Today in Austin Texas, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinched the Formula 1 F1 LINK World Driver's Championship! This makes two in a row for Hamilton, who is now a three time champion, and joins the ranks of great drivers such as Ayrton Senna, Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Jack Brabham, and Nelson Piquet with three titles.
The race itself was the most exciting of the season, with heavy heavy rain interfering with the practice sessions and qualifying during the weekend, including delaying qualifying from the normal Saturday afternoon until race day morning. During the race we had a large number of lead changes, many tire strategies to deal with the drying track, crashes, and even an American driver getting close to the top ten at the end! That US driver, Alexander Rossi with the Manor team finished 12th, which matches his team best result of the entire season!
While we're not in Austin enjoying Champagne with the winners, you might want to check out the Mercedes teams websites and join in the fun on-line:
Mercedes on Twitter
Mercedes AMG F1 LINK
Now that the team championship (Mercedes) and driver's title (Hamilton) are decided, we still have a few more races before the season ends up, so check out the Mexican Grand Prix race next Sunday too. This will be the first F1 race back in Mexico since 1992, so the new facilities in Mexico City and a sold out crowed should be ready to give us another great race in one week!