Mercedes collected the constructors’ championship title for the sixth time after Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Formula 1 GP. Mercedes’s boss presented the title to Niki Lauda.
In the race that took place at the Suzuka circuit on Sunday (10/13/2019), Bottas came out as champions, while Lewis Hamilton finished third. That success made only the Finnish rider and his team-mate, Hamilton, have the chance to become world champions this season.
Mercedes also locked the title of the constructor champion earlier today. These results make Mercedes won the constructor’s title for the sixth time in a row. That success equaled Ferrari’s record in 1999-2004.
The slick cut was presented by Mercedes to Lauda. The three-time world champion who has also been the nonexecutive chairman since 2012 died in May 2019. He is considered to have a significant contribution to the success of Mercedes today.
“We dedicate this to Niki, because he was an important part of the team’s initial journey,” Toto Wolf, Mercedes team principal, was quoted as saying by the Japan Times.
“His presence is always valuable in every support and pressure available. He is a very special figure,” he added.
“When we started the journey six or seven years ago, we wanted to be more routine to win every race and fight to become world champion. Then, six years later we won six times in a row,” he said.
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