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Lewis Hamilton lands fourth F1 world title despite crash at Mexican GP

Hamilton joins Sebastian Vettel and Alain Prost as a four-time world champion.

Image: Rebecca Blackwell

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.

– © AFP 2017

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