Scoring enough points to put him on the top of the list, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton just got his fourth F1 world championship.
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After last night’s Mexico GP, Lewis Hamilton finished in 9th position, gaining 2 points, just enough to get him the world championship, as Sebastian Vettel who was second in line had to leave the race, making it not possible for him to gather enough points to retake the championship.
Hamilton is now one of the only three drivers who achieved a four-times championship in history, with Alain Prost, and Vettel being four-timers. Will we see him aiming at another championship next year? I just hope he doesn’t surprise us the same way Nico Rosberg did with his retirement last year.
Lewis did post this earlier on his Facebook page, expressing his joy just after the announcement:
“As a kid, I always dreamt of being in Formula 1. I never lost sight of that dream, even when people said it would be impossible. I stand here now with 4 World Championships and am proof that if you follow your dreams with everything you have, they can come true. I am so grateful to all 1,500 people in my Team who all have a dream of making the best F1 car and tirelessly make that dream a reality. My fans, #TeamLH, I would not be here without you. You’ve carried me through adversity and shared my joy in moments such as these. Truly, thank you. We are all rising together and I am so excited for what our future brings together.”
You did it Lewis, you did it. Unreal.