Lewis Hamilton F1 Drivers World Champion 2008

We waited, we were patient. All us long suffering British F1 fans but once again we’ve got a champion.

It’s been incredibly amusing the last few months reading articles in the media doing the good lad down but he delivered in the end although leaving it till the last corner-ish, of the last lap of the last race of the season is probably pushing it a bit.

Yes it was a tense race and two laps from the end Mrs Penguin did have some choice words for Sebastian Vettel but it all turned out alright in the end, although next season can we win it a bit earlier on please?

So the Penguin household is a happy one tonight. Lewis has won the Driver’s Championship although as a confirmed McLaren fans it’s a pity we don’t have the constructor’s title either but nevermind, we haven’t had a McLaren driver win the title since Mika Häkkinen in 1999.

Norberg Haug, boss of the Mercedes Racing Division was looking especially pleased I noticed. Think I also spotted a couple of tears from Ron Dennis as well.

So failing the FIA finding any reason to disqualify or penalise him we’re very proud of Lewis here and unlike some detractors in the press, never doubted his ability to bring it home.