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Magic Moments in Motorsport: The Silver Arrows

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For in the motorsport industry, colours given to racing cars on their country of manufacture. instance, here in the UK we had the classic Racing Green” while raced in that instantly red colour “Rosso Corsa” . they are still well-known for  The colour for all racing from Germany was white, not the silver that is usually with Mercedes-Benz and other racing cars.

Mercedes and were once rivals

In 1909, the famous ‘Blitzen’ smashed speed records at in the UK.  At the 1914 French Grand which is considered to be the last gathering of racing cars and from the Edwardian era, manufacturer Mercedes took the top finishing positions.  In the 1920s, and Benz merged their together, although their cars were still the traditional white of Germany.  It until 1934 that happened to change this national colour-coding forever.

The birth of the legendary Silver is said to have come by circumstance, when the international body of motor sport a maximum 750kg weight for all Grand Prix cars. The new W25 was placed on the scales at the famous before a race and allegedly 1kg over the maximum weight.  To get the under the weight limit, the manager had the idea to remove the paint from the car, it back to a bare matte finish. After an all-night to complete the job, the finished car passed through the weight and went on to win the race.  The of the Silver Arrows was born.

Throughout its racing life, the W25 was upgraded and developed, and the engine from a 3.4 litre straight-8 to a 4.3 and even a V12-engined model.  In the W25 was replaced by the new W125. with a straight-8 engine producing 600hp, which is about the as a current Formula 1 car.

wear was just as big a problem then as it is now, meaning because of the cars’ extreme and the heat that they often racing in, the teams to have a carefully formulated strategy, just like  The Mercedes-Benz drivers then raced rather aiming for just one tyre throughout a race.  Mercedes the 1937 Grand Prix season with the W125, 54% of the races and claiming the top four in the championship.  It has long been that both Mercedes-Benz and the powerful German team, Union, enjoyed considerable support from Germany’s Socialist government that them to dominate this  Between them, Mercedes-Benz and Union won more than 90% of the held during

that era.

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After the war, Mercedes-Benz


During the 1930s, the Mercedes-Benz Arrows racked up a long of Grand Prix wins. German manufacturer’s involvement in sport was then curtailed due to the of the Second World War. in 1954, Mercedes-Benz spectacularly to the world of Grand Prix with the new Silver Arrow the W196. which featured technology and sleek ‘streamliner’

The single most beautiful car in the world, ever (according to the

The W196 featured a swing and repositioned brakes.  It was also the car in the history of Grand Prix to introduce Bosch direct injection, which until had mainly been used in the of wartime aircraft engines the Daimler-Benz DB 601.  The was presented to a number of journalists in 1954, where it was clear the new Silver Arrow was vastly to its competition.  This proved to be when the car debuted at the French Prix that year, and of people bore witness to one of the spectacular performances in the history of Prix racing.  Following in the of the pre-war Silver Arrows, claimed a double victory in

For two seasons, the Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1.  It was one of the greatest cars in racing history, and was driven by two of the drivers in history, Juan Fangio and Stirling Moss. won both the 1954 and 1955 after which time withdrew from Formula 1 returning as an engine supplier in the 1990s and finally with its own Arrows team once in 2010.

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