F1 Abu Dhabi: 250th Grand Prix with the Mercedes-Benz Safety


Abu Dhabi/Yas Marina, UAE, Nov 14, 2010

- The Mercedes-Benz safety car has been used since the 1996 French GP in Magny-Cours

- The first Safety Car was the Mercedes-Benz C 36 AMG company car of Bernd Mayländer (Registration number: S-BM 300)

- Since the first run of the Mercedes-Benz Safety Car in 1996 until the 2010 Abu Dhabi GP a total of 250 races took place: there were 90 races (equivalent 36%) with at least one Safety Car period

- The Safety Car was deployed 135 times

- Out of a total of 15.528 race laps 574 laps were completed behind the Safety Car

- Since the Safety Car’s first run in the1996 French GP, it has covered 2853.9 km (equivalent to 3.8% of the total race distance of 75,657 until the Abu Dhabi GP).

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