The Mercedes F1 W07 was based on the design of the F1 W06 from the previous year. The stability in the regulations also allowed the team to carry over many of the major design elements. What did require changes were the raised cockpit sides for additional driver safety and the separate waste-gate exhaust intended to improve the sound of the turbo-hybrid drivetrain. With a total of 19 wins, 20 pole positions, 33 podium finishes and a total of 765 constructors championship points in a single season, the F1 W07 Hybrid is statistically the second most dominant Formula One car in the history of the sport with a win percentage of 90.47% against the sport’s most dominant car, the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 with a record of 93.75%. Lewis Hamilton recorded 10 wins and 12 pole positions but lost the drivers’ title by five points to his teammate Rosberg who won nine races and took 8 poles.
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