Lewis Hamilton crowned F1 World Champion for fifth time 3 years ago

Lewis Hamilton crowned F1 World Champion for fifth time

He won his fifth World Championship today

Lewis Hamilton cemented his place in the F1 hall of fame today, winning his fifth world championship.

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The Mercedes driver secured the 2018 crown with a fourth place finish in the Mexican grand prix, having previously been crowned champion in 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Hamilton is just the third driver in history to win five or more Drivers' Championships after Juan Manuel Fangio, the 1950s great, and Michael Schumacher.

If Hamilton can win three more world championships before he calls it a day, he will beat the current record of seven, held by Michael Schumacher.

"It is a very strange feeling right now," Hamilton said.

"To complete this with Fangio having done it with Mercedes is a surreal feeling.

"It was a horrible race and I was working my way up, but I don't know what happened after that.

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"I was just trying to hold on and bring the car home, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my Dad, Anthony, and all the work he did.

"I want to say a big thank you to my team. As I told them on the radio it wasn't won here, it was won through a lot of hard work during all the races. Thanks to everyone who have been a part of it."