Brands use social media to congratulate F1 champion Lewis Hamilton

Brands including Mercedes-Benz have taken to social media to congratulate Lewis Hamilton on winning his second Formula 1 Drivers Championship, following the British driver's victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the weekend.

Hamilton drives for the German car marque Mercedes-Benz. After his win, the company tweeted a picture of the British driver standing in the company's logo and punching the air, alongside text that read,"The Best".

Blackberry, the embattled mobile phone manufacturer and a sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team, tweeted its congratulations to the driver along with a link to an exclusive interview.

The International Watch Company (IWC), the Swiss luxury watch company that has a personal relationship with Hamilton, tweeted a picture of the British driver spraying a magnum of Champagne.