Formula One (F1) Managing Director Ross Brawn has insisted that Lewis Hamilton is "rewriting" F1's history and he deserves the majority credit for Mercedes' run of six consecutive Constructors' titles. 

Mercedes bagged the teams’ title in the previous race weekend in Japan as their 1-3 result on the day in Suzuka earned them an unassailable 179-point lead over second-placed Ferrari. While Valletri Bottas won the race, reigning champion Hamilton came third.

Had Hamilton won the race, he could have sealed the driver's title in the next race, which is scheduled to take place in Mexico City. However, Hamilton will now have to outscore teammate Bottas by at least 14 points in order to claim the title in Mexico. 

"Much of this success is down to Lewis Hamilton, an amazing driver who is rewriting the history of this sport in a manner all his own. It’s always difficult to establish how much is down to the car and how much to the driver, but in the end, for me, it’s the team that counts the most," Brawn said. 

“Formula 1 is a team sport and even if the driver is the star of the show he cannot win without a team behind him. Mercedes has reached a higher level than its rivals and so far has been almost untouchable," the Briton added. 

Brawn, who was Mercedes' team principal between 2010 and 2013, has also warned the side that their current dominance will not last forever. 

"However, without wishing to be the bearer of bad tidings, sooner or later the wind changes. It’s the law of the jungle in every sport. But no matter what may come, the achievements of the men and women of Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart will always be in the history books," the 64-year-old said.

Hamilton, who is racing legendary Michael Schumacher's records as he aims for a sixth World Championship, has said he is not even close to the German's records. 

"I'm really so far away from his records. Michael's records are the summit of a huge mountain, and I'm still in base camp. The closer you get, the bigger your footsteps get. But of course I'm incredibly honored to be located in this category and I've made it so far. I grew up watching Michael, and what he did is just incredible," Hamilton added.