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The Mercedes F1 W04 is the Formula One racing car built by Mercedes for the 2013 Formula One Season. Featuring a completely new design team, including former Ferrari engineer Aldo Costa, the team were hoping to build on a relatively disappointing 2012 where Mercedes finished fifth in the Constructors World Championship. This aim was successful in that the team won 3 races with the F1 W04 and finished second in the Constructors' Championship. The team scored points at every race in 2013.

The team's drivers for the 2013 season were 2012 Chinese Grand Prix winner, Nico Rosberg and 2008 World Drivers' Champion, Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg added to his sole race win from 2012 by taking race victories at Monaco and Silverstone, while Hamilton won his first race for Mercedes at the Hungarian Grand Prix.


Pre-seasonEdit

The F1 W04 was officially unveiled in Jerez on February 4th 2013, the day before commencement of the opening testing session of the season. Before being unveiled, the car was sent out on a "shakedown" run by Nico Rosberg for the cameras.

After some technical problems at the start of pre-season, the F1 W04 made a good showing in the first two tests, finishing second on day three in Jerez, and topping the timesheets on day 4 in Barcelona.

At the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg won the race. It was 30 years ago since Nico's father, Keke Rosberg, won the same race in 1983.

Rosberg won again for Mercedes at the 2013 British Grand Prix thanks to a gearbox failure on Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull on lap 41.

At the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton secured a maiden win for the team, ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes finished 2nd in the Constructors' Championship with 360 points, 6 points ahead of Ferrari.

Race VictoriesEdit

Year Event Driver Notes
2013 Monaco Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
British Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
Hungarian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Maiden victory for Mercedes

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

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2013 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of China Flag of Bahrain Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of South Korea Flag of Japan Flag of India Flag of the United Arab Emirates Flag of the United States Flag of Brazil
Germany RosbergPRet4thRet9th6th1st5th1st9th19th4th6th4th7th8th2nd3rd9th5th
United Kingdom Hamilton5th3rd3rd5th12th4th3rd4th5th1st3rd9th5th5thRet6th7th4th9th
V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Mercedes AMG Petronas GP Mercedes Grand Prix
Current drivers
44. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton · 77. Finland Valtteri Bottas
World Champions
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1954, 1955) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2014, 2015) · Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
Former Drivers
Michael Schumacher · Juan Manuel Fangio · Nico Rosberg · Hans Herrmann · Karl Kling · Stirling Moss · André Simon · Piero Taruffi · Hermann Lang
Personnel
Nick Fry · Bob Bell · Aldo Costa · Toto Wolff
Former Personnel
Norbert Haug · Alfred Neubauer · Max Sailer · Rudolf Uhlenhaut · Paddy Lowe
Cars
W196 · W01 · W02 · W03 · W04 · W05 · W06 · W07 · W08

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