A Guide to AMG® Motorsports
A major part of AMG®’s 50th Anniversary has been its motorsports program. Throughout the years, the engineers at AMG® found the next level on each engine they hand built. These engines would find their way trackside only to accomplish feats of victory and endurance.
The result is an impressive resume of victories in many different motorsports classifications. For example, AMG® powers three Formula One teams – Mercedes AMG® Petronas Motorsport, Sahara Force India F1, and Williams Martini Racing. The Mercedes AMG® team is the current defending constructor’s champion – three years running. This season alone, AMG®-powered cars have won four times – three with former World Champion Lewis Hamilton. There is plenty of season left, including the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas and the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi.
AMG® also participates in IMSA’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. In its inaugural season, the Mercedes-AMG® GT3 runs in the GT Daytona (GTD) class up against a host of factory-backed and customer-car teams. Our AMG® GT3 racers are run by Lone Star Racing, Riley Motorsports, and SunEnergy 1 Racing. This season, our GT3 racers have been successful in winning their class at Sebring, Long Beach and Austin. IMSA is at the halfway mark for the season, with plenty of racing to go.
The AMG® GT3 is also raced in USAC’s Pirelli World Challenge in the GT, GTA and GT Cup classes. Four teams run the AMG® GT3 against some tough competition, with our top driver, Ryan Dalziel, in fourth among GT drivers.
For all of our North American motorsports efforts, the AMG® GT3 is run for customer car teams, meaning that Mercedes-Benz and AMG® support the efforts of these independent teams in their respective series and classes. Our cars are competitive with championship-breeding, all backed by the AMG®’s engineering and motorsport expertise. We race because we can learn from the track to enhance the AMG® models you lease or own through Mercedes-Benz of Eugene.
Also, you do not have to own an AMG® to be a fan! Our parts department stocks and can order apparel and personal accessories supporting AMG® and its motorsports efforts.
Your AMG® car or SUV may not be track ready, but they are track-bred for your satisfaction. Come see Mercedes-Benz of Eugene for your adrenalin rush.