Coach Ledesma said: “This is really special for us. It’s surreal just playing that game after everything that has happened this year.
The Reds led the league from matchday two and closed out the title with seven games remaining – another record.
Off the court, the Lakers helped foster reading, writing and storytelling in schools with their Literacy League project. And they were part of a collective of Los Angeles sports teams which supported the 2800 staff whose livelihoods were threatened by the closure of the Staples Centre, their home stadium, during the pandemic.
Led by team principal Toto Wolff, the German team had 13 Grand Prix victories during the year, 11 by Hamilton and two by Bottas, and 25 podium finishes for a total of 573 points – 254 clear of second place Red Bull.