‘Stars & Cars’ in Stuttgart – celebrate the ‘best’
- On Saturday, 29th November 2014, Mercedes-Benz intends to mark the end of the exceptional sporting year that was 2014
- MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Silver Arrows works team heads to Stuttgart as 2014 Formula 1 Constructors’ World Champions
- MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton & Nico Rosberg, plus all seven Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers will attend the event
- Demo drives of current and classic racing cars
- Autograph signings, interviews & fan ‘happenings’ in and around the Mercedes-Benz museum
- Free admission to ‘Stars & Cars, 2014’ for all fans
Stuttgart – One week after the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, Mercedes-Benz would like to invite fans to Stuttgart on Saturday, November 29th, 2014 for the grand ‘Stars & Cars, 2014’ event to see out the sporting year in style.
The MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Silver Arrows works team won the Formula 1 constructors’ world championship for the first time ever last weekend, and so, are the reigning champions as they travel to Stuttgart. Apart from the two MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, all seven Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers and Mercedes-Benz Head of Motorsport Toto Wolff will be involved in the event based around the Mercedes-Benz museum. Mercedes-Benz brand ambassadors from the German world championship national squad and from the world of golf as well as former racing drivers will be among the invited guests.
Admission is free for all visitors. The extensive and entertaining programme on offer will include pit stop competitions, plus autograph and interview sessions. Demo runs featuring current Formula 1 and DTM racing cars, as well as classic racing cars that have featured in the 120-year motor racing history of Mercedes-Benz will be also among the many highlights of the day. ‘Stars & Cars’ has been staged 15 times previously, from 1994 to 2008.
The 2014 motor racing anniversary year:
120 years of Mercedes-Benz in motor racing, 80 years of the Silver Arrows, 30 years in the DTM.
The first victory for a Daimler engine was achieved in the first ever car race, the 1894 Paris-Rouen road race, which marked the beginning of an ongoing success story. The first two Formula One world titles secured by Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 and 1955, the victories in the Le Mans long distance classic in 1952 and 1989 and the win at the 500 Miles of Indianapolis in 1994 count among the greatest successes of Mercedes-Benz in motor racing.
In the modern era of Formula One, Mercedes-Benz along with partner McLaren and the Brawn GP customer team have won four drivers’ and two constructors’ titles. In the DTM, Mercedes-Benz is the most successful brand in the history of the series. Mercedes-Benz drivers have won a total of seven drivers’ titles since 1988, the first year of entry of Mercedes-Benz as a works team.
Legendary winning cars from 120 years of motor racing history are displayed in their original state on the spectacular banked turn at the Mercedes-Benz museum.