BRITAIN’S LEWIS HAMILTON won a fourth Formula One world title on Sunday despite finishing the Mexican Grand Prix in ninth place as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took the race victory.
It was an anti-climatic way for 32-year-old Hamilton to win the 2017 crown after a first-lap collision with Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari left him with a puncture and needing to pit for a new tyre.
Vettel also had to pit for a new wing but the German’s slim hopes of keeping the title race alive were ended by his fourth-placed finish.
Hamilton joins Vettel and Alain Prost as a four-time world champion.
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