JUST IN: Lewis Hamilton wins fourth world title at Mexican Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton secured his 4th drivers world championship title after finishing 9th in the Mexican Grand Prix making him the most successful British driver of all time.

He joins Vettel and Frenchman Alain Prost who won four world titles, behind only Michael Schumacher, the all-time record holder on seven, and Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio’s five.

The Mercedes driver suffered a puncture when he was hit by the German’s Ferrari on the first lap, the incident also breaking Vettel’s front wing.

Vettel made better progress back through the field than Hamilton, climbing up to fourth place, but he needed to finish second to keep the championship alive.

The race was won by Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who dominated from the front after taking the lead at the first corner, a move that led to the collision between Hamilton and Vettel.

With agency report

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