Top 5 Moments from Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s 2017 Season

The 2017 Formula One season has come to a close. This season has been quite exciting Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport fans, with each race bringing its own set of ups and down for the team and drivers. Here are just a few highlights from the 2017 season:

Lewis Hamilton won the Drivers’ ChampionshipM141777 2 Top 5 Moments from Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport’s 2017 SeasonWith two races remaining in the season, Lewis Hamilton took home his fourth Drivers’ Championship title on October 29, 2017 at the Mexico Grand Prix. Hamilton clinched the title despite placing ninth in the race, after suffering damage to his diffuser and underfloor sustained in a first-lap collision. Hamilton finished the 2017 F1 season with a total of 363 points and nine wins. This is his fourth championship, taking home the title in 2008, 2014, and 2015.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport won the Constructors’ ChampionshipM139613 Top 5 Moments from Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport’s 2017 SeasonOn October 22, 2017, Mercedes won its fourth consecutive Constructors’ Championship at the United States Grand Prix. The standings for the Constructors’ Championship are calculated by adding the points of the team’s drivers together. The Silver Arrows finished the 2017 season with a total of 668 points, a 146-point lead over Ferrari. This is the team’s fourth consecutive championship, taking home the title in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Hamilton set a new record every time he got on the trackM135378 Top 5 Moments from Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport’s 2017 SeasonSome of this year’s highlights include that in the second race of the season in China, Hamilton equalled Jim Clark’s career record of 11 “hat-tricks”—races won from pole while setting the fastest lap—placing him equal second on the all-time list. At the Italian Grand Prix, Hamilton secured his 69th pole position, surpassing Michael Schumacher for the all-time most pole positions. Despite the first-ever rain affecting the night Grand Prix in Singapore, Hamilton came out on top to secure an unlikely win after starting the race in 5th place. During qualifying at the Japanese Grand Prix, Hamilton broke the track record held by Michael Schumacher by over 1.6 seconds. Later in the season at the Austin Grand Prix, Hamilton took his 117th front row start, breaking Schumacher’s previous record of 116.

Valtteri Bottas joined theMercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport teamM66663 1 Top 5 Moments from Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport’s 2017 SeasonPrior to the start of the 2017 season, Mercedes added Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas to the team. Bottas replaced Nico Rosberg, who retired at the end of the 2016 season. During the 2017 season, Bottas won three races and took four pole positions. He had his first Grand Prix win at the Russian Grand Prix, finishing ahead of the Ferraris, making him the fifth Finn to win a Grand Prix. Bottas finished the season third in the Drivers’ Championship with 305 points.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and TIBCO formed a global partnershiprsz 1screen shot 2017 09 05 at 43447 pm Top 5 Moments from Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport’s 2017 Season
On April 13, 2017, TIBCO announced a global partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. As an Official Team Partner, we are providing the team with expertise in the area of advanced analytics through TIBCO’s System of Insights, while our logo is prominently displayed on the helmets of both Hamilton and Bottas.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport finished the season with impressive stats: won 12 of the 20 races; 15 pole positions;  four 1-2 finishes; 26 podiums; nine fastest laps; and an average winning margin of the nearest non-Mercedes driver of 13.1 seconds.

We wish the best of luck to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in 2018 and looking forward to kicking off the 2018 season with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in March.

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