People, Purpose & Perspectives

The Lewis Hamilton Engineering School was back in action this summer, challenging 85 eleven-year-old students from Camden to design, build and test their own model cars. Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Chief Technical Officer, James Allison, was on hand to guide them and decide the winners as part of our shared ambition to inspire more young people from diverse backgrounds to study STEM subjects.

The Hamilton Engineering School

Best. Day. Ever.

Learn more about how we teamed up with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One to give three aspiring young engineers the surprise of their lives.

Behind the Scenes

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of our filming day at the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team factory in Brackley.

Driving Opportunity With Lewis Hamilton

Lewis explains more of his views on the importance of education.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

At the age of eight, Lewis sat in a kart for the first time and was immediately hooked. The numerous records set by Lewis in his rookie season highlighted his class -including the most race wins, pole positions and points scored in a debut season. At 23 years old, he captured his first FIA Formula One World Championship - taking the accolade of the youngest ever champion. He joined the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team for the 2013 season and has since gone from strength to strength. To date, Lewis has won seven Formula One Drivers’ World Championships and continues to break records and set new standards within the world of Formula One. Besides his racing career, he dedicates his time to various projects like The Hamilton Commission and Mission 44 with the goal to increase diversity in motorsport.

Driving Change Part 2

Check out his interview with UBS’ Kathrine Eschmann shot a few months ago where he talks about how he wants to address underrepresentation in the STEM sector and UK motorsport. Watch the video

Finding an Edge with Lewis Hamilton

In our video Finding an Edge, we see Lewis Hamilton in a brand new optic as he dissects some key factors in his life that made him one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers on the planet. Read more

Lewis Hamilton: The Value of Difference

The fastest man on four wheels explains why celebrating his differences made him the man he is today, and how he’s defining tomorrow. Read more

Driving Change

At UBS, we are committed to fostering a culture of openness and making a difference for underrepresented employees. Watch the video

George Russell

George Russell

George Russell joined the Mercedes-AMG F1 junior driver program in 2017. He earned the GP3 Championship that same year, followed by his first F2 Championship in style, by winning the Azerbaijan race from a P12 start.

George joined F1 in 2019 as a driver for Williams Racing, though his best F1 performance in his rookie years comes from when he stood in for his soon-to-be teammate, Lewis Hamilton, at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix. This was widely seen to be the start of a potential future with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team. A year later, at the age of 23, he officially signed with the team to start alongside Lewis Hamilton as a driver for the 2022 Season.

Toto Wolf

Toto Wolff

Toto Wolff is Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. After a short racing career in the Austrian Formula Ford, Torger Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff found a new outlet for his talent – investment. In 2002, Toto started his new venture, co-owning a racing driver management company alongside two-time Formula One World Champion Mika Häkkinen. In January 2013 Toto became managing partner and was later in the year announced as the Head of Mercedes-Benz motorsport. Under his leadership, the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team has clinched eight consecutive Formula One Team World Championships, and seven Formula One Driver Championships.

Toto Wolff – F1 entrepreneur

As different as success stories can be, there are elements that most of them share. Setbacks, big or small, for instance, can happen to anybody at any time. According to Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: "Success shouldn't be judged at halftime. The day you retire you need to judge whether you've been successful or not.", he says. Read more

Toto Wolff: Success is temporary, legacy is permanent

We interviewed Toto Wolff, CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, to hear his thoughts on retirement, leaving a legacy, and his son's secret links to motorsport. Read more

Other voices

Insights and interviews from industry leaders and innovators within the worlds of banking and Formula One.

Data-Driven Decision Making with Dom Riefstahl and Dan Wakerly

Dom Riefstahl, Race Support Team Leader and Test Engineer, welcomed Dan Wakerly, of UBS Evidence Lab, to discuss how they each use big data to reveal insights for drivers and clients alike.

Alexander Mankowsky: We Want to Develop Intuitive Cars

Alexander Mankowsky not only studies what the world of mobility will be like thirty years from now, but does something about it. Here, he discusses the future of man and machine.

Wilko Stark: Futuristically mobile

Wilko thinks about the future of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Cars, finding answers to questions like "how will mobility develop beyond ownership?". Here you get a taste of the revolutionizing changes coming in the next decades.

James Allison: Tomorrow, today

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport won the FIA Formula 1TM World Constructors’ Championship four years running. What's their secret? Technical director, James Allison, who joined the team in early 2017 has surprising answers.