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Fans help Mercedes celebrate successful season at 'Stars and Cars' event

  • Britain's F1 Mercedes driver and world champion Lewis Hamilton makes a selfie with fans at the Mercedes "Stars&Cars" event in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Britain's F1 Mercedes driver and world champion Lewis Hamilton makes a selfie with fans at the Mercedes "Stars&Cars" event in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • Germany's F1 driver Nico Rosberg leads Britain's F1 Mercedes driver and world champion Lewis Hamilton at the Mercedes "Stars&Cars" event in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Germany's F1 driver Nico Rosberg leads Britain's F1 Mercedes driver and world champion Lewis Hamilton at the Mercedes "Stars&Cars" event in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer attends the Mercedes "Stars&Cars" event in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer attends the Mercedes "Stars&Cars" event in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

Thousands of fans helped Mercedes celebrate its success in the Formula One championship at the German manufacturer's "Stars and Cars" party on Saturday.

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and runner-up teammate Nico Rosberg drove a number of vehicles, including their championship-winning Silver Arrow, on a temporary track around the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, and said they were ready to renew their rivalry next year.

Rosberg says he regrets nothing from what was at times a turbulent season "though I would do some things differently."

Hamilton acknowledged a difficult relationship between the pair but says they always showed respect.

Former racing greats Stirling Moss, Hans Herrmann and Jochen Mass were on hand at the event, while Germany coach Joachim Loew, former player Franz Beckenbauer and U.S. open champion Martin Kaymer were among other prominent guests.