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Images from round 13 of the 2020 F1 World Championship - Emilia Romagna (San Marino)
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#HIS7ORY: A Team Like No Other

Nov 022020

The domination of the Silver Arrows on F1 is truly unparalleled. Over the course of the last two Grand Prix, the team and its drivers have scooped up some of the most impressive and hardest to beat records in Formula 1.

At the Portuguese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton broke the record for the most career wins of any driver in the sport’s history. And now with the latest race in the can - the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - the Brackley-based team have secured a historic seventh constructors world title, moving the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team to pole position in the records for consecutive titles.

The accolades don’t stop there either. Lewis’ latest victory - which was also his first at the Imola circuit in F1 - was his 93rd in Formula 1; the highest number of wins of any driver in the sport’s history. That’s not all though - as well as marking the 100th win for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team in the turbo-hybrid the team has also played it’s part in notching up an incredible 500th podium places for Mercedes-Benz power.

“It’s very overwhelming right now. I look at this team and think of everyone back at Brackley and Brixworth, they are the unsung heroes,” explained Lewis. “They are the ones grafting away, never giving up, continuing to push, elevate and innovate. A big congratulations to the team on a hugely deserved Constructors’ title. I’m forever grateful to everyone and so, so proud to be a part of it.

 

“To come back year on year and deliver such great performance is absolutely unbelievable. 7-time champions - that's something I’m going to be able to tell my grandchildren one day. No team has ever achieved this and I feel honoured to be a part of breaking this record. A big, big thank you to the entire Mercedes family, to PETRONAS and all of our partners, because we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them.”

“This has been an unusual season in so many ways and it makes me very proud that we’ve been able to achieve this. Lots of blood, sweat and tears went into this behind closed doors, a lot of people have made great sacrifices to achieve this, so a massive thank you to everyone in the team, here at the track and back at home in Brixworth and Brackley.

 

“We have an amazing group of people that keeps pushing and raising the benchmark to new levels, but what stands out the most is the camaraderie in this team and the right values at the core of it. A big thanks as well to everyone at Mercedes for the continuous support and their trust in this team – when I think of the support we have in Germany, it just puts a smile on my face. Thank you as well to all our partners – we could not have done this without you! I don’t know where this team will go next, but I’m excited to see what the future holds for this inspiring group of people, that is still motivated and energised and wants to set the bar even higher.”

Valtteri said: “A massive congratulations to the team on winning the Constructors’ Championship! I’m really proud to be a part of this team and thankful for everyone’s hard work and dedication. It’s well deserved and I’m really happy for everyone at the track, Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart. This team keeps pushing and raising the bar and it’s inspiring to work with such a dedicated and driven group.”

 

With four races remaining of the 2020 season, the latest result also means that the Drivers’ Championship is also guaranteed to go to the Silver Arrows. With an unassailable lead over nearest rivals Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis or Valtteri are poised to take the title, and in the process creating another incredible record for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.

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