As it was being largely anticipated, the Mexican GP ensured Lewis Hamilton his fifth world championship title win. Even though Max Verstappen finished first after a scintillating performance but his limelight was perhaps taken away by Lewis Hamilton who is now the world champion for the fifth time.
Lewis Hamilton finished fourth at the Mexican GP and it was just about enough to win the title with two races to spare.
From pole to retirement in Mexican GP: Ricciardo woes continue
In the Saturday qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo pipped teammate Verstappen to take the pole. Max Verstappen, however, made sure that losing the pole did not cost him the win on Sunday. While Max Verstappen notched up a hefty win, Daniel Ricciardo had to retire midway leaving him infuriated.
This race marked his eight retirements of the ongoing F1 season. A seemingly helpless Ricciardo was pained by his eight retirements and said that he is done with his Red Bull car.
He further added that he doesn’t see any point in contesting the last two races of the ongoing season. He had to retire with 10 laps remaining and that was surely yet another embarrassment.
Following Max Verstappen to the podium were Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. While Sebastian Vettel finished second, Kimi Raikkonen ended at the third place followed by Lewis Hamilton at fourth.
2018 title my best year: Hamilton
There was every reason for Lewis Hamilton to celebrate this splendid achievement. Lewis Hamilton was elated and he in his ecstasy he stated that 2018 is his best title year so far.
Now only Michael Schumacher has more title wins than Lewis Hamilton and critics are backing Hamilton to challenge the same.