Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was understandably over the moon with his 6th Formula One title. Meanwhile, it was double delight for Mercedes, as Valtteri Bottas won the US Grand Prix 2019. With this title triumph, Hamilton moves just one shy of the record set by the legendary Michael Schumacher.

In a post on Facebook, Lewis Hamilton reflected on 6 Formula One titles and his lifelong dream. He wrote, “Six World Championships!! I can’t begin to describe this feeling, but it’s one I’ll never forget. As a kid growing up in Stevenage, it was a wish to win an F1 race and a dream to win a Championship, so to be standing here today representing my country, is such an incredible honour and beyond what I could have ever imagined. If just one kid sees me standing here and decides to follow their dream, no matter what it may be, nothing would make me more proud.”

He then went on to praise the team and thank them for their effort this season. The Briton also took a moment to dedicate the title to the late Niki Lauda, who passed away earlier this year.

The 34-year old wrote, “I wouldn’t be here without so many of you, my amazing family – especially my dad who taught me to never give up, my friends, my team at Mercedes-AMG and my fans. You’ve been with me on this journey from the start and it’s because of you that I stay focused and determined. I’m forever grateful from the bottom of my heart for every single one of you for your constant support, encouragement and love. This season is for Niki Lauda, my incredible friend and mentor who we lost this year, who proved that courage and determination go hand in hand. This one’s for you, Niki. I’ll continue to make you proud.”