Nico Rosberg predicts "long era of success" for Mercedes

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Nico Rosberg is hopeful that Mercedes can embark on a "long era of success", having picked up their first constructors' championship title at the weekend.

Nico Rosberg has claimed that Mercedes are capable of embarking on a "long era of success" following their maiden constructors' championship crown.

Rosberg finished second behind teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Russian Grand Prix at the weekend, giving Mercedes their ninth one-two of the season and securing the 2014 team title.

The 29-year-old has been with the team since they returned to the sport in 2010 and is hopeful that they can maintain their recent dominance in the coming years.

"So this is it - we're actually standing here now as world champions," he told the Mercedes workforce.

"This has been a long time coming. Since I joined at the start of this project I expected this day to come as I've had such strong belief in this group of people from right back on day one. To be a part of that and to have finally achieved this championship in such dominant fashion is a great feeling.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone for all their hard work. I hope they can really enjoy this moment, that there will be many more great moments to come and that this is just the beginning of a long era of success for the Silver Arrows."

Mercedes have also dominated the drivers' championship this year, with 17 points separating first-placed Hamilton and second-placed Rosberg.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain lifts up his winning trophy on the podium after the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay street circuit on September 21, 2014
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