Mercedes AMG Petronas didn’t get to spontaneously celebrate its second consecutive Formula 1 World Constructor’s Championship on Sunday in Sochi, due to a post-race penalty applied to Kimi Raikkonen for his last-lap contact of Valtteri Bottas.
That doesn’t mean the team isn’t fully appreciating the moment, or losing its trademark of being able to share the celebration with its fans and followers.
On Monday morning, Mercedes released a video of behind-the-scenes footage from Brackley, as its staff watched the Russian Grand Prix and then celebrated the championship once Raikkonen’s penalty was confirmed.
Title celebration day occurs on Monday at the headquarters, and the team is posting photos from the event as they happen to Twitter. You can see them below:
“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.
“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”
Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something
we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”