Daniel Ricciardo had a nightmarish Mexican GP, a dream that turned into a sour nightmare, as he was forced to retire in the dying stages of the race due to an issue with his car.
Ricciardo did not quite have the perfect start to the race today, having to give up his pole position to Verstappen.
He then was involved in a massive tussle with Hamilton and Vettel, interchanging places all through the race, but ultimately Ricciardo had to give up his P2 track position, as he was forced to retire from the race.
Max Verstappen won it in emphatic fashion, driving impressively all through, keeping track position and not committing any mistakes to win his 2nd consecutive GP.
But the headlines, belonged to a certain Brit, who managed to hold on in the end, and finished in 5th place to win his 5th World title.
Hamilton needed a 7th place finish or better in order to clinch the title and he did so, with Vettel finishing in second place.
Social media went crazy for Hamilton, who clinched his 5th title, beating Vettel and Ferrari comprehensively.
The last two races will now have the constructor’s title on the line with Ferrari trying to chase down Mercedes.
This is how Twitter reacted:
He's now the joint second most successful driver of all time.
Lewis Hamilton's fifth world title takes him level with Juan Manuel Fangio and two behind all-time record holder Michael Schumacher.
— BBCF1 (@bbcf1) October 28, 2018
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) October 28, 2018
Lewis Hamilton is a five-time world champion! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
He finishes fourth in the #MexicoGP to clinch the title! 🏁
— Sky Sports F1 🏎 (@SkySportsF1) October 28, 2018
— Formula 1 (@F1) October 28, 2018
🤩 He's done it – Lewis Hamilton takes his fifth title at the #MexicoGP!
— Formula 1® Game (@Formula1game) October 28, 2018
— Mercedes-AMG F1 Fans (@MercedesAMGFan) October 28, 2018
— Richard 🎃 (@RichardTayIor) October 28, 2018
— Bahrain Int. Circuit (@BAH_Int_Circuit) October 28, 2018
— FallenAngel (@UltraInstinct89) October 28, 2018
— Fake Charlie Whiting says ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@charlie_whiting) October 28, 2018
— Secteur F1 🏎🇫🇷 (@Secteur_F1) October 28, 2018