The secrets that show Mercedes F1 power is still king

The secrets that show Mercedes F1 power is still king

Ferrari may have caught up - in qualifying at least - but a Mercedes power unit remains the one to have if you want to win races and championships judging by the results of the 2019 Formula 1 season. STUART CODLING gets an exclusive look behind the scenes at Brixworth, the power behind Lewis Hamilton's thrones...

Tucked away behind some discreet landscaping on the otherwise nondescript A508 connecting Northampton with Leicester, and sharing a roundabout with a household waste recycling centre, is the home of Formula 1's most successful turbocharged hybrid engine.

Mercedes-Benz High Performance Powertrains began its life in a nearby industrial unit, but this facility is something else: neat architectural details mask the wheels of its industry.

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