Brixworth is a village located between Oxford and Silverstone in the county of Northamptonshire. Despite its modest size, it is well known to anyone involved or interested in Formula 1. That’s because Brixworth is the traditional home of racing car manufacturers and racing car engine constructors. It’s also the site of "Mercedes-Benz AMG High Performance Powertrains".
The company was founded as Ilmor Engineering Ltd. in 1984. Mercedes-Benz acquired an initial 25-percent stake in Ilmor in 1994, and then, in 2005, the remaining shares, renaming the now 100-percent subsidiary of Daimler AG to "Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines". Another milestone in the company’s development was the inauguration of a new Technology Centre. Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains supplies its current FO108Z Formula 1 engine to its own MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 works team and to two other racing teams: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Sahara Force India. Eight engines are supplied to each driver during the season in accordance with current regulations.
Engine makers have to meet requirements of the highest level here.
Materials that are particularly lightweight and robust and engines that are as powerful as they are durable. However, for all their love of technology – the engineers still like to admire the success of their work on the winners’ podium.