Bottas wins but Hamilton takes 6th F1 World Championship title
The Finn takes his 4th win of the season
Lewis Hamilton wrote his name into the pantheon of Britain's all-time sporting greats by winning his sixth Formula One world championship in America.
The 34-year-old moved above the sport's Argentinian godfather Juan Manuel Fangio and within striking range of Michael Schumacher's record collection of seven after he took the chequered flag in Texas in second place.
Hamilton was required to finish only in the top eight to be certain of clinching the championship here.
Valtteri Bottas did all he could to take the title fight on to Brazil by passing Hamilton, on a different strategy to his Mercedes team-mate, for the victory with four laps remaining.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen ran Hamilton all the way to the line, but finished just eight tenths of a second behind the Englishman.Published: by Radio NewsHub