Sebastian Vettel - Lewis Hamilton's five titles 'something incredible'

Sebastian Vettel - Lewis Hamilton's five titles 'something incredible'

Lewis Hamilton won his fifth career Formula One championship with a fourth-place finish Sunday at the Mexican Grand Prix, a race dominated by Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Hamilton's mood lifted swiftly, though, as he celebrated a fifth title that moves him level with Juan Manuel Fangio on the list of all-time championship successes.

With this in mind Force India sent both drivers out on the ultrasoft tyre, not to qualify for Q3 but to ensure Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez would qualifying just outside the top 10 and have free tyre choice for the race.

Hamilton said he would be ready to jump the cars ahead if the chance arose, but stressed that he would not take any risks as he closes on the 2018 title.

'I have been at Mercedes since I was 13 so to complete the title - and Fangio won two championships with Mercedes - is an incredible feeling.

"We were struggling both Valtteri (Bottas) and I and we had to just hang on and bring the auto home".

"For now I am not the happiest guy, but in two weeks' time I will step into the vehicle I always dreamed of driving and there is plenty to be happy about".

Going into the race, the Mercedes driver only needed to finish and ensure Sebastian Vettel did not win, to secure the title.

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"Max led the way through the practices, I knew there was a bit more in it and I just squeezed it out at the very end".

Vettel, meanwhile, could only pay tribute to his rival.

"I think he drove superb all year and was the better one of us two, I told him well deserved". But I didn't pay attention in maths so I didn't check the numbers, and you try to hang in there as long as you can.

Verstappen was seeking to become the youngest ever pole sitter in F1 history - looking to beat Sebastian Vettel's record set in 2008 - with the Mexican Grand Prix looking to be the team's best opportunity of the season.

"It's a long race, I think it will be decided over strategy and tyres".

"I felt like I couldn't push the auto to its limit", Verstappen said. We wanted two of us on the podium.

The Renault pair of Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz were seventh and eighth, with Sauber's Charles Leclerc and Marcus Ericsson filling the next row. The Ferrari driver starts fourth, behind Hamilton, and he will need plenty of fortune to go his way if he is to head to the penultimate round in Brazil on November 11 still in the hunt.

After finishing second in Mexico, Vettel sought out Hamilton to offer his congratulations face to face.

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