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Lewis Hamilton wins Mexico GP but is forced to wait on championship victory

(CNN)Lewis Hamilton's sixth Formula One title was kept on ice despite a hard-fought victory at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday. The Mercedes driver needed to finish 14 points clear of teammate Valtteri Bottas to take the overall championship, but the Finn's third-place finish means Hamilton will have to wait until next weekend's United States Grand Prix, where he is likely to wrap up the title. Championship stakes aside, it was an intriguing race in Mexico with teams opting for different tire strategies -- some drivers pitting once, others twice -- as grid positions changed frequently throughout the contest.READ: Lewis Hamilton defends environmental social media postsHamilton's Mercedes was unfancied before the race with Red Bull's Max Ve ...