Ilmor is an engineering company, specializing in automotive racing projects. Founded in 1983 by Mario Illien and Paul Morgan (with major funding furnished by Roger Penske) its first major project was the creation of an Indy-car engine to compete with the then-dominant Cosworth DFX, a turbocharged variant on the DFV engine popular in Formula One. The company currently supplies engines and consultants to the IndyCar and MotoGP series.

History[edit | edit source]

Illien and Morgan were engineers, working in 1983 at Cosworth on the DFX Indy Car engine. Since at the time Cosworth had a near monopoly on engines for the series, the management was more conservative regarding the development than Illien and Morgan wanted. Eventually the two decided to leave Cosworth, to pursue their own projects.

Formula One[edit | edit source]

The Formula One portion of Ilmor was bought out by

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Current drivers
44. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton · 77. Finland Valtteri Bottas
World Champions
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio (1954, 1955) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019) · Germany Nico Rosberg (2016)
Former Drivers
Michael Schumacher · Juan Manuel Fangio · Nico Rosberg · Hans Herrmann · Karl Kling · Stirling Moss · André Simon · Piero Taruffi · Hermann Lang
Nick Fry · Bob Bell · Aldo Costa · Toto Wolff
Former Personnel
Norbert Haug · Alfred Neubauer · Max Sailer · Rudolf Uhlenhaut · Paddy Lowe
W154 · W196 · W01 · W02 · W03 · W04 · W05 · W06 · W07 · W08 · W09 · W10 · W11

, and is now known as Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains.

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