New double F1 World Champion and Mercedes AMG racer Lewis Hamilton is the first Silver Arrows works team driver to claim the F1 world title since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1955.
Lewis triumphed at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi to clinch the title at the weekend, leaving his team-mate Nico Rosberg to settle for second place in the championship.
Winning both the drivers’ and the constructors’ world championships represents two special milestones for Mercedes-Benz in what was already a very special year. In 2014, the brand with the three-pointed star celebrates 120 years in motorsport and the 80th anniversary of the legendary Silver Arrows.
In the 1954 and 1955 seasons, Juan Manuel Fangio in a Mercedes-Benz W 196 R won the drivers’ championship in the premier class of motor racing, but there’s been a bit of dry spell since.
Not any more, and here at Goodwood we’re delighted to add our congratulations to the magnificent achievement recorded by Lewis and the team.
We are equally delighted to share this fabulous selection of celebratory photographs issued by Mercedes-Benz after their successful weekend – please click through the images above.