Mercedes Formula One team, replaced their much-recognised tri-star logo with the driver in the center of the circle.
Mercedes’ logo is a recognized symbol around the world. The three-star logo – known to signify the dominance on land, sea and air, was altered on Monday to celebrate Lewis Hamilton’s F1 triumph. (Final 2014 standings).
Lewis Hamilton has described, “Greatest day of my life” after wrapping up the title with victory in Abu Dhabi. While Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg slipped out of the points after suffering an electronics failure on his Mercedes W05, Hamilton cruised to victory – and his second title.
“This is the greatest day of my life. 2008 was special but the feeling I have now is way past that. It’s the greatest feeling I have ever had,” said an emotional Hamilton on the podium.
A day later, Mercedes’ official Facebook page paid rich tributes to the 29-year-old driver and thanked him for his efforts.
“Congratulations Lewis! You’ve won the 2014 Formula 1 drivers’ championship and, with the MERCEDES PETRONAS Formula One Team, cemented your place in history. Here’s to your second world championship and the contructors’ title! We’ve only just begun.”
Hamilton finished the season with 384 points, ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished with 317 points. Mercedes team was the undisputed champion with a total of 701 points – 296 points ahead of second-placed Red Bull.
Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Monday he is determined to keep winning Formula One titles after his triumph in Abu Dhabi.
Hamilton’s victory, after Mercedes teammate and season long rival Nico Rosberg made a poor start from pole position and then suffered mechanical problems on his way to finishing 14th, added a second title to the first won in 2008.