The Mercedes-Benz Rekordwagen was an experimental, high-speed automobile produced in the late On 28 January 1938 it achieved the record of km/h mph) for the fastest ever officially timed speed on a public road.
Juan Manuel Fangio the legendary racecar driver from Balcarce, Argentina. He was the officiaol driver for Mercedes-Benz, and won the first place title for the Championship five times: His nephew would grow up to become the racecar driver for the Mclaren
Juan Manuel Fangio leading the pack at the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix in his Mercedes Silver Arrow, with Louis Chiron's Lancia hot on his heels. Fangio started from pole and set the fastest race lap, but was forced to retire on lap 50 with transmission problems, and Ferrari driver Maurice Trintignant went on to victory.