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Lewis Hamilton is now a four-time world champion

Hamilton overtakes Stewart and levels with Vettel in the all-time greats list

Published: 30 Oct 2017
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Yep, Lewis Hamilton has won his fourth Formula 1 title. Love or loathe his social media output, he’s a formidable sportsman, and picking up the 2017 title puts him in esteemed company.

Namely, he’s on level pegging with Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel. But he’s won his four titles with more race victories than either. He’s second only to Michael Schumacher in terms of topping the race podium.

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“As a kid, I always dreamt of being in Formula,” Hamilton said. “I stand here now with four World Championships and am proof that if you follow your dreams with everything you have, they can come true.”

“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.”

The title comes after Hamilton finished ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix, which was won by Max Verstappen. But the result left the Brit with a 59-point lead over Vettel with two races to go. And the German was humble in conceding the title. 

“Lewis has done a superb job all year and deserves to win the title,” Vettel said. “Congratulations to him. It is his day. I don’t fear him, I like racing with him.”

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Happy for Lewis? Reckon he can match (or better) Schumacher’s seven titles?

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