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Hamilton: Brawn still a part of Mercedes’ F1 title success

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Hamilton: Brawn still a part of Mercedes' F1 title success

Hamilton: Brawn still a part of Mercedes’ F1 title success

Lewis Hamilton pay compliment to former team Principal Ross Brawn following Mercedes secured its second consecutive F1 constructors’ title.

Following the Nico Rosberg’s DNF, the Silver Arrows did not handle to secure the constructors’ title but could yet do so if Kimi Raikkonen is given a penalty for a final lap collision with Valtteri Bottas.

Brawn retired as team principal at the end of 2013 season when Mercedes appointed Toto Wolff, Paddy Lowe and Niki Lauda as the superior management.

“I’m just thinking right now that I need to make sure that I message him because still today whilst we are succeeding Ross is still a part of it.” Hamilton told the media following Russian GP.

Sold a proposal by Brawn and Lauda towards the end of 2012 of Mercedes’ plans, the Brit said: “When I spoke with Ross a few years ago I never envisaged we would win back to back titles and I remember sitting with Ross and I got such a good feeling when he told me the plans.”

“It just feels special to be a part of it and to have contributed to a team’s success,” he said.

“It’s a great, great, great feeling so I feel very proud when I’m up there and see the smiles on everyone’s faces. Tomorrow I’m going to see the whole team. While I feel but a small link in the chain of many, many people, I’m proud of my spot. I’m proud of that link that has gained the points that we have.”

“I really didn’t know. When the rules stay very similar it should be the same, but particularly after McLaren and seeing how it went the next year it just showed me how anything can happen in this sport.

“I did feel like the guys were going to do a good job but I just didn’t know it was going to be this good. They did an even better job this year than they did last year which is just phenomenal.”

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