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Mercedes post amazing video of Hamilton reacting to world title after Mexican GP

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Lewis Hamilton must feel on top of the world right now.

Despite finishing ninth at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday after Sebastian Vettel's front wing punctured his back-right tyre, the 32-year-old won his fourth Formula 1 world title.

In doing so, Hamilton became Britain's most successful ever F1 driver, eclipsing Sir Jackie Stewart's previous record of three titles.

Never in Hamilton's wildest dreams did he think he would be a four-time world champion at the age of 32, but that's his reality.

And it all started with a dream. As a youngster, Hamilton yearned to be an F1 driver and began his career on the go karting track aged eight.

As he progressed through the ranks and his name spread, big predictions were made of how his career would pan out.

When his driver rating was high enough aged 12, for example, Ladbrokes gave odds of 40/1 that he would win the F1 Drivers' World Championship before he turned 23.

F1 Grand Prix of Mexico

Even the great Michael Schumacher was aware of Hamilton's talents, saying in 2001: He's a quality driver, very strong and only 16. If he keeps this up I'm sure he will reach F1.

"It's something special to see a kid of his age out on the circuit. He's clearly got the right racing mentality."

Sixteen years later and Hamilton is eyeing up Schumacher's record of seven world titles, which is quite remarkable.

F1 Grand Prix of Mexico

Hamilton is living his dream and now Mercedes have released an amazing video of the Stevenage-born driver reflecting on how he reached the top.

In the video below, an emotional Hamilton recalls watching F1 with his Dad as a kid, overcoming racial adversity to become a champion and never giving up. Check it out.

LEWIS HAMILTON: DESTINED FOR GREATNESS

What an inspiration. F1 fans are loving Hamilton's video on Twitter, with some even calling for him to be knighted.

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