MERCEDES team leader Toto Wolff joined the Abu Dhabi night despite Lewis Hamilton missing out on the world title.
Wolff, 49, put that frustration aside and enjoyed a well-earned night out with his team after a long and grueling season.
It was an intense ride for the Austrians for most of the year, and after that smash my headphones in Saudi Arabia there was more tension in the final lap of the last race after Race Director Michael Masi gave Max Verstappen a chance to win.
Although Red Bull stole the final glory, there was still a lot for Wolff to celebrate, and he made sure he did.
In a crowded nightclub, Wolff jumped into the crowd, who lifted him aloft and began spraying him with alcohol.
An F1 photographer captured the scene on camera, to Wolff’s amusement as he watched.
After all, he oversaw another successful campaign in which Mercedes once again finished at the top of the constructors’ championship.
This is the eighth year in a row they won that competition.
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And as a reward, the workers of the German team will receive a bonus of 10,000 pounds.
There is still a chance that Hamilton and Mercedes could also celebrate the world championship.
Merc offered a appeal immediately after the race is denied end of Sunday.
But there’s still a chance for the Silver Arrow take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Controversy broke out after Masi changed his mind and let the five cars open up on their own – put Verstappen right behind Hamilton.
That reduces the profits Hamilton has worked hard in all the races to build, and on newer tires there is only one possibility of one outcome – Red Bull’s victory.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17028346/toto-wolff-crowd-surf-hamilton-f1/ Watch crowds of Toto Wolff surf in nightclubs and get drunk with drinks as he makes Lewis Hamilton lose his F1 title behind his back