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Streamlined #36 of Manfred von Brauchitsch in the banked north turn, 1937

For the season, Grand Prix governing body AIACR a formula limited mainly by a weight of 750 kg, [ 3 ] which was considerably than the weight of Daimler’s car used in racing, the outdated litre Mercedes-Benz SSK. range of cars had been in the 1920s by Ferdinand Porsche. who was by now and proposed his P-Wagen project car concept to the chancellor in office January 1933: Adolf He decided to support both the new Auto Union. who took Porsche’s concept, and Mercedes-Benz. who had than a quarter century of in major international racing.

Despite reducing weight and size to roughly half, engineers soon managed to get power from the supercharged M25 engine than the maximum 300 hp of the While the W25 was developed in 1933, the appearance was scheduled to be at the 1934 in Berlin, held on May 27. Mercedes up, but after encountering carburetor [ 4 ] or pump [ 5 ] problems in practice, from the race. The next a week later, again on soil, at the Nürburgring Eifelrennen. was with Manfred von Brauchitsch [ 6 ] It is often claimed that race was the beginning of the Silver but it since has been proven already in 1932 at the AVUS, v. had raced a SSKL covered streamline aluminium sheets, had been described as a silver by the media. Besides, both rounds were run to Formula rules to attract more

In 1934. the W25 won four major (Eifelrennen, Coppa Acerbo. and Italian GP) compared to three for Union (German. Swiss and GP), plus the Klausenpass event. These popular races were usually by the superior traction of the mid engine Union of Hans Stuck. who won [ 7 ] at [ disambiguation needed ]. Kesselberg. Schauinsland and Mont Ventoux. The cars also took two in Italy, were the major came from. On the other two events on the soil of World War I ended rather embarrassingly. The French Grand Prix [ 8 ] near Paris had been a for both German teams, as of their cars finished. The Belgian Grand Prix was on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps which had a tight corner named the nearby Ancienne Douane . the old station at the former border Germany. The border had been after the war, but the Belgians set up an tighter chicane for the Germans: officials demanded a hefty sum of [ 9 ] for the special race fuel alcohol which was consumed by the German engines. Both withdrew with short

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In 1935. [ 2 ] the European Championship was and Rudolf Caracciola took the by winning three of five events. Luigi Fagioli contributed three to the nine Prix wins of the W25, in that year was also W25B. Auto Union some more wins, and the German manufacturer mostly the sport. Nuvolari famously won the German Grand Prix. but his Romeo was the only non-German car to win a Championship race from to 1939.

Development of the chassis and the car had allowed to capacity to more than 4 and output of the new engine version [ 10 ] was well over 400 hp. As the M25 engines unreliable when enlarged to 4.7 and 490 hp, a V12 engine was tested, but it proved too To accommodate it, the chassis was lightened and (thus K for kurz ), but this handling. Thus, in 1936. the was often beaten by Auto Bernd Rosemeyer. Only could take two wins, one at the circuit of the very wet 1936 Grand Prix. Mercedes to skip the rest of the season to on development. By driving the race car young engineer Rudolf determined that the W25 had a too stiff in a too soft chassis, which handling difficult. Even new rules would come in in 1938. he set out to develop a new car for 1937. the W125. which was very in the season it was made for.

For the 1937 Avusrennen. [ 11 ] two Streamline W25K [ 12 ] were entered, as and handling was of low importance at the AVUS had been fitted with a north turn. Streamline [ 13 ] [ 14 ] were also used for attempts. [ 15 ]

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