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Tonight the new world champion of Formula 1? Seventh place is enough for Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton may Sunday in the Formula 1 Grand-prix of Mexico, the nineteenth of 21 world cup races, for the fifth time in his career to world champion crowns. The 33-year-old Briton of Mercedes at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is enough for a seventh place for the champagne to uncork.

In the stand counts Hamilton 346 points, seventy more than his German first pursuer Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari). The Fin Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari) follows as the third with 221 points. At least a seventh place, which for Hamilton an evidence seems, therefore provides a new title.

Hamilton was already four times earlier at the party. A year after his debut he won in 2008 his first victory. Afterwards, had the Brit of patience is required until 2014 for his second world title. Hamilton went the year after, with a new triumph, on the same elan. His German Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg kept Hamilton in 2016 sip the first place, but in 2017 was the price again for the Brit.

As for Hamilton, his fifth overall victory secure, he is at the same height with the Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio, who in the 1950s five times won. Only the German Michael Schumacher, then with seven world titles better.

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