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      Gallery: Reliving Lewis Hamilton’s run to a fifth Drivers’ Championship

      © Steve Etherington for Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd.

      Formula One World Drivers’ Champion
      Wins
      : 11 (matches career high)
      Podiums: 17 (matches career high and the F1 record)
      Poles: 11
      Fastest laps: 3

      Lewis Hamilton climbed higher up the Formula One record books during the 2018 season, becoming just the third driver in the sport’s history to win five World Championships. The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver matched Juan Manuel Fangio’s five titles, with only Michael Schumacher’s record of seven still in front of him.

      Hamilton wrapped up that fifth Drivers’ title – his second straight crown and his fourth in five years – at the Mexican Grand Prix before helping clinch the Constructors’ Championship for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in Brazil two weeks later.

      Hamilton claimed 11 victories in 2018, giving him 51 wins in the last 100 Formula One races. The 33-year scored 17 podiums in the 21 Grands Prix, five more podiums than any other driver this year, to become the first racer to tally 400 points in a single season.