Back in 1955 Mercedes won 70% of the races in the season and Juan Manuel Fangio won the third of his five world championships. The mighty W196 silver arrow was powered by 2.5 litre straight eight producing 220kW at 8500rpm.
Now, some 21,386 days after the last Mercedes 1-2, the podium feat has been repeated. Not at a legendary racetrack in Europe, but in Malaysia. Using a 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 engine mated to an arsenal of energy recovery systems that would make Fangio’s head spin. That’s if he knew what the hell it all meant in the first place.
At least we know Juan Manuel would have loved logging into AUSmotive to relive the race in pictorial form. And that’s what you can do after the break as well.
“What’s that Juan; how can you see all these photos?”
“It’s called the internet.”
[Pics: Caterham F1 Team/LAT Photographic; Ferrari; Lotus F1 Team/LAT Photographic; Marussi F1 Team; Mercedes AMG; Red Bull/Getty Images; Sahara Force India Formula One Team; Sauber Motorsport AG; Toro Rosso/Getty Images; Vodafone McLaren Mercedes; Williams F1]