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Result: Lewis Hamilton wins fourth world title in Mexico

Lewis Hamilton becomes a four-time world champion following a dramatic Mexican Grand Prix, despite finishing down in ninth place.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has become Britain's most successful ever Formula 1 driver by winning a fourth world championship title in a dramatic Mexican Grand Prix.

The 32-year-old overtakes Sir Jackie Stewart with his latest triumph and is now level with Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, while legendary driver Michael Schumacher is just three in front.

Hamilton was all smiles at the end of the race, despite finishing way down in ninth place following a clash with Vettel in the early stages.

A puncture was the resulting damage from that collision, with Vettel eventually climbing up to fourth place but not doing enough to finish in the top two, meaning a piece of history for Hamilton.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen came out on top in Mexico after producing a dominant display, finding himself in the lead from the first corner of the race when taking advantage of his rivals' coming together.

Hamilton, who fell narrowly short in 2007 and 2016 by finishing second, can celebrate a double success as Mercedes were crowned constructors' champions for a fourth-year running last weekend.

Elsewhere in the third-from-last race of the 2017 season, Mercedes's Valtteri Bottas claimed second ahead of Finnish compatriot Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.

Mexican Grand Prix top 10:

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
2. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
4. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
5. Esteban Ocon (Force India)
6. Lance Stroll (Williams)
7. Sergio Perez (Force India)
8. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
9. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
10. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)

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United StatesUnited States22251764
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AustraliaAustralia1441533
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

> Today's schedule in full
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