Lewis Hamilton wins 4th World Championship title

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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