Date: 29th October 2017 at 9:07pm
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Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

The Mexico Grand Prix did not pan out as expected. The simple permutation for Hamilton to clinch the world title this weekend was to finish fifth or higher.

The Brit however would go on to actually finish ninth, but with Sebastian Vettel finishing fourth, that was still enough to take the crown.

The title contenders were involved in a first lap incident, from pole position Vettel firstly damaged his front wing by hitting Max Verstappen, a few yards later he hit Hamilton puncturing his tyre.

That collision left both Vettel and Hamilton running 19th and 20th.

They came back through the field but in the context of the Championship it was irrelevant.

Hamilton became only the fifth person in history to win a fourth title, following in the footsteps of Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.

He becomes Britain’s first four time Formula One World Champion (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017).

 

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