4th ti­tle ranks him among For­mula 1’s great driv­ers

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Sports -

LEWIS HAMIL­TON is driv­ing his name to­ward the top lev­els of For­mula One’s record books. The fi­nal word on his stand­ing among F1’s great­est driv­ers is still to come, but with four cham­pi­onships, he’s made a strong ar­gu­ment he be­longs among the very best. Hamil­ton won his fourth ca­reer cham­pi­onship Sun­day with his ninth-place fin­ish at the Mex­i­can Grand Prix. A tough race didn’t pro­duce the podium cel­e­bra­tion he wanted, but clinch­ing the ti­tle with his low­est fin­ish of the sea­son and two races to go de­fined a year in which he fought off an early chal­lenge from Fer­rari’s Se­bas­tian Vet­tel. This cham­pi­onship, along with his first in 2008, should quiet some of those who ar­gue Hamil­ton is F1’s mas­ter of good for­tune, a driver who won ti­tles on the strength of a car no one out­side the Mercedes garage could match.

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