Although he did not win the race, Lewis Hamilton crowned himself with a sixth world title at the Formula 1 weekend in Austin (USA). However, this historical sporting moment surprisingly didn’t make an impact on the TV ratings of RTL broadcasts.
The Mercedes driver finished second at the US Grand Prix, enough for the third world title in a row. His teammate Valtteri Bottas won the race in Austin, but the gap in driver’s championship points to his teammate is now too big to close in the remaining two races. Crossing the line in third was Red Bull driver Max Verstappen.
Hamilton is now missing only a world title for the record of Michael Schumacher, who was world champion seven times. Back in October Mercedes already secured the title as the best manufacturer at the race weekend in Japan.