Records held by Mercedes in Formula 1
Mercedes are on a run since the last several years in the world of Formula 1. They have dominated the circuit in a grand fashion and opened up a significant gap over the others. In 2019, Mercedes once again leads the tally and are on course to win another Constructors' Championship. Here we present the records held by Mercedes in F1.
Mercedes made their debut in F1 back in 1954 with Juan Manuel Fangio winning the FIA World Championship that year. He once again accumulated the most Championship points in 1955 to stay on top. However, from 1956-2009 Mercedes didn't take part in F1 racing. They returned in 2010 with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg being the main drivers.
From 2010 to 2013, Mercedes' finishes in F1 read as 4th, 4th, 5th and 2nd. They grew in confidence after Red Bull gave way. From 2014 onwards, Mercedes have won the Constructors Championships for five straight years. They are also on the verge of winning the Championship this season to make it six consecutive trophies.
Mercedes have won a total of 97 F1 races out of 203 starts. They are fourth in the list. Ferrari (237 wins) lead the show. Mercedes have the best percentage win (47.8) in F1. They have the record for the most wins in a season (19). The mark was achieved in 2016. They also have the second most wins (16) in 2014 and 2015.
Mercedes have the joint-second best tally of most consecutive wins in F1. They are tied with Ferrari (10). McLaren (11) hold the record. They achieved the mark in 1988. Mercedes also have the joint-second most consecutive wins in the same Grand Prix (5). Mercedes have the second highest 1-2 podium finishes (51). They have the most 1-2 finishes in a season (12) in 2015.
Mercedes have the joint-best tally of most 1-2 podium finishes (5). They share the record with Ferrari. Mercedes have a total of 243 podium finishes. This is the third highest. They have the second best tally of consecutive podium finishes (28). They also hold the record for most podiums in a season (33). Mercedes have the most pole positions in a season (20).
Mercedes hold the record for the most Championship points in a season (765). They recorded this feat in 2016. In fact, the top five positions for the most points in a season are all held by Mercedes.