Hamilton secures F1 title in Mexico
October 29, 2018 -- Lewis Hamilton’s fourth-place finish in Mexico secured his fifth Formula 1 title, equalling the haul of Argentine legend Juan Manuel Fangio in the all-time standings. The British driver is now only two World titles behind equalling the record of seven held by Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton made his debut for McLaren in 2007, aged 22, finishing third in Melbourne, Australia, sealing his first F1 title one year later to become the youngest ever World Champion -- a record eclipsed by Sebastian Vettel in 2010.
With 71 race victories in total -- including nine this season -- he is second only to Schumacher, as he now aims to chase down the German great after signing a £40m-per-year contract extension with Mercedes in July.
Hamilton is part of a select club of only five drivers with four or more titles, comprising fellow four-time winners Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost, Juan Manuel Fangio on five and record holder Michael Schumacher on seven.
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