Mercedes: How good form is hard to find

Mercedes: How good form is hard to find

As Mercedes Benz heads for it's first 'home' grand prix since 1954, Adam Cooper assesses its first half season back in Formula 1 and looks ahead to what it can realistically expect for the rest of the year

Whichever way you look at it, the German GP is going to be a huge weekend for Mercedes. There was no home race for the marque in 1955, so in fact this is the first time since Juan Manuel Fangio won at the Nurburgring in 1954 that a full-on Silver Arrows team has competed in a grand prix in Germany.

More so than the 'Ring, Hockenheim is home turf for Mercedes. The company used it as a test track in the thirties, and Stuttgart is not far away. The management – the guys who signed off on the deal to buy Brawn GP – will no doubt be out in force.

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