Lewis Hamilton says grandfather’s death made Mexican weekend difficult

• World champion pays tribute to big influence on his career
• Paternal grandfather died three days before Mexico GP

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that the death of his grandfather before the Mexican Grand Prix, where he won his fifth world championship on Sunday, gave him a real appreciation of his upbringing and the crucial role in it that his father played.

Having equalled Juan Manuel Fangio’s tally, the Mercedes driver offered personal reflections on how his childhood has played its part in a remarkable achievement that he said had included some “magical” drives.

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