Infotainment Factory: Hamilton reveals heartbreak behind fifth world title

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Monday, 29 October 2018

Hamilton reveals heartbreak behind fifth world title


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Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he won his fifth Formula One world championship just days after the death of his grandfather.

Hamilton joined an elite trio of greats on Sunday after a Mexican Grand Prix won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen for the second year in a row.

Speaking after his triumph, Hamilton revealed that his paternal grandfather Davidson had passed away.

"This has actually been a really difficult weekend because my granddad died on Thursday morning," he said.

"Naturally when someone passes away it brings the whole family together but he was the godfather of the family."

Hamilton also paid tribute to his father Anthony for sacrificing his life in order to propel Hamilton up the racing ladder at a young age.

"Me and my dad were already quite close but it's brought us closer together," he said.

"I always remember and never will forget the things the things he did in order for me to be here today and for our family to thrive.

"I really do aspire to be like him as a strong black man and as a father and as a human being, doing what he did in the difficult times and with the little that he had, I think that's testament to where we are.

"All the work they put in, my grandfather would be so proud of him, proud of us, and grateful that the Hamilton name was there and established and will go down now in history, which is kind of crazy to think."

The Mercedes driver, who equalled the five titles of late 1950s Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio with only seven times champion Michael Schumacher above them, finished fourth while Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel was second.

Hamilton needed only five points to be sure of the title while four-times champion Vettel had to win to have any hope of denying the Briton.

"It's something I dreamed of, but I never in a million years thought I'd be stood here as a five-time champion," the 33-year-old told Sky Sports television.

"I'm so grateful for everyone who helped me be here, to raise the bar and lift the cup.

"It wasn't won here, just throughout the season and a lot of hard work," added the 33-year-old after doing smoking 'donuts' in front of a 130,000-strong crowd who witnessed a rare race without a Mercedes driver standing on the podium.

"To complete this when Fangio did it with Mercedes is an incredible feeling and very surreal."

Team boss Toto Wolff hailed Hamilton as a well-deserved champion.

"He has really been the dominant driver this year," said the Austrian.

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he won his fifth Formula One world championship just days after the death of his grandfather.

Hamilton joined an elite trio of greats on Sunday after a Mexican Grand Prix won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen for the second year in a row.

Speaking after his triumph, Hamilton revealed that his paternal grandfather Davidson had passed away.

"This has actually been a really difficult weekend because my granddad died on Thursday morning," he said.

"Naturally when someone passes away it brings the whole family together but he was the godfather of the family."

Hamilton also paid tribute to his father Anthony for sacrificing his life in order to propel Hamilton up the racing ladder at a young age.

"Me and my dad were already quite close but it's brought us closer together," he said.

"I always remember and never will forget the things the things he did in order for me to be here today and for our family to thrive.

"I really do aspire to be like him as a strong black man and as a father and as a human being, doing what he did in the difficult times and with the little that he had, I think that's testament to where we are.

"All the work they put in, my grandfather would be so proud of him, proud of us, and grateful that the Hamilton name was there and established and will go down now in history, which is kind of crazy to think."

The Mercedes driver, who equalled the five titles of late 1950s Argentine great Juan Manuel Fangio with only seven times champion Michael Schumacher above them, finished fourth while Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel was second.

Hamilton needed only five points to be sure of the title while four-times champion Vettel had to win to have any hope of denying the Briton.

"It's something I dreamed of, but I never in a million years thought I'd be stood here as a five-time champion," the 33-year-old told Sky Sports television.

"I'm so grateful for everyone who helped me be here, to raise the bar and lift the cup.

"It wasn't won here, just throughout the season and a lot of hard work," added the 33-year-old after doing smoking 'donuts' in front of a 130,000-strong crowd who witnessed a rare race without a Mercedes driver standing on the podium.

"To complete this when Fangio did it with Mercedes is an incredible feeling and very surreal."

Team boss Toto Wolff hailed Hamilton as a well-deserved champion.

"He has really been the dominant driver this year," said the Austrian.

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