Hamilton clinches 5th F1 championship

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Lewis Hamilton may not have won Sunday's Mexico Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, but he didn't need to. By finishing fourth, Hamilton clinched his fifth Formula 1 season championship, tying Argentina's Juan Manuel Fangio for second-most all-time.

He now only trails the legendary Michael Schumacher, who won a total of seven F1 championships throughout his racing career.

Max Verstappen took Sunday's checkered flag with Sebastian Vettel, Hamilton's closest rival in the standings, finishing second.

More to come.

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