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Neymar spoke to Lewis Hamilton on Mercedes' radio after the Mexican GP

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Lewis Hamilton, four-time Formula 1 World Champion - what an achievement.

A top-five finish was all the 32-year-old needed if Sebastian Vettel made the top two, but because he didn't, Hamilton's ninth-placed finish was enough.

His race started terribly, though. Hamilton started third on the grid but saw an opportunity to move into first when Vettel and Max Verstappen collided.

Hamilton took the inside line at Turn Two but as he exited Turn Three, his back-right tyre was punctured by Vettel's front wing.

He immediately realised the problem, telling Mercedes' team, "I've got a puncture," before completing his first lap at half speed and entering the pits.

From there it was nigh-on impossible for Hamilton to make the top five, so he just had to hope that Vettel, who also made an early pit stop, finished outside of the top two.

And he did. Vettel heroically moved from 18th into fourth but didn't have enough to keep the title race alive, much to Hamilton's delight.

Speaking after the race, a relieved Hamilton owed his success to never giving up throughout life and always pushing.

"I remember growing up in Stevenage and one day dreaming of being in Formula One," he said. "Here we are 25 years later, a four-time world champion.

"Keep pushing, whatever you are going through in your life. Don't ever give up."

Hamilton is living the dream and just when you thought his life couldn't be cooler, it turns out he's best friends with football star Neymar.

The pair have been seen together on nights out recently and it turns out Neymar was in Mexico watching his pal racing for the Drivers' Championship.

As Hamilton celebrated winning his fourth title by doing donuts, Neymar surprised everyone when he started speaking on the team radio and congratulated him.

And F1 fans were absolutely loving it. Listen to what Neymar said to Hamilton in the video below at 0:14.

NEYMAR CHATS TO HAMILTON

How brilliant is that? Neymar said: "Hey Lewis, it's Neymar. I'm happy for you bro, for your championship. Winner! [Laughs]"

Viewers found Neymar congratulating Hamilton hilarious, even if a bit cringey. Here's how Twitter reacted.

TWITTER REACTS

Topics:
Fernando Alonso
Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Raikkonen
Max Verstappen
Formula 1
Mercedes

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