• Brackley

Home of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Brackley, situated 70 miles northwest of London, has been the home of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team ever since the three-pointed star returned to F1 with its own works team in 2010.

The team operates a state-of-the-art technology centre in Brackley that covers an area of 60,000 square metres. The site provides cutting-edge facilities for the design, development, manufacturing, assembly and operation of Championship-winning Formula One cars.

The facilities include a wind tunnel, dynos and the team’s driver-in-loop simulator as well as the production resources required to maintain season-long development of the race car. The team’s technology campus is one of the leading locations in the world when it comes to simulation, lightweight construction, additive manufacturing, generative design, machine learning and other pioneering technologies.

Brackley is also home to Mercedes-Benz Applied Science (MBAS), a new business unit that leverages the best of aerospace and motorsport technologies, to deliver performance across the domains of land, sea and air. MBAS aims to develop unique, timely and innovative technical solutions and services tailored to the specific business challenges of its external clients.  

The Brackley site holds the international environmental management system certification ISO 14001 and uses renewable energy sources to power its operations. In 2020, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team will have a net-zero carbon footprint – an achievement that’s based on significant reductions of the team’s CO2 emissions and by offsetting unavoidable CO2 emissions through gold-standard carbon offsetting. Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd., the company that runs the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, aims to achieve significant year-on-year reductions of its CO2 footprint in the coming years.

More than 950 employees work 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Brackley site. Facing fierce competition on and off the track from highly skilled opponents, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team seeks the competitive advantage by embracing the highly demanding nature of its endeavour: the greater the challenge, the better.