Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Formula One world title at Mexico Grand Prix

• Driver celebrates landmark at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
• Champion has no intention of easing off in search of honours

Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth Formula One world championship at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday night after he finished fourth. The British driver only had to finish seventh or higher in the race, while rival Sebastian Vettel had to win to stand any chance of taking the title fight on to Brazil but came second.

Hamilton took his first F1 title for McLaren in 2008 in ony his second season but was not champion again until 2014, a year after he had switched to his current team Mercedes, a move many questioned at the time at the time but has since proved to be key to his domination.

Continue reading…
Source: theguardian