MERCEDES-BENZ announced that Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP), Brixworth, was awarded the Dewar Trophy for its PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit.
According to a press release, the Royal Automobile Club’s Dewar Trophy is only awarded in years when the Club’s expert committee believes that there are contenders of sufficient merit.
The team at HPP was recognised for its development of the most advantageous powertrain within the new Formula One regulations. The successful design, research and teamwork resulted in the Mercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid Power Unit, which has not only been the dominant powertrain in this first season under the Formula One rules, but is also one of the most thermally efficient gasoline powertrains ever produced.
The Dewar Trophy was awarded to the team at Brixworth (then known as Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines, or HPE) for its pioneering work on the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) Hybrid unit that was introduced for the 2009 season.