Prince Harry and David Cameron congratulate Hamilton on F1 title


ABU DHABI – On a big day for British motorsport, Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron have congratulated Lewis Hamilton on winning his second Formula 1 world championship.

In Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Hamilton claimed his 11th win of the season to secure the title, with Mercedes teammate and rival Nico Rosberg finishing down in 14th place following an ERS failure on his engine.

Upon crossing the line and winning the championship, Hamilton began celebrating over the radio before receiving a very special message over the pit wall from Prince Harry, who has been in Abu Dhabi this weekend for the race.

Following the race, British Prime Minister David Cameron also sent his congratulations to Hamilton, taking to Twitter to post his message.

Hamilton’s F1 title victory completes a clean sweep of the single seater series on the F1 circuit for Great Britain. Jolyon Palmer became the first British driver to win the GP2 Series since Hamilton in 2006, whilst Alex Lynn clinched the GP3 title in Abu Dhabi on Friday.