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F1 US Grand Prix: Hamilton seals sixth world title

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain celebrates winning his sixth world championship at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Nov 3, 2019 in Austin, TX, USA. (Photo by Reuters)

Lewis Hamilton has finally sealed his sixth Formula one championship despite finishing the United States Grand Prix second to his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. 

Bottas had to win the race in Austin, Texas, to keep his slim championship hopes alive. And while the Finn drove a fantastic race from pole position to the chequered flag, Hamilton finished 4.148 seconds behind him to secure his third consecutive drivers' crown.

In his 13th season at Formula one and at the age of 34, Hamilton inscribed his name among the immortals of the sport as a six-time Formula One world champion.

Behind the Mercedes duo was Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The Dutch’s late charge was not enough to beat Hamilton, but earned him a second straight podium in Austin.

And a rather disappointing day for Ferrari whose leading driver Charles Leclerc ended up a very distant fourth while Sebastian Vettel did not even make it to the finish line due to a suspension failure in his car. 

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