The Mercedes-Benz racing team had recruited him because of his strong placings in previous years in all classes of racing cars.
That year, he had won the grueling Targa Florio sports car race with teammate Peter Collins, and the very long and dangerous Mille Miglia with navigator/journalist Denis Jenkinson.
He was also driving the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 cars in which he won his first Grand Prix race, the British GP at Aintree on July 16th, ahead of his illustrious teammate Juan Manuel Fangio.
He would finish in second place in the season, and also in the following three seasons.
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