Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport‘s Technical Director James Allison has called driver Lewis Hamilton‘s fourth World Championship title with the team in Mexico on Sunday a “remarkable achievement”.
“After being on the receiving end of quite a whipping in the race today, it is extremely easy to overlook the scale of the remarkable achievement that Lewis [Hamilton] and the team have put together,” said Allison.
He said that the feat was made even more impressive because on some occasions they lacked pace when compared to their rivals.
“Lewis’ fifth World Championship, his fourth with Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport – in a season which has tested all of us to the limit, considering our car has not always had the pace to win from the front.”
He added: “Lewis’ contribution to keep us in the fight and to carve out his very, very well deserved championship will go down in history as one of the great performances of our sport.”
Allison said that the work is still not done as they do not have the Constructors’ Championship under their belts.
“Of course, we know we haven’t actually finished the work for the season yet; we still have the Constructors’ Championship which is every bit as important to us and we haven’t yet managed to get the points necessary to seal it.
He added that the team were hoping to win it by a relatively big margin, and are looking forward to the second last race of the season in Brazil.
“We don’t want to limp across the line with performances like we delivered today, we want to come back firing on all cylinders in Brazil and win it from the front in a fitting manner.
He added: “So all our focus now turns to that and we’re looking forward to having a stronger day on Sunday in Brazil.”