Hamilton seals 2015 title with thrilling Austin win
The action was non-stop in Sunday’s 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and only on lap 49 of 56 did Lewis Hamilton move ahead of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to seal victory – and with it a second successive world championship, the British driver’s third in total.
The only other man who could have prevented Hamilton tying things up in Austin – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – took third place in a race which featured two virtual and two actual safety-car periods, and one in which the eventual outcome was never anything but impossible to predict.
“That’s the greatest moment of my life,” was how Hamilton summed up his emotions over team radio after taking the chequered flag for this tenth win of the season and the 43rd of his career, becoming only the second Briton after Sir Jackie Stewart to become a three-time world champion.
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