Mercedes-AMG HPP engineering placement

Mercedes-AMG HPP engineering placement

Mercedes-AMG HPP at Brixworth

On 06/09/2021, I started my 12-month Mechanical Engineering placement at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) based in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, UK. Mercedes-AMG HPP is an engineering company, owned by Daimler, that specializes in developing powertrains for Formula 1, Formula E & the Mercedes-AMG Project One hyper-car. The F1 power-unit is currently (as of 2021) being supplied to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, as well as three customer teams that are: Aston Martin F1, McLaren Racing and Williams Racing.

Here is a quick video explaining how the hybrid power-unit works in a modern F1 car:

Company Background

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains, in Brixworth, is a technology company that specializes in developing and producing propulsion systems for motorsport and automotive applications and belongs entirely to the Daimler Group. It is most well known for producing the highly dominant F1 powertrains in the V6 Turbo Hybrid era that led to winning 8 consecutive Constructor’s Championships for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team. Mercedes-AMG HPP supplies Formula One powerunits for its four customer teams:

In Formula E, the two customer teams using HPP powertrains are:

For automotive applications, Mercedes-AMG HPP is well known for:

It is important to stress out the success and highlights achieved by the company in the past decade. The powerunits from Brixworth lead the record-breaking 8 consecutive constructors’ titles. Mercedes-EQ joined Formula E in 2019 and achieved 2 consecutive drivers and constructors’ titles in 2021 and 2022. The Mercedes Project One is the first road-legal vehicle to feature

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