In The Driver's Seat

Talent and teamwork make Lewis Hamilton a deserving champ

So, Lewis Hamilton has equalled the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio after clinching his fifth Formula One world championship by finishing a lowly tyre-troubled fourth in Mexico on Sunday, behind winner Max Verstappen and Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

And he now stands with the Argentinian and Michael Schumacher as the only men to do so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2018, with the headline 'Talent and teamwork make Lewis a deserving champ'. Print Edition | Subscribe