Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton, clinched his 5th F1 world championship in Mexico today. During his post-race celebrations, he dedicated the title to his family. He said, “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my family and for all the hard work my dad did. It’s a very humbling experience.”
The race itself was a Red Bull affair with Max Verstappen winning ahead of both Ferraris. The race had plenty of action and drama up and down the order with a lot of chopping and changing. Earlier in the race, disaster struck yet again for Daniel Ricciardo who just cannot catch a break.
The Mercedes duo struggled a lot with tyre wear and at one point in the race, both Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas took a trip across the grass. Nevertheless, they both held on and Hamilton did enough to secure the title.
Hamilton dedicated the title to his family as a testament to their hard work and support. His father, Anthony, had stuck by him as his manager in his early years in Formula One. Now, with this title under his belt, he has equaled the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio on number of titles.
Now, the paddock heads to Brazil in two weeks’ time. Interestingly, Hamilton has never won a race immediately after winning the title before the season finale.