East Meets West MercedesBenz at Indy

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The McLaren-Mercedes cars of Mika and David Coulthard at the 2000 States Grand Prix the German marque’s return to a where it first competed a century ago. Thomas takes us through the distinguished of Mercedes-Benz at the Indianapolis Motor

It is not a long history, but it is a distinguished one Mercedes-Benz has forged with the Motor Speedway.

To begin with recent who can forget the spectacular sight of the team slipstreaming off the Turn 13 and down the front straightaway at on September 23, 2000, during for the Inaugural U.S. Grand at Indianapolis, with Mika short-shifting and kicking up the dust in the lane while letting Coulthard by to improve his top speed on the

Even the typically reserved Ron team principal for McLaren, was up in the romance of the moment at Indy, in response to a question as to why the Indianapolis seemed to go so wild at the distinctive of the Formula One engines. Dennis that what the crowd to love was the engine note of the V10 engines, and admitted that it to him too at the Cathedral of the Speedway, with its grandstands on both sides of the track, seating some people: The engine note gives me a tingle, particularly a confined space as we have on the front straightaway.

Mercedes-Benz and its derivative companies been thrilling race at the Indianapolis 500 going back to its days, as well as in the American that were the predecessors to the 500. Interestingly by the way, the and evocative name Mercedes not from Karl Benz or Daimler, but from a young named Mercedes Jellinek, of Emile Jellinek, the Consul in to the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, who was also in The Daimler Company and in the development of the built sports racer the Daimler Company christened

By 1903, the Mercedes 60 HP built by and driven by Camille Jenatzy won the Bennett Trophy race at the circuit in Ireland, its first success. In 1904, Mercedes to the United States to race for the Cup on Long Island in New York. In Mercedes driver Emil was the only foreigner contesting the Cup road race, the other cars deciding to focus on the Club of America’s American Prize race in Savannah, which offered a purse

of $4,000, twice that by the Vanderbilt Cup.

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