Seems it’s the year for Mercedes-Benz’s motorsport division to stand up and be counted. Only last weekend it was the Mercedes-powered racers that set the pace in the Austrian Grand Prix; this weekend, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mercedes will celebrate 120 years in motorsport.
And 80 years of the Silver Arrows.
And 60 years since the return of the Silver Arrows.
And 60 years of the Gullwing.
And 20 years in modern F1. Expect the 800-strong classic fleet of Daimler HQ to be royally represented at the event. Fittingly, the theme is ‘Addicted to Winning’.
While the internet gets excited about potential for a hardcore Ferrari F12, we look back at the 661bhp 599 GTO