Formula 1 success for firm

The Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines factory at Brixworth.
The Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines factory at Brixworth.

Daventry district’s profile as a home for high performance technology has been boosted thanks to a Brixworth-based company’s role in Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One success.

Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains designs and manufactures V6 engines and energy recovery systems for the Mercedes-Benz Formula One racing car (itself based in Brackley), which Lewis Hamilton steered to victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last month, achieving his second Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.

Leader of Daventry District Council, Chris Millar, said: “High performance technology is a thriving industry in our district that’s continuing to grow and we are proud to be home to Mercedes AMG and several other motorsport companies also achieving outstanding results and winning trophies.”