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So you obviously have an advantage."The track ramped in the end and the supersoft was clearly the faster tyre, but overall it's fair to say Lewis was very quick."He added: "But I don't think he was really a threat."Vettel wins despite Hamilton charge WATCH: Mayhem on the first lap Massa: Brazil farewell like a victory With five laps to go Hamilton was just 4.7 seconds behind Vettel and lapping significantly faster, but the world champion locked up at Turn One when chasing the other Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen and his challenge faded, eventually finishing eight tenths behind the Finn in fourth.
But, as he chased down the top four into the closing laps, Hamilton admitted it did briefly cross his mind that a remarkable victory attempt could be on."When I could see that actually Sebastian's only a few seconds up I like 'well...!
"We've always been there or thereabouts in Qualifying and race pace."The things that went on in Malaysia and Japan put us on the back foot.
The pace has always been there and today, we had a quick car and were able to stay ahead of Bottas and control the pace."Racing is not just about how quick your car is, it's about getting around all the laps as fast as you can.
'You've carried me through adversity and shared my joy in moments such as these. We are all rising together and I am so excited for what our future brings together.'And Hamilton has already set his sights on winning a fifth world championship after being crowned Britain's most successful motor racing driver ever.
The 32-year-old Englishman finished only ninth in Mexico — the lowest position of his championship-winning season — following a stunning opening-lap collision with Vettel, after which Hamilton asked if his rival had crashed into him on purpose.
He was joined by his mother Carmen, who was present at the Mexican Grand Prix to watch him make history.
And, after arriving in the US, the 32-year-old driver danced the night away at glamorous nightclub Liv Miami.
Prior to departing Mexico City, Hamilton took to his Instagram to thank his fans and Mercedes team for allowing him to achieve his dreams.
He wrote: 'As a kid, I always dreamt of being in Formula 1.
But asked if he was ever concerned Hamilton might cause him a problem, Vettel said: "Not really."Obviously I saw him pitting just in front of me [after running a long first stint] so he had to make up that pit stop but it's not the first time this year we have seen a mirrored strategy has some advantages.
"It's not very attractive if you're starting at the front but it can be very attractive when you're out of position which he was.
Lewis Hamilton didn't waste any time celebrating his fourth Formula One world title, jetting off to Miami immediately after his historic triumph at the Mexican Grand Prix.