Wolff: This trophy is the result of our passion and dedication

For the sixth year in a row, Mercedes were the star attraction at the 2019 FIA Prize Giving Gala, as Toto Wolff was on hand to receive the Formula 1 constructors’ Championship trophy and his superstar driver collecting his for the drivers’ title.

Teammate Valtteri Bottas – who drove the mighty Mercedes W10 on stage at the Carrousel du Louvre – was on hand to collect his runner-up trophy, while the late great Niki Lauda was voted the Personality of the Year by accredited F1 media

Addressing the FIA champions and VIPs on the night, Wolff said “This season has been very challenging. We had to raise the bar once again and achieved some remarkable results. I’m incredibly proud and honoured to receive this trophy on behalf of everyone in Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart.

“Everyone within this team knows how much hard work, dedication and skill it takes to perform all year long at this level. This trophy is the result of that passion and dedication.

“Congratulations to all those who received awards at this year’s FIA Prize Giving Gala. This event is a great way to bring the motorsport family together, celebrating everyone’s achievements,” concluded Wolff.

The World Champion team wrote in a press release: “It was a special season for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport as the team wrote Formula One history by winning a sixth consecutive Championship double – something no other team has done before in the 70-year-long history of the sport. In 2019, the team scored 15 victories, 10 pole positions and 739 points.

“Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport lead 696 of the 1,262 race laps that made up the 2019 F1 season. Including every pre-season test, in-season test and all 21 race weekends, the team’s two cars racked up 7,813 laps of running – completing 382,789 gear changes and taking 128,791 corners in the process.

“Mercedes-Benz Power Units completed 21,083 laps. Combined, the six Mercedes-Benz-powered cars scored 813 points, 15 wins, 32 podiums, 10 pole positions and 22 front-row starts.”