Published On: Thu, Dec 7th, 2017

Lewis Hamilton wins ANOTHER award as F1 bosses back Brit over Max Verstappen


Hamilton sealed a fourth F1 World Drivers’ Championship with three races to spare, albeit in unspectacular fashion in Mexico, where he finished ninth but pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel’s fourth was not enough to keep the title battle alive.

The Brit won nine Grands Prix in total over the 2017 season and broke Michael Schumacher’s pole record, taking his career tally to 72 compared to the German’s 68.

And all bar two of the grid’s team bosses appear to have plumped for Hamilton as their driver of the season in a poll conducted by motor sport website Autosport.

Hamilton has now completed 11 seasons in F1 but believes that 2017 was his best.

“This has definitely been my strongest year of driving,” Hamilton said.

“I remember back in my debut season of 2007, I had this driving strength across the first nine races when I was so consistent.

“I’ve had that again this year, but backed by so much more experience, so much more skill and finesse than I had back then, and obviously with the strategic mind to be able to navigate my way through the year.

“It’s definitely been an enjoyable one.”

Hamilton has now won the last four Autosport end-of-season polls with Red Bull star Verstappen ranked just behind him in the most recent two.

The Dutchman, who turned 20 during the season, won his second and third races of his career after a first half of the year that was littered with mechanical problems.

Verstappen was forced to retired from seven of the first 14 Grands Prix of 2017 before winning two in four races, finishing the season sixth in the championship.

The biggest mover from last year was Esteban Ocon, who burst into the top 10 to finish fifth, while championship runner-up Vettel moved up two spots to third in the rankings.

But the man who finished third in the World Drivers’ Championship – Valtteri Bottas – was only voted 10th by bosses across the grid, down one spot from ninth last year.


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