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Toto: “We are pushing flat out to make sure we wrap up the first part of the season on a high”

Toto: “We are pushing flat out to make sure we wrap up the first part of the season on a high”

"Our performance at the last race in Germany was very satisfying indeed. So many of our board members, colleagues and friends from Stuttgart were there in Hockenheim for the weekend so the pressure was on. We’ve performed well at the other big races for the team in Malaysia and Britain, but this was the pinnacle for us as a home race. As our thoughts now turn swiftly to the next race in Hungary, it’s important to recognise the hard work put in by everyone at our factories in Brackley and Brixworth. It’s a tight turnaround between the two races and this will be the final trip before the summer break, so we are pushing flat out to make sure we wrap up the first part of the season on a high. It has been a very busy year so far and another strong result would be the right reward for everyone involved before taking a well-earned rest. We had a spectacular race in Hockenheim and Budapest also has real potential to deliver an exciting Sunday afternoon, although overtaking is much more challenging there. the Hungaroring has always seen fantastic levels of support and we are looking forward to putting on a good show for the fans."

Anniversaries

Mercedes-Benz Heritage

21 / 22 July 1934 – 80 Years Ago:
In the ‘Kilometres Across Germany’ endurance event, Mercedes-Benz drivers claim a total of 26 gold, three silver and three bronze medals in the individual and team rankings. The 1.5-litre Sports Saloon, the chassis of which forms the basis for the 150 Sports Roadster presented at the start of 1935, has its first competitive outing.

25/26 July 1964 – 50 Years Ago:
Robert Crevits and Gustave Gosselin drive a Mercedes-Benz 300 SE to victory in the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. The Belgian team sets an average speed of 164.875 km/h.

On-Track

28 July 2013 – One Year Ago:
Lewis Hamilton takes his first victory for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS from pole position at the Hungaroring circuit.

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