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The Mercedes-Benz W165 is a racing car that was designed by Mercedes-Benz to meet voiturette racing regulations. It competed in just one race, the 1939 Tripoli Grand Prix, where it was driven to victory by Hermann Lang with his team-mate Rudolf Caracciola coming second.Following an invitation by Tony Hulman, owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Caracciola entered a W165 for the Indianapolis 500 in 1946. The car was not allowed out of Switzerland by Swiss customs and so could not compete.

Complete results

Non-championship results

Year Event Venue Driver Result Category Report
1939 Grand Prix Mellaha Hermann Lang 1 Voiturette Report
Rudolf Caracciola 2