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Record setting day for Mercedes

The Mercedes AMG Formula One Team may well have already wrapped up the F1 Constructors title, but it was another landmark day for the manufacturer in Brazil.

With Silver Arrows team-mates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton clinching another one-two finish for the team, Mercedes took their eleventh one-two finish of the 2014 season.

They also took their overall fifteenth race victory of the season, which ties them up with McLaren and Ferrari for the most race victories in a single season.

In 1988 McLaren won 15 of 16 races that year, whilst in 2002 and 2004 Ferrari also won 15 races [out of 17 in 2002 and out of 18 in 2004].

If Mercedes can claim victory in Abu Dhabi the German manufacturer will set a new record for race wins in a single season.

'I'm so proud of the team and what we have achieved today. What you see at the track on a race weekend is just the tip of the iceberg and there are so many hard working, intelligent, good people who contributed to the success of the car and of this season. If I could, I would want to mention the names of everybody. Although you see a couple of public faces, the results are only possible because the team is strong and sticks together. Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff told formula1.com.

'Numbers like 11 one-two finishes, 15 wins and 30 podiums in a season make me incredibly proud of my colleagues and humble at what we have achieved together. Today's race was a pure battle between Nico and Lewis, with no quarter asked or given.

With the mathematical challenge of Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo ending in Austin, Mercedes are guaranteed that one of their drivers will become Formula One World Champion in Abu Dhabi.

'It was a fantastic performance from both of them [in Brazil] and sets up the prospect of a thrilling finale in Abu Dhabi. No matter which way that race goes, either driver would be a very worthy World Champion at the end of a fantastic season.'








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Date:Monday November 10 2014

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