Lewis Hamilton matches hero Ayrton Senna with third world title

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Victory in United States Grand Prix secures Mercedes driver the planet championship for a third time

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Lewis Hamilton has secured a third Formula 1 world championship title with victory inside the United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton, who also scooped the planet championship in 2008 as well as 2014, won the title in dramatic fashion after an incident-packed US Grand Prix. After leading early on, Hamilton fell to fourth, as well as despite fighting back through the field after several safety car periods, he looked destined to finish behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

However, his German team-mate ran off the track as well as lost time late inside the race, handing Hamilton the race win as well as a big enough points buffer to be guaranteed the planet title despite there still being two races to run of the 2015 F1 season.

Sebastien Vettel, racing for Ferrari, was the only various other driver who could beat Hamilton to the planet title however, despite challenging for the race win, he could only finish third, which was not enough to deny Hamilton.

“This particular can be the greatest moment of my life,” said a clearly emotional Hamilton after the race. “I can’t actually find the right words at This particular second to tell you how the idea feels.”

His championship win also means he emulates his racing hero Ayrton Senna, who also notched up three world titles.

*This particular story will be updated with more quotes after Hamilton has spoken at more length*

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