A new era comes into view in 2010, when Mercedes-Benz returns to Formula 1 with its own works team and signs on top driver Michael Schumacher, who is replaced by Lewis Hamilton after his retirement in the 2013 season, as well as Nico Rosberg. In 2008, Hamilton becomes the youngest world champion in Formula 1’s history at just 23 years of age. From 2007 to 2012, he stands centre stage on the podium of a Grand Prix race no fewer than 21 times. Nico Rosberg celebrates his first GP victory with a Silver Arrow at the race in Shanghai in 2012 while also claiming the first victory for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS. As the 2013 season draws to a close, the works team comes second place in the Constructors’ Championship.