Lewis Hamilton rewrote the history books as only the third driver to win five world championships after claiming fourth spot at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton only needed to finish in seventh place or higher in order to win the title, regardless of where rival Sebastian Vettel would finish.
The Brit cruised to a fourth place finish behind Max Verstappen (1), Sebastian Vettel (2), and Kimi Raikkonen(3).
Hamilton joins the elite group of Argentine Jaun Fangio and is two world championships behind record holder, Michael Schumacher.
What would have seemed impossible is now in sight for Hamilton, who will look to surpass or equal Schumacher’s record of seven championships.
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¡Increíble! ¡Lewis Hamilton ha conseguido su quinto campeonato de Formula 1™️! Ha sido un año sorprendente para Hamilton y la escudería y este triunfo refrenda un excelente trabajo en conjunto. ¡Felicidades @lewishamilton! #DrivenByEachOther #MercedesAMG #Petronas #LewisHamilton #F1 #Formula1 #MexicoGP
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Unbelievable, 5 World Championships! This is a moment I will never forget, a moment we reach together. To my parents, I am forever grateful for you supporting their small boy with a big dream. From teaching me to take my first step to racing in my first kart, you’ve enabled me to unlock my full potential. Look where we are now! If there’s one thing they’ve taught me is to always believe in possibilities, no matter what life deals you. There is a path out there to your dreams. To my Team, thank you for inspiring me everyday with your collective vision and for dreaming the biggest dreams in the sport! I love all of you guys. TeamLH, each voice of yours connects with me in ways you will never know. You are beacons of light and we continue this journey together! #LHFive 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 #StillWeRise #TeamLH #GodIsTheGreatest @MercedesAMGF1 📷 @motorsport.images