The Mercedes F1 W04 is the Formula One racing car built by Mercedes for the 2013 Formula One Season. Featuring a completely new design team, including former Ferrari engineer Aldo Costa, the team were hoping to build on a relatively disappointing 2012 where Mercedes finished fifth in the Constructors World Championship. This aim was successful in that the team won 3 races with the F1 W04 and finished second in the Constructors' Championship. The team scored points at every race in 2013.

The team's drivers for the 2013 season were 2012 Chinese Grand Prix winner, Nico Rosberg and 2008 World Drivers' Champion, Lewis Hamilton. Rosberg added to his sole race win from 2012 by taking race victories at Monaco and Silverstone, while Hamilton won his first race for Mercedes at the Hungarian Grand Prix.


Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The F1 W04 was officially unveiled in Jerez on February 4th 2013, the day before commencement of the opening testing session of the season. Before being unveiled, the car was sent out on a "shakedown" run by Nico Rosberg for the cameras.

After some technical problems at the start of pre-season, the F1 W04 made a good showing in the first two tests, finishing second on day three in Jerez, and topping the timesheets on day 4 in Barcelona.

At the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg won the race. It was 30 years ago since Nico's father, Keke Rosberg, won the same race in 1983.

Rosberg won again for Mercedes at the 2013 British Grand Prix thanks to a gearbox failure on Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull on lap 41.

At the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton secured a maiden win for the team, ahead of Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel.

Mercedes finished 2nd in the Constructors' Championship with 360 points, 6 points ahead of Ferrari.

Race Victories[edit | edit source]

Year Event Driver Notes
2013 Monaco Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
British Grand Prix Germany Nico Rosberg
Hungarian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Maiden victory for Mercedes

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
2013 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of India.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg
Germany Rosberg P Ret 4th Ret 9th 6th 1st 5th 1st 9th 19th 4th 6th 4th 7th 8th 2nd 3rd 9th 5th
United Kingdom Hamilton 5th 3rd 3rd 5th 12th 4th 3rd 4th 5th 1st 3rd 9th 5th 5th Ret 6th 7th 4th 9th
V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Mercedes AMG Petronas GP.png Mercedes Grand Prix
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
Personnel
Nick Fry · Bob Bell · Aldo Costa · Toto Wolff
Former Personnel
Norbert Haug · Alfred Neubauer · Max Sailer · Rudolf Uhlenhaut · Paddy Lowe
Cars
W154 · W196 · W01 · W02 · W03 · W04 · W05 · W06 · W07 · W08 · W09 · W10 · W11 · W12
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