Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One that is currently involved in Formula One is based in Brackley, United Kingdom, using a German licence. Mercedes-Benz formerly competed in Grand Prix motor racing in the 1930s.
In 1954, Mercedes-Benz returned to what was now known as Formula One using the technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz W196. Follwoing the transfer of Juan Manuel Fangio, the 1951 champion from Maserati to Mercedes-Benz boosted teh team's success rate and recorded a 1–2 victory with Fangio and Karl Kling, as well as the fastest lap.
On 28 September 2012, it was announced that Lewis Hamilton would join the team from the 2013 season onwards, having signed a three-year deal to partner Nico Rosberg in the team.
Mercedes have won two drivers' championships and ten races as a constructor in Formula One.