London, Nov 5 : Michael Schumacher has congratulated Lewis Hamilton on becoming Formula One world champion - after being "overwhelmed" by Sunday's thrilling title decider in Brazil.
Hamilton left it desperately late before capturing the crown by a point from Felipe Massa.
"What a finale!" said seven times former world champion Schumacher, now a Ferrari advisor.
"I'm still overwhelmed from the race. I have never seen anything like this, not as a racer and not as a spectator - you can probably only say it was fate. I congratulate Lewis Hamilton," The Sun quoted him, as saying.
"Felipe can leave that race with his head held high. Surely his display has convinced all the people who still had doubts about his driving skills. He will definitely attack again next year," he added.