Lewis Hamilton secures fourth world title, Max Verstappen wins in Mexico

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Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth world championship in dramatic style as he battled back from last to finish eighth in the Mexico Grand Prix. Max Verstappen won the race. (AP)

Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth world championship in dramatic style as he battled back from last to finish eighth in the Mexico Grand Prix. Max Verstappen won the race. (AP)

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Max Verstappen produced a magnificent performance to win the Mexico Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen. (AFP)

Max Verstappen produced a magnificent performance to win the Mexico Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen. (AFP)

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This was Verstappen’s third win in Formula One and it has given him plenty of confidence for the next season as he tries to mount a title challenge. (AFP)

This was Verstappen’s third win in Formula One and it has given him plenty of confidence for the next season as he tries to mount a title challenge. (AFP)

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However, the day belonged to Lewis Hamilton as he secured his fourth world title in dramatic circumstances. (AFP)

However, the day belonged to Lewis Hamilton as he secured his fourth world title in dramatic circumstances. (AFP)

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Hamilton, who was starting from third, collided with Sebastian Vettel and he was pushed back to last position. (AFP)

Hamilton, who was starting from third, collided with Sebastian Vettel and he was pushed back to last position. (AFP)

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Hamilton staged a remarkable fightback as he finished eighth. (AFP)

Hamilton staged a remarkable fightback as he finished eighth. (AFP)

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With Vettel finishing only in fourth position, the eighth place finish was enough for Hamilton to secure his fourth world title. (AFP)

With Vettel finishing only in fourth position, the eighth place finish was enough for Hamilton to secure his fourth world title. (AFP)

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Hamilton celebrated in style as he joined an elite list of Formula One drivers with his result. (AP)

Hamilton celebrated in style as he joined an elite list of Formula One drivers with his result. (AP)

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Hamilton joined Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel as the other drivers to have won the F1 world title four times. (AFP)

Hamilton joined Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel as the other drivers to have won the F1 world title four times. (AFP)

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Hamilton will now be eyeing Juan Manuel Fangio’s record of five titles as well as Michael Schumacher’s tally of seven. (AP)

Hamilton will now be eyeing Juan Manuel Fangio’s record of five titles as well as Michael Schumacher’s tally of seven. (AP)

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Hamilton had become the youngest world champion in 2008 and he followed it up with titles in 2014 and 2015 (AP)

Hamilton had become the youngest world champion in 2008 and he followed it up with titles in 2014 and 2015 (AP)

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In addition to Hamilton winning the title, his team Mercedes won the Constructor’s title for the fourth consecutive time. (AP)

In addition to Hamilton winning the title, his team Mercedes won the Constructor’s title for the fourth consecutive time. (AP)

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Hamilton staged a great recovery after Sebastian Vettel had established a good lead at the start of the season. (AP)

Hamilton staged a great recovery after Sebastian Vettel had established a good lead at the start of the season. (AP)

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However, Vettel’s reliability issues resulted in Hamilton turning the tables and winning the championship with two races to go. (AP)

However, Vettel’s reliability issues resulted in Hamilton turning the tables and winning the championship with two races to go. (AP)

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Hamilton will be aiming to sign off the 2017 season on a high with wins in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. (AFP)

Hamilton will be aiming to sign off the 2017 season on a high with wins in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. (AFP)

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