Mercedes Locks Up 2016 F1 Constructors’ Championship

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Mercedes secured the Formula 1 World Constructors’ title after drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished first and third respectively in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka International Racing Course.

It is the third consecutive title for the German manufacturer as their 593 points were enough over Red Bull with four rounds remaining to lock up the championship.

With Rosberg’s win in Japan, it marks the 15th time out of 17 races that Mercedes have achieved victory in 2016, with the only other wins coming from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (Spain) and Daniel Ricciardo (Malaysia).

Since the debut of the V6 turbo era in 2014, Mercedes has amassed an incredible 47 wins in 55 races.

Both Mercedes drivers sit first and second in the F1 Drivers’ Championship, with Rosberg holding a 33-point advantage over three-time championship teammate Hamilton.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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