German car manufacturer Mercedes has dominated the Formula One championship this year. They have already wrapped up the constructor's title and either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg will win the drivers championship.
Their engine of 2014 is named Mercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid powertrain. Recently the Royal Automobile Club has awarded this engine their Dewar Trophy. A ceremony was held at the Pall Mall clubhouse with several dignitaries and VIPs present.
Andy Cowell, HPP Managing Director, commented, "It is an honour to accept the Dewar Trophy on behalf of my colleagues at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains and on behalf of Mercedes-Benz. To have received this prestigious award for the second time is a fitting tribute to the commitment to excellence within our organisation."
He further added, "Our work in the constantly evolving arena of hybrid technology has allowed us to explore an exciting new breed of automotive innovations relevant not only to our performance on the racetrack, but also to the everyday motorist. As a sport, when we took on the challenge of the radical new regulations introduced for the 2014 Formula One season."
HPP has helped Mercedes-Benz in designing, developing and building this engine at their Brixworth, Northamptonshire facility. This is the second time HPP has won the prestigious Dewar Trophy. They had won it during the 2009 Formula One championship for their KERS system.
In the current Formula One championship, teams are forced to make their engines more frugal and fuel efficient. This technology will be easier to pass on to road vehicles of the future. Using hybrid engine was the most logical solution with several energy recovery systems.