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Vettel couldn't extend the title race, succumbing to Hamilton in Mexico.

Sebastian Vettel gets awkward post-race as Lewis Hamilton secures fourth Drivers' Championship

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Sebastian Vettel got all awkward in a post-race interview as Lewis Hamilton finished ninth in the Mexico Grand Prix to secure his fourth Drivers' Championship, making him the most successful British driver in history.

Vettel needed to win the Grand Prix to have any chance of extending the title race, but a collision with Hamilton on the first lap meant the Ferrari driver could only manage fourth, while Hamilton finished ninth, which was still enough to take the title.

Hamilton now becomes the most successful British driver in history with four titles.

This puts him on the same amount as Vettel, who reacted awkwardly to a question from Sky Sports F1 regarding this.

Vettel was asked whether Hamilton's win puts him on par with the Ferrari driver, as they both have four titles to their name.

Vettel responded with a surprised look before saying: "Yes, well I guess so if you can count!" 

Vettel's response was laced with awkwardness from a driver who was obviously disappointed at failing to win the title for a fifth time in his career.

The response appeared to be from a frustrated individual, rather than an angry one.

Watch the awkward interview below. [Scroll to 0:33 for the particular awkward question]

This was further proven when, during the interview, Hamilton came over to congratulate Vettel on a great season of racing, to which the German embraced him and appeared to show a mutual respect between one another. 

While Vettel may not have been in the good books of many fans this season his embrace with Hamilton and congratulating the Brit shows he is human and capable of showing respect to his fellow competitors.

The 2016/17 season may have a champion, but with the season not yet finished, we can look forward to some more exhilarating racing for at least a few more weeks yet, then the off-season and inevitable driver team changes will take the forefront. 

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