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Toto: “Motivation is high – every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style”

Toto: “Motivation is high – every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style”

"Singapore was a bittersweet event for the team, with both of our drivers producing strong performances throughout the weekend but only one leaving with the result he deserved on Sunday. Whilst it was good to see the pace of our car used to full effect by Lewis in the race, Nico’s problems left us under no illusions that our reliability must improve. With five races to go and three points separating Lewis and Nico, it is now a straight fight between the two of them and each will be looking to gain the first advantage in Suzuka, one of the best driver’s circuits in the sport. We are also now entering arguably the most intense phase of the racing season: the final quarter. Inside the team, motivation is stronger now than at any point so far this year. Every single one of us wants to finish 2014 in style."

Anniversaries

Mercedes-Benz Heritage

1-2 October 1994 – 20 Years Ago:
At truck racing's season finale, which traditionally takes place in Jarama, Spain, Slim Borgudd in a Mercedes-Benz 1834 S wins both Super Race Truck runs. With second and fourth-place finishes, Steve Parrish captures his fourth European championship - the first in the Super Race Truck category under the new rules. Slim Borgudd is runner-up, and the manufacturers' crown again goes to Mercedes-Benz.

3 October 2004 – 10 Years Ago:
Bernd Schneider wins the DTM season finale in Hockenheim ahead of Martin Tomczyk in an Audi. Schneider's brand colleague Gary Paffett, also competing in an AMG-Mercedes C-Class, takes third place and is runner-up overall behind champion Mattias Ekström in an Audi.

4-14 October 1934 – 80 Years Ago:
The most exclusive and most elegant variant of the Mercedes-Benz 500 K, the Special Roadster, makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

6-16 October 1994 – 20 Years Ago:
Mercedes-Benz presents a further developed version of the near-series SLK roadster study, now featuring a vario roof, at the Paris Motor Show. The innovative folding roof disappears into the boot within 25 seconds at the push of a button, leaving enough space there for luggage.

On-Track

27 September 2009 – Five Years Ago:
Lewis Hamilton takes the 25th podium finish of his Formula One Career at the Singapore Grand Prix

28 September 2008 – Six Years Ago:
Nico Rosberg makes his 50th Formula One Grand Prix start at the Singapore Grand Prix

1996 Japanese Grand Prix – 18 Years Ago:
Mika Häkkinen takes the 25th podium finish for Mercedes-Benz power in Formula One

2003 Japanese Grand Prix – 11 Years Ago:
David Coulthard takes the 125th podium finish for Mercedes-Benz power in Formula One

2007 Japanese Grand Prix – Seven Years Ago:
Lewis Hamilton takes the fifth pole position – and tenth front row start – of his Formula One Career

2009 Japanese Grand Prix – Five Years Ago:
Lewis Hamilton makes his 50th Formula One Grand Prix start

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