Lewis Hamilton at the 2019 Austin Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton at the 2019 Austin Grand Prix | Picture: Daimler AG

Lewis Hamilton World Champion for the 6th time

Lewis Hamilton wins his 6th Formula 1 world title. Like Michael Schumacher, Hamilton now dominates Formula 1. Valtteri Bottas wins the race.

Lewis Hamilton wins his 6th Formula 1 world title. Like Michael Schumacher once, Hamilton dominates Formula 1 today.

In Austin, a second place is enough for him to win the championship. His Mercedes team was already the team world champion, and now the drivers' championship will follow. With his 150th podium in Formula 1, Hamilton is also celebrating an outstanding world title. He now overtakes legend Juan-Manuel Fangio, who won five world titles. Only Michael Schumacher has won one more title with 7 world championship titles.

Vettel out early

Sebastian Vettel already retired on lap eight with a broken rear suspension. Max Verstappen finished third.

Valtteri Bottas won the race after using a two-stop strategy to catch one-stop Hamilton one lap before the end of the race, who was no longer able to fight seriously for race victory on old tires.

Charles Leclerc finishes fourth in a weak race. At no time were the Ferrari able to keep up with Mercedes or Red Bull Racing.

Alexander Albon ended the race in 5th place after having to pit after the start after a collision with Carlos Sainz. Sixth was "Honey Badger" Daniel Ricciardo.

McLaren showed another strong race and finished and finished in 7th place with Lando Norris, Carlos Sainz was 8th.

Nico Hülkenberg was best German in 9th place. Daniil Kwjat completes the top 10 in 10th place in Toro Rosso.

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  • Hamilton Austin 2019: © Daimler AG