Here is Lewis Hamilton channeling his inner Juan Manuel Fangio in the summer of 2007, driving the monstrous, asymmetrical, wonderful W154 W196 of Mercedes’s only F1 world champion. When he gets into his new ride two weeks from now in Melbourne, he’ll have his first chance to join the club. (Photo by Vladimir… » 2/28/13 9:33am 2/28/13 9:33am

Inside Mercedes-Benz's Classic Treasure Trove

The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center is one of the finest restoration facilities in the world. Vanity Fair's Brett Berk recently stopped by to drive a vintage Gullwing, giving Jalopnik this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek. —Ed. » 5/18/10 11:00am 5/18/10 11:00am

Guess That Engine: Friday Fangio Edition

We'll give you a hint: It goes in a racing car that helped a certain Argentinean win two F1 championships. Four words: direct injection and desmo. (If you know your history, that last bit should clinch it.) » 2/26/10 4:20pm 2/26/10 4:20pm

Mercedes-Benz's Silver Arrows

With yesterday’s acquisition of Brawn GP, Mercedes-Benz will return to Formula One after a 55-year hiatus. Judging by their earlier attempts to build race cars, every team has reason to be very, very afraid. » 11/17/09 2:30pm 11/17/09 2:30pm

The 12 Brits Who've Won Their Home Grand Prix

A dozen men have walked on the Moon—and twelve Brits have won the British GP since first held in 1950 at Silverstone. Meet the men whose shoulders Jenson Button is set to stand on this Sunday. » 6/20/09 1:30pm 6/20/09 1:30pm

It’s Fangio vs. Musso At The Dutch Grand Prix

If you’re looking for more W196 action after last night’s post, look no further: here’s seven glorious minutes of footage from the 1955 Dutch Grand Prix. » 4/03/09 4:20pm 4/03/09 4:20pm

When The Germans Came to Formula One

Brawn GP's inaugural 1–2 victory in Melbourne was no stranger to their engine supplier Mercedes-Benz: it was exactly the same fashion as how they debuted in Formula One in 1954 with their epic W196. » 4/02/09 4:45pm 4/02/09 4:45pm