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#1 GoldenColt

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:51

So, there it is. What a season from the reigning champ. At times it looked like the Ferrari would be too much of an obstacle on his way to equalling the great Juan Manuel Fangio, and on very rare occasions he wasn't performing as well as he's expected to perform. But just like last year, he came back stronger than anyone else from the summer-break while the opposition imploded under the massive pressure that comes with a WDC-battle.

 

A symbolic snapshot of Vettel's and Lewis's respective career trajectories these last few seasons

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The route to title #5 has been full of memorable moments and races, such as Hockenheim when he won starting from P14, Monza when he showed what a brilliant racer he is with a perfectly dosed aggressiveness against Vettel and Kimi or Singapore when he was untouchable the entire weekend and just one step above everyone else. He won races which on paper he shouldn't have won, while also winning most of the races he was expected to win. Being the unquestionable rainmaster of this generation he put the car in places it didn't deserve in qualifying, which gave him an opportunity to steal points from Vettel like in Hungary.

 

Rainmaster at work, circa 2018, colorized

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All in all, you won't find many seasons in the history of F1 when a particular driver deserved a championship more than Lewis Hamilton in 2018. Congratulations on 5 World Drivers' Championships, Lewis! Onto the next target which can only be to beat the rest of Michael Schumacher's significant records and further establish yourself as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all times.

 

Looking out for those all time records

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A great champion on and off the track: Lewis taking a selfie with an elderly fan. Bless!

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#2 Spillage

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:53

Congratulations to Hamilton and Mercedes on an outstanding season and a thoroughly deserved championship.

#3 Diablobb81

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:53

Probably his best season in terms of consistency and speed. Legend!

#4 ferrarista

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:53

well done Lewis πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

#5 RPM40

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:54

Great season by Hamilton. He's shown to be a class above the likes of Vettel. 



#6 potmotr

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:54

A true legend.



#7 Kev00

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:54

Well done Lewis!

#8 potmotr

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:55

Jesus christ, that Will Smith thing was ****ing terrible! 



#9 beachdrifter

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:55

Most deserved World Title I've witnessed! No other driver on the grid was close in terms of getting the most out of his package!



#10 OvDrone

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:55

Massive congratulations Lewis. Absolutely inspiring.



#11 Jovanotti

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:55

A well deserved title, clearly the driver of the season. Congratulations!

#12 George Costanza

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:56

Probably his best season in terms of consistency and speed.Legend!

I think his best seasons given the cars were 2008 and this season. Remember 2008 Ferrari was deadly fast... 2017 was pretty good too as far as consistent too.

#13 Juablo

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:56

Cerebral



#14 Veemax

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:57

Hyperbole much?  :yawnface:  Well done anyway.



#15 Jexz

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:57

Great season. Have had a few out of this world performances this year πŸ™‚

#16 MasterOfCoin

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:58

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That's five....


#17 theflyingwheel

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:59

Guy is a boss in the wheels but i really dislike him outside the track, never the less a 5 times world champion a legend and a well deserved championship yet hopefully this is the last wdc i get to see from him.

#18 kernel

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 20:59

Someone salty rated this thread 1-star...  :stoned:



#19 Fastcake

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:00

Lewis' form since the summer break has been insanely good. To the extent that some of the errors from the red camp may well have been caused by the sheer pressure of trying to compete with him.

 

In my opinion this has been Hamilton's most impressive championship with Mercedes.



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#20 Marklar

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:00

Even if Ferrari and Vettel helped in that it speaks volumes that he secured this title with so many races in spare despite not having a clear car advantage. There were tricky periods in the season which he and his team overcomed brilliantly. His best championship for sure, congratulations!



#21 HermannH

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:01

Best driver by far this season. Almost faultless the whole season. Mercedes was not worthy of taking the title this year, it was clearly slower than Ferrari over the course of the season. But the magic from Lewis and constant mistakes from Ferrari drivers gave Lewis the chance.

 

Levels with Fangio. What a legend.



#22 Lights

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:01

Easily the best driver this season.

 

Have a feeling it's his last championship for some reason.



