It all came to a climax on Sunday afternoon when Lewis crossed the line in fourth place, sealing his fifth Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.
Watching the action were thousands of enthusiastic spectators on the packed grandstands in Mexico and millions of fans glued to their TV screens at home.
Among the latter was Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.
"Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton and the entire Mercedes team,“ he said. „Together, you guys created something extraordinary in racing history!"
Dr Zetsche has closely followed Lewis's career development, especially since he joined the Mercedes F1 team in 2013. "With Lewis joining our team, the most recent era of Mercedes success in motorsport began - now crowned by five Drivers' World Championships in a row for the team, four of them with Lewis."
"Even as the success grew, Lewis never stopped pushing himself to get even better. And, so did the team, again and again. It's incredible what they have achieved and how far they have come thanks to tremendous passion, hard work and a lot of outstanding expertise."