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Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has won the Japanese Grand Prix as rival Sebastian Vettel retired early following mechanical problems.

Ferrari’s Vettel retired four laps into the race after slipping down the field from the start with an engine problem and Mercedes driver Hamilton now tops the German by 59 points with 100 available in the remaining four races.
Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese Grand Prix
The Briton will clinch the title at the next race – the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas – if he wins and Vettel finishes lower than fifth

It continues a remarkable swing in the championship towards Hamilton and away from Vettel.

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Lewis Hamilton wins 4th World Championship title

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Lewis Hamilton wins 4th World Championship title

English racer, Lewis Hamilton has won a fourth Formula 1 world champion title today 29/10/2017.

Earlier in the race, Hamilton was hit by rival Sebastian Vettel in the Mexican GP but however Hamilton won the championship after a remarkable comeback while the Ferrari driver only finished fourth.

“It doesn’t feel real,” said Hamilton. “That’s not the kind of race that you want but I never gave up.”

The title win makes Hamilton the most successful British driver in Formula 1 history and draws the Mercedes driver level with Vettel and Alain Prost in the all-time standings.

Lewis Hamilton wins 4th World Championship title

Only five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher, who won a record-breaking seven, have won more drivers’ titles in F1 history.

However, Hamilton’s title win was overshadowed by his first-lap clash with Vettel when the Ferrari hit the rear of the Englishman’s Mercedes.

“Did he hit me deliberately?” Hamilton asked over team radio.

Hamilton and Vettel were forced to pit at the end of the first lap but Hamilton emerged a further 30 seconds behind the Ferrari and facing a long afternoon fighting back into the top ten.

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Daniel Ricciardo beats Lewis Hamilton to win Mexican Grand Prix

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Daniel Ricciardo beats Lewis Hamilton to win Mexican Grand Prix

Red Bull‘s Daniel Ricciardo piped Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in a closely contested second practice at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Ricciardo was 0.131 seconds quicker than Lewis Hamilton, while Sebastian Vettel was 0.032secs off Hamilton as the Ferrari driver battles to hold on to his fading title hopes.

The result means that Lewis Hamilton only needs to finish at least fifth on Sunday to clinch a fourth championship.

However, If Sebastian Vettel is second in the race, Hamilton will only need to finish at least ninth to clinch the championship. but If the German finishes anywhere else, Hamilton will be named champion.

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Singapore Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins after Ferrari crash

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Singapore Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins after Ferrari crash

Lewis Hamilton displayed a magnificent race to win the Singapore Grand Prix and take a stranglehold on the title as rival Sebastian Vettel crashed out.

Hamilton, who started fifth after struggling in qualifying, was leading by the first corner after Vettel collided with Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the start.

It could be a defining moment in the championship. Vettel was expected to re-take the lead at a track on which Ferrari had an advantage over Mercedes. Instead, Hamilton heads into the final six races of the season with a 28-point advantage.

Singapore Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins after Ferrari crash

Hamilton did so after one of his most impressive drives. Mercedes went into the race thinking about damage limitation, with team boss Toto Wolff talking about the best possible result being to limit the loss of points to Vettel.

But the Briton managed to avoid the chaos on the run to the first corner and slotted into the lead ahead of Daniel Ricciardo.

The Australian would have been expected to challenge Hamilton, Red Bull having had a clear pace advantage over Mercedes all weekend.

But Hamilton began reeling off fastest laps, and he remained serene through a madcap race that started wet, was dry for almost half its distance, featured three safety cars as a result of a series of incidents and ran to only 58 of its scheduled 61 laps because of the two-hour time limit.

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