Hamilton gets International Racing Driver prize

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton received a 2017 Autosport Awards double in claiming the International Racing and British Competition Driver accolades.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Hamilton was first presented with the International Racing driver prize in 2007 and his ’17 success marks the fifth time he has been recognised with the honour.

After he was beaten to the title last year by Nico Rosberg, Hamilton emerged from a tussle with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the 2017 drivers’ championship to claim his fourth crown.

A ruthless second half of the season, which included five wins from six races after the summer break, allowed Hamilton to seal the title with two rounds to spare.

He ended the campaign with nine victories, and also broke the record during the season for the most pole positions in F1 history.

Hamilton was not available to collect the awards in person, but sent a video message to acknowledge his awards.

SOURCE: motorsports.com

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