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Hamilton secures third world title

Written by: Neil

Lewis Hamilton secured his third Formula 1 World Championship in Texas on Sunday (October 25th), following a thrilling race of ups and downs for the Englishman and the rest of the field.

On a wet and windy afternoon in Austin, Hamilton accomplished a feat that no other English driver has ever been able to manage – securing the Formula 1 driver's crown for two consecutive seasons.

His third championship in total, Hamilton now joins a list of esteemed sportsmen that can boast such a claim, including such famous names of motor racing as Michael Schumacher (seven world titles), Juan Manuel Fangio (five), Alain Prost (four), Sebastian Vettel (four), Niki Lauda (three) and Ayrton Senna (three), among others.

The rain of the weekend's racing in Austin did little to dampen the spirits of the now three-times world champion after he beat teammate Nico Rosberg and led the field to take home the crown in round 16 of this year's Formula 1 World Championship.

It was a victory that will live long in the memory for both Hamilton and his supporters and means that this year's championship is now all but done and dusted with three races left to run.

Mercedes-Benz secured their second constructor's title earlier this month in Sochi, Russia and the focus now turns to which drivers and teams will make up the remainder of the placings heading into 2016.

 

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