Mercedes summed up the seasonDecember 9, 2019
The final race of the season was held last Sunday, but formally the season ended only when all its main characters received awards for their achievements.
This happened yesterday in Paris, where the FIA annual gala ceremony was held, at which the winners and prize-winners of various championships held under the auspices of the International Automobile Federation were honored.
Prizes were awarded to all three Mercedes representatives – Toto Wolff as the team leader accepted the award for winning the Design Cup, Lewis Hamilton received the championship cup once again, and Valtteri Bottas got the honorary trophy for second place.
After that, the Mercedes press service summed up some statistical results of the past season, triumphant for the factory team of the Stuttgart concern.
In 2019, she won 15 victories, won 10 pole positions and earned 739 points. Hamilton and Bottas were in the lead for 696 of 1262 laps of the season, and in total, if you count winter tests, the two cars of the team drove 7813 laps in 2019.
At the same time, the riders had to shift gears 382789 times and overcome the 128791 turn. The power plants of Mercedes-Benz, which are used by three teams of the championship, worked out for 21083 laps.
Toto Wolff, team leader: “The season was very difficult. The bar has been raised even higher, but we have achieved outstanding results. I am incredibly proud, because I am honored to receive the Cup of designers on behalf of everyone who works in Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart.
Everyone in this team knows how much dedicated work needs to be invested and what skill to show in order to perform at such a high level all year. This trophy is a reward for your dedication to the common cause.
Congratulations to everyone who was awarded this year at the FIA gala ceremony. Such an event is a great way to bring together a racing community and celebrate all the achievements together. ”
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