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Why Mercedes Are Worthy Winners of Formula 1’s Constructors’ Championship

When the W05 cars of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crossed the finish line in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix to take their ninth one-two finish of the 2014 Formula One season, Mercedes were crowned constructors' champions for the first time in their history. The German manufacturer had raced with considerable success in the mid-1950s—Juan Manuel Fangio, the Argentinian driver, claimed two of his five world titles behind the wheel of the iconic W196 in 1954 and 1955—but the absence of a teams' championship in that period meant the Silver Arrows have had to wait 60 years to get their hands on some silverware. But when it did arrive, there was a certain inevitability about it. The 2014 car, in the hands of Hamilton and Rosberg, has ...

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