Hamilton crowned champion at FIA Gala

By on Saturday, December 5, 2015


Lewis Hamilton was officially crowned Formula 1 World Champion at the FIA's Prize Giving ceremony in Paris on Friday evening.

Hamilton and his Mercedes outfit collected its trophies for its achievements in 2015, the third time the British driver has received the accolade, alongside his 2008 and 2014 triumphs.

"It’s pretty much impossible to put into words what it means to be a three-time world champion," said Hamilton.

"It is a dream, it’s an incredible feeling and I’m very proud of my family for everything they did to get me here today.

"I remember how hard my Dad and my Mum worked to make sacrifices for me. It’s been a long, long journey – I’ve been racing for 22 years.

"This year, winning the race in Austin and sealing the championship there was one of the most special races – there’s a huge sense of pride in what I have achieved."

Max Verstappen was also in attendance as he won an unprecedented three awards, for Personality of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Action of the Year - the latter for his move on Felipe Nasr around the outside of Blanchimont during the Belgian Grand Prix.

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