The Germans from Mercedes announced their plans to change the name of the current Formula 1 team, the well-known Mercedes GP Petronas. The company said that the Formula 1 team will be called Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team starting the 2012 season.
Mercedes has a strong reputation in the motorsport competitions as it won more than 160 races since 1988 but also supplied safety cars for competitions since 1996.
“These three letters are synonymous with high technology, sporting performance and excitement and this step is a further strong sign of the strategic commitment Mercedes-Benz has made to Formula One,” adds Norbert Haug, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
Moreover, the German company wants to change the name of the plant in Brixworth, UK and name it “Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains”. The factory in question supplies the Formula 1 team with powertrains and works in close relation with the AMG performance team.
“Our new team name fuses the proud traditions of AMG and the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows at the pinnacle of motorsport,” added Haug.