Hamilton thanks God for becoming youngest F-1 champ

London, Nov.3 : Lewis Hamilton wept with joy after becoming the youngest-ever Formula One world champion and roared: "I thank God for this." Hamilton pipped Brazilian Felipe Massa to the title in unbelievable fashion when he overtook German Timo Glock with just half a mile left to clinch the fifth place he needed in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

"I'm very emotional, I've cried. "I don't think it has hit home yet that I am the world champion. I can only thank God I managed to get past Glock and it was just amazing. I have just had the most intense race of my life, my heart is still racing. I am going to celebrate with my family. We will party together as a team, that's for sure," The Sun quoted Hamilton, 23, as saying. "I had a problem with my tyres, they were beginning to grain. There was nothing I could do. I was just trying to keep the car on the track. My heart was in my mouth when I was trying to get back in front of Sebastian Vettel but fortunately there was an opportunity to get past Glock," he added.

Story first published: Monday, November 3, 2008, 15:09 [IST]
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