Mercedes is now the dominant force in Formula One

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Samwel, M. (2017). Hamilton drove like a champion despite collision with Sebastian Vettel. Mail Online. Retrieved 30 October 2017, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/formulaone/article-5029807/Lewis-Hamilton-drove-like-champion-Mexico.html

 

I have been a fan of Formula One since I was young. I remember watching the sport and enjoying every moment of the race. Fast forward and Formula One has changed a great deal. This season the race for the championship in this sport came to an end just yesterday. The game attracted many fans across Mexico and about three hundred thousand tickets were sold over the weekend. This is a monumental step towards globalizing the sport and with great drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel at the apex of the sport; everything seems to be going in the right direction. Yesterday, Lewis Hamilton won his fourth championship which is a great stride considering the level of competition. Hamilton now has made Mercedes a force to reckon with and traditional superpowers like Ferrari and McLaren have to settle for second best positions. The win by Hamilton is also likely to bring more fans into the sport especially those from England. Hamilton now is the world champion and together with his team, they have won both the constructors and drivers’ championship.

Mercedes is now the dominant force in Formula One and all indicators show that it will remain competitive even for the next season. Similarly, Lewis Hamilton has also cemented his name among the greats in the sport. In the interview after claiming the win, he could not believe it. He started the race only needing to finish among top five. However he did not start well but this also affected Sebastian Vettel who was his main competitor. They both had to return to the pit immediately after starting the race as they made contact with each other. The two recovered in the remaining laps and with Lewis finishing ninth then he was assured of taking this season’s crown. Now let us wait and see how the remaining races will roll out, as there is no title in contention. I think drivers will give their best knowing they have nothing to lose or gain.