Although Lewis Hamilton’s title-clinching drive in today’s Mexican Grand Prix wasn’t done in the traditional sense – he ended ninth and needed a race-long recovery from first lap contact – he’s still entered Formula 1’s four-time World Champion club as a result of the day.
Hamilton is the fifth driver in F1 history to hit that milestone, joining all-time leader Michael Schumacher (seven), Juan Manuel Fangio (five), Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel (four apiece) in that club.
The racing world has begun to extend its congratulations to Hamilton. You can see the roundup below, with some big names and teams weighing in on the accomplishment.
After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.
Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.
Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:
BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.
CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10
Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.
TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.
QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.
Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.