Toto Wolff reckoned Mercedes had reached the performance limit under the current rules but Mercedes were even further ahead of their closest rival in 2016.
Which drivers ruled the roost in their teams during 2016? Now the season is over it’s time to delve into the data and deliver a verdict.
Nico Rosberg became the first driver to win the world championship over 200 races after his Formula One debut. Here are the season finale stats and facts.
Lewis Hamilton described his chances of winning the championship as “pretty impossible”. But the odds show his title hopes are not completely unrealistic.
Nico Rosberg’s chance of winning the world championship in the final race is almost 90% despite Lewis Hamilton’s third win in a row in Brazil.
One more win this year will guarantee Nico Rosberg the championship. Here’s all the Mexico stats and facts including a new record for Mercedes.
Nico Rosberg can win the world championship on Sunday despite Lewis Hamilton taking his 50th career win yesterday. Here’s all the United States GP statistics.
F1’s new rules aren’t going to get rid of rolling starts completely and we are likely to see more racing laps spent the Safety Car as a result of them.
Can Lewis Hamilton overcome his 33-point deficit to Nico Rosberg? Ten drivers in F1 history have won titles from that far back – or further.
Reliability has hurt Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes in 2016 but Suzuka was the fourth time a slow getaway had spoiled his race this year.
Despite his heartbreaking engine failure on Sunday, Lewis Hamilton remains the world champion who has had the most reliable cars.
Mercedes could equal the record for most consecutive wins by a team at the next race – but they’ve already blown a chance to do that already this year.
The Italian Grand Prix saw a Honda-powered car set the fastest lap of a race for the first time since Ayrton Senna did in 1992.
Lewis Hamilton’s drive to the podium having started outside the top 20 was only the 15th time this has happened in F1 history – and he’s done it twice.
Which achievements did F1’s greatest champions unlock? Here’s a different perspective on the most successful grand prix drivers of all time.
The new season was only four races old when one team decided to give its line-up a shake up. Find out which drivers are beating their team mates.
Lewis Hamilton is on course to equal Alain Prost’s tally of race wins and world championship titles in the second half of this year.
Lewis Hamilton’s fifth Hungarian Grand Prix victory made him the most successful driver in the history of the race, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s record.
Nico Rosberg’s driving has verged on the desperate as Lewis Hamilton has demolished his points lead even more quickly than expected.
Did Sebastian Vettel or Fernando Alonso make the right choice in 2014? Ferrari’s pursuit of Mercedes has stalled but McLaren are making rapid gains.