A glance at historic photographs from 1901: The Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s boulevard running directly along the Côte d’Azur, is bursting with onlookers. It’s “Nice Week”, one of the most important motorsport events at the time, involving a host of car races. All eyes are on one creation: the Mercedes 35 PS. The vehicle with starting number 5 belonged to Baron Henri de Rothschild. Wilhelm Werner was behind the wheel. His co-driver, facing towards the rear, is holding a brass horn with which he would warn onlookers during the race. Emil Jellinek, clearly recognisable by his characteristic whiskers, is standing closely to the rear right of the vehicle at the heart of the hustle and bustle. Unsurprisingly, he looks very satisfied.