Mercedes continues with record-breaking track performances
Mercedes Formula One chief Toto Wolff has spoken about his pride in the team's recent performance in Brazil, which secured its 11th one-two finish. This broke the record set by McLaren way back in 1988.Both cars finishing ahead of the field on so many occasions, with five of the last six races being won by Mercedes, is a fantastic achievement for both the cars and the drivers. Talking about his emotion, Mr Wolff said: "I'm so proud of the team and what we have achieved today." He added: "Numbers like 11 one-two finishes, 15 wins and 30 podiums in a season make me incredibly proud of my colleagues and humble at what we have achieved together. Today's race was a pure battle between Nico and Lewis, with no quarter asked or given. It was a fantastic performance from both of them and sets up the prospect of a thrilling finale in Abu Dhabi." Mr Wolff added that no matter how the final race goes, either of the two Mercedes drivers would be a worthy Formula One champion at the end of what can only be described as an unbelievable season.
The amazing season is great publicity for the German luxury sports car manufacturer, and more good news is that the team has also smashed the record held by Red Bull for the highest number of points in a season. At the moment, with just one race to go, Mercedes has 651 points, which already beats the previous record set in 2011 of 650 points.
No matter what happens now, Mercedes has set the standard for the rest to follow.