With the title all but won, Lewis Hamilton hands the world championship to Kimi Raikkonen. After losing several places at the start in an effort to keep Fernando Alonso behind him and conceding a brilliant start by Kim, Lewis later suffered technical issues that dropped it back to 18th. He clawed his way back to 7th place to tie Fernando Alonso in points at 109. With Kimi’s 1st place, he ended the year with 110 earning him the title.
In what could be considered a magic gift, Kimi has finally shed the years of tumult to bask in the glory of yippee-ville. He even commented that he is much happier at Ferrari than the “other” team and had a terrific interview post-race.
Lewis will wait another year to prove that he is the greatest thing to ever happen to F1 and we will then endure another year of terrific racing and PR campaigns to allow the rest of the world to finally just concede that Lewis is better than any man who has climbed into an F1 car irrespective of no titles.
Congratulations to Kim and Ferrari for placing the nail in the controversy-ridden year of McLaren.