Lewis Hamilton, World Champion
So Lewis Hamilton has won the Formula 1 World Championship at only his second attempt. The final race in Brazil was one of the most exciting Grand Prix in recent history, the last ten or so laps brilliant as the threat then reality of rain loomed and all the front runners had to make a last minute dash into the pits to change onto suitable tyres.
With Hamilton only needing a fifth place or better to secure the Championship, he was overtaken in pretty dramatic circumstances by a hard-charging Sebastian Vettel. For a moment all seemed to have been lost for Hamilton until, in the last couple of corners and at the last possible moment, he managed to sneak past Timo Glock’s struggling Toyota to take back fifth place and win the Championship. Incredible stuff. The scenes of both Ferrari and McLaren teams celebrating at the end of the race were absolutely priceless.
Massa did everything right all weekend, qualifying on pole and dominating the race from the outset. Hamilton seemed to drive a measured race, not pushing too hard and saving himself from taking any unnecessary risks, though in the end - that’s all that was required and he did the job.
Well done Lewis!