Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Makes History With Its 7th Consecutive Constructors’ Championship
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The Team’s done it again! The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team clinched its seventh consecutive FIA Formula One Constructors’ World Championship, winning the 2020 FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Champions at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
There was a slight chance that the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team could have clinched the championship last week at the Portuguese Grand Prix, but the results indicated otherwise—the Team would have to wait one more week and take the battle back to Italy at Imola.
Going into the weekend, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team ranked first in the Constructors’ standings with 435, surpassing Red Bull’s 226, with ten victories so far this season. Drivers Hamilton and Bottas rank one and two in the Drivers’ standings, respectively. The Team started 1-2 on the starting grid, with Valtteri Bottas in pole position and Lewis Hamilton in P2. As long as one of the drivers came in P4 or better, the Constructors’ Championship would go to Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1. And they did just that. In a 1-2 finish (Hamilton and Bottas respectively), the team clinched the championship. Hamilton also achieved his 93rd career win.
The pandemic caused a delayed start to the 2020 season; the first race took place in early July as opposed to late March. That said, teams were shut down, which resulted in limited testing and optimization going into the start of the season. But, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team was able to prevail, taking the limited testing time and turning it into a competitive advantage.
This win makes the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team the first one ever in F1 history to win seven consecutive world championships.
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Long before this year, the Team began to lay a digital foundation driven by data (with the help of TIBCO advanced analytics) to fuel long-term sustainable innovation year after year. This adaption and innovation have given Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team the ability to optimize its car setup and race strategy over the greater part of the last decade to win races and in turn, championships.
This year has been “A Season Like No Other” with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team making “#HIS7ORY. The Constructors’ title was first awarded in 1958 and this is the seventh title for Mercedes-Benz as a constructor—the company’s first F1 involvement as a constructor ran from 1954 to 1955 when the title was not in existence. Additionally, this win makes the Team the first one ever in F1 history to win seven consecutive world championships (the Team’s first in 2014), breaking new ground for sustained success in the sport (Ferrari was the previous record-holder at six consecutive titles).
Join us in our celebration of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, built on the foundation of teamwork and collective success, honoring the contributions of both the drivers, team members, and partners.
We’d like to extend our congratulations to the team for such an amazing achievement and can’t wait to see what else is to come as we near the end of the 2020 F1 season. Follow along on all the excitement with TIBCO on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts. For more on TIBCO in sports checkout #TIBCOfast and you can follow the Team’s win with #HIS7ORY. Learn more about how we help Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team gain a competitive advantage over its competition and how the same principles apply to your business.