Gallery: Mercedes turns out in force to celebrate title triumph

Lewis Hamilton was greeted by a mass turnout of the Mercedes workforce when he visited the team headquarters at Brackley and Brixworth on Monday.

"This is a very emotional day. I was not expecting this," Hamilton said, adding it was a day he would never forget.

"I could not imagine working with a better group of people," team principal Toto Wolff told the assembled crowd. "I would like to say thank you very much to all of you."

"Iโ€™m really proud of everyone," added non-executive chairman Niki Lauda. "Itโ€™s an incredible achievement. This year was the most difficult one so far.

"Next year it will be even more difficult, but I trust the team 100 per cent!"