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Mercedes-Benz Racing Photo History

Take a walk through 120 years of motor sport history in the photo gallery

by  Chris Danielson  | 


Since 1894 products of the Mercedes, Benz and Mercedes-Benz brands have been dominating the motor sport scene on international tracks.  Partaking in the world’s first-ever car race in 1894, the first Grand Prix victory of a Mercedes at Nice Race Week in 1901 and dominating the sport with an impressive one-two-three finish of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in the Grand Prix of Lyon in 1914, racing is an integral part of the Mercedes-Benz brand.

Take a walk through 120 years of motor sport history in the photo gallery below and make sure to read the photo descriptions for an in-depth look at each photo.


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Mercedes-Benz Motor Sport History

01. Mercedes-Benz Motor Sport History

German Grand Prix for sports cars at the Nürburgring, July 17, 1927. Christian Werner (starting number 7) with a Mercedes-Benz S. Werner drove the fastest lap and finished second in the over 3 litre sports car category.

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