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Hamilton and Mercedes return triumphant to Stuttgart
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As the newly crowned 2014 F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton was guest of honour at the annual Mercedes-Benz Stars & Cars event held in Stuttgart. Celebrating the end of the season, Hamilton was joined by his teammate and championship nemesis Nico Rosberg, but much of the tension that had been on display between the two during the year was gone.

Other drivers present included Paul di Resta and Gary Paffett, Vitaly Petrov, Stirling Moss and Jochen Mass. 50,000 fans attended the event at the Mercedes museum in Germany, and they got to see a plethora of new and vintage cars take to a temporary demo track.

Hamilton was blown away by the support from the fans for both himself and his fellow Mercedes drivers. "The reception from the fans here in Stuttgart was absolutely indescribable. I celebrated my first world title with spectators here at Stars & Cars back in 2008, but this year, they have topped even my expectations. I never thought in a million years that I would receive such support. Winning this title was the best moment of my life.

"Winning this title was the best moment of my life. The team turned in an extraordinary performance, for which I would like to thank all my colleagues in the factories at Brackley, Brixworth and here in Stuttgart. Our progress since last year has been absolutely phenomenal."