Congratulations to the team on the double! Should be made a double double in a race or so's time.
And yes, the PU106B Merc V6 was mighty throughout the season, so a hearty round of applause to Andy Cowell and his skunkworks at Brixworth HPP.
But mostly, to Aldo Costa and his design team under the management of Paddy Lowe....Grazie Signore Costa!
The W06 was nothing if not the cream of the field at aero tracks(Spa, Suzuka) and chassis tracks (Monaco, Hungary*).
In stats....Mercedes have now won 2 constructors titles in 6 years compared to the 1 title in 18 years of McLaren partnership.
They sit on 35 race victories in 108 starts or 41 from 123 if you account for the older "silberpfeile
" GP team.
It's the highest % win success rate of any team excluding the defunct and anomalous Brawn GP.
I'm certain next year won't be as straightforward. Renault have not used any tokens and will make a massive revamp to it's 2016 spec PU, Red Bull will benefit if they can source it. Honda will* sort it's turbo issue and following from that it's energy recovery nightmare, bringing McLaren into the fray. Ferrari can build on their progress and still have tokens available to increase performance of their PU.
There's also the issue of looking forward to 2017, and Mercedes do have a history of looking ahead to take advantage of sizeable rule changes.
Aside from my wish for Merc victories in 2016, I do hope the other teams raise their game and take the fight to them.
Not too much, just enough to make it a contest!