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Arrows triumph in 1938 Triple victory in French Prix

• 75 years ago: von Brauchitsch won the French Grand in a Mercedes-Benz W 154

• The triple victory of the Arrows in 1938 recalled the tradition of racing success in

The 1938 French Grand was the racing year’s first duel between the Mercedes-Benz W 154 Arrows and the rival Auto vehicles. The Stuttgart racing triple victory reflected its dominance of the race. Manfred von took first place of Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang, who started from position, recorded the fastest lap

The Mercedes-Benz W 154 Silver Arrows it out among themselves to determine who was to win the Grand Prix on 3 July Their Auto Únion in the shape of two new Type D racing which were making debut in this important dropped out during the first Led by Stuttgart works team Hermann Lang, Manfred von and Rudolf Caracciola, the field included two Talbot T150C a Sefac and a Bugatti T59/50B.

64 laps over a total of 500.86 kilometres, von Brauchitsch the line victorious – ‘in a new time ahead of Caracciola and as the Mercedes-Benz works team noted wîth satisfaction in his ‘No victory without a The fastest lap was logged by Lang on the fast triangular circuit in the ancient city of coronations’, as the motor racing mechanic recalled.

The overwhelming success in Reims was significant for Mercedes-Benz: for one thing, it was the race of the season to count the European Championship. ‘The of taking the coveted title of Champion rise and fall every race,’ as racing Alfred Neubauer observed.

But the victory in the French Grand also had a special historical It was in France, where the first car was held between Paris and in 1894 and where the brand Mercedes was coined at the ‘Nice Week’ in 1901, that the followed by two Benz cars, had won the Grand Prix in Dieppe. saw a triple win for the Mercedes racing in Lyon – a victory which one of the most significant for the brand to day. Finally, in 1954, was the spectacular one-two victory the brand returned to Formula 1 at the Grand Prix in Reims the streamlined version of the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R and Juan Manuel Fangio and Kling.

Silver Arrows on the silver The triple victory in Reims in was one of the great successes for Mercedes-Benz in an exciting racing season, which Rudolf Caracciola was to as European Champion. ‘The are like capricious prima They won’t take any oil or fuel and they are even fastidious where spark are concerned,’ said Alfred recalling the W 154. This twelve-cylinder car from Mercedes-Benz was developed for the Grand Prix which came into in 1938. The competition was tough: are becoming ever faster, more difficult, and the number of to the title is also growing,’ Caracciola as he looked back at the season.

But the racing drivers, engineers, and strategists formed

a team which understood the open-wheel race car down to the detail. Summing up the result of teamwork, Alfred Neubauer ‘We win every race we in’ – including the French Prix.

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A symbol for excellence during a when national pride everything, Mercedes-Benz had no trouble funds for automotive development in the 1930’s. With strapped-for-cash like Alfa Romeo to enhance older designs on budgets, Mercedes-Benz was left to a technological lead for the last of the racing efforts before War II brought the world to a pause.

Grand Prix regulations for the 1938 season, giving the perfect opportunity to showcase the of its talented engineers and the possibilities by its deep reserves of deutschmarks. creating the successful and massively W125 for 1937, Mercedes had a foundation on which to base a new The W125 was still a recent and ample funding for redevelopment that Mercedes-Benz was able to the indignant fate of the fallen empire, which put up a futile while fielding its archaic

Under the chassis designation of a new Mercedes racer was brought to in order to conform to 1938’s new It was an unstoppable work of German and ambition. The new Grand Prix dictated a maximum displacement of for naturally aspirated engines or for artificially aspirated units, and some thought Mercedes to follow the latter path.

The 2,962cc V-12 mounted the W154 was given the title of The engine, though not as powerful as the unit of the W125 it succeeded, was a of efficiency. Not fuel efficiency, you, as the mill returned 2.8mpg during hard But the 60 degree 12-cylinder was remarkably in its ability to turn out huge output from a diminutive Mercedes engineers were to pull well over from a paltry three by using an advanced engine with two three-cylinder blocks per bank and twin superchargers. The figures climbed from reaching 480bhp at a screaming in later M163 form.

The was a rapidly reciprocating monument to Nine fuel pumps. valves. The motor’s features incredible. Motivated by the M163, the could achieve a breathtaking Everything about this was huge, except for its size. At 2,200lbs, the hard-hitting lightweight had a aluminum skin that made it above the height of the tires.

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Its lean body was up to the prestigious task of sheathing the mechanicals. M154-engined cars best, with a large and grille that bulged the muscular bonnet. With an purity of design and purpose, the had a stunning single-seat shell enveloped its drivers like a swallows its fuse. Mercedes-Benz chose drivers capable of its W154 in displays of devastating

Beyond the undiluted testosterone which the W154’s body and were imbued, the cars had a that was almost delicate. The combination of personalities was aided by an suspension design that the W154 to maintain a poised while handling its potent

The W154 had a double-wishbone front design with torsion used for springing front and The rear DeDion axle was key to the of the W154’s suspension. It allowed the handling of an independent design preventing the unpredictable behavior of a conventional swing axle

That DeDion axle was fed through a 5-speed transmission, along with the engine, was to allow the driveshaft to travel to the left of the driver. This enabled the distinctly low chassis and body while dropping the center of gravity nearer the The driveline’s tight packaging was in with the car’s precise

A tubular chassis of nickel-chrome provided an exceptionally rigid Proving that the racer’s perfection extended past the powertrain, and suspension system, the was a quality piece that some of the most impressive dynamics of the time.

Victory followed wherever the went in 1938 and 1939, but the were put away along all racing efforts by September of as global resources turned the War. There was a very amount of postwar racing by the W154, but, due to reliability and a lack of the high quality necessitated by the complex engines, no success resulted. An estimated 15 cars were built for and 1939, and at least 9 are accounted for at




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