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Lewis Hamilton is crowned world champion in Mexico


Lewis Hamilton is again Formula 1 world champion. In Mexico City, the Briton finished on fourth place and the race win went to Max Verstappen. Hamilton's rival Sebastian Vettel finished second. With two races left, Hamilton can no longer lose the title.

For the Mercedes driver, it is the fifth World Cup title of his career, equaling the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio, who also won five titles between 1951 and 1957.

Already at the start Hamilton demonstrated his class. The 33-year-old moved from third place to second by overtaking Daniel Ricciardo and put already in the first turn Verstappen under pressure. But the 21-year-old defended his lead. Vettel lost a place, but made up for it immediately.

At the top everything was running smooth until the 31st lap. Then Vettel pulled in a risky maneuver to pass Ricciardo followed by the overtake of the four-time world champion Hamilton in the 40th lap. Hamilton did not want to take any unnecessary risks and let his opponent pass.

Meanwhile, Verstappen had come up well in the lead. Vettel could not bring the fifth success of the Dutchman in danger.


Full Results:

1. Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull 1:38:28,851

2. Sebastian Vettel (GER) Ferrari +17,316

3. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) Ferrari +49,914

4. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes +1:18,738

5. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes +1 LAP

6. Nico Hülkenberg (GER) Renault +2 LAPS

7. Charles Leclerc (MON) Sauber +2 LAPS

8. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren +2 LAPS

9. Marcus Ericsson (SWE) Sauber +2 LAPS

10. Pierre Gasly (FRA) Toro Rosso +2 LAPS

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