Hamilton 'proud' of Mercedes title

By on Sunday, October 12, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton says he is 'proud' to have contributed to Mercedes's success in this year's Constructors' championship.

Hamilton claimed his ninth win of the 2014 campaign in Russia to seal the crown for Mercedes - their first in the history of the sport.

"It was a good, good day and an amazing weekend," he said.

"I’m just so proud to have contributed to have worked with this great team, to get the first Constructors’ Championship for Mercedes-Benz. I could have only dreamed of that when I joined this team. So, a great day for that.

"Once I was out in the lead I was really just having to control, just looking after the tyres, managing the fuel was quite straightforward. And then, towards the end of the race the car felt great so I could push or not push.

"I wasn’t really having to push much and even when I was having to pick up the pace a little bit when I eventually found Nico [Rosberg] was behind, it was easy to match the times."

Hamilton's win means that he leads Rosberg in the Drivers' Championship by 17 points with three rounds remaining.


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