Lewis Hamilton has been backed by his Mercedes boss to rewrite the sports record books for years to come after winning the Formula One world title for the sixth time.The Briton finished second in the US Grand Prix to claim his third straight drivers crown. Hamilton declared himself overwhelmed by the achievement, which took him ahead of five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio, the Argentinian great of the Fifties.
While the 34-year-old took time to compose himself after stepping out of the car, team principal Toto Wolff said: I think there is no limit to what he can win. He is still very motivated and you can see he wants to win every single race. As long as that is the case, he can go for more.
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Hamilton, who finished just behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the race, said: I have got my mum and dad, my step-mum and step-dad here.It is an honour to be up there with the greats.My dad told me when I was six or seven never to give up — that is the family motto.
Hamilton celebrates with Mercedes boss Toto Wolff after the Mexico Grand PrixI was pushing as hard as I could today and I was hopeful I could win but I didnt have enough left in the tyres.
I dont know about how many championships I can win but, as an athlete, I feel as fresh as I could be. We will keep pushing.The champions father Anthony, who managed his early career, said: Six means the world to him. This feels like 2007, the first opportunity we had to win the world championship.Wolff added: Im very proud for everybody who collaborated in the factories.
There is a massive amount of work behind the scenes.
The Mercedes team celebrates with Hamilton after a crowning victory in Austin, TexasWhen it ends up like this, one driver wins the race, the other wins the championship, the script cannot be any better. It was a bit edgy though.
Hamilton moved to within one championship of Germanys Michael Schumacher, the seven-time winner.It was also the third season in which he has sealed the title with two rounds to spare.Bottas, 30, who had a chance to prevent Hamiltons title before the race, said: Winning was only thing I could have done in terms of the Championship, the rest was up to Lewis.
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