Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and the drivers with the most F1 titles - in pictures

The Briton secured his sixth drivers' title - and fifth with Mercedes - at Sunday's United States Grand Prix

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Already a great in his sport, Lewis Hamilton endorsed his claim to be the outright best of all time on Sunday when he secured his sixth drivers' world championship and third in successive years.

His success in finishing second at the United States Grand Prix moved him one title ahead of the legendary Argentine Juan Manguel Fangio and within one title of German Michael Schumacher.

The trio sit in an exceptional place in the pantheon of racing drivers, but are not the only men backed by claims of all-time supremacy.

Above is a picture gallery of the driver's with the most Formula One world titles.

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