Hamilton leaves 'surreal' feeling to equal Fangio

Posted by Maryam Yamin on October 29th, 2018

 According to INC News, Lewis Hamilton is short of words after conquering his fifth world title in Formula 1. The Briton secured the championship at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday.

"It's a very strange feeling," Hamilton said after the race. "I did not win the world title here, but by working hard in many races." In total, the Mercedes-driver won nine of the nineteen Grands Prix this season.

He scored six victories in the last four months. In Mexico, he finished in the backlog of winner Max Verstappen in fourth place, and that was enough to secure the world title. With his fifth world title, Hamilton equalled the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio.

The Argentinian also became five times world champion in Formula One in the fifties. "I've been with Mercedes since I was thirteen," said the 33-year-old driver. "To do this on the same team as Fangio feels unimaginable and surreal."

Hamilton became world champion for the first time in 2008. There he added two more titles in 2014, 2015 and last year he was also the strongest in the championship.

The Englishman had enough in seventh place in Mexico to secure his fifth world title. He started the race well, but declined all the time during the match and eventually finished almost one lap of Verstappen in fourth place.

"It was a terrible race," Hamilton said. "I had a good start and worked myself forward, but I have no idea what happened next, Valtteri and I were having trouble."

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