It wasn't easy, though. Lewis started only sixth - on the dirty side of a slippery grid. He left the road a couple of times; he couldn't for a while find a way past the Ferrari of his old nemesis, Sebastian Vettel.
As the track began to dry, though, and a groove emerged, and as the Pirelli intermediate tyres evolved into slicks, it was that classic combination - Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes - that won the day - and the title. In this video Peter Windsor offers his analysis of a momentous day.
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