#23 jonpollak

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:02

Best of his generation.
Congratulations Lewis on #5
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#24 SophieB

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:03

Lewis Fangiolton

#25 jimmonson

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:03

Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on winning his 5th World title , well deserved .   :clap:



#26 Bomsb

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:03

Congrats to Lewis! Easily the best driver out on the grid who is clutch during the important moments of the season. Of the current drivers on the grid he deserves to be the 5 time world champ.



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:03

Easily the best driver this season.

 

Have a feeling it's his last championship for some reason.

 

As long as Mercedes can prepare a competitive chassis, it's always on for him...



#28 SophieB

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:04

I am delighted that his talent is proportionally matched with his number of titles,

#29 thegamer23

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:04

Congrats Lewis, the best season of his career so far.  :up:  :up:



#30 teejay

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:05

Ahhh man I'm f****** crying. 

 

Woke up at 2.30am, and worth every second. 

 

 

Some will continue to hate, but he has no option other to be considered an all time great now. 

 

So so so so good.



#31 HermannH

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:05

As long as Mercedes can prepare a competitive chassis, it's always on for him…

 

indeed. The only driver who I believe Hamilton would be afraid of is Max (now that Nando is off). He can still go on and win a couple of titles.



#32 MortenF1

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:05

So impressed by him this year! Big, big, heartfelt congratulations! Awesome all year!

#33 Trust

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:05

Lewis was truly the best by a solid margin. Congratulations GOAT!



#34 FrontWing

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:06

His best season yet. Congratulations Lewis, well deserved.

#35 P123

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:06

Good job! Pity it came on Merc's worst showing of the season but some phenomenal qualifyings and races and no race impacting errors made it a bit more of a canter in the end than it should have been.

#36 MikeV1987

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:06

This was probably his best season yet, well done sir.

#37 Synkro89

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:06

Just a fantastic season by him . Started off abit off but got the points in when it mattered. After the summer break he took it too another level. His best championship campaign. Well deserved brother  :up:



#38 Signori

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:06

one of the best seasons ever, great driving by Lewis this season, absolutely sensational.



#39 Coral

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:06

Congratulations Lewis on a well-deserved fifth World Championship! :clap:  :up:  :clap:



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#40 Lights

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:07

As long as Mercedes can prepare a competitive chassis, it's always on for him...

 

Ferrari has only crept closer and closer the past 3 years. This year they arguably were already better. Next year Ferrari only needs to be that bit better than this year for Vettel not to make those mistakes under pressure and it all looks very different.



#41 Counterbalance

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:07

What an amazing season Lewis Hamilton has had. A totally well deserved 5th World Championship!

#42 Con1

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:08

Congratulations Lewis. :clap: 

 

Amazing season from the best of his generation. 



#43 Ev0d3vil

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:08

Hungary GP boogey gone!

#44 Larunss

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:08

Well deserved title, solid season for Lewis. Back in '07 I had the feeling that this coukd be the guy to challenge records of the German and here we are...The 7 titles are not out of reach anymore...

#45 OO7

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:10

Hungary GP boogey gone!

That one had been really bugging me, so I'm very glad it's done and dusted now. :lol:


Edited by OO7, 28 October 2018 - 21:18.


#46 lahill

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:10

One of the very best. Congratulations

#47 1Devil1

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:10

Best man won it. Congratulations to Lewis :up:  His best season to date. 



#48 FrontWing

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:10

Ferrari has only crept closer and closer the past 3 years. This year they arguably were already better. Next year Ferrari only needs to be that bit better than this year for Vettel not to make those mistakes under pressure and it all looks very different.


Ferrari are already good enough, they could have won last year and this year but Lewis' driving made the difference.

#49 kernel

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:11

Ferrari has only crept closer and closer the past 3 years. This year they arguably were already better. Next year Ferrari only needs to be that bit better than this year for Vettel not to make those mistakes under pressure and it all looks very different.

 

True, on the PU front Ferrari is arguably already better, though Mercedes is still quite strong on the chassis front. And next year is an extension of the current regs. If anything, signs point to the new front wing rules to help lower-raked cars like Mercedes...



#50 Veemax

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 21:11

This year they arguably were already better.

 

Not a chance.