2016 Formula One World Champion Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg (C) gestures as he arrives for a celebratory event by Petronas in Kuala Lumpur on November 29, 2016. Petronas is the state oil firm and the Malaysian race's title sponsor which also backs the Mercedes team. / AFP / Manan VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

While Lewis Hamilton was busy tyre testing at the Yas marina Circuit on Tuesday, teammate and 2016 Formula One World Champion, Nico Rosberg, along with the triple world championship winning Mercedes team, was being given an ecstatic reception at the Petronas company's headquarters in Malaysia.

As title partner of the Silver Arrows team since 2010, Petronas has been the lifeblood of the team's triple Championship success - particularly since the introduction of the revolutionary Hybrid engine formula for the 2014 season.

Rosberg and Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff joined the Petronas President and Group CEO Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin at the Petronas Twin Towers, where thousands of employees gathered in the foyer to celebrate a third consecutive year of Championship success for their increasingly strong partnership.