A sneak peek into the Lewis Hamilton-Sebastian Vettel rivalry

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Lewis has achieved it and team has won.

"Actually 44 is my magic number but I'd be here a long time to get 44 championships!" he said, as per Motorsport Monday.

"His race craft is probably unparalleled".

They chose to turn a blind eye and yet they penalised Max who, of course, took a shortcut and deserved to be penalised.

Verstappen dominated the Mexican Grand Prix after beating Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to the lead of the race at the second corner of the first lap.

As those results put him in an ever-more commanding position as Ferrari imploded, Hamilton's enjoyment became more and more obvious. Of that, there is absolutely no debate.

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"It definitely looked suspicious but [Valtteri] Bottas was closing on the right to be fair", one wrote.

"We already spoke a couple of weeks ago back at the factory that we are at some stage going to sit down and talk", he said. "I hope that's really the case".

LEWIS HAMILTON was catapulted to the back of the pack early on in the Mexican Grand Prix after a nightmare collision on the FIRST lap.

The race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico got off to the worst possible start for the two title contenders.

When he won the Grand Prix and you spoke to him afterwards it was none of this big 'whoop-whooping' and being over the moon, it was just: 'I won the race, and that's what I'm hired to do'.

Hamilton also passed his idol, Aryton Senna, who won three titles before he was killed in a crash and is still considered one of the most skilled drivers in F1 history.

"I think [Hamilton] knows". Like all of the greats in any discipline, he transcends the sport. Massa had been sixth early on but a slow puncture forced him to pit on lap three, dropping him to 16th. "It's been a really awesome performance this year. Hopefully McLaren-Renault can give him a battle next year". As the Brit darted down the circuit in front of supporters to celebrate his championship success, one fan trying to chase the Mercedes driver succeeded only in clattering into a bystander.

Hartley raced among the midfield group in race trim before an exhaust failure struck, forcing him onto the sidelines.

Vettel made some trademark bold moves to climb to fourth but there was little point in Ferrari making a speedy Kimi Raikkonen yield third because it would have made no championship difference.

It was captioned: "Interesting hand movements, discuss".

Mercedes ultimately topped both points tables for the fourth straight season, but the way this one played out was nothing like the previous three in the V6 hybrid turbo era. It is really about not listening to people who try to tell you what to do.

"He has a lot of raw talent at the moment but he's young". Then as Lewis ran through the crowd, two fans in particular had a very bad time. Perez started ninth and was catching Stroll on fresher tyres.

Should Mercedes' recent dominance over Ferrari and Red Bull continue, the 32-year-old can harbour realistic ambitions of setting a new record for F1 championship triumphs.