In a win for the AMG marketing department the factory-backed F1 team will now be known as the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.
Norbert Haug, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, is proud to build on AMG’s rich competition hertiage. â€œOur new team name fuses the proud traditions of AMG and the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows at the pinnacle of motorsport. These three letters are synonymous with high technology, sporting performance and excitement and this step is a further strong sign of the strategic commitment Mercedes-Benz has made to Formula One.” said Haug.
“16 of the 24 drivers on the grid at the seasonâ€™s final Grand Prix in Brazil have, or have had, a connection to Mercedes-Benz. In addition to the role of a works team, our commitment to Formula One comprises the customer engine programme and supply of the official Safety and Medical Cars.â€
Meanwhile Ross Brawn has confirmed the team will miss the first pre-season test, preferring to hold off on the debut of the F1 W03 until the second test in Barcelona which starts on 21 February.
[Source: Mercedes AMG F1]