Mercedes tweaks name for 2012 season
5 December 2011 – Brackley-based Mercedes GP will race under a modified name next season, with performance brand AMG being added to the team’s official title. Now to be known as the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team, company Vice President Norbert Haug says the move further attaches the subsidiary to the Silver Arrows squad.
"16 of the 24 drivers on the grid at the season's final Grand Prix in Brazil have, or have had, a connection to Mercedes-Benz. In addition to the role of a works team, our commitment to Formula 1 comprises the customer engine programme and supply of the official Safety and Medical Cars."
Team Principal Ross Brawn joined forces with Mercedes in 2009, just a fortnight after the team completed its double title-winning campaign under the Brawn GP guise.
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