Date: 26th October 2015 at 10:43am
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Lewis Hamilton etched himself into Formula One history books on Sunday after clinching his third Formula One World Championship.

The 30-year-old Brit came only the second Briton to win the title three times, joining Sir Jackie Stewart in a list of ten elite drivers to have won the title on three occasions.

He also became the first Brit to win back-to-back Formula One World Championships.

But on a personal note for Hamilton it also saw him level his idol Aryton Senna on three titles.

The Brazilian legend was Hamilton’s Formula One hero as a child and the benchmark that the Mercedes driver has always aspired too.

This season he has now surpassed Senna’s record of Grand Prix victories as well as match his tally of drivers titles.

‘It’s overwhelming at the moment, difficult for me to find the words, I remember my first British championship [Karting] when my dad and I drove home singing ‘We Are The Champions’. It’s crazy to think that I’m a three-time Formula 1 champion.’ he told Sky Sports.

‘I just can’t find the right words to express the feeling. It is the greatest feeling I have ever had in my life. I won the championship last year, and now this year, it is just unbelievable,

Hamilton will now have to find a new target as he continues to break records as a British driver.

His victory in Texas takes him to 43 wins, 1 clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel as the third most successful driver in Formula One history behind Michael Schumacher [91] and Alain Prost [51].