With seven consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championship trophies currently lining their cabinet, it’s easy to forget that Mercedes is a relative newcomer to Formula 1.
The success of Wolff, Hamilton, Lauda and co over the last decade has made the Silver Arrows the dominant force at the top of motorsport, but the brand only returned to F1 for the 2010 season after just two years competing in the mid-1950s.
A slow start to F1 with the returning Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg eventually laid the foundation for what would become the runaway innovators of the turbo hybrid era, with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas at the helm of the fastest machines the sport has ever seen.
In a new video series, Mercedes takes a look back at its Formula 1 cars through the years.
Watch episodes one and two as Mercedes engineers break down the W01 and W02 cars from the team’s first seasons back in F1.