In a class of its own: The twelve-cylinder Silver Arrow W 154.
Dazzling heat and dust-like fine sand in every pore. At speeds in excess of 200 km/h the headwind was immense and the track was one of the most dangerous worldwide at that time with 40 laps, each 13.1 km in length. Accompanied by the thunderous cheering of the local population, Hermann Lang conquered them in a then very spectacular time of 2:33:17.14 hours. This was the second time he won the Tripoli Grand Prix and in 1939 he would prove to be the first and only driver to win this gruelling Grand Prix for a third time.
Thanks to its perfect design, the twelve-cylinder Mercedes Benz W 154, dominated the season with seemingly no effort at all.