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A world championship isn't won and lost on the day it is finally sealed, and the tale of the 2018 battle between Hamilton and Vettel had far more twists in it than a title sealed with two races to spare would suggest
Lewis Hamilton sealed his fifth world championship with victory in the United States Grand Prix, capping a remarkable run of seven wins in eight races that blew Sebastian Vettel's title bid out of the water.
Winning the championship with three races to go seemed unlikely for much of the season, with Hamilton and Vettel exchanging the points lead several times before the mighty run of success began.
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