SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - Lewis Hamilton of McLaren became
Formula One's youngest champion after finishing fifth in the
Brazilian Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa of Ferrari won on Sunday in front of his home
crowd, but it wasn't enough to erase the seven-point lead Hamilton
held entering the season-ending race.
Hamilton needed to finish fifth or better to win the title at
age 23, and he did just that after overtaking Toyota's Timo Glock
on the last lap. Fernando Alonso won the 2005 title for Renault at
Hamilton fell to sixth place after being overtaken by Toro
Rosso's Sebastian Vettel with two laps to go, but the Briton
recovered to move up one spot and finish the season with 98 points,
one more than Massa.