season, it chalked up five victories, including four 1-2 finishes, and Juan Manuel Fangio repeated his win of the Formula One World Championship. The 300 SLR captured the sports car world championship and the 300 SL the European Touring Car Championship. Displacement: 8 Maximum Output: 2497 cc (152 cu in) Top speed: 275 km/h (170 mph)