OREANDA-NEWS. The British pilot of the Mercedes team Lewis Hamilton for the sixth time in his career won the world championship in motor racing in the class of cars “Formula 1″.

34-year-old Hamilton took second place at the US Grand Prix, the victory in the race was won by the British team-mate Finnish partner Valtteri Bottas, the third finished the Dutch pilot “Red Bull” Max Verstappen. Russian pilot “Toro Rosso” Daniil Kvyat took tenth place at the US Grand Prix, later he was fined five seconds and moved to 12th line, his teammate Frenchman Pierre Gasly became 16th.

Two stages before the end of the season, Hamilton became unattainable in the individual competition for Bottas, who guaranteed himself a second place. Hamilton has 381 points, Bottas has 314. The third place goes to Ferrari pilot Charles Lecler (249) from Monaco, Quat is 13th (35). Last season, the British pilot also won two races before the end of the championship, Hamilton won the sixth title (the second result in history) and surpassed the Argentinean Juan Manuel Fangio, who won five victories, seven more in German assets Michael Schumacher. Mercedes was the first team to win the Constructors' Cup six times in a row, and the team pilot to become champion six times in a row.