Because its beginning, they were popular for their rapid and also sporty vehicles. They won their initial major race in 1914, the French Grand Prix. Mercedes got in Formula One auto racing in 1954 and also completed 1 and 2 in the race. The Obstacle: In 1955, Mercedes took retirement from racing, after a tragedy of an auto accident eliminated near 80 viewers in a Le Mans race, ‘A 300 SLR bumped another cars and truck and also went flying right into the stands. ‘ This damaging case forced them into retired life from racing sector. They introduced their brand-new portable auto, the W201 190 class, which broke 3 globe documents. The 16-valve engine ran a race of 50,000 kilometers at Narudo high-speed track in Italy for 201 hours at a top speed of 247 kilometers per hour. Mercedes utilized a technicality in the requirements of the race and also built an engine that can be used just for this set race. A New Partnership: Mercedes joined hands with McLaren in 1997, developed a F1 team of its very own, and also was classified as Team McLaren Mercedes. In 2005, Mercedes won 10 out of 19 races. Status: McLaren Mercedes has shown to be one of the most effective teams in background of Formula One auto racing. They have the very best as well as most effective group, from the drivers to the professionals. He completed third in his first race for Mercedes. He damaged a 40-year record of podium position at the beginning of his first period. In 2007, he won four races and completed second for the champion, losing by just one point to Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari. Overview: Mercedes has actually constantly been the victors from their initial race as well as remain to be champions until today.