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Mercedes AMG Petronas Wins the 2014 Constructors' Championship

 

Remember 16th March, 2014? A lazy Sunday at home for most of us but not for the Team Mercedes. That Sunday morning actually laid the foundation for the team to win their first Constructors' title. First race of the season was won by Nico Rosberg scoring team’s first 25 points, and fast forward it by 7 months and 16 races and the team is on top with 565 points way ahead of its nearest rival Red Bull Racing-Renault with 342 points. The foundation was laid by German driver Nico Rosberg but the last nail in the coffin of rival team’s dream of winning Formula One World Championship was put by Lewis Hamilton by winning the Russian Grand Prix.

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS

Though the season is still on with three races to go at US, Brazil and Abu Dhabi but it won't affect team Mercedes standing as even adding the score of top two finishers (25+18=43) for all the three remaining races (43x3=129) is not even near to the difference between Mercedes and Red Bulls (565-342) 223 points. 

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS

Lets give you a glimpse of all season’s past races to see how Merc always managed to stay on top. 

Australian Grand Prix

Though Rosberg won the season’s first race, things were kind of heated in the Mercedes camp as in the race Hamilton retired after facing problems in the new engine. 

Nico Rosberg- 25 Points
Lewis Hamilton- Retired after engine problem
Team Mercedes- 25 Points

Malaysian Grand Prix 

After spending a lot of man hours in correcting Hamilton's engine, the management was happy as the team got one two finish from Hamilton and Rosberg. 

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- 18 Points 
Team Mercedes- 65 Points

Bahrain Grand Prix 

The success of Malaysia was repeated on the hot turf of Bahrain as it seems like there's no stopping for Mercedes duo. No change on the top two spots. 

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- 18 Points 
Team Mercedes- 111 Points

Mercedes AMG Petronas Wins the 2014 Constructors' Championship

Chinese Grand Prix 

The top two spots were like booked for Mercedes as Hamilton and Rosberg does not allowed anyone to pass through them. Hamilton wins with Rosberg finishing second. 

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- 18 Points
Team Mercedes- 154 Points

Spanish Grand Prix

At the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the close encounter between the duo ended with Lewis finishing first with just half a second difference from his partner.   

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- 18 Points
Team Mercedes- 197 Points

Mercedes AMG Petronas Wins the 2014 Constructors' Championship

Monaco Grand Prix

Finally after four consecutive wins, the Briton, Lewis Hamilton stepped down to second position but no change on the top two finish for team Mercedes. 

Nico Rosberg- 25 Points
Lewis Hamilton- 18 Points
Team Mercedes- 240 Points

Canadian Grand Prix

Hard luck again strikes the British driver who retired early in race which in turn favoured Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo who finished first followed by Rosberg. 

Nico Rosberg- 18 Points
Lewis Hamilton- Retired due to problem in brakes
Team Mercedes- 258 Points

Mercedes AMG Petronas Wins the 2014 Constructors' Championship

Austrian Grand Prix

Another one two finish by team Mercedes, sixth for the season. Rosberg crossed the chequered flag first followed by Hamilton. 

Nico Rosberg- 25 Points
Lewis Hamilton- 18 Points
Team Mercedes- 301 Points

British Grand Prix

Home run for Hamilton and hard luck for Rosberg. William’s Valtteri Bottas finished second after unfortunate gearbox problem for the German driver.  

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- Retired after gearbox problem 
Team Mercedes- 326 Points

German Grand Prix

Another win for Nico Rosberg at his German home, second finish for Bottas while Hamilton managed to stay on podium with third spot. 

Nico Rosberg- 25 Points
Lewis Hamilton- 15 Points
Team Mercedes- 366 Points

Hungarian Grand Prix  

It was after the first 10 races, that the top two spots were taken by teams other than  Mercedes but for the consecutive 11th time, team Mercedes maintained its podium finish as Hamilton finished third. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo finished first while Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso came second.

Lewis Hamilton- 15 Points
Nico Rosberg- 12 Points
Team Mercedes- 393 Points

Belgian Grand Prix  

Third victory for Daniel Ricciardo while bad day at Mercedes, as the duo crashed into each other. Hamilton retired early saving his engine while his teammate finished second. 

Nico Rosberg- 18 Points
Lewis Hamilton- Retired due to engine problems
Team Mercedes- 411 Points

Italian Grand Prix

After the troubled two weeks in Mercedes camp, the charm returns in the camp with 1-2 finish with Hamilton taking the honors and Rosberg finishing second. 

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- 15 Points
Team Mercedes- 454 Points

Singapore Grand Prix

Rosberg retired with complications rising in wiring loom caused by freak contamination later found in the forensic analysis. Hamilton won the race to increase the gap in driver’s championship.  

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- Retired due to faulty steering wheel  
Team Mercedes- 479 Points

Mercedes AMG Petronas Wins the 2014 Constructors' Championship

Japanese Grand Prix

After Marussia's Jules Bianchi unfortunate accident, the one two finish of Mercedes was the silver lining in the event. After the tragic accident, Jules Bianchi is now stable and out of danger. 

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- 18 Points
Team Mercedes- 522 Points

Russian Grand Prix 

Just when the Hamilton crossed the finish line, joy and celebration started at the Mercedes paddock. Hamilton finished first while his teammate Rosberg came second. The trophies were presented by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

Lewis Hamilton- 25 Points
Nico Rosberg- 18 Points
Team Mercedes- 565 Points

Source : CarDekho