Throwback Thursday: Lewis Hamilton claims fourth title in Mexico

This week’s throwback takes a look at when Lewis Hamilton secured his fourth F1 title at the Mexican Grand Prix in 2017.

The British driver didn’t have an easy run at the legendary Mexico City Circuit, suffering a puncture on the first lap following a collision with title rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton swapped to super-soft tyres in the second half of the race, and was able to push his way through the field.

Memorably the Silver Arrows’ pilot became locked in a late race scrap for ninth place with old rival Mclaren’s Fernando Alonso.

At the front, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen dominated, jumping Vettel at the start, and keeping the lead to the flag to score his third ever F1 win.

Photo: F1

Vettel climbed back through the order after the collision with Hamilton at the start, however he could only get to fourth, needing second place to keep the championship alive.

Hamilton became the most successful British driver ever, putting himself one title ahead of the legendary Sir Jackie Stewart.

This weekend, in the 2019 edition of the Mexican race, Hamilton has the chance to take his title tally to six, and sit one behind Michael Schumacher.

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