How Twitter reacted to Lewis Hamilton’s third world title

It was a nervy, thrilling and unpredictable US Grand Prix but one which ultimately produced another Lewis Hamilton victory – and this time the Mercedes man claimed the world championship too.

The race in Austin proved to be a belter with rain and numerous incidents producing one of the best Grand Prix in years, and plaudits quickly came Hamilton’s way after a late error from Nico Rosberg let his teammate in for the victory and the title.

Here’s some of the best snippets from social media as Hamilton became only the second Briton to win three championships, and the first to defend his world crown

A couple of former World Champions were quick to congratulate Lewis and his team.

It wasn’t an easy race for Hamilton, who struggled for pace in the early stages. Jeremy Clarkson knew why.

(Hamilton himself wasn’t actually tweeting, obviously)

If the race itself wasn’t exciting enough, there was a post-race fracas between Hamilton and Rosberg involving a cap.

And then! Just to round off one of the most unusual race weekends in memory, Elton John steps up to do the podium interviews. It didn’t go down too well.

Some just couldn’t get their heads around it all.

While others thought Elton’s appearance was rather apt.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.