That sixth world championship is on ice for another week, but it won’t concern Lewis Hamilton too much after he “massaged” his way to an inspired victory in Mexico City.
Sebastian Vettel’s description of how the Mercedes ace subtly worked a set of hard Pirelli tyres for 48 laps was apt and full of admiration. Too right. Great Hamilton victories aren’t exactly uncommon, but that doesn’t make this latest one any less special. Draw up a list of the best from his 83 grand prix wins so far, and this might be a top-10 contender.