When the team revealed their 2018 Formula One car almost ten months ago, it was dubbed “More than a Machine” – not only because it was the outcome of roughly 1,000 years of working hours, but also because the Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ captured the hopes and dreams of the entire Mercedes family.
Today, that family came together to share a moment that very few people in Formula One have ever experienced: We celebrated our fifth consecutive double title after securing the FIA Formula One Constructors’ Championship on Sunday in Brazil and the Driver’s title two weeks earlier in Mexico. Led by Toto Wolff, Andy Cowell, James Allison, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, the team on both sites reflected on a hard-fought title win against worthy opponents that resonates as the most meaningful in the team’s history so far.
This feeling was underlined by a special tribute to Niki Lauda when the entire team doffed red caps and quite literally took their hats off to the racing legend who could not celebrate with his team today. Both Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, 2018 FIA Formula One Constructors’ World Champion-elect, and Lewis Hamilton, 2018 FIA Formula One Drivers’ World Champion-elect, will formally be crowned with their fifth World Championships at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 7 December.