Mercedes takes World Constructors’ Championship
The Brackley based Formula 1 team mathematically clinched the Constructors’ crown despite only four Grands Prix remaining in the 2016 season.
This is the team’s third Constructors’ title in a row and the last one for the current generation of cars as Formula 1 undergoes a radical technical shake up for 2017.
The latest title adds to Mercedes’ continued dominance, taking the top step of the podium of over 85% of all grands Ppix since the start of the of the V6 hybrid era.
“A terrific result today and congratulations to the whole team for securing a third consecutive Constructors’ World Championship,” said Paddy Lowe, executive director (technical) of the team. “This has come from a huge amount of great work over many years and is an achievement that every individual will treasure.”
“It is a great honour today to represent the hundreds of people in Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart who have made us triple World Champions,” added head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff. “The story begins on the shop floor of our team and goes all the way to the board room of Mercedes-Benz. It is a tale of passion, commitment and incredible people working beyond their limits to win. And not just doing it once, but re-motivating themselves to surpass their achievements year after year. This is their moment – all those heroes in the background who are the core of what makes this team so special. It is a humbling experience to walk the corridors of our factories and to see their faces every day. If I had a hat like Niki’s, I would take it off to them.”