That, coupled with Hamilton’s fourth place finish, meant that the Mercedes driver won his fifth drivers’ championship and second consecutive one, both of them being confirmed in Mexico.
It would have been especially hard for Sebastian Vettel as the German arguably had the fastest car across the season but could not make it count in the end. In the post-race interviews, as he was asked by DC (David Coulthard) where he lost the title, Vettel avoided it to congratulate his rival.
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Former supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, claimed earlier that the German had also not been supported enough by Ferrari, referring maybe to the lack of team spirit instilled with the Scuderia going through some internal turmoils too.
It is a far cry from the start of the decade where they were dominating with Schumacher and Todt at the helm and they’ll be hoping to regroup and come back stronger next year.