Lewis Hamilton sends message to Mercedes after sixth title in a row confirmed in Japan

Lewis Hamilton has despatched a message to his Mercedes workforce after a sixth constructors’ title in a row was confirmed.

Valtteri Bottas gained the Japanese Grand Prix to safe the title, together with his victory additionally which means a Mercedes driver will win the World Championship.

Hamilton leads Bottas by 64 factors however the Finn is the one man that may catch the British star.

And, posting on social media, Hamilton despatched a good message to his workforce after ending third in Suzuka.

Across two tweets, Hamilton wrote: “We are 6 instances World Champions, wow it’s nonetheless not sunk in.

“You can’t think about how laborious it’s been for us all, we misplaced our pricey buddy Niki this 12 months, it’s been a powerful battle however this one is unquestionably for him.

“I’m so privileged to be a a part of this workforce. Well achieved guys and everybody again on the manufacturing unit. Thank you for all you do.”

If Hamilton needs to win the title on the subsequent race in Mexico, he will want to lengthen his lead to 78 factors.

But for now, the celebrations go to Mercedes as a entire with their win breaking the document set by Ferrari from 2000 to 2004.

Mercedes workforce boss Toto Wolff stated: “It has by no means been achieved earlier than and that is why it feels nice.

“It’s F1, it is motor racing. Is it historic? I do not know.

“There are extra essential issues on the market however for us it feels nice.”

Bottas additionally hailed his team-mates, saying: “I’m very glad. I had a very nice begin. The tempo was tremendous good.

“I could control the race and I’m really proud to be part of this team. A sixth title is really impressive.”