Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes that Lewis Hamilton has joined a 'special group' of drivers after he wrapped up a third world title with victory at the United States Grand Prix.
Hamilton won a frenetic race at the Circuit of the Americas to secure the title for a third time, joining Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna on the all-time list.
"A huge congratulations to Lewis," said Wolff. "He has driven like a Champion all season and now rightly takes his place in a special group with a third title.
"I have no doubt there is more to come from him, so if we can keep delivering a car that is capable of doing the job then anything is possible for him."
Wolff paid tribute to Nico Rosberg, who led in the United States before a mistake promoted Hamilton to the front.
"Nico has been an unlucky year in many ways. But he has shown his fighting spirit once again and that will not change in the seasons to come."