Lewis Hamilton Wins F1 World Championship
Finally, British young racing driver Lewis Hamilton of McLaren won the Formula 1 World Championship! He did it in a nail biting finish in the last lap of yesterday's Brazilian Grand Prix, which was eventually won by his fierce rival for the title Felipe Massa of Ferrari.
Hamilton just edged out Massa of the title by a mere point. Not only is Hamilton only the second driver to win the world title in his second season (after Canada's 1997 winner Jacques Villeneuve) BUT he is also the youngest ever world champion in Formula 1 history!
I watched the race from start to finish, although not entirely... how can you if when you are looking after two boys, ages three and five, at the same time? But I watched the last ten laps of the race. It was really exciting to watch. I thought Hamilton already had it in the bag; after all, he only needs to finish fifth to win the title!
But the feared rain started and this started to change the whole situation for Hamilton. He changed into wet tires because of the rains and fell from fourth position to fifth, behind Timo Glock of Toyota. Sebastian Vettel of Toro Rosso overtook Hamilton in the penultimate lap, thus demoting the latter to sixth place, and I thought, that's it that just cost Hamilton the race.
However, as they are all about to go into the finish line Vettel and Hamilton overtook Glock. Lady Luck smiled on Hamilton that rainy day.
I called up my two boys and carry both of them as we jumped five times into the air! They were also laughing with joy oblivious to the reason why we are jumping. I was really ecstatic with Hamilton's win. Well done, lad!
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