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Lewis Hamilton: Record-breaking fourth world championship a 'dream come true'

Lewis Hamilton celebrates after the Mexican Grand Prix. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton has described winning his fourth F1 World Championship as a "dream come true."

The Mercedes star finished ninth in Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix, but still wrapped up the title after rival Sebastian Vettel could only manage fourth.

The triumph means Hamilton is now the most successful British Formula 1 driver in history, having overtaken Sir Jackie Stewart who won three championships.

Before heading to Miami to celebrate his achievement with friends and family, Hamilton thanked his team back at Mercedes HQ in Brackley as well as his supporters.

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Lewis Hamilton has now moved up to joint-third in the all-time standings. Credit: PA/ITV News Anglia

Whether you like him or not, Hamilton's achievements on the track mean he will undoubtedly now have to be considered as one of Britain's greatest ever sportsmen.

To win one title is hard enough, but to win four is remarkable, and at the age of 32, there's still plenty of time for Hamilton to add to his tally further.

Having smashed Sir Jackie Stewart's long-standing British record, attention will now turn towards trying to catch Michael Schumacher who is out on his own with a staggering seven championships to his name.

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