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In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title

Lewis Hamilton joined one of sport's most exclusive clubs on Sunday when he became just the third driver to win a fifth Formula One world title. His fourth-place finish at the Mexico Grand Prix lifted him into the company of the sport's true greats, joining seven-time champion Michael Schumacher and fellow five-time winner Juan-Manuel Fangio - who he describes as "The Godfather" -- in the F1 pantheon

In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (C) celebrates after winning his fifth drivers' title during the F1 Mexico Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 28, 2018. Lewis Hamilton became only the third Formula One driver in history to capture a fifth world title on Sunday as Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
2018 F1 World Drivers Champion Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates with his team after the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Fourth place finisher Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning the 2018 F1 World Drivers Championship with his fans after the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Fourth place finisher Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates winning the 2018 F1 World Drivers Championship by performing donuts during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Race winner Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Top three finishers Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing (1st) Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari (2nd) and Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Ferrari (3rd) celebrate on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H on track during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
A general view as Valtteri Bottas driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes WO9 leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H on track during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Fans use their smart phones to record footage of the podium after the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
DJ Armin van Buuren performs on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 28, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.
In pictures: Lewis Hamilton won his fifth Formula One world title
Planes release smoke in the Mexican colours during a show before the start of the F1 Mexico Grand Prix at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 28, 2018.