Perpetuating the myth of the Silver Arrows, the Mercedes-Benz W196 won its first Grand Prix in Reims, at the time of its first race, and dominated the world championship until the model was discontinued at the end of the 1955 season. In fourteen Grand Prix races, the W196 won 10 times (9 with Fangio and 1 with Stirling Moss), leading to Fangio being crowned world champion twice in 1954 and 1955.
|Size of the stamp||40.85 x 30 mm horizontal|
|Quantity of issue||40,000 stamps|
|Note||Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations|
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