Lewis Hamilton joins in the illustrious company of Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel as a 4 times + World Champion in Mexico. Thanks to a somewhat fraught ninth place finish at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon AMG Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his third World Championship in four years, joining German Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel and retired great Alain Prost as a four times World Champion, only one and three title victories behind Formula One greats Fangio and Schumacher respectively. Hamilton would make life hard for himself in Mexico after a scruffy race that started with contact and a delaminated tyre on the opening lap, however the 32-year-old Englishman would eventually do enough to secure the championship after main rival Vettel failed to secure a finish high enough to take the title battle on to the final rounds of what has been an often intense season. Having now becoming the Drivers World Champion for the fourth time, Hamilton has cemented himself in the history books as one of the most successful Grand Prix drivers of all time, easily surpassing the British record for race victories, Pole Positions and fastest laps and is well on the way to becoming the most successful driver of his generation. Admittedly Ferrari have done a good job of throwing the title away this year through mistakes and reliability, however take nothing away from Hamilton, the Englishman has been on superb form as he looked to bounce back from his bitter defeat at the hands of teammate Rosberg in 2016. With 4 championships to his name, is it now time to acknowledge Hamilton as one of the all-time greatest drivers in Formula One history? For more from the world of Formula One racing check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment. Do you think Hamilton has done enough to deserve being spoken about in the same breath as Fangio / Prost / Senna / Schumacher? Has the title gone to the most deserving person in 2017? Let us know in the comments section below!