Mercedes celebrated their listing seventh successive Formula One constructors’ title on Monday with champagne glasses increased liberally and special home deliveries of facemasks. The game’s dominant team is utilized to toasting victory but amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with lots of employees working at home, this year’s triumph was always likely to be quite different from the previous six.

Before the mill team, Brackley and the motor side at Brixworth, have built for a group picture with supervisors and drivers before addresses of thanks and motivational talk. A spokesman said a video debrief was sent for employees to see at their leisure and a virtual group photo was intended.” Employees working in the home have experienced champagne and championship facemasks delivered to them by willing volunteers and people from the mill have received the same,” he explained.

Andrew Shovlin, the mind of trackside technology, said following Sunday’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Italy’s Imola circuit it would be a strange party with a national lockdown looming.”We are at quite low ability in the mill now because we’ve dropped it, people who can operate from home are working at home and there won’t be any gatherings,” he explained.

Mercedes celebrated on the monitor and with employees back home. Peter Fox/Getty Images”We obviously need some folks in because some people have jobs that you can’t do remotely. But really we’re going to be leaning on technological alternatives to try and have our parties and keep everybody together.”One of the nicest things about winning championships in Formula One is the simple fact that you simply do it as a group, and it is going to be odd not getting everybody together.

“Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton, who celebrated his record-extending 93rd career success on Sunday and is set to win his seventh name, consented the constructors’ championship was always unique.” The core of our job is to provide points and results for the group,” he explained. “So once you win a group championship I believe that it’s almost better than an individual since it’s something you do jointly, with a large group of people.”