Staff at the Mercedes-Benz factories in Brixworth and Brackley have celebrated the team winning the FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Championship.
The victory for the team came in the dramatic race in Sochi on Sunday and the team and drivers joined together yesterday to mark the win.
With 12 wins, 29 podium finishes, 14 pole positions and 9 fastest laps from 15 races, the Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid Power Unit has taken 60 percent of all available World Championship points so far in 2015, leading 79 percent of racing laps in the process.
Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz F1 W06 Hybrid has taken 35 percent of points available, leading 77 percent of racing laps.
To mark this historic achievement, race drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg joined the team’s senior management at Brixworth and Brackley - passing on their congratulations and words of appreciation to colleagues at both sites and joining in the celebrations:
Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, said: “Congratulations to the whole team. We’ve done it one more time and this championship unites everybody together - the drivers and the team in Brixworth and Brackley.”
Paddy Lowe, Executive Director (Technical) said: “To celebrate back-to-back world championships is something that most of us can only dream of. In this business, it’s not enough simply to work hard - you have to work smart, too. It doesn’t happen overnight, or in a couple of years, but has been built up over a great deal of time thanks to the commitment from Mercedes-Benz. And it’s a result of the integration of effort and intellect between the teams in Brixworth and Brackley, to deliver the best Power Unit in the best racing car on the grid.”
Lewis Hamilton said: “It’s been great to see everyone at the factories, as always. When I joined the team back in 2013, coming to a new place and a new environment was really daunting and I didn’t know how it was going to play out. But I feel very much part of the family.
“When I heard we’d won the title yesterday I think I was yelling louder than anyone! Seeing how much effort goes into getting us to the front of the grid and having the success we’ve enjoyed together makes me so proud of each and every person involved.”