Mercedes-Benz celebrates 125 Years of Motorsport” on 1000 Miglia roads
From May 15 to 18, the Mercedes-Benz heritage returns to the roads of the legendary 1000 Miglia.
Also this year Mercedes-Benz confirms the close bond that has always united the House of Stuttgart with the "most beautiful race in the world". In 2019, on the occasion of the 1000 Miglia, Mercedes-Benz will also be celebrating the 125th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz motorsport.
In 2019, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W 196 S) with Hans Herrmann and Bernd Mayländer, the official driver of the Formula One Safety Car, at the wheel will open the 1000 Miglia. This is a further historic moment packed with memories. In 1955, Hans Herrmann took part in the endurance race in an identical racing sports car, and Stirling Moss with Denis Jenkinson finally won the race in a 300 SLR in a record time of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds, that toghether the legendary victories in 1931 by Rudolf Caracciola both these successes are highlights of 125 years of motorsport for the brand from Stuttgart.
Mercedes-Benz is supporting the 1000 Miglia as a Global Automotive Partner in the car manufacturers’ category. In addition, the brand will be participating with several 300 SL “Gullwings” (W 198) from the company’s own collection. These vehicles recall in particular the racing successes of Mercedes-Benz standard-production sports cars in the 1950s and the class victory of the 300 SL “Gullwing” in the 1000 Miglia in 1955.