History of Formula 1 Grand Prix Cars MercedesBenz W 25

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Mercedes-Benz W25

The new Auto Union, designated the was ready in late fall, several months before the In January they invited the to view their new car and the press in enthusiasm declared the sleek new car as the race car. Daimler-Benz who had yet to their car was not amused by this new 1934 would bring in the 750 formula that was meant to racing cheaper in the cash Thirties. The minimum race was set at 500 kilometers.

With the rise of the National steps were taken to the economy. Credit was more given, armament production was of increased and labour unions, the strength behind the leftist were banned. Daimler-Benz, in the of Jacob Werlin had a personal with the new German Chancellor, Hitler. With his help the Ministry would pay 450,000 to the firm that produced a Car with bonus payments of 10,000 and 5,000 for finishes 1st 3rd. Unfortunately for Daimler-Benz the was crashed by Auto Union and the would have to be shared by the two Historically this was a third of the that Wilhelm Kissel had and only 10% of what was actually each year.

Mercedes-Benz W25

Finally the new car designated the Mercedes W25 was Produced under the technical of Dr Hans Niebel with Max as head of chassis design, Heess and Otto Schilling in of engine development and Fritz experimental department overseeing the and testing of the actual race Rudolf Caracciola, who had raced an Romeo in 1932 sold his car that had crashed at Monaco the year to Daimler.This would quite an advantage as a measuring for the new W25. After some they decided that Auto Union

they would adopt a engined layout. Power was by a twin ohc supercharged straight The suspension was all-independent with and coil springs at the front, axle and transverse quarter at the rear. Stopping power was by hydraulically assisted drum Initially the cars were white, the German national color, but according to legend the was later removed to save exposing the silver bodywork. The soon began calling the cars die Silberpfeile (Silver


The new cars won four major Prix races as well as two during their inaugural year. Autocar’s reporter the screaming Mercedes, the noisiest on earth. Initial power for the car was 314 bhp at 5,800 rpm. Using a new mixture provided by Standard Oil replaced the gasoline/benzol with alcohol horsepower was bumped to 354 A new golden era of racing had begun.

Mercedes-Benz W25
Mercedes-Benz W25

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