In 2016, Nico Rosberg claimed the Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship title at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid. The MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team secured the third, consecutive Constructors’ title. From the start, Rosberg and Hamilton dominated the entire season, fighting a close battle with each other. Rosberg would only claim the World Championship title in the last race.
No less than three world records illustrate the dominance of the Silver Arrows in this season: in 2016 the MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team claimed a total of 19 victories, the Silver Arrows started from pole position 20 times and the brand bearing the star finished on the podium 33 times.