'Gran Turismo Sport' Maestro Lewis Hamilton Wins His 4th F1 World Championship Title
On 12 October, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton became the 'Gran Turismo Sport' Maestro. On 30 October, he achieved his 4th F1 World Championship title victory on round 18 at the Mexican Grand Prix.
By winning the American Grand Prix held in the previous week, Lewis Hamilton was one hand away from checkmate. Ahead of the Mexican GP, he only needed a 5th place, with his rival Sebastian Vettel finishing at least 3rd, to be crowned series champion.
In a chaotic start at the final race, Lewis came into contact with Sebastian Vettel’s car which resulted in a flat right rear tyre. Forced to pit immediately, he restarted the race in last place. Max Verstappen, who was leading the race, even came up to lap him, but that's when Lewis' comeback started: by the 67th lap he passed Fernando Alonso and ended the race in 9th place. Max Verstappen won the Grand Prix and Vettel placed 4th, which was enough for Lewis to become the 2017 F1 World Champion.
Through the tough 2017 season, Lewis Hamilton had shown great depth in both his driving and personality. His driving philosophy and outlook on life will also be revealed hereafter through Gran Turismo Sport.