The winner that foretold F1's new era

The first of the new-era Silver Arrows to hit its target, winning the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix and laying the foundations for world domination a few years later...

Words Stewart Williams 

Mercedes returned to Formula 1 in 2010 after a 55-year break, to high hopes all round. They took over the champion Brawn GP team and lured seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher out of retirement to join the talented Nico Rosberg. Now all they needed was a car to make them winners again. 

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Nico Rosberg
Teams Mercedes
Article type Analysis