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Mercedes-AMG Wins 2018 Formula 1 Championship

For the fifth season in a row, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team was crowned the winner of the FIA Formula One Constructors’ World Championship. The dice have been cast following this Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, and with one race, the Abu Dhabi GP, still left.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas group photo after the Brazilian GP 9 photos
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The results are set in stone after Lewis Hamilton won Interlagos to make it his 72 career victory and the 50th win since the Mercedes’ star driver sits behind the wheel of a hybrid-powered car. It is also the fifth driver-team championship.

With five championship wins to its name, Mercedes moves to the 5th position in the all-time top racing houses, after Ferrari, Williams, McLaren, and Lotus.

For figure junkies, Mercedes finished the Brazilian race with 620 points, leading runner-up Ferrari by 67 points. With only 43 points still up for grabs in the last race of the season, there’s nothing the Italians can do to overturn the result.

“We just wrote Championship history but winning the fifth double World Championship feels so surreal,” said in a statement Toto Wolff, the team’s executive director.

“Who would have thought this would be possible when we embarked on this mission eight years ago? If anyone had mentioned this record back then, we would have told them they are crazy.”

Mercedes entered the Formula 1 as a constructor in the current format back in 2010, after buying into Brawn GP.

Following the initial two seasons without major accomplishments for neither driver nor constructor, Mercedes introduced the AMG to the name and a radical rear wing concept to the car at the Chinese Grand Prix. It was to be the first race the Mercedes name won in 57 years, at the hands of Nico Rosberg.

Since then, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has become the dominant force of the series, winning both the driver’s and the constructor’s championships five consecutive seasons.

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