The fine boy wins it for the third time, this time, back-to-back. What an enviably wonderful year it has been for individual British sportsmen.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won a third Formula 1 championship title after claiming victory at the United States Grand Prix this evening.
The 30-year-old began the race on the front row alongside teammate Nico Rosberg, and took the lead in the first lap when the German slipped to fifth place, but the German regained his advantage after Hamilton’s second pit stop.
Rosberg appeared to be heading towards victory with 10 laps remaining, but a safety car halted the 30-year-old’s progress, before Hamilton overtook his rival as the track was cleared.
Hamilton pressured team-mate Nico Rosberg into a mistake during a frantic last 10 laps after a safety car and swept by to take his 10th win of 2015.
It was an exciting climax to a race of fluctuating fortunes, lead changes and superb racing in changing conditions.
With this win, Hamilton becomes only the second British driver after Sir Jackie Stewart to win three Formula 1 drivers’ titles.
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