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Hamilton hails Mercedes triumph as his best moment

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Lewis Hamilton hailed his Mercedes team as legends on Monday and described his championship-clinching victory in Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix as the best moment in five triumphant seasons. His dramatic success confirmed Mercedes’ record-equalling fifth consecutive double of drivers’ and teams’ championships. It was …

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Hamilton wins fifth Formula One world title

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth drivers’ world championship on Sunday to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the Formula One record books when he finished fourth behind a victorious Max Verstappen in the Mexican Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Briton’s only remaining championship rival …

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Hamilton wins chaotic Baku battle to lead title race

Baku, Azerbaijan | AFP | Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed his first win of 2018 on Sunday and took over as leader of the title race when he triumphed in a dramatic, crash-strewn Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Briton, who had struggled for outright pace, managed to steer his Mercedes …

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Hamilton suffers Bahrain blow with five-place grid penalty

Sakhir, Bahrain | AFP | Lewis Hamilton will take a five-place grid penalty in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix following a gearbox change on his Mercedes late Friday in another early season setback for the world champion. The British star had wound up fourth fastest earlier in Friday’s second free practice session …

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World champion Hamilton dismisses tax ‘dodge’ row

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday dismissed a row over his avoidance of taxes on a luxury jet, saying he’s only thinking about this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. “I’m just solely focused on trying to win this race this weekend. I still have …

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It was a horror show, admits world beater Hamilton

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | A relieved, if happy, Lewis Hamilton admitted clinching his fourth drivers’ world title in a tense and dramatic Mexican Grand Prix was something of a horror show. The 32-year-old Briton, who thrilled an enthusiastic crowd with celebratory ‘donuts’ after completing his slow-down lap with …

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F1: Hamilton claims 4th world title, Verstappen wins in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP |  Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth drivers’ world championship in unexpected but dramatic fashion on Sunday when, after a first lap collision with title rival Sebastian Vettel, he finished ninth in the Mexican Grand Prix. The 32-year-old Briton, who needed to finish in the top …

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Hamilton turns tables on Vettel in Malaysia

Sepang, Malaysia | AFP | World championship leader Lewis Hamilton hailed an amazing turnaround Saturday after taking pole for the Malaysian Grand Prix with title rival Sebastian Vettel condemned to the back of the grid. Hamilton had been off the pace all weekend in practice but his Mercedes stormed back in …

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