Formula 1 News: Lewis Hamilton Races to Sixth F1 World Title
The 34-year-old Mercedes driver is now out clear in second place the all-time F1 drivers list, overtaking the famed Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, and moving behind Michael Schumacher, who picked up seven titles between 1991 and 2012.
Hamilton finished the race in Austin in second position behind his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas and ahead of rival Max Verstappen. His sixth title comes 11 years after his first, secured back in 2008, and is the result of a superb season, during which Hamilton has won 10 of the 19 races thus far.
Lewis Hamilton was a clear favorite in the F1 betting odds since the first race of the year, where the British racer secured pole position but was out fought by Bottas in the Aussie opener. However Hamilton then picked up six wins from the next eight races, with Mercedes destroying all other teams, with the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull struggling to match the German constructors.
With 381 point to his name Hamilton is now uncatchable and Bottas has second place sewn up, with Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel the only other drivers will 100+ points to their names. Hamilton was very emotional on completing the race, clearly struggling to comprehend his ongoing success, stating;
“It’s beyond surreal that my life journey has brought me to this point in winning the sixth title,” he said.
“I don’t know how I am supposed to feel right now.”There are still two races to go with the F1 bandwagon still to visit Brazil and Abu Dhabi before the 2019 season is completed.