Lewis Hamilton Wins F1 World Championship To Become Five Time Winner

Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth F1 world championship after finishing fourth in the Mexican Grand Prix.

On winning the title Hamilton becomes the second most successful Formula One driver of all time. Michael Schumacher's seven titles put him in the lead and Juan Manuel Fangio is level with the British driver on five.

It has been a hard fought Formula One season between Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel with the two men exchanging the lead in the title race for the first half of the season.

The second half of the season however has belonged to Hamilton. Vettel won the first race back after the summer break in Belgium but Hamilton won in Italy, Singapore, Russia and Japan to take him to the verge of the title.

After the winning the championship, Hamilton said, "It's a strange feeling. I want to say thank you to the fans here. Thank you to the team, I am so grateful to all our partners. To complete this, when Fangio did it for Mercedes. I wouldn't be here without all the hard work that my dad did. Thank you."

Ryan Sidle

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