A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Mercedes AMG Petronas’s Unstoppable F1 Run

With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg behind the wheels of unstoppable W05 Hybrids, the Silver Arrows racked up a major point differential.

In 2014, Mercedes’ new F1 W05 Hybrid evolved into the most dominant car in the history of Formula One, while driver Lewis Hamilton won the World Drivers’ Championship at its wheel. All in all, the car took 16 wins (11 for Hamilton and 5 for co-driver Nico Rosberg), 18 poles, 12 fastest laps, 12 front row lockouts and 11 1–2 finishes in its in its 19 races in the 2014 season. Mercedes secured its first ever Constructors’ Championship at the Russian Grand Prix, and finished the season with 701 points – 296 ahead of nearest competitor Red Bull Racing. 

In other words: a total rout, a grand slam, a high-octane annihilation. And who could fault Benz for breaking out the champagne? Now German luxury publisher teNeues is getting in on the act as well, with a cool new coffee table book due out at the end of January called 2014:Turning Silver Into Gold celebrating the Mercedes AMG Petronas team’s season and the car Hamilton calls the best he’s ever driven.