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Hamilton secures title in dramatic race

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won this year's F1 drivers championship after coming fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

With Massa winning the race and Hamilton needing to finish fifth or better to win his maiden title, he only managed to get fifth place on the final corner as he overtook Tim Glock.

So Hamilton won the title by just one point and it shows how tight the championship has been this year.

In a way maybe its fair that Hamilton won this year after failing to win last year when he looked the more likely winner for most of the season.

But hats off to Massa too for he managed to upstage champion Kimi Raikkonen in his own Ferrari stable and he could have won had it not been for some mistakes that cost him some vital points in the season.

But when it comes to the final race everything counts and Hamilton delivered when it mattered most even though I think it was nerve wrecking for those in his corner and the McLaren fans.

So Massa won the race and with him on the podium were Renault's Fernando Alonso and Raikkonen.

I think Alonso has had such a strong finish and I am wondering whether he will continue in that kind of form next year because if he does he will surely be a title contender.

In fourth was Torro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel who I also think has had a very good season finish and he now joins Red Bull next season.

Then in fifth was new champion Hamilton followed by Toyota's Glock.

The last two points places of the year where taken by Hamilton's team-mate Heikki Kovalainen and Toyota's Jarno Trulli secured the last point.

Mark Webber finished just outside the points in ninth and I don't know how many times this year he has finished in that same position. His team-mate David Coulthard didn't even complete a lap in his last F1 race.

I am already looking forward to next year's championship as Hamilton defends his title. As Raikkonen found out I think it will very hard to defend it but one can only make a fair assessment when the season proper starts.

But for now congratulations to Hamilton for winning the title and being the youngest driver to do so.

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