Wolff salutes Hamilton and says there is more to come

Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium as team-mate Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel look on
Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium as team-mate Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel look on

Mercedes AMG Petronas team boss Toto Wolff paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton after he clinched his third Formula One World Driver’s Championship and feels the Briton can achieve a lot more in the sport.

Hamilton won a thrilling United States Grand Prix with Brackley team-mate Nico Rosberg completing an historic Silver Arrows one-two.

Hamilton took his tenth win of the season, the 43rd of his Formula One career, en route to the becoming the only Briton to retain his crown and the tenth driver to win three or more titles.

Rosberg finished second to clinch his 12th podium of the season and 38th of his Formula One career as Mercedes produced their 25th one-two finish in Formula One.

Wolff said: “Lewis has driven like a champion all season and now rightly takes his place in a special group with a third title. I have no doubt there is more to come from him, so if we can keep delivering a car that is capable of doing the job then anything is possible for him.”

Hamilton added: “It was so close I could smell it and there was never a moment I didn’t believe I could do it. It’s just incredible to equal Ayrton [Senna], too.

“My target was always three titles as he was the one who inspired me. There is no one I want to equal now, I just want to carry on as far and long as I can.”

Rosberg said: “Lewis drove a strong season and deserves to win the title. This was a frustrating race, to lose the lead with wheelspin hurts very much.”