|Chassis||Oval tubular frame|
|Suspension (front)||Independent suspension with wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic dampers|
|Suspension (rear)||De Dion tube, torsion bars, cockpit adjustable hydraulic dampers|
|Engine||M164 1.5 litre V8 supercharged front-engine, longitudinally mounted|
|Notable entrants||Daimler-Benz AG|
|Notable drivers||Rudolf Caracciola
|Debut||1939 Tripoli Grand Prix|
The Mercedes-Benz W165 is a racing car designed by Mercedes-Benz to meet voiturette racing regulations. It won its only race, the 1939 Tripoli Grand Prix, driven to a 1-2 victory by Hermann Lang and teammate Rudolf Caracciola.
Following an invitation by Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Tony Hulman, Caracciola entered a W165 in the 1946 Indianapolis 500. However, Swiss customs refused to allow the car out of their country, preventing Caracciola from competing.
|1939||Tripoli Grand Prix||Mellaha||Hermann Lang||1||Voiturette||Report|
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