Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains Ltd.. (in short: Mercedes AMG HPP, to 2011 Mercedes -Benz High Performance Engines) is a British- German manufacturer of racing engines for the Formula 1 and a 100 - percent subsidiary of Daimler AG. Mercedes AMG HPP was created in 2005 from the company Mercedes- Ilmor Ltd.. , Which was founded again in 2002 by a partial takeover of the British engine manufacturer Ilmor by Mercedes -Benz. Since 2005 Ilmor Engineering Ltd.. again as an independent company.

Mercedes AMG HPP is an integral partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Daimler AG participates in the World Cup since 2010. In addition, the company supplies the race teams McLaren Racing, whose work partners it was 1995-2009, Force India (since 2009) and Williams F1 ( since 2014) with engines.

With 94 Grand Prix victories Mercedes is behind the Scuderia Ferrari, Cosworth and Renault 's most successful engine supplier for Formula 1 history and the most successful against Porsche and BMW German engine manufacturer.


In 1984, Mario Illien and Paul Morgan the engine manufacturer Ilmor Engineering. They presented initially manufactured engines for the American Champ Car racing series, from 1990 began the first attempts in the Formula 1 racing series. In the season 1991 were retrofitted with Leyton House for the first time a Formula 1 racing team with engines. Due to numerous failures (among some engine damage ) could be gained only one point ( by Ivan Capelli in the Grand Prix of Hungary). Consequently, they finished 12th and last place in the Constructors' World Championship.

In the following season Ilmor joined the team Tyrrell and March. This season was successful and both customer teams were able to collect some points. So they finished at the end of the season with Tyrell 6th and March 9th place in the constructors' world championship.

From 1993, we began a program of cooperation with Mercedes -Benz. Ilmor upgraded from now on only the new Sauber team with engines. Thanks to numerous points standings, the team took 7th place at the end of the Manufacturers' Championship.

1994 Daimler -Benz acquired first shareholding of 25% at Ilmor. Therefore, the engines of the Sauber team were used from this season under the name Mercedes. Ilmor supplied this year beyond Pacific still racing under his own name. Sauber was able to score a few times and was so aft with 12 points. Pacific Racing was able to get a single point.

In 1995, Mercedes -Benz and McLaren partners in Formula 1, the engines were manufactured by Ilmor for Mercedes -Benz. From this season the engines have been used exclusively by McLaren, under the name Mercedes. The team regularly in the points and was 30-point fourth World Cup. The next year could be defended with 49 points of fourth place.

At the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne 1997 Mercedes was able to celebrate the end of 1955 his first Formula 1 victory since the exit, David Coulthard won the race. At the Grand Prix of Italy also by David Coulthard and the Grand Prix of Europe by a double victory of Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard, followed by two more victories. They had at the end of season now 63 championship points and defended the fourth place in the constructors' championship again.

In the years 1998 and 1999 each of the drivers' world championship titles by Mika Hakkinen could be won. 1998 McLaren was also Constructors' world champions.

In the following years, Mercedes could not fight for the world title and in 2000 and 2001 Vice World Champion due to the superiority of the Ferraris. 2002 could merely reach the third place McLaren.

This season DaimlerChrysler increased its shareholding to 55 % and changed the name of the company Mercedes-Ilmor Ltd.. It was also agreed phased, full takeover of the company.

The 2003 season was again successful. McLaren fought to the last race with Kimi Raikkonen to the drivers' title, but failed just 2 points behind Michael Schumacher. When the designers but it was just again only third. 2004 was a weak year, with only one win was McLaren at the end of 5th place in the constructors' standings.

2005, DaimlerChrysler acquired the remaining shares in the company and changed the company name to Mercedes -Benz High Performance Engines Ltd. All parts of the business that are not engaged in the development and production of Formula 1 engines were sold as part of the corporate reorganization, together with the name rights to " Ilmor " Mario Castille and Roger Penske, which then the Ilmor Engineering Ltd.. neugründeten. Raikkonen became vice world champion, McLaren was able to win second place in the Constructors. Next year the McLaren was only the third strongest car in the field, place 5 among drivers and 3rd place in the Constructors, the result was.

2007 Mercedes -Benz HPE opened the first part of the new Formula One Mercedes -Benz Technology Centre in the English Brixworth ( also home of Ilmor Engineering ), McLaren was excluded due to the " spy scandal " of the Constructors' Championship. 2008 could be achieved with Lewis Hamilton the drivers' championship title.

2009 Mercedes- Benz HPE supplied in addition to the Team McLaren -Mercedes for the first time customer team Force India and Brawn GP. In June 2009, Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug was the reduction of the workforce in Brixworth by about 12 % (about 50 employees) known reason are the latest rule changes in Formula 1 Brawn GP won by Jenson Button as world champion both championships. This was for a team with Mercedes engines, the sixth Drivers 'Championship title after 1954, 1955, 1998, 1999 and 2008 and the second Constructors' Championship title after 1998. Moreover, Jenson Button won three races on the same engine, resulting in a new record in Formula 1 showed.

After the acquisition of Brawn GP by Mercedes -Benz and the subsequent renaming in Mercedes GP, McLaren has only the status of the account team. Nevertheless, McLaren could reach the second place in the Constructors 2010 and 2011, the factory team Mercedes GP finished each rank 4, and the second customer team Force India, the places 7 and 6


All Grand Prix winner with Mercedes engines

As of end of 2013 season, active with Mercedes engines drivers are highlighted in yellow