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2018-10-29 07:58
Lewis Hamilton Mexican gp

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Lewis Hamilton clinched a record-equalling fifth championship title in the Mexican grand prix. Here's a look at the newly-crowned champion's racing career.

The Mercedes driver won the first of his five titles back in 2008, making his debut back in 2007.

From strength to strength

It became a two-horse race for much of the season with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel going toe-to-toe with Hamilton, with Vettel's errors now finally coming back to haunt him.

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It wasn't a vintage drive from Hamilton as he finished fourth behind race winner Max Verstappen, while Vettel finished in second place, but it was enough to hand him the title in front of an exuberant Mexican crowd. 

There are two races remaining in the season as the drivers head to Brazil on November 11 and the grand finale in Abu Dhabi on November 25.

Here's a quick breakdown of Lewis Hamilton's career so far:

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