Aston Martin Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen comfortably led the race until lap 44 when he made contact with backmarker Esteban Ocon of Racing Point Force India, resulting in a spin. Refusing to be drawn on his own contribution to Mercedes dominance since he got there, he said: "I keep telling you, I'm just a chink in the chain".
Hamilton's boss Toto Wolff revealed the 33-year-old was one lap away from his engine blowing up.
The incident could have ended with a DNF finish for the Brit, but thankfully for him and his team, this wasn't the case.More news: New details emerge about death of Kim Porter
"I think that might have been the best moment I have had with this team", he said. I know it's been a tough year for everyone here, so thank you all - it's been a privilege and absolutely awesome to drive this vehicle.
"My heart rate must have been above 190, those last 10 laps I was falt-chat trying to hold on to a vehicle, which was already struggling". Just remember that. When you go home, when you look in the mirror, when you wake up, say "I'm a legend".
Hamilton's victory was his 49th in the turbo-hybrid era of Formula 1 - 50 per cent of all the races.More news: Fish oil, vitamin D no guard vs. cancer or serious heart trouble
His dramatic success confirmed Mercedes' record-equalling fifth consecutive double of drivers' and teams' championships.
"We didn't win every single race, there were some mishaps, particularly at the beginning of the year, so there's always room to improve, I expect to do that and that's my expectation of myself". He's an exceptional driver and an unbelievable personality; human is the right word. Niki Lauda has been a key part of the team's success since 2014 but has been absent for much of the campaign following his lung transplant in the summer. "I want to continue trying to elevate Mercedes to making them the most successful brand of all time", he said.
Although Lauda is rumoured to come back to the paddock in Abu Dhabi, but a lot of it still depends on his medical condition. We'll soon find out.More news: El Chapo is a sham and a scapegoat, his lawyer told trial