Lewis Hamilton stunned by latest title victory

Lewis Hamilton’s X44 Extreme E team have secured the title after a mixed weekend in Uruguay .

Extreme E is a motorsport series governed by the FIA where drivers take part in off-road racing in electric vehicles.

Multiple F1 driver have shown an interest in the sport, with Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button all investing in teams of their own to compete in the championship.

Going into the final event of the weekend in Uruguay, Hamilton’s team only needed to secure a top three finish to wrap up the title and did so with a podium finish.

The weekend was not as easy as drivers Sebastian Loeb and Cristina Gutierrez would have liked, having to battle their way through the heats to even make the final, where they secured the title.

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Gutierrez flipped the car and sent it spinning away from the track in qualifying before the team was forced to battle Rosberg’s RXR team in the ‘Crazy Race’ for the last spot in the final.

Winning the crazy race would have handed the title to Rosberg’s team, however a crash with Jenson Button’s team handed the win to Hamilton’s X44 team, sending them through to the final with a chance to wrap up the championship.

Loeb and Gutierrez finished the final on the podium, meaning that they had done enough to secure the title, much to the amazement of Hamilton.

“I am so blown away by this comeback after such a difficult [first] day,” said the seven-time F1 world champion.

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“The team rebuilding, staying positive, and coming out fighting.

“Wow! I’m so proud of this team and there two amazing drivers.”

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Hamilton would have wished to have experienced similar success in his own racing career this season, but Mercedes performance as a whole was massively below par as they battled with the new regulations.

The seven-time world champion would have hoped to have been given the opportunity to avenge the heartbreak of Abu Dhabi in 2021, however the W13 was simply not competitive enough of a car to challenge the Red Bulls and Ferraris.

The 37-year-old is set to sign a multi-year contract extension over the winter break which will see the Brit continue to race in F1 for the foreseeable future, as he hunts for a record breaking eighth world championship.