35-hp Mercedes shows its superiority in Nice Race Week

  • Date
    25 - 29 March 1901
  • Description
    At Nice Week works driver Wilhelm Werner pilots his 35 hp Mercedes to victory in the 392-km Nice - Salon - Nice race. Werner also wins the Nice - La Turbie hillclimb at an average speed of 51.4 km/h. The hugely impressive performances of the new car prompt Paul Meyan, Secretary General of the Automobile Club of France, to state: "Nous sommes entrés dans l’ère Mercédès" ('We have entered the Mercedes era').

  • C31392
    Nice Race Week, March 25-29, 1901. Baron Henry de Rothschild's 35-hp Mercedes Simplex racing car during the Nice-La Turbie hillclimb, March 29, 1901. At the wheel Wilhelm Werner, who was to become the Kaiser's driver.
    Woche von Nizza, 1901