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IWC Lewis Hamilton, World Champion for the fifth time in 2018

IWC Schaffhausen brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton wins his fifth FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title.

Following the result of the race at the Mexico Grand Prix in Mexico City, Hamilton’s score in the Drivers’ Championship places him beyond the reach of his competitors in the final races of the season. IWC has been the “Official Engineering Partner” of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport since 2013. 

Hamilton’s 4th place in Mexico comes as no surprise as the British racing driver has delivered another stellar season: he graced the podium a total of 15 times – nine times as the winner, three times in second place, and three times in third place. Hamilton has already won the World Drivers’ Championship in motorsport’s elite class four times, in 2008, 2014, 2015, and 2017. 

“Lewis’s achievement cannot be overestimated,” said Christoph Grainer-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. “Only a champion can perform for so many years at such a high level, especially in a hugely competitive sport like Formula OneTM, where victory and loss are sometimes separated by just a few milliseconds. We are particularly proud to have been working together with Lewis since 2013.” 

A Sustainable Partnership 

The relationship between Hamilton and IWC builds on the long-standing collaboration between the watch manufacturer and Mercedes. IWC has been a partner of Mercedes-AMG, the high-performance brand of Mercedes-Benz, since 2004. As a logical consequence, IWC became the “Official Engineering Partner” of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in 2013. After five seasons, a long-term extension to the existing partnership has been agreed. 

Hamilton is also a regular and welcome guest at IWC events, where the Formula OneTM star frequently provides surprising personal insights into his career and life. Just a week ago, he took part in an intimate discussion hosted at the IWC flagship boutique in New York, alongside Hollywood actor and IWC brand ambassador James Marsden. 

The brand

With a clear emphasis on technology and development, IWC Schaffhausen has been manufacturing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. Its philosophy, based on a passion for watchmaking, aims to maintain a spirit of indefatigable initiative and impeccable craftsmanship.

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