LEWIS HAMILTON is now on track to be hailed the greatest Formula One driver of all time.
The Great Briton clinched a sixth Formula 1 world championship title at the US Grand Prix on November 3.
The British racing driver, 34, is now just one behind all-time record holder Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton, who started the Texas race in fifth position on the grid, finished second behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
The Stevenage-born driver said: “How am I supposed to feel? I remember watching this sport when I was younger.
“It’s odd to watch it and see someone in the TV set and now to be the person in the TV set and to be doing something like the great that I saw in Ayrton [Senna] and the great I saw in Michael.”
He added: It’s an honour to be up here with those greats.”
Asked how far he could go now, in terms of titles and wins, Hamilton replied: “I don’t know about championships but as an athlete I feel fresh as can be right now.
“I’m ready for the next race. These next races we won’t let up, we’ll keep pushing.”