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Mercedes-Benz W 154 Silver Arrow: 75 Years Since Historic Triple Victory

May 7, 2013

In a week's time, Mercedes-Benz will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the historic major race debut of the W 154 Silver Arrow. On May 15, 1938, at the Tripoli Grand Prix, the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows rode all the way to a triple victory at the first major race of the season. Hermann Lang won the GP after logging 2:33:17.14 over 40 laps driving in the new car, but he was followed across the finish line by teammates Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf Caracciola, who would be subsequently named European Champion. The W 154 was brought about by changes to the Grand Prix vehicle specifications. It was designed by head... Continue Reading »

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