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Video: From crisis to dominance – Mercedes’ secrets and tricks

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Mercedes launches its 2021 Formula 1 car today. Last year, we took an in-depth look at the roots of its domination of this era, with unique insight from the people behind its rise

To mark Mercedes’ record-breaking seventh consecutive Formula 1 constructors’ championship and 100th grand prix win in the hybrid era, Scott Mitchell has talked to senior team insiders to get the untold stories behind the rise to domination.

You can already read about the incredible behind the scenes efforts in the years leading up to the new rules package in 2014, during which Mercedes built engines to three different versions of the regulations, and the lengths the team went to in ensuring rivals were thrown off the scent of how good its chassis was.

And you can also listen to Scott discussing Mercedes’ command of modern F1 with Mark Hughes and Edd Straw in a special edition of The Race F1 Podcast.

Now here’s the full story in video form – as we explain eight unheard tales from the decade in which Mercedes went from near-crisis to being the greatest team in F1 history:


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