F1 | James Allison on behalf of Mercedes at FIA Prize Giving ceremony 2021: “This was a championship of massive quality" as his team wins eighth consecutive Constructors' Championship
The Chief Technical Officer of Mercedes AMG-Petronas, went to the FIA Prize Giving Gala in Paris last Thursday, to retire the trophy for his team’s 8th consecutive Constructors Championship.
FIA Prize Giving ceremony, took place in Paris last Thursday, and all the champions of every category of FIA worldwide competitions, were awarded for their achievements.
Formula 1, saw in Abu Dhabi the victory of the 8th consecutive constructors' championship by the Brackley team and the first ever Drivers Championship win for Red bull’s Max Verstappen after a hugely controversial finish to an enthralling 2021 season.
Both Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton, decided not to attend the ceremony following on from what happened last Sunday; Mercedes was considering appealing the result of the race, but the decision of not pursuing the appeal came a few hours the ceremony.
James Allison, attended the ceremony in behalf of his team, together with Valtteri Bottas, in his last days with Mercedes.
Allison, felt “honoured” to attend the gala, and represent his team in this special occasion. During his speech, after he received the award, he told: ”I don’t know what made us win year after year for such a long time. One championship or two, is already remarkable, but eight is huge.”
James Allison, underlined the hard work of every single person in the team and reserved a few words for them: “Mercedes is a brilliant group of people who work tirelessly and I can’t explain what a massive pleasure is for me to take this trophy today.”
He also expressed how he felt throughout the year and also how he felt about the battle that characterized this season with Red Bull: “This was a championship of a massive quality. We had the pleasure to fight like cats and dogs all year with Red Bull, brilliant opponents; we got on each other tits a lot this year. But that’s how it should be and it was a fantastic fight. I feel very thankful for that,” he concluded.