Mercedes has won the Formula One constructors’ championship for the second time.
The team has regained the title it won for the first time last year, also at the Russian Grand Prix.
Mercedes head Dieter Zetsche congratulated his team. “After winning in 2014, we raised the bar again to secure this year’s title, and we needed to because our rivals gave us plenty of headaches as they stepped up their performance,” he said.
“The work by our team is the perfect example of what drives Mercedes-Benz forward: the best technology. The most efficient hybrid petrol engine that our company has ever made, world-beating aerodynamics and intelligent design in every part of the W06 Hybrid racing car.”
“Most importantly, though, we must not forget the human factor: we have two exceptional sportsmen at the wheel, Lewis and Nico, and a fantastic team behind the scenes, who have delivered 12 wins in 15 races so far this year. Their work has made every employee of Mercedes-Benz a world champion and we are very proud of them.”
“A world championship isn’t just about points on a scoreboard,” said executive director Toto Wolff, “it’s about many hours of hard work and sacrifice from every single member of the team, most of whom are away from the limelight and work with incredible dedication six or seven days a week.”
“Well done to every one of them in Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart; you have done a sensational job.”
The Brackley-based team also won the constructors’ championship in 2009, when it competed as Brawn.
Formula One constructors’ champions