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Lewis Hamilton’s US Grand Prix victory resulted Mercedes wrap up its fourth consecutive Formula 1 constructors’ title with three races to remaining, with the triple-time world champion having played a key part in each of its successes.

Hamilton’s victory, collective with Valtteri Bottas’ fifth-place finish, took Silver Arrows onto 575 points and handed them an unquestionable 150-point lead over Ferrari. There is a maximum of 129 points existing from the three remaining Grands Prix.

“I’m so proud of this team. Big congratulations to the guys, people don’t know the amount of work they do,” Hamilton said.

“It’s over 1,500 people in two factories, so much brainpower and a lot of people to manage to extract the best from each of those.

“To come into a new era of car and perform as we have. There’s been a newfound love within the team. Ferrari, we want to beat them, thrash them.

“So they put more hours of working in to do that. That’s for all their hard work.”

This is the new reality – Toto Wolff

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff: “I’m so happy. The gang in Brackley and Brixworth have done a fantastic job, 24/7 and so much sacrifice. I’m so happy.

“It’s just a new reality. We had a few good years with a power unit advantage and now everybody has closed up. You can see that Red Bull is very much there at the end. This is the new reality and how it will go for the rest and probably next season.

“Lewis is really on top of his game at the moment. Since the summer he has made no mistakes, been quick on the Saturdays and today his tyre management was great.

“But it’s been the whole group that has made the car quick, made it reliable and Lewis has been perfect in the execution.

“It is the first time in many seasons that strategy was not obvious. Ferrari could have caught up much more and we didn’t have much data if the soft would last to the end.

“I think there is no silver bullet. In years where you are competitive, everything just needs to come together – the right work ethic, the right resource and also the right mindset. You need to stick by your values and stick by your word and maybe Hungary helped.

“So many people have contributed, Paddy in the past and Ross before as technical directors. James Allison is like my total opposite twin brother. He is so different, comes from the different spectrum. but we have the same thinking and values and is just fantastic to work with.

“It’s normal development that people will poach from the good teams. But we enjoy coming to work and this is what we do, we stick to our values and have clear objectives, a passion for what we do and accountability. It all comes to gether and what makes this place so special at the moment.

“We can see the fat lady backstage preparing.”

James Allison: Win across a massive regulation change, which no one has done before

“It’s a huge privilege. I feel very very grateful to have been allowed to join such a good team and play my part in it.

“What a team, to have won four on the trot like this and win across a massive regulation change which no one has done before. I’m very lucky to be here and even luckier to be given the honour of being on the podium today.

“The season has been incredibly tightly fought. The margin between the cars on average is fractions of a second and that’s why the championship has yo-yoed backwards and forwards.

“But over the season, the strength across every area in this team has exerted the difference. It is every area and a little bit here and there has made the difference in what has been one of the most epic championships we’ve had in many years.”


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